[OSGeo-Discuss] Recent comparison of desktop GIS and image processing capability?
Tom_Roche at pobox.com
Tue May 17 16:17:07 PDT 2016
Bruce Bannerman 
>> Your spreadsheet comparison shows a lot of potential, but I can see that will take a lot of effort to keep it current.
> to my knowledge the effort is stalled. In my view the maintenance of this table is a perfect task for OSGeo :-)
+1. I suspect (YMMV) the table would be more maintainable if it was first
1. translated into a lightweight markup that (of course :-) supports tables. Candidates include one of the markdown extensions, MediaWiki, and reStructuredText.
2. version-controlled in an online repository.
I would also urge OSGeo to try to get third-party input (e.g., GIS Geography, folks from some of the GIS curriculum bodies) into the evaluation/maintenance process to inhibit (to paraphrase) unduly preferring the taste of our own koolaid.
FWIW, Tom Roche <Tom_Roche at pobox.com>
: Native markdown does not support tables directly (except via native HTML), but extensions that support tables include GFM, Markdown Extra, and MultiMarkdown.
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