Open Source                        Geospatial                       then and now                               Jeff McKenn...
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Open Source Development          Public access to code improves the quality          Typically bugs are fixed faster    ...
A long, long, long time ago...GISSA Ukubuzana 2012   OSGeo - Professional Open Source
(OK these are “Internet years”)GISSA Ukubuzana 2012   OSGeo - Professional Open Source
So in the year 2000...GISSA Ukubuzana 2012   OSGeo - Professional Open Source
History (around 2000)    GIS desktop vendors (life as usual)    Open Source geospatial projects forming    Attempts to ...
Then around 2005...GISSA Ukubuzana 2012   OSGeo - Professional Open Source
Neogeography (2005+)    Google Earth and Maps API    OpenLayers    Spread of mobile devices    Suddenly the Internet b...
Neogeography (2005+)    User meetings scattered around the world    No global organization    Many projects immatureGIS...
2006  Open Source Geospatial Foundation          http://www.osgeo.orgGISSA Ukubuzana 2012   OSGeo - Professional Open Source
OSGeos Mission               Support and promote                the highest quality                   Open Source         ...
OSGeos Goals    Provide resources for FOSS4G projects:        Infrastructure        Legal                   http://www....
2006                         FOSS4G              http://foss4g.orgGISSA Ukubuzana 2012   OSGeo - Professional Open Source
The FOSS4G Conference    FOSS4G is the global Conference    Seed event for local activities    Outreach and promotion ...
2008                       FOSS4G Cape TownGISSA Ukubuzana 2012      OSGeo - Professional Open Source
FOSS4G Cape Town    550 main conference attendees    270 workshop attendees    Overwhelming success    Local chapter f...
FOSS4G Cape TownGISSA Ukubuzana 2012   OSGeo - Professional Open Source
Benchmarking    Friendly exercise    Every year since 2007    Testing software through the WMS standard    Presented a...
Benchmarking                                                          2011 Sample DataGISSA Ukubuzana 2012   OSGeo - Profe...
Sol Katz Award    Awarded annually by OSGeo    For leadership in the FOSS4G community    Since 2005GISSA Ukubuzana 2012...
Now...GISSA Ukubuzana 2012   OSGeo - Professional Open Source
OSGeo Activities    Support FOSS4G on a global scale    Support local activities and capacities    Facilitate inter-pro...
OSGeos Structure                Charter Members vote                 Board of 9 Directors                   and President ...
OSGeo Committees        Conferences        Finance        Incubation        Marketing        Public geodata        S...
OSGeo Activity  Mailing Lists  Year              Number of   Subscribers     Unique Subscribers                    Lists  ...
Quality Control (OSGeo)    Project Health Inspection        Copyright, licenses, ownership        Development process qu...
Enterprise ready web mapping                       Quantum GIS         Quantum GIS                 OSSIM                  ...
OSGeo Sponsors                                       Sustain the organization                                       Have...
    Local expertise        Vibrant mailing list        Community events     More details are available on the Web:     ...
Education    First African open source geospatial    laboratory (May 2012)        Centre for Geoinformation Science,     ...
So Now...GISSA Ukubuzana 2012   OSGeo - Professional Open Source
Current Industry        Open Source geospatial projects are         mature        Stable non-profit organization       ...
OSGeo Outlook      Foster and support localization of OSGeo       software and groups (Local Chapters)      Promote OSGe...
Industry Outlook      Continued         fast growth      Commercial           Open Source      Decision  makers looking...
My Advice      Investigate        all local expertise      Choose          something that is sustainable        (hint)  ...
Thank you for     being wonderful                             FOSS4G 2013          hosts!                                 ...
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Keynote presentation at the Geo-Information Society of South Africa (GISSA) conference, in Johannesburg, on 2 October 2012. Over 600 attendees from all over Africa.

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  • - where am I from? - Nova Scotia, Canada - primary industries - fisheries - shellfish (lobster), cod, herring, shrimp, haddock, crab and redfish - forestry - Christmas trees (balsam fir/evergreen trees)
  • - where am I from? - Nova Scotia, Canada - primary industries - fisheries - shellfish (lobster), cod, herring, shrimp, haddock, crab and redfish - forestry - Christmas trees (balsam fir/evergreen trees)
  • - MapServer opened 1999 - GDAL 1999 - GRASS uses version control 1999 - QuantumGIS 2002
  • - MapServer opened 1999 - GDAL 1999 - GRASS uses version control 1999 - QuantumGIS 2002
  • - MapServer opened 1999 - GDAL 1999 - GRASS uses version control 1999 - QuantumGIS 2002
  • - MapServer opened 1999 - GDAL 1999 - GRASS uses version control 1999 - QuantumGIS 2002
  • - well attended - 550 main conference - 250 workshops - sponsored by Autodesk. Google
  • Open Source Geospatial: then and now

    1. 1. Open Source Geospatial then and now Jeff McKenna OSGeo BoardGISSA Ukubuzana 2012 – Johannesburg, SA
    2. 2. Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
    3. 3. Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
    4. 4. Open Source Development  Public access to code improves the quality  Typically bugs are fixed faster  Often more secure due to multiple scrutiny  Early adoption of standards  Innovation is easier – and...  Users have full control about what they get  ...and many more advantages.GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    5. 5. A long, long, long time ago...GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    6. 6. (OK these are “Internet years”)GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    7. 7. So in the year 2000...GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    8. 8. History (around 2000)  GIS desktop vendors (life as usual)  Open Source geospatial projects forming  Attempts to use Internet to share data  OGC WMS Standard 1.0GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    9. 9. Then around 2005...GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    10. 10. Neogeography (2005+)  Google Earth and Maps API  OpenLayers  Spread of mobile devices  Suddenly the Internet begins to change industryGISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    11. 11. Neogeography (2005+)  User meetings scattered around the world  No global organization  Many projects immatureGISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    12. 12. 2006 Open Source Geospatial Foundation http://www.osgeo.orgGISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    13. 13. OSGeos Mission Support and promote the highest quality Open Source Geospatial SoftwareGISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    14. 14. OSGeos Goals  Provide resources for FOSS4G projects:  Infrastructure  Legal http://www.osgeo.org   Financial  Promote free and open geospatial data  Create and maintain a quality brand  Create and promote free curriculum  Promote and contribute to standardsGISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    15. 15. 2006 FOSS4G http://foss4g.orgGISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    16. 16. The FOSS4G Conference  FOSS4G is the global Conference  Seed event for local activities  Outreach and promotion  Inter-project communication  Workshops and tutorials  Networking  MeetingGISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    17. 17. 2008 FOSS4G Cape TownGISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    18. 18. FOSS4G Cape Town  550 main conference attendees  270 workshop attendees  Overwhelming success  Local chapter formedGISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    19. 19. FOSS4G Cape TownGISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    20. 20. Benchmarking  Friendly exercise  Every year since 2007  Testing software through the WMS standard  Presented at FOSS4G events  Development teams from Cadcorp, Constellation SDI, ERDAS, ESRI, GeoServer, Mapnik, MapServer, QGISGISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    21. 21. Benchmarking 2011 Sample DataGISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    22. 22. Sol Katz Award  Awarded annually by OSGeo  For leadership in the FOSS4G community  Since 2005GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    23. 23. Now...GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    24. 24. OSGeo Activities  Support FOSS4G on a global scale  Support local activities and capacities  Facilitate inter-project communication  Build a solid market for businesses and users  Interface with industry and business  Support the education of domain experts not «brand-specialists»  Many more...GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    25. 25. OSGeos Structure Charter Members vote Board of 9 Directors and President Officers Officers 25 Officers represent Committees Committees Committees Committees Committees Committees Local Local Chapters Local Foundation Chapters Local Chapters Projects Local Chapters Chapters 147 Charter Members  elected by Membership SponsorsGISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    26. 26. OSGeo Committees  Conferences  Finance  Incubation  Marketing  Public geodata  Systems ArchitectureGISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    27. 27. OSGeo Activity Mailing Lists Year Number of Subscribers Unique Subscribers Lists 2008 106 13323 10410 2009 137 20640 12904 2010 164 27504 15423 2011 183 32109 19471 *2012 189 31601 19160 *as of 2012-10-01 http://lists.osgeo.org/GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    28. 28. Quality Control (OSGeo) Project Health Inspection  Copyright, licenses, ownership  Development process quality  Documentation, tutorials, support  Community functioning  ... More details are available on the Web:  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Incubation GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    29. 29. Enterprise ready web mapping Quantum GIS Quantum GIS OSSIM MapServer UMN GRASS GIS uDig MapServer MapNik Geopublisher gvSIG deegree GeoMajas KOSMO deegree GIS desktop GIS ZOO Project OpenStreetMap MapFish GMT MapGuide OS GDAL/OGR FDO OpenLayers GeoKettle GeoServer Mapbender GeoTools GEOS PostGIS GeoNetwork Viking MetaCRS SpatialLite metadata librariesGISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    30. 30. OSGeo Sponsors  Sustain the organization  Have priority access to conferences and events  Have executive and expert contactsGISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    31. 31.  Local expertise  Vibrant mailing list  Community events More details are available on the Web:  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Africa_Local_ChapterGISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    32. 32. Education First African open source geospatial laboratory (May 2012)  Centre for Geoinformation Science, University of Pretoria  led by Dr Serena CoetzeeGISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    33. 33. So Now...GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    34. 34. Current Industry  Open Source geospatial projects are mature  Stable non-profit organization  Standards, standards, standards  More municipalities and large organizations are adopting Open Source for sharing spatial informationGISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    35. 35. OSGeo Outlook  Foster and support localization of OSGeo software and groups (Local Chapters)  Promote OSGeo & FOSS4G to universities and education  Help organize events  Legal support for software projectsGISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    36. 36. Industry Outlook  Continued fast growth  Commercial Open Source  Decision makers looking for value for their moneyGISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    37. 37. My Advice  Investigate all local expertise  Choose something that is sustainable (hint)  Dont be afraid to ask for help: professional service providers exist  Now is the time!GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source
    38. 38. Thank you for being wonderful FOSS4G 2013 hosts! Nottingham, UK 17-21 September Jeff McKenna Director, Gateway Geomatics www.gatewaygeomatics.com Twitter: mapservingGISSA Ukubuzana 2012 OSGeo - Professional Open Source

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