[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: "git" like for geodata management

Ragi Burhum ragi at burhum.com
Wed Sep 22 09:32:56 PDT 2010

Are you looking for an alternative to (1)ESRI's versioning, (2)ESRI's disconnected editing, or a mix of both (3)git like? the scenario that you described first was more like (2), but this one fits (1). 

I would love to see something like (3), but truth of the matter, AFAIK, there is nothing like that implemented for geo (yet).

On Sep 22, 2010, at 9:00 AM, discuss-request at lists.osgeo.org wrote:

> On Wed, 2010-09-22 at 12:10 +0800, maning sambale wrote:
>> Any real world cases for this?
> Imagine the following scenario:
> * 50 ~ 70 digitizers
> * 5 QA 
> * 1 Manager
> Each QA has 10 digitizers assigned. After all the data is validated, the
> manager merges it and generates the geodb.
> All users work against the same DB, most of them linked. This causes
> disconnections, duplicated data, and lots of random errors.
> Also, they can't be forced to work on different DB's because they are
> all working on the same project, at the same time.
> This is the real scenario of GISWorking (http://www.gisworking.com/), a
> company we are working with.
> It would be perfect to have smaller groups (ideally 1 person), working
> against separated databases, but that can be synchronized with the rest
> of the data when needed.
> Then each QA merges data from the people he supervises. After it's
> validated the manager merges the complete dataset, and generates the
> final "product".
> I don't know if this it's the exact same case, but we are working on it
> with a similar approach.

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