[QGIS-Developer] Integration of Zoo and QGIS

Paolo Cavallini cavallini at faunalia.it
Tue Oct 1 05:48:49 PDT 2019

Exciting news, thanks Gerald.
Please keep us updated.

On 1 October 2019 15:32:49 EEST, "Gérald Fenoy" <gerald.fenoy at geolabs.fr> wrote:
>Dear Tim and Dear QGIS devs,
>I am sorry that the information came out so early cause I had hectic
>weeks planned after this year's FOSS4G with no time to answer this
>email which is very important to me.
>Anyway, I would like to announce my interest in pushing this idea of
>integrating the ZOO-Project ahead and, would like to participate in a
>call for discussing this further.
>I noticed that you listed all the available options that we have
>discussed during the FOSS4G event and, clearly shown the advantages of
>using the ZOO-Project by the addition of multiple available services.
>Still, I would like to add that the ZOO-Project is also able now to run
>remotely OrfeoToolBox applications on HPC. Hence, we can also imagine
>that this support (or any future support for remote execution like this
>one) can also be available from QGIS itself after the integration work
>has been done. In addition to existing services, we can also mention
>that developers will be able to implement their new services or
>integrate their existing algorithms in every supported programming
>On the other hand, in case we have the 3 points implemented, I would
>like to insist on the fact that it would mean that any time you
>implement a service to be run from within your local QGIS it will then
>be available with no modification on your QGIS Server too. In my
>opinion, this is the key point of the integration idea.
>I was aware of the QGIS Server WPS implementation and, I would be very
>happy to collaborate with 3LIZ and, other people working on it when
>handling this work.
>I hope to hear back from you and, we can have the call setup despite my
>latency in answering this email.
>Best regards,
>Gérald Fenoy
>gerald.fenoy at geolabs.fr
>Futur Building I
>1280, avenue des Platanes
>34970 Lattes
>Phone: +33 (0) 4 67 43 09 95
>Cellular : +33 (0) 6 70 08 25 39
>> Le 2 sept. 2019 à 21:27, Tim Sutton <tim at kartoza.com> a écrit :
>> Dear QGIS devs
>> During the FOSS4G I had a nice catch up with Gérald Fenoy from the
>ZOO project. He had some interesting suggestions about integrating ZOO
>and QGIS. The benefit? The addition of many more processing algorithms
>to our collection. There are different alternatives we could look into
>but the main interesting ideas I think are:
>> 1. Exposing QGIS 3 Server as a WPS server, making all the algorithms
>available in WPS via ZOO. I remember 3LIZ was working on WPS support in
>v2 but I dont know what the state of WPS options in QGIS 3 is.
>> 2. Using ZOO as a WPS client in QGIS and wrapping the algorithms we
>find as local processing algs.
>> 3. Potentially using ZOO as a WPS server running locally and exposing
>the algs they support to the processing framework
>> Is anybody interested in pursuing the idea of ZOO integration? Would
>you like to join us for a call to better understand the possibilities?
>If so please let me know and I will set up a call.
>> Regards
>> Tim
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>> Tim Sutton
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>> I'd love to connect. Here's my calendar link to make finding time
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