[OSGeoJapan-discuss] PostGIS raster capability

Venkatesh Raghavan raghavan @ media.osaka-cu.ac.jp
2008年 12月 17日 (水) 23:46:34 EST

Dear Imaki-san,

Perhaps, one way of getting support for this very interesting work
could be to find suitable fellowship for a clever
grad student. Japanese government provides several
grad scholarships thru the Japanese Embassy and we
at Osaka City University would be willing to support
grad student who maybe interested/capable of working
on this problem.

Prospective grad students from Canada can take a look
at take a look at

Guess the same info should be available at the Japan Embassy to the USA

We presently have several students working on Open Source solutions
at our grad school details available in Japanese at the URL below

Off course, our grad schools also welcomes Japanese students and
perhaps folks on the osgeojapan-discuss would be interested in
working on this and other FOSS4G oriented problems.

Kind regards

Prof. Venkatesh Raghavan
Osaka City University

(Orkney)Toru Mori wrote:
> 皆様
> 森亮です。
> http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/
> のHiroo Imakiさんから、下記のメールをいただきました。
> それによりますと、PostGISのラスター機能拡張の開発が始まっています。
> この機能が実装されれば、恩恵を受ける人も多いはずです。
> この開発は、Laval Universityの研究プロジェクトの中で進められているのですが、
> 一人だけで開発していると何年もかかってしまうということです。そこで、
> PostGISのソースコードに精通しているSandro Santilliも開発プロジェクトに参加
> するようにしたいのですが、そのためには財政的な支援が必要になります。その支
> 援が、なかなか得られていないようです(以下のメールを読んでいただければ、現
> 状がどうなっているかがわかります)。
> もし、皆さんの関係先で財政支援を検討できるところはありませんか?
> 直接的な財政支援だけではなく、研究開発プロジェクトの一環としての支援など、
> 支援の方法は複数あると思います。
> OSGeo財団日本支部としては、直接資金援助できるほどの状況ではありませんが、
> もし財政支援の可能性がどこかにあれば、それをコーディネートし、取り次ぐこと
> はお手伝いできると思います。
> ぜひ検討をお願いします。
> また、このメールについては、他のオープンソース系等のメーリングリスト、ブロ
> グ等で紹介していただければ幸いです。
> よろしくお願いします。
> 【資料】
> 機能の概要
> http://www.cef-cfr.ca/uploads/Membres/WKTRasterPostGIS.ppt
> 財政支援を呼びかけるメールとスレッド
> http://www.nabble.com/WKT-Raster-project%3A-call-for-fundings-tt20832528.html
> ---------------------------------------------------------
> I am currently working for NOAA Fisheries in Seattle, WA. I am a GIS 
> specialist to support pacific salmon conservation. I am a Japanese but my 
> office machine does not have Japanese capability, so please forgive me to 
> use English.
> A few days ago one of my GIS related friend sent me a message about PosGIS 
> raster capability. You may already know this movement to develop raster 
> capability in PostGIS but one guy has just started to write program. But 
> he and his co-worker are not well funded and their progress is slow. Then 
> they started to ask some more fund to get them going. I really want to see 
> raster capability within PostGIS and start sending message to people who 
> use or are intereste in open source GIS. I personally use PostGIS and QGSI 
> for my work and love them. Especially PostGIS. So, I wanted to try to 
> cantact with you. If you know somebody who may have some funds to support 
> them, please let me know or directly contact them.  I attached a message I 
> got from my friend below.
> I am always interested in how Japanese people use open source GIS and 
> checking your company's website and OSGeo Japan. I think it would be 
> really cool if some of Japanese can support this movement.
> My message is getting long so I would like to finish here. I guess my 
> friend, Josh Livni, met you once several years ago. Anyway, I would like 
> to see you somtime somewhere....
> Thank you.
> Hiroo Imaki
> hiroo.imaki at noaa.gov
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Tyler Erickson <tyler.erickson at mtu.edu>
>> Date: December 9, 2008 2:57:04 PM PST
>> To: Dane Springmeyer <dane.springmeyer at gmail.com>
>> Cc: Chuck Hatt <charles.hatt at mtu.edu>
>> Subject: ecologists for rasters in PostGIS ?
>> There is a PostGIS raster discussion that I thought you
>> might be interested in because of your background in ecology...
>> thread:
>> http://www.nabble.com/WKT-Raster-project%3A-call-for-fundings-tt20832528.html
>> proposed functionality:
>> http://www.cef-cfr.ca/uploads/Membres/WKTRasterPostGIS.ppt
>> In summary, there is researcher (Pierre Racine) from Laval University
>> who is pushing for raster storage and raster+vector spatial operations
>> to be added to PostGIS.  He is funded under a research project to
>> develop tools for ecological research.   On his own he estimates it will
>> take him several years to add the functionality, but a freelance open
>> source developer (Sandro Santilli) with PostGIS source code experience
>> is looking to work on the project, if he can find support.  Our research
>> group is interested in this functionality and has offered some limited
>> support ($1000) conditional on that they can find enough additional
>> support so that the code would be available in 6 months.  So far they
>> have floated the collaborative funding idea on the PostGIS and the OSGeo
>> Discuss mailing lists, but the post haven't received many responses (at
>> least public ones).
>> Any idea on other groups who might be interested in this type of
>> functionality (and possibly chipping funds to see it done in the near
>> future)?  I'm not sure how many groups want this type of functionality
>> (or could realize the potential impact)... we are interested because of
>> our work with remote sensing data, and it sounds like functionality is
>> of interest to ecologist researchers.
>> - Tyler
>> p.s.  As usual your name keeps appearing wherever I go.  This time it
>> was because I am planning on meeting up with Mikel Maron while in SF
>> next week.  He said he had recently been introduced to you, and that you
>> might be collaborating on a small project.  Small world.
>> -- 
>> Tyler A. Erickson, Ph.D.
>> Research Scientist, Michigan Tech Research Institute, and
>> Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
>> Michigan Technological University
>> 3600 Green Court, Suite 100
>> Ann Arbor, MI 48105
>> W 83.6889°, N 42.3021° (WGS84)
>> tyler.erickson at mtu.edu
>> (734) 913-6846
>> http://people.mtri.org/tyler+erickson
>> http://www.mtri.org
>> http://www.michiganview.org
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