[OSGeo-Standards] OGC Documentation and OSGeo Live

Luis Bermudez lbermudez at opengeospatial.org
Wed Dec 2 07:11:26 PST 2015

Hi Cameron

We also have some material that you might consider including in the OSGeo-Live DVD available at the OGC E-Learning repository. The standards in the repository have a main page that provides an introduction to the standard. See for example:

- https://github.com/opengeospatial/e-learning/blob/master/source/kml/text/basic-main.rst
- https://github.com/opengeospatial/e-learning/blob/master/source/csw/text/main.rst
- https://github.com/opengeospatial/e-learning/blob/master/source/wms/text/basic-main.rst

You can see our deployment here:

As always your comments are much welcomed.

Best Regards

Luis Bermudez, Ph.D.
Executive Director Compliance and E-Learning
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
Skype: bermudez_luis
Twitter: @berdez
Tel: +1 301 760 7323

The OGC: Making Location Count

On Dec 1, 2015, at 5:39 AM, Scott Simmons <ssimmons at opengeospatial.org> wrote:

> Hi Cameron,
> Not quite at the hint point yet… but I expect that we will have some things to review shortly after the New Year.
> Best Regards,
> Scott
>> On Dec 1, 2015, at 1:21 AM, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Scott,
>> Thanks for providing some hints at what is coming. 
>> Are you in a position yet to share plans about your schedule and at what point you would be looking for feedback?
>> Warm regards, Cameron
>> On 1/12/2015 12:27 pm, Scott Simmons wrote:
>>> Dear Cameron,
>>> Thanks for attending the Sydney GeoRabble last night and paying attention to my talk!  As I noted last night, the OGC Membership will continue to develop Standards according to our process and the normative publications will remain in a format that is most compatible with the requirements of our members and alliance partners. However, we are working toward one or more alternative publication “styles” and auxiliary material to assist the broad developer community with implementation of OGC Standards.
>>> We appreciate the offer of including such an alternative publication style in the OSGeo-Live DVD. Given the need to ensure that our documentation directly references OGC and dependent normative resources, it is not practical at this stage to connect the development of the documents to the upcoming OSGeo-Live release. We are happy to discuss at a later stage how we might coordinate as our process matures. In the meantime, we encourage OSGeo and all our partners to provide feedback to us as we release these new formats.
>>> Good seeing you last night.
>>> Best Regards,
>>> Scott
>>> Scott Simmons
>>> Executive Director, Standards Program
>>> Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
>>> tel +1 970 682 1922
>>> mob +1 970 214 9467
>>> ssimmons at opengeospatial.org
>>> The OGC: Making Location Count…
>>> www.opengeospatial.org
>>>> On Nov 30, 2015, at 4:08 AM, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> The OGC Technical Committee technical meeting started today, and I had the great pleasure in meeting many people face-to-face, whom I previously only knew by email address, as well as catch up with many I hadn't seen for years.
>>>> Of relevance to this thread was that Scott Simmons presented on his hopes to make OGC standards much more readable and usable.
>>>> Scott,
>>>> As mentioned, I'm keen to see the OGC documentation to dove-tail with OSGeo-Live documentation.
>>>> In particular, I suggest that the OGC might want to consider using a similar development process to OSGeo-Live, writing a template, then inviting the community to help write the documentation, then applying a review cycle, then offering the docs to be translated.
>>>> Community building process is described here:
>>>> http://cameronshorter.blogspot.com.au/2011/06/memoirs-of-cat-herder-coordinating.html
>>>> Our documentation writing process is here:
>>>> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc#Documentation
>>>> Docs here:
>>>> http://live.osgeo.org/en/overview/overview.html
>>>> Presentation:
>>>> http://live.osgeo.org/en/presentation/index.html#/
>>>> We are in the process of defining what will be included for OSGeo-Live 9.5.
>>>> Maybe for this release we can aim to get one exemplar standard written up, possibly more, which can then be reviewed and refined for future releases, and used as a template for other standards.
>>>> Warm regards,
>>>> Cameron Shorter
>>>> On 23/11/2015 6:18 am, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>>>>> We are starting the build cycle for version 9.5 of the OSGeo-Live [1] DVD/USB/VM which will be released in March 2016, ready for several special events, including FOSS4G-NA, FOSSGIS (Salzburg, Austria), among others.
>>>>> We would like to hear from anyone wishing to add new projects to OSGeo-Live, anyone wishing to extend or add translations, or anyone who has ideas on how we should shape the upcoming release.
>>>>> Key Milestones
>>>>> 11 Jan 2016 All new applications installed, most old applications updated
>>>>> 01 Feb 2016 Feature Freeze (all apps updated)
>>>>> 15 Feb 2016 User Acceptance Test (all apps installed and working)
>>>>> 21 Mar 2016 Final ISO sent to printers
>>>>> About OSGeo-Live
>>>>> OSGeo-live is a Lubuntu based distribution of Geospatial Open Source Software, available via a Live DVD, Virtual Machine and USB. You can use OSGeo-Live to try a wide variety of open source geospatial software without installing anything.
>>>>> [1] http://live.osgeo.org
>>>> -- 
>>>> 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
>> -- 
>> 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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