[mapserver-dev] GSoC projects for MapServer?

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Tue Apr 30 12:51:41 PDT 2013

Hi Thomas, SteveL, (CC: mapserver-dev)

I got a few resumes from local Computer Science university students that 
I am reviewing, and we would like to mentor one of them for a GSoC 
project. We'd like to find local talent who can do low-level coding in 
C/C++ to eventually join Mapgears to become a MapServer and GDAL/OGR 
contributor (no secrets, my strategy is clear :-) ).

One project that came to mind was UTFGrid support (RFC 93). Do you think 
this would be a good candidate for a GSoC project? Would one of you 
(Thomas or Steve) be willing to help by co-mentoring a student on that 
project as this would affect code owned by you in large part?

Another project that I have been thinking about is basic WFS 2.0 support 
(whatever level of support is possible to achieve in a summer). Less 
exciting and challenging, but still something much needed. Maybe Stephan 
would be interested in co-mentoring this?

If anyone has other cool MapServer GSoC project ideas please share them. 
We got a few great candidate students and have to make a decision 
sometimes tomorrow on which projects to propose to them in order to meet 
the Friday noon deadline for student proposals.

Daniel Morissette
Provider of Professional MapServer Support since 2000

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