Open Source Geospatial and  the OSGeo Foundation British Computing Society Geospatial  and Open Source Specialist Groups  ...
Part 1: Introduction
Open source is a development method for software that harnesses the power of distributed peer review and transparency of p...
© Henri Moltke The OpenSource Initiative http://www.opensource.org/ The promise of open source is better quality, higher r...
Open source GIS timeline (based on http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Open_Source_GIS_History)
Support and standards
Current state of play 4.6m lines of code 182 contributors 1,253 person-years $69,000,000 (as of FOSS4G 2007- T Mitchell)
The Open Source Geospatial Stack © Geonetwork
PostgreSQL and PostGIS Example of PostgreSQL/Postgis working together, providing soil information from the California Soil...
Map Servers An example of a basic mapserver-driven website from sandre.eaufrance.fr
Desktop GIS Screenshot of GvSIG showing vector capabilities and attribute data
Web-based GIS Mapfish/OpenLayers powered site from the UNHCR
OpenOffice Base Spatial data from PostgreSQL viewed in OpenOffice Base
Part 2: Case-Study
Commercial archaeology:  A misnomer? Demanding  requirements (lots of data, high-level analytical requirements, difficult ...
Oxford Archaeology: An open approach Open access to data Open standards for file formats Open source software
Opportunity and diversification: Consultancy
Opportunity and diversification: Hardware © Juan Lucas Domínguez Rubio The openmoko phone, with flexible keyboard, showing...
Opportunity and diversification: Software
Part 3: OSGeo
What OSGeo can do for you: Developers <ul><li>Provide resources </li></ul><ul><li>Quality assurance </li></ul><ul><li>Supp...
What OSGeo can do for you: Users <ul><li>Promote the use of open source software in the geospatial industry </li></ul><ul>...
What OSGeo can do for you: FOSS4G
Local chapters for local people The japanese language chapter: providing localisation of OSGeo software
UK local chapter: Now official! <ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a forum for discussion and promotion of open...
Open Source GIS in the UK, 2009 First Open Source GIS UK Conference Centre for Geospatial Science, University of Nottingha...
Thank You! oadigital.net www.osgeo.org wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/United_Kingdom This work is licenced under the Creative Commons...
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    1. 1. Open Source Geospatial and the OSGeo Foundation British Computing Society Geospatial and Open Source Specialist Groups 22 nd January 2009 Joanne Cook Senior IT Support and Development Officer Oxford Archaeology/OA Digital j.cook@ thehumanjourney .net +44 (0)1524 880212
    2. 2. Part 1: Introduction
    3. 3. Open source is a development method for software that harnesses the power of distributed peer review and transparency of process. “ ” © David Erickson The OpenSource Initiative http://www.opensource.org/
    4. 4. © Henri Moltke The OpenSource Initiative http://www.opensource.org/ The promise of open source is better quality, higher reliability, more flexibility, lower cost, and an end to predatory vendor lock-in. “ ”
    5. 5. Open source GIS timeline (based on http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Open_Source_GIS_History)
    6. 6. Support and standards
    7. 7. Current state of play 4.6m lines of code 182 contributors 1,253 person-years $69,000,000 (as of FOSS4G 2007- T Mitchell)
    8. 8. The Open Source Geospatial Stack © Geonetwork
    9. 9. PostgreSQL and PostGIS Example of PostgreSQL/Postgis working together, providing soil information from the California Soil Resources Lab
    10. 10. Map Servers An example of a basic mapserver-driven website from sandre.eaufrance.fr
    11. 11. Desktop GIS Screenshot of GvSIG showing vector capabilities and attribute data
    12. 12. Web-based GIS Mapfish/OpenLayers powered site from the UNHCR
    13. 13. OpenOffice Base Spatial data from PostgreSQL viewed in OpenOffice Base
    14. 14. Part 2: Case-Study
    15. 15. Commercial archaeology: A misnomer? Demanding requirements (lots of data, high-level analytical requirements, difficult working conditions) ...but... financially unattractive to software companies © Oxford Archaeology
    16. 16. Oxford Archaeology: An open approach Open access to data Open standards for file formats Open source software
    17. 17. Opportunity and diversification: Consultancy
    18. 18. Opportunity and diversification: Hardware © Juan Lucas Domínguez Rubio The openmoko phone, with flexible keyboard, showing mobile GIS and GPS capabilities
    19. 19. Opportunity and diversification: Software
    20. 20. Part 3: OSGeo
    21. 21. What OSGeo can do for you: Developers <ul><li>Provide resources </li></ul><ul><li>Quality assurance </li></ul><ul><li>Support use and contribution from the worldwide community </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage communication and cooperation between communities on different language and operating system platforms </li></ul>
    22. 22. What OSGeo can do for you: Users <ul><li>Promote the use of open source software in the geospatial industry </li></ul><ul><li>Make software more accessible to end users </li></ul><ul><li>Promote freely available geodata </li></ul><ul><li>Provide support for the use of OSGeo software in education </li></ul>
    23. 23. What OSGeo can do for you: FOSS4G
    24. 24. Local chapters for local people The japanese language chapter: providing localisation of OSGeo software
    25. 25. UK local chapter: Now official! <ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a forum for discussion and promotion of open source geospatial software in the UK, and provide networking opportunities for developers and users </li></ul><ul><li>Help more UK organisations discover the opportunity of open source geospatial tools, and collate business studies of successful transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Raise awareness of the benefits of public access to geodata in the UK by collating links to sources of legitimate free data </li></ul><ul><li>In addition we would like to work towards the following: </li></ul><ul><li>A fully-featured open access UK SDI </li></ul><ul><li>Someday hosting the FOSS4G conference in the UK </li></ul>
    26. 26. Open Source GIS in the UK, 2009 First Open Source GIS UK Conference Centre for Geospatial Science, University of Nottingham 22nd June 2009 http://www.opensourcegis.org.uk/
    27. 27. Thank You! oadigital.net www.osgeo.org wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/United_Kingdom This work is licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/uk/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California 94105, USA. Joanne Cook Senior IT Support and Development Officer Oxford Archaeology/OA Digital [email_address] +44 (0)1524 880212

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