[Foss4g2008loc] RE: irc / geodata

Josh Livni josh at umbrellaconsulting.com
Thu Sep 4 10:53:30 EDT 2008

If I am able to get my hands on some data within a week of the 
conference, I'd be happy to set up web services with 
WMS/WFS/KML/whatever on an EC2 instance for all to use.  If there is 
someone on some osgeo committee who usually would (or would prefer to) 
handle this, just say the word. 

In addition, it sounds like the workshop folks will be able to get their 
hands on the actual data before the conference, so that should take care 
of most cases.

Graeme, I am hopeful that in addition to loading it into a workshop 
image you'd be willing to upload the data to an ftp server -- I am happy 
to supply one if needed -- when you get it, so I (and potentially other 
workshop presenters) can integrate it into our programs if relevant.

Finally, I see I'm the only one who's listed any layers of interest on 
the wiki page so far.  I think we should probably formally request the 
data early next week to ensure we get it in good time -- can anyone who 
actually knows about local Western Cape data fix my guesses at to what 
layers we should request?



Arnulf Christl wrote:
> I did not find any links to OGC WMS or WFS service capabilites with 
> local data on the Wiki page. Are there any, do you know of any? If 
> not, would anybody be interested in setting them up? I guess that many 
> would be highly interested in consuming them... :-)
> At least a few aerial shots and a city map as backdrop to add a few 
> POI for the conference interactively would really be something that I 
> would sort of "expect" from a geospatial conference.
> Best regards,
> graeme mcferren wrote:
>> I will be the logical person to get the data to, Dup - I will be able to
>> load it onto the workshop machines image.
>> Graeme McFerren
>> Room B151
>> CSIR Site - Building 43
>> Meiring Naude Road
>> Brummeria
>> Pretoria
>> South Africa
>> Postal Address:
>> Meraka Institute
>> PO Box 395
>> Pretoria 0001
>> South Africa
>> Thanks
>> Graeme
>> On Thu, 2008-09-04 at 08:30 +0200, Heindrich Du Plessis wrote:
>>> Josh
>>> Sue will be in contact with you.
>>> Regards
>>> Dup
>>>>>> Josh Livni <josh at umbrellaconsulting.com> 9/3/2008 9:13 PM >>>
>>> I note the wiki page says the National link has 'lots of free gis
>>> data' but I couldn't find any while tooling around in there (could have
>>> been missing something obvious).
>>> More to the point, it sounds like (thanks Dup!) we now have a great 
>>> hookup for any data we need.  I will modify the wiki page as soon as
>>> I can figure out my password for data I think would be good to 
>>> request, but I am not really familiar with what kinds of data is 
>>> available, or what might be more pertinent/interesting locally (wine 
>>> regions?).  So
>>> it would be good to hear from those who do know more of the local 
>>> area before we formally request it from  Sue Kirschner.
>>> Finally - is someone local willing to volunteer to accept delivery 
>>> of the data in DVD, and upload it somewhere?   If we can't get a
>>> password protected osgeo-hosted repository quickly, then I am happy 
>>> to host on
>>> an S3 instance if someone will upload the data to a server (which I 
>>> can also provide for this purpose).
>>>   -Josh
>>> Gavin Fleming wrote:
>>>> Josh beat me to it and Dup has already responded, but this should 
>>>> still be useful:
>>>> Josh Livni wrote:
>>>>> Is there an irc channel you guys (who are working on the LOC) are 
>>>> hanging out to deal with discussion re FOSS4G?
>>>> Yes, though not heavily used as many employers block irc: 
>>>> irc://freenode.net/foss4g2008
>>>>> Is there a publicly available site where we can download South 
>>>> African / Cape Town based geodata?
>>>> Please check out and edit this page: 
>>>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/South_African_Geodata
>>>> Gavin
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