[Live-demo] Request for inclusion in OSGeo Live

epi massimodisasha at gmail.com
Wed Jun 12 16:24:35 PDT 2013


We (as WHOI and USGS in north east US) are using IRIS intensively for plotting data in our python workflows coming from netcdf dataset.

IRIS in union with PyCSW the Ipython Notebook (already installed in osgeolive 6.5) and other geo-related python libraries (all already installed into osgeolive) 
will allow us to build really powerful workflow .. definitely a big deal for the osgeolive project!
I'm strongly in favor of this addiction.

i'll be happy to provide my contribution to build overview and quickstart as well.


Il giorno 12/giu/2013, alle ore 19:01, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> ha scritto:

> Ian,
> Thanks for your application for IRIS. The project does seem to have much going for it.
> The question I'm still unclear on is whether the project is too specialised for the vast majority of people who pick up OSGeo-Live, and is it seriously used outside of UK Met Office.
> A primary focus on OSGeo-Live is to help new users looking for established OSGeo projects. (A side benefit of helping new users is that we provide a marketing pipeline for the established projects).
> We need to be careful that we don't include every project looking for a community, as it confuses users, which in turn reduces the value of OSGeo-Live for all.
> Based upon your explanation below, it seems that IRIS still would need to attract users from outside the UK Met Office before it could be considered to have an established community?
> Is this something you can talk to? Maybe IRIS would be a better candidate to join OSGeo-Live in a future release?
> On 12/06/2013 6:54 AM, Ian Edwards wrote:
>> Please describe your application. 
>> What is its name? Iris
>> What is the home page URL? http://scitools.org.uk/
>> Which OSI approved Open Source Licence is used? LGPL v3
>> What does the application do and how does it add value to the GeoSpatial stack of software?
>> The Iris python package allows users to work with large multi-dimensional datasets such as those found in the fields of weather and climate science. Iris builds on the semantics and data model from the Climate and Forecasting conventions for NetCDF (CF-NetCDF) which exist to define the metadata within NetCDF files in order to provide a definitive description of each of the data variables including their spatial and temporal properties. CF-NetCDF is being adopted by the OGC as a WCS payload format.  
>> Iris enables users of data from different sources to build applications with powerful extraction, regridding, and display capabilities and export their data to CF compliant NetCDF. The ability to provide data sets of three, four, and higher-dimensions represents a significant expansion of the capabilities of web coverage services which require tooling to generate the data sets.  NetCDF and the CF conventions provide extensive capabilities for multidimensional data , Iris can provide an interface to NetCDF data sets.
>> 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. 
>> This Iris data model follows the CF-NetCDF 1.6 conventions http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/netcdf
>> Current use cases include using Iris to convert data into a format suitable for use with GeoServer to serve slices of multi-dimensional datasets via WMS 1.1.1 and 1.3.0
>> Developers are currently looking at integrating Iris with Zoo-project to allow users to interact with the library via WPS calls.
>> What language is it written in? Python
>> Which version of the application should be included in the next OSGeo-Live release?
>>  - Iris 1.4.0 (https://github.com/SciTools/iris/tags)
>> 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? 
>> Iris was developed by the UK Met Office (metoffice.gov.uk) to provide a more robust, intuitive and standards complaint environment for use across the organisation's research and                               production systems.  The software was released as open source to ensure easy collaboration with partners and external developers are now also contributing to code base.
>> Ohloh provides metrics to help assess the health of a project. Eg: http://adhoc.osgeo.osuosl.org/livedvd/docs/en/metrics.html Could you please ensure that your project is registered with Ohloh, and Ohloh has been updated to reference the correct code repository(s) for your project. What is the Ohloh URL for your project? 
>>   http://www.ohloh.net/p/scitools-iris
>> What is the size of the user community? You can often answer this by mentioning downloads, or describing a healthy, busy email list?
>>    Within the Met Office we have over 250 unique users.  Externally we are in contact with collaborators who also use the software, we would like to use OSGeo Live to increase the user base 
>>  What is the size of your developer community?
>>   The project currently has 5 full time core developers and an additional 3-6 developers.
>> Do you have a bug free, stable release?
>>    Yes, The Met Office has currently deployed the stable 1.4.0 release.
>> Please discuss the level of testing that your project has gone through.
>>    The 1.4.0 release has over 1,200 unit tests.  Each pull request must pass peer-review and Travis CI testing before being merged into the project
>>    e.g. https://travis-ci.org/SciTools/iris/builds/7844677
>> How long has the project has had mature code.
>>   Iris has been considered mature since the 1.0 release in October 2012.
>> 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.)
>>     No, this is a software library
>>     For examples, see: http://scitools.org.uk/iris/docs/latest/gallery.html
>> We give preference to OSGeo Incubated Projects, or Projects which are presented at FOSS4G conferences. If your project is involved in OSGeo Incubation, or has been selected to be presented at FOSS4G, then please mention it.
>>   FOSS4G 2013 Workshop: http://2013.foss4g.org/provisional/workshops#W15
>>   FOSS4G 2013 Presentation: Cartopy and Iris: Open Source Python Tools for Analysis and Visualisation  
>> 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. 
>>    Ian Edwards - ian.edwards [ a t ] metoffice.gov.uk
>> OSGeo-Live is Ubuntu Linux based. Our installation preference is:
>> Install from UbuntuGIS or DebianGIS
>> Install .deb files from a PPA
>> Write a custom install script
>> Can you please discuss how your application will be installed.
>>    We intend to provide a PPA within the timeframe of OSGeo Live 7 development
>>    Currently users install from recipes: https://github.com/SciTools/installation-recipes
>>     Automated Ubuntu install: https://github.com/SciTools/iris/blob/master/.travis.yml
>> 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?
>>    The Iris python code is only 3.3 Mb.  The size of the install will depend on which of the dependencies are already available on OSGeo Live, but the final install will still be small, see: http://scitools.org.uk/iris/docs/latest/installing.html#build-requirements
>>  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://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.
>>    Additional sample data, if required, can be downloaded by the user from the web https://github.com/SciTools/iris-sample-data
>> Each OSGeo-Live application requires a Project Overview available under a CC By and a Quickstart available under a CC By-SA license. (You may release under a second license as well). Will you produce this? 
>>   Yes
>> 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? 
>>   Windows support is still in development we currently have a small Mac user group - we certainly would like to be able to provide both in the future, but probably not on this release.
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