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Foss4g Portable Gis

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Portable GIS- open source GIS on a USB stick

Portable GIS- open source GIS on a USB stick

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    • 1. Portable GIS: GIS on a USB Stick FOSS4G 2007 Victoria Jo Cook Oxford Archaeology oxford archaeology
    • 2. Introduction
      • Beginners need help
      • Not everyone has the facility/time to install and learn linux
      • Learning curve is steep
      • Mailing lists occasionally intimidating
    • 3. Modus Operandi
      • Make it easy to use,
      • Totally portable,
      • Upgradable,
      • Provide info on learning more
      • Contribute something myself
    • 4. Where to start
      • Gather together programmes that work portably
      • Figure out how to get them to work without requiring difficult set up when the drive letter changes
      • Add a menu system for setting up and use
      • Add documentation on updating, use and where to find more
    • 5. What's on the stick
      • Desktop GIS: GRASS, QGIS
      • Tools: FWTools
      • Web server: XAMPP
      • Databases: Mysql, Postgresql
      • Web mapping: Mapserver, Geoserver, OpenLayers, Mapbender
      OpenLayers
    • 6. My own learning curve
      • Batch files
      • Licensing
    • 7. Problems: PostgreSQL/Postgis
      • Installation of PostgreSQL needs a particular user
      • Difficult to upgrade cleanly
      GRASS
      • Native Windows installation complex and difficult to follow
      • Difficult to upgrade
      • Installation of PostgreSQL needs a particular user
      • Difficult to upgrade
      General
      • Sometimes it just doesn't work!
      • Windows can be locked down to prevent programmes running
    • 8. Ways forward
      • Add new programmes (particularly web-based)‏
      • Update existing programmes
      • Improve documentation
      • Sourceforge/Launchpad
      • Make versions for mac and linux?
    • 9. Where to find it (once it's up)‏ www.archaeogeek.com thehumanjourney.net

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