[OSGeo-Discuss] Beta-test the GEospatial Applications Registry(GEAR)

Michael P. Gerlek mpg at lizardtech.com
Wed Oct 1 10:21:42 PDT 2008

It doesn't say who is actually "running" this site -- is it a govt
entity, corporate, non-profit...?

Also, the "terms of use" and "privacy policy" links aren't clicky.


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[mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Arnulf Christl
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 7:40 AM
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Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Beta-test the GEospatial Applications

FYI. Maybe they will appreciate some humble Open Source contributions.

In support of the Geospatial Line of Business, an FGDC-coordinated
activity to streamline geospatial activities across the US federal
government, a GEospatial Applications Registry (GEAR) is being
prototyped as a directory of software applications that are pertinent to
government business processes. The objective is to provide a listing
(Wiki) of software products and encourage comments (blog-style) with
evidence of implementation. Nominations of software in GEAR does not
constitute endorsement by the government, but provides an interesting
and useful way to learn about available software of all types. Software
envisioned for the GEAR include open source and commercial applications,
as well as commercial offerings. Extensions or add-ons to existing
software can be documented and clarified through a dependencies section.

Initially we expect a small number of government-originated applications
to be registered, but we are inviting the broader GIS implementer
community to help us test and build-out the content in GEAR within the
next 2-3 weeks. A typical entry should take less than 30 minutes, less
if you are fluent with the product being described.

Keep in mind that this is only Beta software in a testing phase, but we
welcome your honest and complete entries. These will get propagated into
the final GEAR deployment when it goes public in October. All entries
will be reviewed by a government team and, once approved, made visible
for search and browse. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

The URL: http://gear.morphexchange.com

Arnulf Benno Christl
(OSGeo Board Member)
+50.7342N   +7.0707E

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