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

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 07:28:16 PST 2012

+1 from me too

On 11/23/2012 09:31 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Valenty,
> 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
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Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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