[OSGeo-Discuss] UN FAO and FOSS / OSGEO Projects

Noli Sicad nsicad at gmail.com
Sun Jul 25 17:26:50 PDT 2010

Hi Geoff,

Thanks for updating us on status of  UO OSCAR project.

Are you still using uDig to rebuild UO OSCAR?  Would this software
available for public download and use?

I am very interested on thematic mapping. What are the main features

Would UO OSCAR be useful to small tree farmers in NZ, keeping records
on the agro forest management?

I am interested in forestry carbon estate modelling + GIS for REDD and NZ ETS.

I am using glpk/mathprog to implement the estate model using
FOLPI-based formulation - LOG


I managed to run LOG using glpk/mathprog
(http://www.gnu.org/software/glpk/), not AMPL.

I have forest management model example included in the official glpk
tarball, in ...glpk-4.44/examples/dbf folder. This is reading
shapefile - areas for the LP model.

Regards, Noli

On 7/26/10, Geoff Hay <geoffrey.hay at otago.ac.nz> wrote:
> Hi Noli,
> I am working full-time on the UO OSCAR software and am working towards
> making it available this year - its really a PhD reserach project. The
> original OSCAR prototype developed as part of the FAO project was built on
> top of UDig as a set of plug-ins - and these will eventually be rebuilt.
> The prototype was really just a proof of concept and screen shots are
> available in a couple of the reports/papers but not very interesting - see
> FIG. I have spent a lot of time since then working with OWL, Jena, and
> Pellet and happy to say that part is mostly complete. Currently I am working
> on web services for OSCAR and integration with WMS/WFS/GeoServer - since
> OSCAR does not use a database (for thematic data) this aspect is a little
> less straigh forward since these things tend to require 'up front' schemas.
> I do apologise for the out of date web site and the other delays but it's
> just me and my supervisors at the moment and funding is an issue. I will of
> course post to this list as things progress and am happy to answer
> questions.
> regards
> Geoff
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> Hi,
> I am googling on the topic in GIS / mobile GIS for farming, forestry,
> forest management and forestry carbon applications
> I found out that  Refractions did a UN FAO Mobile GIS System for
> Agriculture Monitoring.
> Mobile GIS System for Agriculture Monitoring – United Nations Food and
> Agriculture Organization
> http://www.refractions.net/expertise/casestudies/2005-12-unfao/
> There is no screenshot of the software and no proper web link to the
> actual project which you can download the software.  It is just
> www.fao.org. is this LGPL project?
> UN FAO probably sponsored some FOSS projects.
> I know that FAO sponsored the VB bindings for GDAL but I never saw the
> FAO project that uses this VB bindings - the actual FAO software /
> application.
> OSCAR is also sponsored by FAO.
> http://www.fao.org/docrep/012/i1447e/i1447e.pdf
> http://source.otago.ac.nz/oscar
> http://source.otago.ac.nz/oscar/OSCAR_Home
> Geoff, could we see a screenshot of OSCAR.
> http://www.mail-archive.com/discuss@lists.osgeo.org/msg05931.html
> I hope we can download OSCAR soon.
> Now, do you know any other UN FAO sponsored FOSS / Geo projects?
> Thanks.
> Regards, Noli
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