[Incubator] Fwd: Proposing a new OSGeo Community project: Blink Raster

Landon Blake sunburned.surveyor at gmail.com
Mon Jan 15 19:36:51 PST 2018

Hey guys. I think the project submitted by Alex meets our criteria for an
OSGeo Community Project. (See the message from Alex below.) It has an open
source license, is geospatial, and accepts contributions.

Are there any objections to accepting it as a Community Project?

If there are no discussions, I'll give some thought to a simple process to
get Community Projects set-up. (Add a wiki page, get a mailing list, do a
little marketing...) Then I'll ask Alex some more questions about his

Let me know if you have comments or questions.


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From: <a.hagen-zanker at surrey.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 2:56 PM
Subject: Re: [Incubator] Proposing a new OSGeo Community project: Blink
To: incubator at lists.osgeo.org

Dear all,

Apologies if you received this message already. I sent a message last week
that made it to the list archive (http://lists.osgeo.org/
pipermail/incubator/2018-January/003475.html), but apparently not to all
email inboxes.

I would like to propose my open source library as an OSGeo Community
project. The library is called Blink Raster and it is a C++ library aimed
at efficient raster processing using basic and modern C++ idioms.  The
library is based on my experience of developing Cellular Automata land use
models, map comparison methods, neutral models and geostatistics for raster
data. I would think that the primary users will be researchers in the field
of environmental modelling, who require more flexibility than offered by
GIS packages and more efficiency than offered by script based libraries.
However, the functionality is quite fundamental, so who knows where it may
be useful.

I think I meet all the requirements for a Community project. I still lack a
community though J. I will introduce the library at FOSDEM 2018 and
submitted an abstract for the FOSS4G UK 2018. in March.

The project is hosted on Github: www.github.com/ahhz/raster

I am quite open as to whether this should formally be an OSGeo Community
project or just a project listed  on the website. I believe the library is
at a stage now where it can be useful to people and can be used within
other projects. The reason for reaching out to the OSGeo community is to
find users, get feedback and potentially find collaborators.

Thank you for taking this into consideration, I’ll be happy to hear from

With kind regards, Alex

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