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

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 11:31:33 PST 2012

I discussed including i3Geo (and other established geo portal 
applications) with Angelos in our last weekly meeting, and we agreed 
that i3Geo would be a valuable contribution to OSGeo-Live.
So I'd like to officially propose that i3Geo be included in OSGeo-Live:
Vote +1 from me.

If we only have positive votes over the next 48 hours, consider this 
proposal as passed and that you can start including i3Geo on OSGeo-Live. 
The only caveat I'll add is that we will need to find enough space to 
fit it in.

On 15/11/12 08:35, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> 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>. 
>> <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
> 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
> http://www.lisasoft.com

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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