[OSGeo-Edu] Re-starting our discussions

maria.brovelli at diiar-topo.polimi.it maria.brovelli at diiar-topo.polimi.it
Tue Jan 6 08:57:59 EST 2009

Tyler and everybody, happy new year!

And Tyler, thank you so much!
I have added with success a contribute: it's really easy!

Only a doubt: how can I re-enter the page in order to update the  
information? As an example, I wrote that as software you can you the  
slaxGIS, but in priciple you can also simply use GRASS and some  
add-ons. How will I correct the page?


Citando "Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)" <tmitchell at osgeo.org>:

> Hi all,
> I spent a bit of time to clean up a few more of the fields and the
> search capabilities of the inventory tools.   Not beautiful, but
> functional :)  CSS gurus are welcome to contact me to help improve the
> look and feel.
> Search/view: http://www.osgeo.org/educational_content
> Submit content: https://www.osgeo.org/node/add/edu-content
> I left one primary contact email address and reduce the Author(s) line
> to a single line instead of several.  In a few spots I tried to simply
> make the form feel shorter.
> Any more ideas?  If a few of us could copy/enter a few items from the
> wiki into here, it would help our search tests look better ;-)
> Tyler
> On 15-Dec-08, at 9:21 PM, Mark Leslie wrote:
>> I've been hanging back on this to avoid getting sucked into another  
>>  development project :(  From my perspective I really just need  
>> some  means of searching or summarizing what's available, what it   
>> pertains to, technical depth, format, blah, blah, blah.  Once I can  
>>  easily sift through what's there, there is more work it selecting   
>> it out and getting it packaged up properly for installation.
>> The sorting by product and language was a minimal thing.  The age   
>> of the material is fairly important, as is the format, so having   
>> the entry form to ensure structured data and a search form is ideal.
>> Feedback on the form at https://www.osgeo.org/node/add/edu-content:
>> * There are multiple authors, but only one contact email.  Is it   
>> appropriate to have an email for each author, and is there a need   
>> to have a contact that is not the author.
>> * Target Audience as selection fields is very nice.
>> * Language could be a dropdown.  Alternately, we would need case   
>> insensitive search capability.
>> * There's potential redundancy, or maybe a need for redundancy,   
>> between keyword and software.  I would expect a keyword search for   
>> 'QGIS' to find QGIS related material, but I wouldn't expect to   
>> enter it in both software AND keyword.
>> I'm getting pedantic now, so I'm going to move on to the search:
>> As near as I can tell, the current search performs text searching   
>> on the Authors list.  I like the simplicity of the interface, but   
>> we need to sort out what to search, and I don't think it should be   
>> every field. Maybe the title, keywords, software and language by   
>> default, with an option to include the description.  This really   
>> depends on what the search is capable of doing, and what we want to  
>>  spend time doing.
>> Mark Leslie
>> Geospatial Software Architect
>> LISAsoft
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>> cschweik at pubpol.umass.edu wrote:
>>> Thanks Landon. I'm caught up in end of semester stuff right now.
>>> Quoting Sunburned Surveyor <sunburned.surveyor at gmail.com>:
>>>> What is our goal here?
>>> Three things have led me to think we need a new educational   
>>> inventory delivery
>>> mechanism:
>>> (1) We've maxed out the wikipage. A while back Maria B. tried to   
>>> add a new entry
>>> and the wiki warned her that we've reached the length limit.
>>> (2) In wanting to start organizing material we have for the DVD   
>>> project, Mark
>>> Leslie mentioned that the current Educational_Content_Inventory [1] page
>>> "structure makes it hard to quickly scan through."
>>> (3) I'd like to get more actual content uploaded on the Subversion  
>>>  system so we
>>> can make progress toward "new derivatives." For example, if we   
>>> have the source
>>> content for a particular tutorial, we can start to ask OSGeo local  
>>>  groups to
>>> start translating.
>>> So, I think the goal is to develop a SEARCHABLE DATABASE OF   
>>> So this would require two pages:
>>> 1) a page for authors to enter (and edit) their metadata into the   
>>> database; and
>>> 2) a page for people to search for content that we have inventoried.
>>> Finally, since I imagine this is a deep web application that Google won't
>>> inventory, I wonder if we still want the wiki page so people can find our
>>> material via Google searches as well.
>>> Does that help? Let me know if my vision seems flawed in some way.
>>> Tyler will have to chime in on how this is stored. Tyler, can you   
>>> and Landon
>>> work together to implement this? How much work will it take? Can   
>>> we get a goal
>>> for when it might be completed? I'm happy to help on design stuff   
>>> if needed.
>>> Cheers
>>> Charlie
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