[Live-demo] Submit New Project - MapIgniter2

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Nov 26 10:28:14 PST 2015

Hi Marco,
It sounds like you have the start of a good project.
However, my feeling is that has not yet reached the maturity of the 
other projects we have on OSGeo-Live.
In particular, we help new users answer the questions:
* What good open source GIS projects are out there?
* What is everyone else using?

What I suggest working on is getting a stronger answer to the second 
Aim to build up a community behind your project.
Look to get your project used by many organisations.
Aim to attract developers from these organisations.
I know this is a tough ask, and often takes years to attract such a 
But attracting a community is the true test of whether a project is 
valuable or not.

Apache has a good page about building a community which might be worth a 

On 26/11/2015 6:39 am, Marco Afonso wrote:
> Hello Alex,
> Thank you for your reply.
> Follows the MapIgniter application request to integrate OSGeo Live. As 
> we can see, this is a very recent project but with very good 
> technological background to evolve and specially satisfy user needs.
> I hope it can be accepted. If work has to be done, I'm on it!
> Cheers,
> Marco
> *Please describe your application.
> What is its name?*
> It's name is MapIgniter2. The name came from previous release, where 
> it was based on CodeIgniter PHP framework.
> *What is the home page URL?*
> The project's home is hosted on GitHub at 
> https://github.com/taviroquai/mapigniter2
> *Which OSI approved Open Source Licence is used?*
> It uses the MIT license.
> *What does the application do and how does it add value to the 
> GeoSpatial stack of software?*
> MapIgniter is a GeoCMS which combines web mapping features with 
> Content Management System (CMS) features. It is a browser-based 
> software, or more commonly refered as a web application. The main 
> purpose of this software is to let users publish Geographic 
> Information on the Internet / Intranet on a free and Open Source 
> platform. Considering that there are other Open Source web mapping 
> platforms, MapIgniter distinguishes it self, and adds value to 
> GeoSpatial stack software, by being powered by cutting edge Javascript 
> and PHP frameworks/libraries, providing the best tools for creating 
> modern web applications.
> *
> *
> *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 software makes use of a subset of OGC standards; currently WMS 
> and WFS. Specific version numbers can be configured by the user. 
> MapIgniter backoffice interface allows to configure these OGC service 
> parameters to be used by OpenLayers 3 (frontend web mapping library).
> *What language is it written in?*
> The default interface language is English. Also includes Portuguese 
> language files. Any idiom can be added later. This is a feature of the 
> PHP Laravel Architecture which is the PHP Framework that powers this 
> software.
> *Which version of the application should be included in the next 
> OSGeo-Live release?*
> MapIgniter2 targets release 1.0 for the next release of OSGeo-Live.
> *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?*
> The number of organisations using MapIgniter2 is unknown. Mainly 
> because this is a very recent software. Although, being MapIgniter 
> built upon Laravel 5.1 and OpenLayers 3, these two frameworks have 
> proven it's success in web development applications it's usage by a 
> number of companies.
> Please see
> Laravel Jobs https://larajobs.com/?partner=5#/
> Openlayers Sponsors http://openlayers.org/sponsors.html
> *Open HUB 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 Open HUB, and Open 
> HUB has been updated to reference the correct code repository(s) for 
> your project. What is the Open HUB URL for your project?*
> The Open Hub URL is https://www.openhub.net/p/mapigniter2
> *What is the size of the user community? You can often answer this by 
> mentioning downloads, or describing a healthy, busy email list?*
> MapIgniter2 has no community yet. The previous release has 10 forks on 
> GitHub, 19 starred and 9 people watching the repository. The Google 
> groups has been some activity since 2012 until April 2015 from several 
> users.
> *What is the size of your developer community?*
> Currently there is one developer.
> *Do you have a bug free, stable release?*
> Not yet.
> *
> *
> *Please discuss the level of testing that your project has gone through.*
> There will be automated tests in soon.
> *How long has the project has had mature code.*
> The project is very recent.
> *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.)*
> Yes the software works on a web browser interface.
> *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.*
> Previous release of MapIgniter was presented to the OSGeo Portuguese 
> community on the 16th November 2012.
> Please see
> http://www.osgeo.org/node/1318
> http://osgeopt.pt/eventos/sasig5.markdown/
> *
> *
> *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.*
> *
> 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.*
> *MapIgniter is a web mapping application based on PHP Laravel 5.1 
> Framework. Laravel framework runs over Apache2 or Nginx web servers. 
> MapIgniter system requirements matches Laravel 5.1 requirements.*
> MapIgniter install procedure is similar to Laravel install procedure. 
> It can be manually installed by using the instructions documented in 
> MapIgniter GitHub repository. Also, there is an install script (linux) 
> that automates the install process. Just enter onto Apache public 
> folder and run from shell curl 
> https://raw.githubusercontent.com/taviroquai/mapigniter2/master/install.sh 
> | sudo sh
> Please see
> Laravel Documentation http://laravel.com/docs/5.1
> Install script 
> https://github.com/taviroquai/mapigniter2/blob/master/install.sh
> *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?*
> Approximately 38 Mbytes.
> *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.*
> Examples datasets provided by OSGeo Live are fine to be used with 
> MapIgniter. Optimum data is with native Web Mercator projection.
> *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?*
> Yes, Windows installer.
> *
> *
> 2015-11-25 17:01 GMT+00:00 Alex Mandel <tech_dev at wildintellect.com 
> <mailto:tech_dev at wildintellect.com>>:
>     On 11/25/2015 08:24 AM, Marco Afonso wrote:
>     > Hi,
>     >
>     > I would like to submit a new project for OSGeo-Live.
>     >
>     > The project in case is MapIgniter2.
>     > Here is the home of the project:
>     https://github.com/taviroquai/mapigniter2
>     >
>     > I would like to know what are the requirements and procedures to be
>     > accepted to integrate OSGeo Live.
>     >
>     >
>     >
>     Marco,
>     Reply to this thread with the answers to the following questions:
>     http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc_Apply
>     The expanded details of adding new projects is documented at:
>     http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project
>     Thanks,
>     Alex
> -- 
> Regards,
> Marco Afonso
> http://goo.gl/ZDtQjm
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