[SoC] GSoC project idea

Vreixo González vreixo at gmail.com
Fri Apr 19 15:16:56 PDT 2013

Hello Anne,

It's very exciting and nice to know that OSgeo is willing to accept my
project. I have sent one mail to OTP community asking for potential mentors
and, when application period opens, I will submit my project through OSgeo.

Best regards,

Vreixo González

2013/4/19 Anne Ghisla <a.ghisla at gmail.com>

> On Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:00:21 +0200
> Vreixo González <vreixo at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> Hello Vreixo,
> > I'm an undergraduate student from Spain and I want to participate in
> > GSoC improving OTP Android client written by Sean Barbeau (
> > https://github.com/CUTR-at-USF/OpenTripPlanner-for-Android/wiki) and
> > this will be my grade final project. Also I want to deploy one
> > OpenTripPlanner server in Coruña to use the application.
> >
> > Here in Coruña (Spain) all apps for transit are really basic
> > and annoying so when I found OpenTripPlanner, the idea of deploy it
> > here was very exciting. Also I think that a mobile client that works
> > well and with a nice and complete UI will be really useful for the
> > project (at the moment this android client has some great things like
> > the option to use any server and beautiful UI, the problems are that
> > app it's basic and it crashes everytime I try to do something with
> > it). I would like to implement some more advance features like real
> > time alerts, favourite trips, view live map of your trip, etc. I have
> > wrote to Mr. Barbeau and he told me that no one is working at the
> > project now and development has been stopped, so I thought that was a
> > good chance.
> >
> > http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OpenTripPlanner
> >
> > I didn't wrote here before, because I have not found OpenTripPlanner
> > in between OSgeo projects, so at the beginning I wrote to OSM to see
> > if my summer work could be accepted with them under OSgeo umbrella,
> > as it uses and is based on OSM data to work and to visualization (at
> > least with mobile app and with the server that I intend to deploy)
> > and I found it interesting .
> Yes, OTP is not listed on OSGeo/guest projects, but as the project is
> based on OSM data and is within the scope of geospatial open source
> software, I am willing to accept it under OSGeo umbrella.
> > Now I'm writing here because in OSM development list I only have
> > received one reply saying that OSM won't be on summer of code and
> > when I have answered him, asking if it won't be possible under OSgeo
> > I didn't get any more replies. This was ten days ago when period to
> > discuss with communities began. I also have tried on IRC and people
> > was not sure about this project relation with OSM and only one person
> > told me to write my idea on the wiki, what I did (
> >
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/2013/Project_Ideas
> > ).
> >
> > As I didn't see any activity regarding my project in OSM, no
> > discussions about it or any interest on it  I have wrote to
> > OpenTripPlanner community and they encouraged me to submit it
> > directly through OSgeo. So, I would like to know if it would be
> > better (and possible) to present it with OSgeo.
> From my side I welcome you to apply under OSGeo as soon as the
> application period begins (22nd of April).
> Our next task will be to find one or two mentors for the idea.
> As I read on OTP dev list, some developers are willing to help you
> testing your code, but are not available to be full time mentors.
> On OSGeo side, I don't know who could be an effective mentor, but if
> anyone reading the list is available, please speak up!
> I suggest you to write again to OTP list, to confirm that OSGeo is open
> to accept your application on Melange, and to ask for a potential
> mentor.
> The important point is that you have a fair amount of support from one
> or more developers when you are stuck or have doubts on how to proceed.
> > Thank you very much,
> >
> > Vreixo González
> All the best!
> Anne
> OSGeo GSoC Admin
> --
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Aghisla
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