[OSGeo-Discuss] projects overview?
jgarnett at refractions.net
Thu Sep 18 15:35:30 PDT 2008
The quick answer is they are all related by being open source and by
being spatial :-)
In general we try and encourage the use of standards (to share data
between running systems) or even just the use of common file formats
etc... but this is not a requirement.
There are overlaps in functionality; which is considered a good thing in
order to offer you choice.
What are you interested in as a developer? There are plenty of projects
that would love your enthusiasm (and time).
Lee Breisacher wrote:
> Hi. I'm new to OSGeo and geospatial software in general (but certainly
> not new to software development). I would like to know if there is a
> single overview somewhere that summarizes and "ties together" the
> various OSGeo projects. I have visited the sites of each of the
> projects listed on the OSGeo home page, but I have not found anything
> that shows how the various projects are related, what data structures
> they might have in common, what overlaps there might be in
> functionality, what overlaps there might be in developers, etc.
> I'm a developer and would like to become involved, but I'm not sure
> where to start. An overview would be quite helpful.
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