[OSGeo-Standards] OSGEO glossary in google spreadsheet...

rplews at tc211tmg.org rplews at tc211tmg.org
Sun Oct 20 17:52:02 PDT 2019

hello Cameron, 

the name of the group is really what you and your fellow OSGEO
colleagues feel best conveys the work of the group. in ISO"
terminology" is used, but also "vocabulary" is an often heard. in our
group, i think for historical reasons we used "terminology." over the
close to 20 years the group has been active, i think there have been a
number of new fields of study or advances in IT which as given rise to
other names.  in tc211 our glossary is an "output" product of the
terminology repository, to which our members then add translations for
the terms.  from the work that has taken place over the years, i
guess i am more familiar with "terminology" and how we have been using
it in tc211.  

as for the location of the wiki page, i am not really familiar with
OSGEO projects. after you have found a place for the group i will
start to add those items mentioned earlier.  just let me know the
location. if we need a group authorized before the page is created
then the current location can be used as content may be helpful as
background to the authorization process/requirements. it can always be

thank you,


----- Original Message -----
 "Cameron Shorter" <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>

"Reese W. Plews" <rplews at gmail.com>
"standards at lists.osgeo.org" <standards at lists.osgeo.org>
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 09:14:15 +1100
Re: [OSGeo-Standards] OSGEO glossary in google spreadsheet...

Hi Reese, my thinking on where to put the OSGeo Glossary page has
moved.I don't think it should be a subproject of OSGeoLive (and hence
fit under the OSGeoLive trac wiki) but rather should stand alone with
its own OSGeo Committee status.
This would mean creating a new committee page, which links in
under: https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Main_Page [1]
I'm interested in your thoughts on what we should call our committee.
Options I'd consider would be:
"OSGeo Glossary Committee"
"OSGeo Lexicon Committee"
something else? 
This would lead to us setting up a head wiki page like:
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Glossary_Committee [2] 

For guidelines on running a committee, you can have a look at:
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Committee_Guidelines [3]
Also, have a look at how some of the other committee pages are set up,
as linked from:
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Main_Page [4]  

Cheers, Cameron

On Sun, 20 Oct 2019 at 20:50, Reese W. Plews <rplews at gmail.com [5]>

hello Felicity and Cameron,

 i have finished updating what i thought were the terms in the
 spreadsheet you made available in google docs earlier this month.

 i have made a copy (you can see at the bottom of the sheet -

 this brings in the terminology entries that we have in ISO which
 closely or identically matches those terms identified from the main

 a lot of the entries are abbreviations and some type of category
 should be added to those. is it is an organization, etc. a number of
 the entries were software specific, relating to a software platform
 data format.

 Cameron has created a glossary page on the OSGEO Live trac site. i
 have not had time yet to place some items there but want to use it to
 document some of the earlier email discussions. Ron's proposal ideas
 for how OSGEO could have a terminology management group and comments
 by Bruce Bannerman and others in earlier emails should be added to
 trac page.

 i hope this is helpful to show some of the entries. happy to discuss


Cameron Shorter

Technology Demystifier
Open Technologies and Geospatial Consultant

M +61 (0) 419 142 254


[1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Main_Page
[2] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Glossary_Committee
[3] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Committee_Guidelines
[4] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Main_Page
[5] mailto:rplews at gmail.com

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