[OSGeoJapan-discuss] PostGIS raster capability
Hiroo.Imaki ＠ noaa.gov
Hiroo.Imaki ＠ noaa.gov
2008年 12月 22日 (月) 17:10:53 EST
Thank you for your reply, Venka. That sounds an interesting way to get help on this task. I will discuss your idea with my friend. So far, they are looking for some money to support their programing but they may look for some help on coding.
I participated in the American Geophysics Union meeting at San Fransisco last week. There were several KML sessions and I saw several interesting presentations. I will summarize some of those info and post to OSGeo-J mailing list.
----- Original Message -----
From: Venkatesh Raghavan <raghavan ＠ media.osaka-cu.ac.jp>
Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 8:46 pm
Subject: Re: [OSGeoJapan-discuss] PostGIS raster capability
To: osgeojapan-discuss ＠ lists.osgeo.org, Hiroo.Imaki ＠ noaa.gov
> 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。
> > NOAAのNWFSC
> > 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
> > 財政支援を呼びかけるメールとスレッド
> > ---------------------------------------------------------
> > 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
> > raster capability. You may already know this movement to develop
> > capability in PostGIS but one guy has just started to write program.
> > he and his co-worker are not well funded and their progress is slow.
> > 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
> > 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
> > cantact with you. If you know somebody who may have some funds to
> > 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
> > 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
> > friend, Josh Livni, met you once several years ago. Anyway, I would
> > to see you somtime somewhere....
> > Thank you.
> > Hiroo Imaki
> > NOAA NWFSC
> > hiroo.imaki ＠ noaa.gov
> > Begin forwarded message:
> >> From: Tyler Erickson <tyler.erickson ＠ mtu.edu>
> >> Date: December 9, 2008 2:57:04 PM PST
> >> To: Dane Springmeyer <dane.springmeyer ＠ gmail.com>
> >> Cc: Chuck Hatt <charles.hatt ＠ 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:
> >> proposed functionality:
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> Discuss mailing lists, but the post haven't received many responses
> >> 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
> >> of interest to ecologist researchers.
> >> - Tyler
> >> p.s. As usual your name keeps appearing wherever I go. This time
> >> 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 ＠ mtu.edu
> >> (734) 913-6846
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