[Live-demo] Natural Earth mirror/distribution
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sat Apr 3 13:14:22 PDT 2010
I'm wondering whether we should include the Natural Earth on the LiveDVD?
We should select one dataset that we encourage all applications to use.
We may need to create a subset of the data so that we can reduce it to a
size which fits on the DVD, either by reducing the number of layers, or
by reducing the area of the world covered.
Before we make a final decision about what dataset we choose, I suggest
we let the OSGeo community know we are looking to distribute one dataset
for the LiveDVD, and ask for suggestions as to which dataset we should use.
Natural Earth does fit all/most of our selection criteria:
* Free licence
* Visually pleasing
* Small enough to fit on the LiveDVD
* Has someone prepared to help us incorporate the data onto the LiveDVD?
Brian, do you have Mr Kelso's email address? Could you please forward
this email to him, and invite him to join our live-demo email list, or
contact me directly cameron DOT shorter (a) lisasoft.com
Alex Mandel wrote:
> I think we should bring it up with the OSGeo board. You can also mention
> to Mr. Kelso that my lab might be interested in serving a mirror too.
> Please pass him my contact info.
> On 04/03/2010 09:19 AM, Brian Hamlin wrote:
>> Hi All-
>> At the just-over Where 2.0 OSGeo booth, Mr. Nathan Vaughn Kelso
>> stopped by from the Washington Post. He and others are behind the
>> cartographically lovely Natural Earth data set. The Natural Earth team I
>> think they are pretty happy with the results, and have received critical
>> So Mr. Kelso inquired if and how we, OSGeo would like to host or
>> promote the set... Apparently a minimal set of all vector, plus two
>> basic raster, is around 670 mb. (the whole set of rasters brings it up
>> to 4-6 GB ?)
>> seems like a great fit to me... Ideas ?
>> best regards
>> Brian Hamlin
>> OSGeo California Chapter
>> (415) 717-4462 cell
>> Live-demo mailing list
>> Live-demo at lists.osgeo.org
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