[OSGeo-Discuss] Will there be an OSGeo Desktop shootout at FOSS4G 2010?
andrea.antonello at gmail.com
Sat Dec 19 00:27:37 PST 2009
we did a live Desktop GIS comparison at the GFOSS (Italian Chapter)
meeting in November.
I started the gatering of tasks here:
which then ended in the Italian page:
These may help as starting point.
The uDig-JGrass-BeeGIS stack will for sure be present at such an event
(even if this time I would prefer to not coordinate the whole thing,
but rather partecipate :) ).
On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 7:04 AM, Cameron Shorter
<cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
> Delegates who voted for the FOSS4G 2009 presentations ranked the OSGeo
> comparison projects very highly, which is something I suggest hopeful FOSS4G
> 2010 presenters take note of, because competition for speaking slots will be
> At FOSS4G 2009, 183 quality presentations were submitted, and there was only
> 85 speaking slots. In 2010 it is likely to be much harder, as there is
> expected to be 2 to 3 times more delegates and many more hopeful presenters.
> In 2009 the community ranked potential presentations, and some of the
> highest ranked presentations targeted the comparison of popular packages.
> Unfortunately, there were only a few of these types of presentations.
> The presentations were:
> * Ranked 2: The WMS Performance Shootout
> * Ranked 8: PostGIS and Oracle Spatial
> * Ranked 9: There is no alternative to Openlayers...? (discussing OpenLayers
> vs other AJAX clients)
> The moral to the story is that delegates want to see how different projects
> compare, and to date we have had a shortage of such presentations (partly
> because they are a lot of work to set up).
> However, I strongly suggest that projects start teaming together to put
> together such presentations for 2010.
> In particular, I'd love to see comparisons between:
> * Geospatial Desktop applications
> * Geospatial Browser based applications
> * Geospatial Servers (WMS, WFS, Tiled Services at the very least)
> The comparisons could cover some or all of:
> * performance
> * robustness
> * features
> * ease of setup or use
> The tests should not be restricted to Open Source, but be open to
> proprietary vendors too. (ESRI and ERDAS were invited to participate in the
> 2009 WMS shootout, and it seems likely they will participate in 2010).
> So who wants to participate?
> Cameron Shorter
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