[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [Discuss] Letter of support for FGDC CAP grant

Luis W. Sevilla cresques at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 09:32:43 PDT 2008

Sorry Chris, I'm getting an error 404 with your link.
    best regards
Chris Holmes wrote:

> So it looks like we got this:
> http://www.fgdc.gov/grants/2007CAP/Category2/07HQAG-NY
> Thanks to everyone for your support, and for the letter from OSGeo,
> I'm sure it helped our application.  It should be a fun project.  We
> have some work to figure out exactly how we're going to handle it, but
> if anyone has a burning desire to help with testing and/or writing
> nice user guides, the plan is to use GISCorps volunteers, and if
> you're not already a member you can join:
> http://www.giscorps.org/our_volunteers.php
> best regards,
> Chris
> Chris Holmes wrote:
>> As per:
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Protocol_for_requesting_letter_of_support
>> I am writing to request a letter of support from OSGeo for a Cooperative
>> Agreement Program grant from the Federal Geographic Data Committee.
>> There is information at:
>> http://www.fgdc.gov/grants/2007CAP/2007CAPschedule, we are going for
>> category 2 'framework client development'.  The main point of the grant
>> is to add capabilities to access WFS servers that serve the 'Framework
>> Data' - which are complex GML 3.1.1 application schemas for common data
>> layers (transportation, hydrography, government units, ect.).
>> A majority of the work will be at the GeoTools level, improving it's
>> core feature model and parsers to handle complex GML 3.1.1.  This work
>> will be reusable by any Java project.  The client targeted is uDig,
>> which is built on GeoTools.
>> My organization - The Open Planning Project (http://topp.openplans.org)
>> - is taking the lead and partnering with CIESIN and GISCorps.  It's a
>> great chance to form closer bonds with GISCorps - our goal is to use the
>> funding to make a desktop GIS that their volunteers will be able to use
>> and to leave behind in resource poor communities.  GISCorps volunteers
>> will be helping us to refine the interface and to write training
>> materials for others to use - not just about using the software but also
>> teaching new people about GIS in general.
>> We'd like a letter of support from OSGeo to help the potential funders
>> see that we're working in the wider open source context.  There wouldn't
>> need to be much of a commitment, except for maybe a bit about helping to
>> promote the final solution, if people were comfortable with that.
>> If you'd like any more information let me know.
>> best regards,
>> Chris
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