[OSGeo-Discuss] [California] Open Geospatial Data Award
warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Oct 25 17:47:54 PDT 2012
The criteria seems good, if a bit more detailed than is strictly necessary.
I'd suggest not worrying about a point scoring system, and just leave it
up to the judges to subjectively score nominees after some discussion.
It would be nice if the award included a green OSGeo logo.
Presumable we should clarify who the judges are, and open up nominations.
I think it would be good to let the open geodata committee know about this
effort but it is a chapter activity so here is the right place for detailed
discussion. I did mention it to David Bitner (geodata chair) who happened
to be in town last weekend for the Google Summer of Code meetings.
On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 5:12 PM, Landon Blake
<sunburned.surveyor at gmail.com>wrote:
> At the last annual meeting of the OSGeo California Chapter, chapter
> members decided to move forward with the creation of the Open
> Geospatial Data Award. This award will be given to one (1)
> organization each year in California. The award will recognize the
> organization's efforts to promote open access to geospatial data. I
> thought this concept might appeal to other local chapters, so I wanted
> to post our chapter's discussion about the award selection criteria
> I'm proposing the nominees for the award be scored on the folowing
> 1) The data is released without:
> - Restrictions on its use.
> - Requirements for indemnification ("duty to defend").
> - Restrictions on distribution.
> - Restrictions on modification.
> - Requirement for monetary compensation.
> 2) The data is easily accessible.
> 3) Data is high quality:
> - The data is regularly updated.
> - The data is complete.
> - The data is well documented (metadata).
> - The data is reasonably accurate and precise.
> Not every organization nominated will necessarily do perfectly in each
> of these categories. I imagine we will need to come up with some point
> scoring system for our chapter's award selection committee to use.
> I designed the preliminary award in Inkscape and I can make the SVG
> available. I didn't
> incorporate the OSGeo color scheme or logo, but could redesign the
> award if this wasn't objectionable. We could come up with a standard
> certificate that could be used by all of the local OSGeo chapters. I
> imagine we'll want to have the award framed before we deliver it to
> the selected organization.
> I think this is a great opportunity to recognize good behavior on the
> part of government agencies and other organizations that are promoting
> open access to quality geospatial data. I also think it is a great
> marketing opportunity for OSGeo and the local chapters.
> I'm toying with the idea of presonally donating some volunteer hours
> to the selected agency, to assist with mapping efforts of technical
> supporttraining for open source geospatial software.
> What do you guys think?
> Landon (AKA: The Sunburned Surveyor)
> PS - Let me know if this discussion should move to the OSGeo data mailing
> California mailing list
> California at lists.osgeo.org
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