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