[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Will there be an OSGeo Desktop shootout atFOSS4G 2010? [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
B.Bannerman at bom.gov.au
Mon Dec 21 17:40:24 PST 2009
This may have already been covered.
Several years ago Todd Buchanan prepared a thesis comparing ArcGIS and Grass .
The approach he used could provide a potential framework. It has features of Cameron's structured comparison; Simon's process approach; with a comparison of actual results of algorithm operations based on a control set of data.
I'd like to see the list of features that Todd compared (at Table 13) expanded somewhat to include e.g. functionality related to data capture and maintenance; transformations; reprojections etc etc.
Just a thought.
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> [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Daniel Ames
> Sent: Tuesday, 22 December 2009 5:25 AM
> To: Maxim Dubinin; OSGeo Discussions
> Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Will there be an OSGeo
> Desktop shootout atFOSS4G 2010?
> 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 himself.
> 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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