[mapserver-dev] GSoC projects for MapServer?

thomas bonfort thomas.bonfort at gmail.com
Thu May 2 06:58:30 PDT 2013

A self contained project doable by a gsoc student could be the ability to
add blend modes (additive, soft-light, etc..) and layer filters (e.g.
blurring) to mapserver.


On 30 April 2013 21:51, Daniel Morissette <dmorissette at mapgears.com> 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.
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> Daniel Morissette
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> Provider of Professional MapServer Support since 2000
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