[Live-demo] Re: [Geodata] Natural Earth on the OSGeo-Live DVD

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 11:22:17 PST 2010

Hello Nathan,
I understand from this email thread below that you would be the best 
point of contact for the NaturalEarth dataset?

I'd like to help promote NaturalEarth through the OSGeo Live DVD, which 
is handed out at Geospatial conferences around the world, and with the 
next release, is expected to be getting translated into multiple 
languages (currently 6).

We have included some of the datasets on the LiveDVD and we are 
encouraging the 40 applications packaged on the DVD to make use of these 

What would be really helpful would be if you (or someone else at 
NaturalEarth), could create and then maintain a one page marketing 
document for NaturalEarth which we can include on the DVD.

You can see what such pages should look like by looking at the 
application overviews linked from here:

The process for creating a document is described here:

I'm interested to hear your thoughts.

On 15/12/10 01:05, Markus Neteler wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 6:19 PM, Brian Hamlin<maplabs at light42.com>  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 acclaim...
>>   http://www.naturalearthdata.com/
>>   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

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