[OSGeo-Discuss] RE: studies / comparisons of software that serves OGC standards

Jody Garnett jgarnett at refractions.net
Wed Jun 11 07:13:41 PDT 2008

For reference a lot of open source leaders get hit with a couple 20 
minuet survey requests a month; often from business grad students 
(ranging from phone interview to web forms to fill in).

I personally recommend trying out the software; with a specific need in 
mind; producing a document and publishing it on the osgeo website. You 
will find a few email threads covering what kind of capabilities, 
communities and conformance to look for when evaluating.


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> Hello Bruce,
> I ran into a similar question. I am currently wrapping up a presentation
> for the upcoming OSGeo conference in the Netherlands.
> It is hard to find key figures on Open source GIS on the internet,
> especially when you want to combine it with figures and fact of closed
> source products. My guess is that the only good thing to do is set up a
> solid survey and try to get attendees from the entire GIS community. As
> the group owner of the GIS group on www.linkedin.com, I have access to
> 1200+ GIS professionals. My intention is to set up a webbased survey
> using limesurvey (open source), mail my linkedIN group members and see
> what comes out.
> My purpose is to make the survey results available to ALL. I have filled
> out so many surveys in the past, but never recieved a full set of data
> to use the survey results for myself. In this I want to make a change,
> if people fill out the survey, they will recieve FULL access to the
> results giving them all rights to use that data for themselves.
> I find it a little difficult to create all the survey questions and
> since I am no professional enqueteer, I would like to see if there are
> any volunteers around to help me set up a killer survey (in terms of
> hitting the right spot, not having the most questions) I will be able to
> set up the survey technically, but when it comes to the questionaire;
> please help!
> I hereby challenge volunteers to contact me. And remember, even if you
> have just a single question that you would like to see full-filled, you
> are already helping! If you have a GIS contact list that you would like
> to address with the survey, that is also of great help.
> Please let me know what you people think about this.
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