[mapserver-dev] ScribeUI on Google Summer of Code 2015

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Tue Mar 24 17:43:56 PDT 2015

Welcome to the list Samuel. I see that you submitted your detailed 
proposal in the GSoC portal and added a suggestion/comment in the portal.

Steve's got some interesting suggestions, we could think of some kind of 
mini-templates shortcuts for this kind of rendering features that can 
easily be pasted into a layer definition. You could keep those ideas on 
the wishlist in case there is time left at the end of the summer.

For the record, I am willing to mentor/co-mentor Samuel's project, I 
have met him and would be able to mentor him face to face over the 
summer which would help ensure a positive outcome of the project.


On 2015-03-24 1:41 PM, Lime, Steve D (MNIT) wrote:
> Hi Samuel – Welcome! I’m not a regular ScribeUI user (yet) so hard for
> me to get super specific. You might also want to ping the
> MapServer-Users mailing list for ideas. One thing I have wondered about
> is being able to somehow provide a user shortcuts or wizards for more
> complex (or tedious) configurations. Things like:
> ·hollow roads or
> ·anything labels
> For 7.0, Thomas added some great support Layer Compositing  (RFC 113)
> but I wonder if some common effects could somehow be made easier to
> implement or maybe just visualize via ScribeUI.
> Steve
> *From:*mapserver-dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org
> [mailto:mapserver-dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] *On Behalf Of *Samuel
> Lapointe
> *Sent:* Monday, March 23, 2015 10:17 PM
> *To:* mapserver-dev at lists.osgeo.org
> *Subject:* [mapserver-dev] ScribeUI on Google Summer of Code 2015
> Hello, I'm applying on the Google summer of code for 2015 to work on
> ScribeUI so I thought I could introduce myself here.
> I want to work on solving the current issues, improve the error
> detection (right now it outputs the mapfile's line numbers and not the
> Scribe files' line numbers), add the ability to import and export
> workspaces and add an automatic color scaling based on a set of data,
> for making statistics maps for example. This is only a rough plan of
> what I am planning to do this summer and I'm aware most of the users are
> part of this mailing list so I'm open for suggestions. What features do
> you think should be prioritized and what needs to be resolved first?
> I am already in contact with the previous developers of ScribeUI so I
> have a good understanding of how the program works, what are its goals
> and what's missing. I'm hoping I can get input from you during the
> development of the program so I can focus on what the users need the most.
> I hope to be in contact with you!
> -Samuel Lapointe
> (PS: Jessica, the previous developer of Scribe is my sister)
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