[OSGeo-Discuss] desktop gis comparison at code sprint foss4g

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Sun Oct 4 22:50:24 PDT 2009

Hi Andrea:

That may be a good topic for a BOF session; I would recommend the code
sprint stays focused on you know ... coding :-)


On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 6:48 PM, andrea antonello
<andrea.antonello at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all, but mainly QGis-sers and gvSig-gers (I am now speaking as uDig-ger).
> In Italy in November we have our annual GFOSS conference and this year
> we proposed a workshop in which desktop GIS are compared.
> So what should happen, is that we create a list of tasks that then are
> shown/compared on every GIS during the workshop, in order to highlight
> the strenghts of every GIS and hide the weaknesses behind the
> availability of other possibilities.
> At the Italian conference QGis/grass, gvSig/sextante and
> uDig/JGrass/Axios will be put into the game, which is why I mainly
> address those groups now, but obviously others are welcome.
> I would really love to give this thing a ride before the November
> conference, since it is a first try for me. Therefore I was wondering
> if some QGis and GvSIG poweruser would be available during the
> Saturday codesprint for comparison on some tasks together with the
> uDig team.
> That said, I would love to hear from anyone what he would like to see
> tested in such a comparison, browsing from the easiest line creation
> to the most particular and odd reprojection.
> For that I just opened a small subsection in the uDig code sprint
> area: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_Code_Sprint#The_desktop_comparison_tasks_list
> Feel free to add whatever comes to your mind.
> Thanks,
> Andrea
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