[OSGeo-Discuss] desktop gis comparison at code sprint foss4g
nedh at lightlink.com
Wed Oct 7 05:49:53 PDT 2009
There was a report produced by the USGS in 1988 that might be of some
use: "A process for evaluating Geographic Information Systems" USGS
Open-File Report 88-105
A djvu file of the report can be downloaded at
There are also some comparison tables prepared by Stefan Steiniger in
2008 available at: http://spatialserver.net/osgis/
All the best,
Jody Garnett wrote:
> Okay that is a good call. There was a table comparing different
> desktop systems released a while back - perhaps that could be a
> starting point?
> On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 6:01 PM, andrea antonello
> <andrea.antonello at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Jody,
>> you are right, but I would like to involve power users in code sprints
>> as well. They get usually bored in all the moments they have to wait
>> for a fix to test.
>> I think a tester/power user in the sprint would have more fun in doing
>> something more autonomous.
>> But, yeah, it seems you are not the only one thinking like that, since
>> there has been no feedback.
>> On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 7:50 AM, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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.
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