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

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 15:24:21 PST 2010

On 15/12/2010 6:30 AM, Nathaniel V. KELSO wrote:
> Cameron,
> Yes, I'm best point of contact for Natural Earth.
> So you need two pages?
> http://live.osgeo.org/overview/openlayers_overview.html
> http://live.osgeo.org/quickstart/openlayers_quickstart.html
The Overview would be very valuable, but the quickstart is targeted at 
applications rather than datasets, so I suggest Quickstart is not required.

Of note, the template we have provided is targeted at applications, and 
may need to be adjusted in places for a dataset description.

I've created a new line item in our status spreadsheet for 
"naturalearth". As you go through the process of getting naturalearth 
included, it would be good if you could update this spreadsheet (you can 
start by adding your name down as a contact):

If you have any questions, please ask.

> The overview page should be easy. The quickstart I'm a little less
> clear on. Is this needed? Or something that just walks someone thru
> adding a couple layers to QGIS?
> What is your deadline? Hopefully after the holidays...
We'd like Overviews complete by 24 January 2011, but if you can complete 
sooner, than would be better, in order to give volunteers time to review 
and translate. There are more details about the next release, including 
schedule in our last press release here:

> _n
> On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 2:22 PM, Cameron Shorter
> <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> 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 datasets.
>> 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:
>> http://live.osgeo.org/overview/overview.html
>> The process for creating a document is described here:
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Application_Overview
>> Nathan,
>> 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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Cameron Shorter
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