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

Miguel Montesinos mmontesinos at prodevelop.es
Tue Dec 22 01:01:08 PST 2009



I think that a simple comparison to what ArcGIS does is limitating.
Several issues arises:


-          Why compare to ArcGIS 9.3 and not Geomedia, MapInfo,...?

-          What about features that OS GIS desktops provides not present
in ArcGIS 9.3?


I'd rather have a comparison among all of them under equal conditions,
for instance a feature comparison based on the maximum features all
products offer, as well as a perfomance analysis.


For this, a common dataset of both file and service based data should be
available. In Spain there are "a lot" of public official geodata which
could be used as test datasets.


I also like very much Paul Ramsey's approach about what I like and what
I don't made by people belonging to different projects.






Miguel Montesinos



mmontesinos [at] prodevelop [dot] es

www.prodevelop.es <http://www.prodevelop.es/> 


Miguel Montesinos


De: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org
[mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] En nombre de Daniel Ames
Enviado el: lunes, 21 de diciembre de 2009 19:25
Para: Maxim Dubinin; OSGeo Discussions
Asunto: 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

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