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

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at lisasoft.com
Wed Oct 7 14:04:30 PDT 2009

I think this code sprint activity would be a good opportunity for 
non-programmers to get involved in something at foss4g as well. Sounds 
like a good idea.

andrea antonello wrote:
> Hi Wolf, Jody,
> the comparison in Sydney is obviously open to anyone having the will
> to come and represent the project. As I wrote, I was focusing on QGis,
> gvSig and uDig, since for those we found people for the conference in
> Italy in mid-November. But, I repeat, anyone welcome.
> Regarding what will be done, I don't want to go too far. I am trying
> to understand what an average user needs and would like to see, as
> well as a public administration.
> Not because I am not interested in seeing many things, but because we
> will have 90 minutes for 3 GIS. So it will be important to extract
> things to make people watching satified.
> Buffers and similar things are for sure inside this task, but I would
> not go too deep into strange analyses.
> Regarding Stefan Steiniger's & alter comparison, again, I don't want
> to get this academic, I want to hear what these days what users need
> and try to show how to do it on the different GIS in life mode, with
> everything that may happen, even bluescreens :)
> Ciao
> Andrea
> On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 10:52 AM, Wolf Bergenheim
> <wolf+grass at bergenheim.net> wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 10:48, andrea antonello
>> <andrea.antonello at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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.
>> The new GRASS wxPython GUI should maybe also be added to that list?
>>> 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.
>> These tasks are mainly visualizing data, but I'd be more interested in
>> comparing results of say analysis or even basic tasks, like creating
>> buffers, finding the shortest path, creating a surface from sample
>> points etc. Or is this maybe not feasible?
>> --Wolf
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