[OSGeo-Discuss] Successful FOSS4G use case needed especially in government sector

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 15:35:29 PDT 2008

I understand your question because I've had it asked from me a number of 
times too, and we should ensure we have answers as part of our Marketing 

I've started building up a wiki with links to various case studies which 
should be of help:


(I encourage others to add links in here if their favourite case studies 
are not referenced).

Sanghee Shin wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm Sanghee Shin from Seoul, Korea. I hope somebody remember me. I 
> presented activities of OSGeo Korean language L.C. to you at AGM this 
> conference.
> Anyway.. I was invited to a national research institute(KRIHS) in 
> Korea which supports policy making of Korean central government a 
> month ago. There I presented what is FOSS4G and how can it be used in 
> government sector. The mood was very good and they showed much 
> interest in FOSS4G at that time.
> However, frankly to say, almost all the Korean GIS market - especially 
> in government sector -  have beent dominated by proprietary s/w yet 
> and KRISH don't have enough courage to persuade central government to 
> use FOSS4G at this point. KRISH still have uncertainty and doubt on 
> After coming back to my seat in my office from Cape Town, I got a 
> phone call from KRISH researcher. She said that she wanted to include 
> those successful case of FOSS4G use in another government into their 
> report which should be submitted to Korean central government. She 
> added that FOSS4G could be a good option for Korean government's next 
> gis project. Since KRISH didn't know much about FOSS4G in real case, 
> they needed true proven case of FOSS4G use in government sector.
> Therefore I'm writting a letter to you to request your help. Please 
> let me know any successful case of FOSS4G in your country. Web site, 
> implementation history, your experiences... and kinds of materials 
> will be useful to me.
> Your help will be appreciated.
> Thanks in advance.
> --
> Sanghee Shin
> p.s. ) To market FOSS4G, how about creating a wiki page to collect 
> those kind of successful story of FOSS4G?
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Cameron Shorter
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