[Live-demo] Re: [Workshops] defining a local dataset

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sun May 9 13:51:41 PDT 2010

Hello Rafael,

I'm from the OSGeo Live DVD project, and was also chair of foss4g 2009. 
At foss4g 2009 we handed out the OSGeo Live DVD to all delegates. By 
2010, it will contain ~ 40 of the best GeoSpatial Open Source 
applications installed, configured and ready to be trialled by users.

What we would like to do for 2010 is set up a set of world datasets 
which all projects can use for their applications. We expect we will use 

It would be great if you could help pull these datasets together onto 
the DVD, and we can help in asking projects to set up their applications 
to work with the dataset.

Are you interested?

Raf Roset wrote:
> Hi all,
> My name is Rafael Roset, from Barcelona, working in the mapping 
> business for a few years now and somehow involved in volunteering for 
> the foss4g 2010 conference with a single idea in mind: setting up a 
> local datatset to be used during the conference (yes, I know I'm a bit 
> late but I think it can be done).
> Prior to gathering the data I'd like to know, from the organizers but 
> also from anyone needing samples, what kind of data will be needed in 
> terms of extension (spatial coverage of the dataset), scale (tied to 
> the extension, the bigger the extension the smaller the scale), layers 
> (topo, ortho, dtm, toponymy, etc), format (shape for vector and 
> geotiff for raster would be suitable ?), metadata and any other 
> details that could help me define the dataset.
> Once every aspect of the dataset defined, I'll contact the mapping 
> agencies in Catalunya (in fact I work for one of them) and try to 
> assemble everything so that it could be freely used by the community.
> Any and all suggestions are welcome,
> PS: sorry for crossposting, don't really know where this belongs to.
> Rafael Roset
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Cameron Shorter
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