[OSGeo-Board] Re: [VisCom] Re: OSGF at Where 2.0

Gary Lang gary.lang at autodesk.com
Fri May 5 01:05:52 EDT 2006

I'd rather see MapServer and MapGuide in there than Worldwind. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Holmes [mailto:cholmes at openplans.org] 
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 6:43 PM
Cc: dev at visibilitycommittee.osgeo.org; board at board.osgeo.org
Subject: [OSGeo-Board] Re: [VisCom] Re: OSGF at Where 2.0

What do people think of this proposal?  Looks like Nat is going for it. 
  It'd give OSGeo 15 minutes in Autodesk's session (diamond sponsers get

15 minutes), and right after that 3 lightning talks highlighting 
foundation projects.  GRASS already has its own 15 minute session.  And 
then WW would go with uDig and GeoServer, who already had lightning 
slots, so we only lose 5 minutes total to WW.


>> Neither GeoServer or uDig are technically in the OSGeo foundation,
>> least not yet, so it might make more sense to have GDAL and two
>> foundation projects follow that talk, and have GeoServer,  uDig and
>> do lightnings together.  Which would make a lot of  sense, as they 
>> lead a wave of desktop/internet GIS (with not only  WMS, but also
>> which WW is supposed to have soon).  We could  even try to coordinate

>> a demo, show how both can clients can  connect to GeoServer with the 
>> power of standards, demonstrate how  feature edits and style changes 
>> in uDig show up in WW...
> So you're talking about:
> Integration Demo
>  * GeoServer + uDig + WorldWind
> Gary Lang gives the OSGeo talk
> Lightning Talks:
>  * two other foundation projects
> I like that.  Particularly if there's a demo and not just lightning  
> talks.  The WorldWind story to me is not just about OGC connectivity  
> but also about being a neutral meeting point for Yahoo! APIs,  
> VirtualEarth imagery, etc.  That's probably more than 5m of  speaking.

> It's significant that Google's the only project that  hasn't worked
> WorldWind, probably because they have a  competitor.  I'll be sure to 
> mention that afterward as a jab :-)
> If OSGeo and AutoDesk cool with that setup, I'll Make It So.  Thanks,
> Nat

Chris Holmes
The Open Planning Project

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