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

Valenty Gonzalez vgonzalez at gvsig.com
Wed Nov 14 14:39:52 PST 2012

Thanks a lot Cameron.

We will review the another mail.



El 14/11/12 17:05, Cameron Shorter escribió:
> Valenty,
> 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>.
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>> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets>.
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>> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets>/
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>> <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
> Geospatial Solutions Manager
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