Open Source<br />Possibilities<br />
Viable Option?<br />June 15-16, 2011<br />
Viable Option?<br />June 15-16, 2011<br />Yes<br />
Mapping Ecosystem<br />http://goo.gl/bBm2pcredit to @spara (Sophia Parafina, Infochimps)<br />
Mapping Ecosystem<br />http://goo.gl/bBm2pcredit to @spara (Sophia Parafina, Infochimps)<br />
Mapping Ecosystem<br />http://goo.gl/bBm2pcredit to @spara (Sophia Parafina, Infochimps)<br />
Mapping Ecosystem<br />http://goo.gl/bBm2pcredit to @spara (Sophia Parafina, Infochimps)<br />
Mapping Ecosystem<br />http://goo.gl/bBm2pcredit to @spara (Sophia Parafina, Infochimps)<br />
Mapping Ecosystem<br />http://goo.gl/bBm2pcredit to @spara (Sophia Parafina, Infochimps)<br />
Mapping Ecosystem<br />http://goo.gl/bBm2pcredit to @spara (Sophia Parafina, Infochimps)<br />
Mapping Ecosystem<br />http://goo.gl/bBm2pcredit to @spara (Sophia Parafina, Infochimps)<br />
Mapping Ecosystem<br />http://goo.gl/bBm2pcredit to @spara (Sophia Parafina, Infochimps)<br />
Mapping Ecosystem<br />http://goo.gl/bBm2pcredit to @spara (Sophia Parafina, Infochimps)<br />
Viable Option?<br />June 15-16, 2011<br />Yes<br />
Viable Option?<br />June 15-16, 2011<br />Yes<br />
Reasons<br />*Cited in Open Technology Development, Department of Defense 2011<br />
Need should drive architecture / software solution.<br />Not<br />Architecture / software solution = Result<br />
Overview<br />One question: How many of you believe you’ve heard “more” about open source for GIS recently?<br /><ul><li>I...
Open source business proposition
Opportunities
Challenges
What some states are doing</li></li></ul><li>We’re number 2?<br /><ul><li>Directions podcast from 1/31/11 posed the questi...
There is an emerging business ecosystem</li></li></ul><li>We’re number 2!!!Not an accident that we’re hearing more about i...
Kind of like an open source SDE/Oracle Spatial</li></ul>Brilliant person and excellent public speaker who puts it out ther...
What is open source software?<br />Managed as a project with a team of contributors<br />Source code of software is freely...
The beekeeper analogy<br />Slides from Paul Ramsay, used with permission.<br />
“Creates a virtuous circle”<br />Slides from Paul Ramsay, used with permission.<br />
Open source and proprietary software companies are similar, but different<br />Open Source Corp<br />Proprietary Corp<br /...
There are now companies that provide support and services for geospatial OSS<br />OpenGeo is following the “Red Hat model”...
Many commercial companies employ open source<br />Google<br />Linux in its web farms<br />Amazon<br />The Xen virtual mach...
Opportunities<br />Scalability<br />Was crucial for the National Broadband Map<br />Slides from Paul Ramsay, used with per...
Opportunities<br />Release cycles<br />New features can be added more quickly<br />Learon’s/DoD’s point: “Agility/Flexibil...
Challenges<br />Meaningful quote at the conference:<br />“Free is the least important word in FOSS4G”<br />(FOSS4G = Free ...
Challenges<br />Picking your tools<br />It’s a large marketplace<br />Server, desktop, DB, client framework, caching, ETL,...
So what’s going on with FOSS4G in the NSGIC community?<br />Massachusetts, Oklahoma and New Jersey<br />Any others?<br />T...
Massachusetts<br />What are you doing?<br />Powers OGC compliant web services<br />Including consumable public services co...
Massachusetts<br />Why did you do it?<br />Adopted OGC API over 10 years ago<br />In 2001, ArcIMS was not up to task of af...
Massachusetts<br />Any advice to offer?<br />Support exists, but finding it and becoming familiar with the new model takes...
Oklahoma<br />What are you doing?<br />Powers the OKMaps clearinghouse<br />Catalog, data viewer, consumable OGC web servi...
Oklahoma<br />Why did you do it?<br />Reduce licensing costs<br />Original project was grant funded, no budget for mainten...
Oklahoma<br />Any advice to offer?<br />“Although one may avoid licensing costs, there are still significant costs”<br />N...
New Jersey<br />What are you doing?<br />OGC web services (WMS, WFS) to power a variety of  agency applications & Publish ...
New Jersey<br />Why did you do it?<br />Fill in some gaps in the Esri product offerings<br />Robust OGC support<br />JavaS...
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Presentation on "Open Source Possibilities" for geospatial to NSGIC 2011 annual conference in Boise, ID. Presented by Michael Terner, AppGeo and Learon Dalby, Sanborn.

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  1. 1. Open Source<br />Possibilities<br />
  2. 2. Viable Option?<br />June 15-16, 2011<br />
  3. 3. Viable Option?<br />June 15-16, 2011<br />Yes<br />
  4. 4. Mapping Ecosystem<br />http://goo.gl/bBm2pcredit to @spara (Sophia Parafina, Infochimps)<br />
  5. 5. Mapping Ecosystem<br />http://goo.gl/bBm2pcredit to @spara (Sophia Parafina, Infochimps)<br />
  6. 6. Mapping Ecosystem<br />http://goo.gl/bBm2pcredit to @spara (Sophia Parafina, Infochimps)<br />
  7. 7. Mapping Ecosystem<br />http://goo.gl/bBm2pcredit to @spara (Sophia Parafina, Infochimps)<br />
  8. 8. Mapping Ecosystem<br />http://goo.gl/bBm2pcredit to @spara (Sophia Parafina, Infochimps)<br />
  9. 9. Mapping Ecosystem<br />http://goo.gl/bBm2pcredit to @spara (Sophia Parafina, Infochimps)<br />
  10. 10. Mapping Ecosystem<br />http://goo.gl/bBm2pcredit to @spara (Sophia Parafina, Infochimps)<br />
  11. 11. Mapping Ecosystem<br />http://goo.gl/bBm2pcredit to @spara (Sophia Parafina, Infochimps)<br />
  12. 12. Mapping Ecosystem<br />http://goo.gl/bBm2pcredit to @spara (Sophia Parafina, Infochimps)<br />
  13. 13. Mapping Ecosystem<br />http://goo.gl/bBm2pcredit to @spara (Sophia Parafina, Infochimps)<br />
  14. 14. Viable Option?<br />June 15-16, 2011<br />Yes<br />
  15. 15. Viable Option?<br />June 15-16, 2011<br />Yes<br />
  16. 16. Reasons<br />*Cited in Open Technology Development, Department of Defense 2011<br />
  17. 17. Need should drive architecture / software solution.<br />Not<br />Architecture / software solution = Result<br />
  18. 18. Overview<br />One question: How many of you believe you’ve heard “more” about open source for GIS recently?<br /><ul><li>If yes, speculate on why
  19. 19. Open source business proposition
  20. 20. Opportunities
  21. 21. Challenges
  22. 22. What some states are doing</li></li></ul><li>We’re number 2?<br /><ul><li>Directions podcast from 1/31/11 posed the question</li></ul>“Podcast: Are Esri and Open Source Solutions the Only Options?”<br />AdenaSchutzberg & Joe Francica discussed state of the market in response to a reader’s comment<br /><ul><li>There is increased maturity of the tools
  23. 23. There is an emerging business ecosystem</li></li></ul><li>We’re number 2!!!Not an accident that we’re hearing more about it now<br /><ul><li>It’s being put to use in high profile, meaningful ways</li></li></ul><li>So what is this business ecosystem?<br /><ul><li>Paul Ramsay educates us on the business of OSS</li></ul>Senior employee of OpenGeo<br />One of the key authors of the PostGIS software<br /><ul><li>Geospatial info in the database
  24. 24. Kind of like an open source SDE/Oracle Spatial</li></ul>Brilliant person and excellent public speaker who puts it out there in plain terms<br />Several of the following slides were presented at the recent FOSS4G conference, and are used with permission<br />
  25. 25. What is open source software?<br />Managed as a project with a team of contributors<br />Source code of software is freely available<br />Software license often allows free deployment<br />Slides from Paul Ramsay, used with permission.<br />
  26. 26. The beekeeper analogy<br />Slides from Paul Ramsay, used with permission.<br />
  27. 27. “Creates a virtuous circle”<br />Slides from Paul Ramsay, used with permission.<br />
  28. 28. Open source and proprietary software companies are similar, but different<br />Open Source Corp<br />Proprietary Corp<br />They both need to serve customers and make money<br />The intellectual property comes from different places<br />Slides from Paul Ramsay, used with permission.<br />
  29. 29. There are now companies that provide support and services for geospatial OSS<br />OpenGeo is following the “Red Hat model”<br />Insurance: That if something is broken, some entity will help get it fixed; you can obtain support<br />Assurance: That there is knowledge and expertise to assist you with deploying and solving problems with these tools<br />Slides from Paul Ramsay, used with permission.<br />
  30. 30. Many commercial companies employ open source<br />Google<br />Linux in its web farms<br />Amazon<br />The Xen virtual machine environment<br />85 of 135 third-party libraries are OSS<br />Under 18 different OSS licenses<br />Slides from Paul Ramsay, used with permission.<br />
  31. 31. Opportunities<br />Scalability<br />Was crucial for the National Broadband Map<br />Slides from Paul Ramsay, used with permission.<br />
  32. 32. Opportunities<br />Release cycles<br />New features can be added more quickly<br />Learon’s/DoD’s point: “Agility/Flexibility/Faster Delivery”<br />You can pay for a feature<br />Incremental improvements through releases<br />10.0<br />9.0<br />8.0<br />Versions<br />7.0<br />6.0<br />
  33. 33. Challenges<br />Meaningful quote at the conference:<br />“Free is the least important word in FOSS4G”<br />(FOSS4G = Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial)<br />Free does not mean that there are no costs<br />You can/should pay for support<br />There are costs in training staff<br />Etc.<br />
  34. 34. Challenges<br />Picking your tools<br />It’s a large marketplace<br />Server, desktop, DB, client framework, caching, ETL, etc.<br />Many projects<br />Many companies<br />What do you need?<br />How does it all fit together?<br />
  35. 35. So what’s going on with FOSS4G in the NSGIC community?<br />Massachusetts, Oklahoma and New Jersey<br />Any others?<br />Three questions<br />What are you doing?<br />Why did you do it?<br />Any advice to offer?<br />PS: None of these states has abandoned Esri<br />
  36. 36. Massachusetts<br />What are you doing?<br />Powers OGC compliant web services<br />Including consumable public services consistent with state’s overall services oriented architecture<br />Consumed by wide variety of public and agency applications<br />Including Oliver & Morris, public facing viewers<br />
  37. 37. Massachusetts<br />Why did you do it?<br />Adopted OGC API over 10 years ago<br />In 2001, ArcIMS was not up to task of affordably publishing 100+ OGC compliant map services<br />Have viewed OSS as a supplement, not a replacement for Esri technology<br />
  38. 38. Massachusetts<br />Any advice to offer?<br />Support exists, but finding it and becoming familiar with the new model takes some time<br />Ensure you have access to adequate technical support via consultants and/or staff for configuration and deployment<br />
  39. 39. Oklahoma<br />What are you doing?<br />Powers the OKMaps clearinghouse<br />Catalog, data viewer, consumable OGC web services<br />
  40. 40. Oklahoma<br />Why did you do it?<br />Reduce licensing costs<br />Original project was grant funded, no budget for maintenance<br />Ability to “clone this clearinghouse” and provide to counties so they can help feed the state system<br />Not yet, however <br />
  41. 41. Oklahoma<br />Any advice to offer?<br />“Although one may avoid licensing costs, there are still significant costs”<br />Need for staff expertise<br />Good professional partner<br />OSS is under constant development, important to stay current on releases<br />
  42. 42. New Jersey<br />What are you doing?<br />OGC web services (WMS, WFS) to power a variety of agency applications & Publish data to The National Map<br />Web application front-end is OpenLayers; backend is EsriArcGIS Server REST/cached base map<br />OGC compliant orthophoto services<br />Via a LizardTech Express Server<br />
  43. 43. New Jersey<br />Why did you do it?<br />Fill in some gaps in the Esri product offerings<br />Robust OGC support<br />JavaScript development before release of REST API<br />Supplement existing Esri infrastructure<br />Comfortable with a heterogeneous environment<br />
  44. 44. New Jersey<br />Any advice to offer?<br />When you venture into OSS, understand the release cycle and model<br />Daily builds are available and sometimes have something you want<br />But can be less stable<br />
  45. 45. Conclusion<br />It’s continuing to mature<br />Quality of tools<br />Business ecosystem<br />It’s adding value<br />To both government and business<br />We’re likely to be seeing more of it, not less<br />
  46. 46. Questions?<br />Michael Terner<br />mgt@appgeo.com<br />@MT_AppGeo<br />LearonDalby<br />ldalby@sanborn.com<br />@learondalby<br />

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