[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Will there be an OSGeo Desktop shootout atFOSS4G 2010?

Daniel Ames amesdani at isu.edu
Mon Dec 21 10:25:04 PST 2009

Folks, I like the structured comparison approach that Cameron outlined. Also
equally (or perhaps more useful) would be to put together a wiki page with
goals and benchmarks based on ArcGIS 9.3. And then indicate where the os
packages compare. This would provide us with the ability to answer the most
important question which is "can this do what the proprietary software
does."  For example, we could post a couple of maps made in AG and then
challenge each desktop team to create and upload the same maps. Etc.  I have
a line shapefile with 200 shapes. We could upload it and have everyone do
some timing to show how fast to load,pan, etc on the data. This could also
serve as a way for some of the teams to see their own deficiencies and find
critical tasks to work on (they could then update their reporting on the
wiki and indicate the version number)... - Dan

On Dec 20, 2009 4:40 PM, "Maxim Dubinin" <sim at gis-lab.info> wrote:


I was merely suggesting an approach. As I said, we didn't have a goal to
inform other what Desktop GIS is the best, we just wanted to present a model
dataset for many different packages, so that a person can try and choose by

However, there are some notes for each package at the bottom of the page.
Personally, I have a favorite, of course, but I don't think this is
appropriate to describe it here. That said, I think this will be relatively
easy to construct a matrix based on our experience with missing bits for
this particular task. We're currently going through updating software and
this project and will discuss this among participants.


*Вы писали 20 декабря 2009 г., 16:52:06:


Maxim, I looked at the webpage but could not find an outcome -- which system
worked the best? Chee...

Sometime ago, we were also interested in why are there so many desktop open
GIS packages. So what w...
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