[OSGeodata] geotorrent.org data distribution

Markus Neteler neteler.osgeo at gmail.com
Fri May 26 15:37:52 EDT 2006

Frank, Richard,

this is great and will be a good help to distribute even more
geodata! Immediately the old TCP, ONC, JNC, GNC story [1]
comes to my mind. And - does anyone have a collection of
the soviet union topo sheets? They tends to disappear from
the Stanford and other libraries.

Thanks for your efforts,


[1] http://www.intevation.de/pipermail/freegis-list/2005-April/thread.html#2285

On 5/26/06, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com> wrote:
> Folks,
> Some time ago at a geodata meeting I promoted the concept of us utilizing
> the geotorrent.org site for providing bittorrent access to some of the
> datasets we choose to distribute.  I took an action item to talk to Richard
> Orchard from ERMapper who is the main force behind geotorrent.org.  I finally
> did that, also raising our concern that the site seemed quite restrictive
> in the set of formats it allows.
> Richard Orchard wrote:
>  > As far as the geoTorrent.org and file format, I will totally open this
>  > up.  Or do anything possible to support its use in the geospatial
>  > community.  If you can think of anything else that can be done to
>  > precipitate geoTorrent.org's use by your group, please let me know.
> This seems very positive, so hopefully there won't be any barrier to
> our populating geotorrent.org with some additional datasets.  You all might
> also want to skim the site too see what they already have.  There is a
> mechanism to write up descriptions for torrents which may include urls.
> I imagine we would include an url pointing back to some osgeo web page
> with the detailed metadata for the object.
> Speaking of datasets, I'm interested in mosaicing the DEM datasets from
> the Canadian government for all of Canada and offering these.  Hopefully
> we can offer this via WMS, WCS, http and torrent.  I have the data on CD
> but haven't done anything yet to actually process it into a more usable
> form - it is currently many thousands of CDED (USGS ASCII DEM) files on
> a DVD.
> Best regards,
> --
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