[Live-demo] Are there opportunities to collaborate in the GIS Portal market?

Peter Baumann p.baumann at jacobs-university.de
Wed Nov 21 14:06:40 PST 2012

(resending after bounce)


sure, adding in our 2 cents for rasdaman:

- purpose: geo raster server with analytics engine
- specifics:
     scalability proven: 10^7 B under operational conditions, 10^9 B being 
     multidimensionality: proven with 1D, 2D, 3D, 4D, 5D, ...
     implements OGC WCS 2.0, WCPS, WPS, WMS simultaneously (candidate reference 
implementation for WCS and WCPS)
     PostGIS, deegree, GDAL, MapServer integration; R under work

...from the latter it is already clear that rasdaman embeds into geo service 
orchestrations. For example, GeoServer and MyGeoCloud are something where I see 
a nice fit, but my feeling is that there is more.


On 11/14/2012 11:11 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:

    As we are are planning for our next OSGeo-Live 6.5 release, we are now
    seeing a number geospatial portal applications which all seem to be doing
    roughly the same thing, and are being developed independently of each other.
    (see list below)

    It seems to be a crowded market space which would be daunting for purchasers
    looking to find the right project, and which I expect would benefit from a
    level of consolidation.

    I'd like to hear thoughts from stakeholders in each of these projects.
    Am I missing something here, what is unique about your specific project?
    Are there opportunities for collaboration? Merging of functionality between
    projects often has an effort cost up front, but pays off long term as you
    share developers and sponsors across one codebase instead of two.

    Spatial portal I'm aware of:


        a local place based wiki software. 
        Contact: Philip Neustrom 

        a python framework for building geo websites, it's what localwiki is
        built on. Maybe we can copy the existing tutorial which in RST. 
        Contact: Justin Bronn 

        A packaged stack of PostGIS/GeoServer/GeoNetwork. It's primary goal is
        to let users upload data sets, fill out minimal metadata, then allow it
        all to be remixed in web maps and shared out viaWMS, WFS, Tiles, etc. 
        As of May 2012, requires a custom GeoServer 
        Contact: ?, Being developed by OpenGeo 

        EasySDI is a simple and ready-to-use solution to deploy a Spatial Data
        Infrastructure (SDI) based on ISO/OGC standards. The solution is
        particularly designed for setting up discovery, view and download
        services in a securized environement with rights management and
        multilingual support. 
        Contact: Xavier Merour 

        web authoring tool configurator for GIS projects, based on
        Mapserver/OpenLayers. Applied for OSGeo incubation,
        Contact: Roberto Starnini 

        i3Geo allows the creation of interactive maps on the Web and
        dissemination of data through OGC services and download of data 
        Contact: Valenty Gonzalez 

    Cartaro GIS CMS
        Geospatial CMS based upon Drupal, PostGIS, GeoServer, GeoWebCache and
        Contact: Patric Hafner 

          Current OSGeo-Live Web Portals

        A browser based mapping framework for displaying distributed
        cartographic data. It is particularly useful for managing spatial and
        non-spatial data within county, city and municipal offices (from which
        GeoMoose originated). 
        Contact: Bob Basques 

        Geomajas is an extensible web mapping framework which seamlessly
        integrates powerful server side algorithms into the web browser. 
        Contact: Pieter De Graef 

        Web based geoportal framework to publish, register, view, navigate,
        monitor and grant secure access to spatial data infrastructure services. 
        Contact: Astrid Emde 

    Cameron Shorter
    Geospatial Solutions Manager
    Tel: +61 (0)2 8570 5050
    Mob: +61 (0)419 142 254

    Think Globally, Fix Locally
    Geospatial Solutions enhanced with Open Standards and Open Source

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Dr. Peter Baumann
  - Professor of Computer Science, Jacobs University Bremen
    mail: p.baumann at jacobs-university.de
    tel: +49-421-200-3178, fax: +49-421-200-493178
  - Executive Director, rasdaman GmbH Bremen (HRB 26793)
    www.rasdaman.com, mail: baumann at rasdaman.com
    tel: 0800-rasdaman, fax: 0800-rasdafax, mobile: +49-173-5837882
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