[OSGeo-Discuss] geospatial @ apache foundation

Andrea Ross andrea.ross at eclipse.org
Sun Jan 31 14:25:45 PST 2016

Dear Cameron, George, and Everyone

Thank you for looping me in Cameron. You are correct, this is of 
interest. Personally, I think it is great to see the geo work being done 
at Apache. I have been cheering for it since I learned of it a few years 
ago. And I personally think collaboration just makes sense. For those 
that didn't already know about it, Mozilla is also doing some really 
cool stuff.

It is particularly relevant for LocationTech's vibrant geoprocessing 
projects (GeoMesa, GeoWave, GeoJinni, GeoTreillis, etc.) are based on 
top of & implement spatial features for Spark, Hadoop, Accumulo, HBase, etc.

For what it's worth, FOSS4G NA <https://2016.foss4g-na.org/> runs May 
2-5 in Raleigh. GEOINT <http://geoint2016.com/> runs May 15-18 in Orlando.

It goes without saying that the Apache Geo projects, and any others for 
that matter, are welcome at FOSS4G NA. The CfP 
<https://2016.foss4g-na.org/cfp> deadline is February 8th. Speakers who 
have their talk accepted get a free full access pass. There are also 
scholarships for those that need a little support.

Kind regards,


On 30/01/16 14:47, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Hi George,
> I'm not sure if Andrea Ross (CCed) has been included in your 
> conversations to date? She coordinates LocationTech, the geospatial 
> arm of the Eclipse Foundation. I suspect you will find her both 
> interested and valuable in progressing your goals.
> I do like your goals of collaborating between open source 
> organisations related to geospatial. This happens to be at the core of 
> both the OSGeo Foundation and LocationTech as well.
> With regards to a summary of Open Source Geospatial, I suggest looking 
> at the OSGeo-Live presentation (with script):
> http://live.osgeo.org/en/presentation/index.html#/
> It aims to be a lightening FOSS4G conference, covered in a 30 min 
> presentation.
> I'll leave it to you to distill further down to a one minute slide. :)
> (You are free to copy or change the material as you see fit)
> Warm regards, Cameron
> On 31/01/2016 3:07 am, George Percivall wrote:
>> Cameron,
>> Its good to hear of your cross community interest for OSGeo.  My 
>> abstract for the geospatial track of ApacheConf suggests coordination 
>> between open source organizations working on geospatial - based on 
>> the use of open standards.  One aim I have for the session is to 
>> identify project coordination actions be undertaken after the conference.
>> If OSGeo sees opportunities for geospatial application of Apache 
>> projects it would be most appropriate to submit an abstract.
>> You can find the call for participation here: 
>> http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/cfp
>> Be sure to put submit your abstract with a title of this scheme: 
>>  “Geospatial Track - [your title]”
>> In any case, lets coordinate in advance of the May conference, e.g., 
>> it would be good to include a slide in my presentation summarizing 
>> the OSGeo projects.
>> Regards,
>> George
>>> On Jan 30, 2016, at 5:24 AM, Cameron Shorter 
>>> <cameron.shorter at gmail.com <mailto:cameron.shorter at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>> Hi George,
>>> Following on from your suggestion of a geospatial track at the 
>>> Apache: Big Data North
>>> America, I expect you will find interest from the OSGeo community to 
>>> be involved (see below).
>>> Please keep us in the loop with regards to your ideas, and once 
>>> consolidated, feel free to ask us how we might want to contribute.
>>> I suspect may be people within the OSGeo community with valuable 
>>> case studies or ideas to include in your proposed track.
>>> Also, I suspect there would be value for Big Spatial data projects 
>>> to align with the OSGeo foundation, potentially being included as an 
>>> OSGeo incubated project, and tap into OSGeo marketing pipelines.
>>> Warm regards, Cameron Shorter
>>> On 29/01/2016 10:51 pm, Johan Van de Wauw wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> I recently bumped across this article about a geospatial track which
>>>> may be organised at apachecon.
>>>> Maybe some people from OSGeo can reach out to them and see if we can
>>>> organise this together? And look for future collaboration?
>>>> http://thenewstack.io/apache-sets-geospatial-voyage/
>>>> Kind Regards,
>>>> Johan
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*Andrea Ross*
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