[Live-demo] i3Geo Application for inclusion in Live-DVD

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 13:35:50 PST 2012

Thanks for your application. I've read through it, and it seems that 
i3Geo does indeed fit all the criteria we are looking for for an 
osgeolive application.

One thing I am noticing is the number of open source geospatial portal 
applications that are appearing, which I will discuss in another email 
thread, as I think it is applicable to i3Geo (and other applications).

On 14/11/2012 8:00 AM, Valenty Gonzalez wrote:
> Hi, We want to propose a new app for OsGeo-Live_DVD.
> The application is 'i3Geo', a geoportal framework from Brasil; this software is well known in Brasil since 4 years at least, and have a community of several thousand users.
> ------------
> Please describe your application.
> - What is its name?
> i3Geo -*I*nterface*I*ntegrada para*I*nternet de Ferramentas de*Geo*processamento
> - What is the home page URL?
> http <http://www.softwarepublico.gov.br/>:// 
> <http://www.softwarepublico.gov.br/>www 
> <http://www.softwarepublico.gov.br/>. 
> <http://www.softwarepublico.gov.br/>softwarepublico 
> <http://www.softwarepublico.gov.br/>. 
> <http://www.softwarepublico.gov.br/>gov 
> <http://www.softwarepublico.gov.br/>. 
> <http://www.softwarepublico.gov.br/>br 
> <http://www.softwarepublico.gov.br/> (require login)
> https://gvsig.org/web/projects/i3Geo
> - Which OSI approved Open Source License is used?
> GPL 2
> - What does the application do and how does it add value to the 
> GeoSpatial stack of software?
> i3Geo allows the creation of interactive maps on the Web and 
> dissemination of data through OGC services and download of data
> The user can modify the i3Geo interface for your needs and add new 
> features
> Compared with other similar software, the i3Geo offers end users a 
> broader number of tools: analysis, consultation and modification of 
> the map
> - Does the application make use of OGC standards? Which versions of 
> the standards? Client or server? You may wish to add comments about 
> how standards are used.
> i3Geo organizes data in a catalog of themes. The administrator can 
> allow themes can be provided as a OGC service or for be download
> The web map server MapServer is used in the generation of OGC 
> services, so the OGC standard version of the services provide depends 
> on the installed version of MapServer (can be up to 6.0.x)
> The i3Geo uses, among others, the OpenLayers library for interface 
> control, allowing access OGC services by that library or even through 
> Mapserver too.
> - What language is it written in?
> PHP, PHP-Mapscript and Javascript
> Which version of the application should be included in the next 
> OSGeo-Live release?
> Version 4.6
> - Stability is very important to us on OSGeo-Live. If a new user finds 
> a bug in one application, it will tarnish the reputation of all other 
> OSGeo-Live applications as well. (We pay most attention to the 
> following answers):
> If risk adverse organisations have deployed your application into 
> production, it would imply that these organisations have verified the 
> stability of your software. Has the application been rolled out to 
> production into risk (ideally risk adverse) organisations? Please 
> mention some of these organisations?
> Ministério do Meio Ambiente (Brasil), Ministério da Saúde (Brasil), 
> Fundação Nacional do Índio (Brasil) Agência Brasileira de Inteligência
> - What is the size of the user community? You can often answer this by 
> mentioning downloads, or describing a healthy, busy email list?
> The number of users currently enrolled in the community i3Geo is upper 
> 9,500 people. i3Geo is part of Software Publico Brasil, official 
> repository of the Brazil Government and currently has one mailing list 
> for user and developers
> There is another international mailing list for users hosted by gvSIG 
> Association
> - What is the size of your developer community?
> Now two people makes administrative role of the code at full time. But 
> there are many users who work on partial time like collaborators.
> - Do you have a bug free, stable release?
> Yes. Version 4.6
> - Please discuss the level of testing that your project has gone through.
> All features are tested in Firefox and Internet Explorer before close 
> of a release. In the test phase are released beta versions for be 
> testing by the user community
> After release of a version, the bugs are fixed and the solution 
> distributed in packages of services that can be simply copied to the 
> installation location of the user.
> - How long has the project has had mature code.
> The software had a significant change in architecture in 2010. This 
> date can be consider the maturity date of the actual i3Geo, however, 
> the software was available as GPL in 2006 and joined the Brazilian 
> Public Software Portal in 2007. To be in Software Publico Brazil, had 
> to approved several require and be considered a stable software. So 
> you can consider i3Geo like a stable software since 2007.
> - OSGeo-Live is targeted at applications that people can use rather 
> than libraries. Does the application have a user interface (possibly a 
> command line interface) that a user can interact with? (We do make an 
> exception for Incubated OSGeo Libraries, and will include Project 
> Overviews for these libraries, even if they don't have a user interface.)
> Certainly , i3Geo has a graphical interfaces by 'default', that can be 
> used in Web browsers. Also this interfaces can be personalized 
> afterwards by the users.
> - With around 50 applications installed on OSGeo-Live, us core 
> packagers do not have the time to liaise with every single project 
> email list for each OSGeo-Live release. So we require a volunteer (or 
> two) to take responsibility for liaising between OSGeo-Live and the 
> project's communities. This volunteer will be responsible for ensuring 
> the install scripts and English documentation are updated by someone 
> for each OSGeo-Live release. Also test that the installed application 
> and Quickstart documentation works as expected on release candidate 
> releases of OSGeo-Live. Who will act as the project's liaison person.
> gvSIG Association be liable in OSGeo for coordination regarding this 
> project related to OSGeo-Live and the communities that form. As well 
> as for documentation and updates required for each future release. 
> People that initially will be responsible are: Edmar Moretti and 
> Javier Rodrigo
> - OSGeo-Live is Ubuntu Linux based. Our installation preference is:
> a. Install from UbuntuGIS or DebianGIS
> b. Install .deb files from a PPA
> c. Write a custom install script
> - Can you please discuss how your application will be installed.
>          +
>             With a custom install from a .deb package to download from:
>             http://gvsig-training.com/FilesShare/i3geo_4.6_osgeo.deb
> - OSGeo-Live is memory and disk constrained. Can the application run 
> in 512 Meg of RAM?
> Yes
> - How much disk space will be required to install the application and 
> a suitable example application?
> 92,50 Mb after installed; Install package (.deb) 43,70 Mb
> - We aim to reduce disk space by having all applications make use of a 
> common dataset.
> - We encourage applications to make use of the example datasets 
> already installed:_
> http 
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets>:// 
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets>wiki 
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets>. 
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets>osgeo <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets>. 
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets>org 
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets>/ 
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets>wiki 
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets>/ 
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets>Live 
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets>_ 
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets>GIS 
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets>_ 
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets>Add 
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets>_ 
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets>Project 
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets># 
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets>Example 
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets>_ 
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets>Datasets 
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets>_ If 
> another dataset would be more appropriate, please discuss here. Is it 
> appropriate, to remove existing demo datasets which may already be 
> included in the standard release
> The i3Geo is distributed with a small set of test data but it can use 
> the same data already available in the project.
> - Each OSGeo-Live application requires a Project Overview available 
> under a<http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/>_CC 
> <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/><http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/>By 
> <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/>_ and a Quickstart 
> available under a<http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>_CC 
> <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/><http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>By 
> <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>- 
> <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>SA 
> <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>_ license. (You may 
> release under a second license as well). Will you produce this?
> Yes. We can produce this material using and adapting existing material 
> part. We are also able to provide this documentation (QuickStart and 
> Project Overview) in Portuguese, Spanish and English.
> - In past releases, we have included Windows and Mac installers for 
> some applications. It is likely we won't have space for these in 
> future releases. However, if there is room, would you be wishing to 
> include Windows and/or Mac installers?
> Not applicable because it is a web-based application.
> Best regards,
> Valenty Gonzalez
> gvSIG Association
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Cameron Shorter
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