[OSGeo-Discuss] Is Your Project In OSGeo Labs?

Stephen Woodbridge woodbri at swoodbridge.com
Wed Nov 28 18:05:01 PST 2012

On 11/28/2012 7:31 PM, Landon Blake wrote:
> I'm in the process of trying to take over as the steward for OSGeo
> Labs as part of my duties with the OSGeo Incubation Committee. As part
> of this process I'd like to get a handle on the projects that are "in"
> labs. There is a short list of "stable" and "young and experimental"
> projects on the current Labs wiki page. Since I'm editing that page
> today, here is the list:
> Stable Projects:
> - GeoWebCache
> - pgRouting
> Young and Experimental Projects
> - GeoExt
> - GeoFunctions
> - Geoinformatica

I think these are more or less mine:

> - OpenGeocoder
> - OpenRouter

There is an OpenGeocoderRouter list that I started but there is no 
viable activity on it at this time.

OpenRouter is a project related to internet routing. I started 
OpenGraphRouter using a GSoC project to get started. The goal was to 
create a routing solution that was MIT-X licensed instead of GPL. We 
have sine joined forces with pgRouting and are developing the code that 
is MIT-X algorithms, which can be bundled with pgRouting effectively 
making them dual licensed.

OpenGeocoder.net appears to be Steve Coast @ Microsoft and not related 
to OSGeo stuff.

http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OpenGeocoder never got off the ground, but I 
have been working with PAGC over the last few years. Our big issue at 
the moment is addressing some serious performance issues when you scale 
up from county level data sets to national data sets. Basically it is 
just me and Walter, the developer, working behind the scenes on these 
technical issues. Once these are resolved I hope to see if we can some 
activity going again with this.

On a side note, I have take the address standardizer from PAGC, built it 
as a library and wrapped it into a postgresql stored procedure 
extension. Based on that I have prototyped up a Tiger geocoder that 
works very well and is very fast. I'm still work on various things so it 
is not ready for prime time but this might eventually become OpenSource 

I'm not sure what it means or how you get a project like these "in labs" 
but these are mostly orphaned except I have an interest in them and will 
respond to queries about them.


> - Grids
> - OSGeo Graphics
> - pycsw
> - OWSLib
> - SemanticGeo
> - ZOO-Project
> Can you please let me know if you are involved with one of these
> projects? I'm trying to determine which projects are "in" labs, and
> then establish a point of contact with each project so I can help them
> get ready for official incubation.
> Thanks.
> Landon
> P.S. - If you have thoughts on the purpose and work of OSGeo Labs,
> please let me know. I have my own vision, but I'd like to get feedback
> from other OSGeo members.
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