[Live-demo] Using OSGeo hosting platform for developingArramagong/LiveDVD/GISVM

Gavin Treadgold gt at kestrel.co.nz
Mon Nov 2 20:28:57 PST 2009

Sure - would love to connect, but I'm currently in the US for another  
3 weeks or so, and have quite intermittent net access until I return  
to NZ. Sometime later Nov would be a fair better time to connect.

Cheers Gav

On 2009-11-02, at 12:23 , Cameron Shorter wrote:

> Gavin,
> I'm very excited by the potential of integrating Sahana and the  
> LiveDVD. This is exactly the sort of domain specific use case which  
> I see as being the next step for our packaging efforts.
> I'd love to talk with you further about this. Can I call you on a  
> landline or skype or similar?
> Gavin Treadgold wrote:
>> Hi Bob,
>> This is exactly the reason I signed up to the list too.
>> I'm a board member for the Sahana Software Foundation, as our  
>> project Sahana (a free and open source emergency management  
>> information system) is a perfect candidate to be deployed on top of  
>> a geospatial stack. We have had some issues with users deploying  
>> our web app (currently php and mysql) and as we more tightly  
>> integrate things geospatial, we want to be able to provide a  
>> working distro with full geospatial stack as both a livedisc and  
>> VMs. On top of that, we may also go down the path of creating  
>> country or region specific distributions that are bundled with  
>> geospatial data suitable for emergency management. We support  
>> MapServer integration, have also been using GeoRSS to aggregate  
>> spatial data from other sources, are looking at using tilecache for  
>> caching maps tiles, and our main access to geospatial data is via  
>> OpenLayers. But we want to provide a single box installation that  
>> includes not only Sahana but also a full working FOSS mapping stack.
>> So, we are very interested in getting Sahana working on the  
>> livedisc, and if there is a commitment to maintain it and update  
>> it, I could certainly see us adopting it. In the meantime, we need  
>> first to tweak Sahana to install on Postgres ;)
>> I'd be interested to see if this is a use case you'd be willing to  
>> support us with, and likewise we may be able to get some of our  
>> (currently few) geospatial folks to help out in return.
>> Cheers Gavin
>> http://sahana.lk/ (this will have to do until we get our new  
>> Foundation website up)
>> PS would have loved to attended FOSS4G, but ended up going to the  
>> Crisis Mapping conference in Cleveland instead - a bit  
>> disappointing since I'm based in Christchurch, NZ, such a short  
>> flight away :)
>> On 2009-11-01, at 05:41 , Bob Basques wrote:
>>> I've watched this progress leading up to the Sydney event from the
>>> sidelines.  I have a question about the final intent of the product
>>> though.  Is this intended as a learning tool, a production
>>> implementation of a stack or ???
>>> I have many business interests related to this, most recently  
>>> emergency
>>> management, but port data stores are also of interest as well as  
>>> syncing
>>> of datastores, as in collecting offline and syncing when network
>>> available.
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