[mapserver-dev] GSoC projects for MapServer?

Stephan Meißl stephan at meissl.name
Tue Apr 30 14:00:36 PDT 2013

On 04/30/2013 09:51 PM, Daniel Morissette wrote:
> 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.

Hi Daniel,

WFS 2.0 support would be really great although I suspect it might not be
interesting enough for a GSoC student. Anyway, I can offer to help with
basic stuff like CITE testing, etc. but I'm not very familiar with the
WFS code.


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