[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Geospatial Integration Showcase

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sat Aug 23 16:11:00 PDT 2008

In the Australia/New Zealand chapter of OSGeo, we have been discussing 
the idea of a Geospatial Integration Showcase.


The Geospatial Integration Showcase is a practical demonstration of 
Application and Data Interoperability which underpins FOSS4G 
presentations and workshops and provides a platform for future 
initiatives, including:

    * An GeoFOSS demo CD (often called Live CD)
    * Spatial Data Infrastructures
    * Testing suite programs
    * Open Data programs
    * Future conferences
    * Mashups and Boot Camps
    * Application selection decision trees (a tool for System Architects)

The Integration Showcase is the sum of many long term integration 
projects and is structured to be significantly bigger than a one event 
demonstrator and all participants are strongly encouraged to think long 


Bart, I think your idea of an INSPIRE/OSGeo gap analysis has a lot of 
similar goals to the Integration Showcase and I think we have a lot to 
gain by working together on this. So yes, I'm interested in an OSGeo 
fit/gap analysis.

Bart van den Eijnden (OSGIS) wrote:
> Hi list,
> I want to toss up an idea with respect to INSPIRE. Most of the 
> standards are still in draft, but I think it would be useful for the 
> OSGEO community to know which gaps have to be filled in order to play 
> a role in INSPIRE SDI's. This e-mail is mostly to see who is 
> interested in both INSPIRE and the OSGEO software stack.
> I think it could be useful to do an ongoing FIT/GAP analysis between 
> the INSPIRE implementing rules and the OSGEO software stack 
> capabilities, so that as a community we know where we stand, and we 
> can quickly make sure the software stack is ready for INSPIRE. It is 
> an opportunity not to miss IMHO.
> If you are interested, can you please sign up with your name on the 
> OSGEO Wiki INSPIRE page?
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/INSPIRE
> Any further discussion should be done on the OSGEO standards list 
> (standards at lists.osgeo.org). So if you are interested and not 
> subscribed, please go to:
> http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/standards
> Thanks in advance.
> Best regards,
> Bart

Cameron Shorter
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