[Live-demo] GSOC 2016

sarthak agarwal sarthak0415 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 11:42:19 PST 2016

Thank you for the reply Cameron.

I will try to read all the previous mail related to this project from
archives and try to make sense out of by them.
I will get back to you by tomorrow with my revised understanding and doubts.

Meanwhile any help from the community will be highly appreciated.


On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 12:57 AM, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Hi Sarthak,
> You will like get better answers to your question by going to the
> OSGeo-Live email list.
> Re clarity on what is required for this project, no need to apologise, as
> I think that we in the OSGeo-Live community need to provide the clarity to
> ourselves. I'm hoping Massimo will respond with some suggestions.
> Warm regards, Cameron
> On 12/03/2016 6:22 am, sarthak agarwal wrote:
> Thanks for the reply Cameron.
> I read the blog and last year's proposal
> <http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/proposal/public/google/gsoc2015/massimo_di_stefano/5643440998055936> and
> what I understood from it is -
> 1. "Create a notebook for OSgeo live (I am not very sure which all topics
> will be covered in the notebook)."
> 2. The project has already started last year and I have to add more topics
> to it (Correct me if I am wrong).
> 3. The notebook will contain description of the dataset and some kind of
> code
> Right Now my understanding is pretty vague, sorry for that.
> Can you please elaborate the idea so that I have a clearer picture of what
> is needed in the project. And also what will be the scope of the project
> (GSOC)?
> Would you like me to do any qualification task to back my technical
> skills, I'll be happy to do it.
> On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 11:10 PM, Cameron Shorter <
> <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello Sarthak,
>> I'm CCing the other OSGeo-Live mentor, Massimo.
>> I suggest you also CC our email list: <Live-demo at lists.osgeo.org>
>> Live-demo at lists.osgeo.org.
>> The current OSGeo-Live proposal builds upon last year's work from Massimo.
>> Over the last couple of days, Massimo and I have been debating the focus
>> of Notebooks, and I'll ask Massimo to describe his suggestion to you.
>> For me, I think the core of OSGeo-Live is to provide tools which make it
>> easy for other developers to demonstrate their applications, and to do this
>> in a way that is easy to maintain long term. Background here:
>> http://cameronshorter.blogspot.com.au/2011/06/memoirs-of-cat-herder-coordinating.html
>> Notebooks, once adopted, should help with that.
>> Other areas which would help include:
>> * Setting up a process which makes translation easier
>> * Improving packaging, in particular of java applications within a debian
>> based environment
>> These last two ideas possibly won't qualify for GSoC sponsorship (which
>> is about coding)
>> Warm regards,
>> Cameron
>> (Feel free to CC the osgeolive email list in your response)
>> On 11/03/2016 1:53 am, sarthak agarwal wrote:
>>>  Hello devs,
>>> Myself Sarthak currently working under Dr. KS Rajan as a research
>>> student in Spatial Informatics Lab, IIIT hyderabad . I am currently working
>>> in spatial databases by optimizing the performance of mongoDb for spatial
>>> databases. Previously i have worked on Billboard placement optimization
>>> problem(using QGIS) and with pgRouting as a part of my previous GSOC
>>> project. I also published a paper @FOSS4G south korea last year where I
>>> came to know more about OSGEO live and since then I am using it.
>>> I am an open source enthusiast and likes to contribute to our OSGEO
>>> community. I am interested in working with OsGeo Live as a part of GSOC
>>> project.
>>> I looked at the wiki page but couldn't get any good insight of the
>>> project. Could you please give a brief description of the project so that I
>>> can pitch my ideas on it.
>>> Can someone please guide me in the same direction. Attached is my resume.
>>> Regards,
>>> Sarthak Agarwal
>>> Btech and Ms by research in Spatial Informatics
>>> International Institute Of Information Technology ,Hyderabad
>> --
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> --
> Cameron Shorter,
> Software and Data Solutions Manager
> LISAsoft
> Suite 112, Jones Bay Wharf,
> 26 - 32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009
> P +61 2 9009 5000,  W www.lisasoft.com,  F +61 2 9009 5099
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