[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [Aust-NZ] CommonMap in Canada
morb.gis at beagle.com.au
Tue Mar 15 05:04:09 PDT 2011
Yes, we haven't tested much on IE, and I don't know any OpenLayers
developers. Mind you the CommonMap code base was forked off OSM's some
months ago. We might be able to pull a later version over from the OSM
You don't happen to know anyone who can assist?
On 14/03/2011 9:33 PM, Duncan Jackson wrote:
> Great idea, but it doesn't seem to like IE (surprise!)...this is the
> error :
> Webpage error details
> User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0;
> Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR
> 3.5.30729; InfoPath.2; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; .NET4.0C)
> Timestamp: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:29:14 UTC
> Message: 'undefined' is null or not an object
> Line: 101
> Char: 83
> Code: 0
> Best Regards, Duncan
> *From:* aust-nz-bounces at lists.osgeo.org
> [mailto:aust-nz-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] *On Behalf Of *Brendan Morley
> *Sent:* Monday, 14 March 2011 6:26 PM
> *To:* talk-ca at openstreetmap.org; osgeo-bc at lists.osgeo.org;
> geodata at lists.osgeo.org; discuss at lists.osgeo.org; aust-nz at lists.osgeo.org
> *Cc:* Sam Vekemans; Baden
> *Subject:* [Aust-NZ] CommonMap in Canada
> Hi all,
> I just wanted to let you know that the CommonMap initiative is still
> alive, as am I.
> To recap, CommonMap will be a collaboration and repository of
> liberally-licensed geodata (without share-alike) - accessible though
> an OpenStreetMap-style interface. We will accept Creative Commons
> Attribution, CC0 and public domain geodata contributions, depending on
> your jurisdiction. We expect it will find fresh acceptance in the
> "Gov 2.0" movement, since it allows governments to redistribute
> contributions from the community. We also are quite happy to accept
> OpenStreetMap contributors who find themselves dissatisfied with its
> default licence.
> We want to focus on a particular country at first, which is Canada. Why?
> * It has quite a comprehensive open data catalogue;
> * It appears to have a compatible licence;
> * It also has a rigorous "foreign key" model, which bodes well
> for roundtripping back to government;
> * It's the home of Refractions Research, the custodian of PostGIS
> which is a good friend of mine;
> * Finally, it helps that Sam Vekemans is our enthusiastic man on
> the ground over there.
> We want to get as much of Natural Resources Canada's GeoBase and
> Canvec publications into the CommonMap database as we can, and use
> Canada as a showcase country for what CommonMap can uniquely do.
> The "proof of concept" API instance is currently at
> It is hosting an overlay of:
> * Natural Earth Data;
> * Some sample Geobase National Road Network, National Hydro
> Network and Land Cover datasets.
> (Hint: look up Victoria, British Columbia for an example of all 3
> datasets together.)
> Next comes the challenge of ramping up to a public launch. The core
> of CommonMap is a web-facing API and its "one true" database, a
> download site for XML full copies of that database, and a map tile
> server with its optimised database. To run this at public scale will
> demand about 8-10 CPU cores and associated storage, or about US
> $10,000 per year.
> Let's face it, we will require a higher rate of donations to do this.
> If you believe in the idea of CommonMap, a good way to show your
> support is to donate to CommonMap Inc. (CommonMap Inc is the non
> profit body that operates the CommonMap internet resources.)
> Potential donors, please head this way:
> Even if you can't spare the cash, perhaps you can spare your skills or
> tools, whether they be in geodesy, obtaining or converting geodata
> imports, running up database or tile servers, or developing
> applications? Let us know.
> Please feel free to forward this news to whoever you wish.
> I welcome all comments: You can make further enquires by return email,
> the commonmap.org website, or "CommonMap" at LinkedIn, Facebook or
> Twitter. Sam Vekemans also has a group blog for CommonMap set up at
> Brendan Morley
> President, CommonMap Inc.
> morb_au at commonmap.info <mailto:morb_au at commonmap.info>
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