OSGeo Incubation the Start of Something Spatial


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Introduction to the Open Source GeoSpatial Foundation. We review what software foundation (especially industry specific software foundations) are for and how they can help you as a developer. The OSGeo foundation is here to promote mapping, and collaborates with a range of organisations.

In addition to supporting *all* open source mapping, OSGeo recommends projects that have joined the foundation and gone through an incubation process. This process provides the project with an OSGeo badge and the presentation covers what that means to users, the project developers, and finally the foundation.

As an example check out the projects that have completed incubation.

We explore the incubation checklist, and talk about what the incubation committee is looking for at each stage. And have a list of projects currently in incubation.

Consider adding mapping to your next project we are here to help,

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OSGeo Incubation the Start of Something Spatial

  1. 1. OSGeo Incubation - starting something spatialhttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 1
  2. 2. Welcome• Jody Garnett • LISAsoft OSGeo Foundation Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne Eclipse Location Tech (Australia)• GeoTools, GeoServer, uDig • Systems Integration Hardware, Mobile, GIShttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 2
  3. 3. OSGeo• Open Source Geospatial Foundation• Mission: To support the collaborative development of open source geospatial software, and promote its widespread use.• Non-Profit, Vendor Neutral• International• Open Education, Open Datahttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 3
  4. 4. Presentation Overview• Foundation• OSGeo Badge & • Current OSGeo Projects• Incubation Checklist • Incubation Projects• OSGeo Foundation • Communication and Collaborationhttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 4
  5. 5. Open Source Geospatial Foundation We are here to help and we are not alone!http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 5
  6. 6. Are you Lonely• OSGeo Foundation offers •A community of your peers • People who understand you! • Great cross project code sprints• Assistance in building community • Marketting to help you find users • Incubation can help with Open Developmenthttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 6
  7. 7. Are you threatened?• Foundations offer some safety • Incubation review to check your code is in the clear • OSGeo has healthy body of prior art• An area where we collaborate with other foundations: • Our focus is on fostering spatial software and promoting use • We are not a strict “IP” machinehttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 7
  8. 8. Are you confused?• OSGeo has a range of mapping experts • Helpful, engaging and educational • Great for collaboration on tough problems• Do the mapping experts make you more confused? • Wide range of developers can help translate “expert” advice• If you are confused how do you know you are confused?http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 8
  9. 9. Are you broke?• OSGeo participation is free • Sign up to an email list or committee and get involved! • Charter members are nominated yearly • Board members are voted on by Charter membershttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 9
  10. 10. Who Pays?• We would like to thank our Sponsors!http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 10
  11. 11. Want to get back to coding?• Perfect - Foundations are here to help with everything else • Lonely: Community • Threatened: Protection • Confused: Experts available (and developers to translate) • Broke: OSGeo Participation is free • Funded: Through Sponsorshiphttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 11
  12. 12. We are not alone• locationtech.org • incubator.apache.org/sis• Eclipse Foundation • Apache Foundation Spatial LocationTech Industry Information System Working Group • Currently in Incubation• Announcement scheduled for EclipseCon Europe 2012http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 12
  13. 13. Do I have to Choose?• The OSGeo Foundation does not limit your options • Our mandate is to help and promote • OSGeo does not need control of the code• Indeed we often work with other foundations • As we do not want to be experts on license, trademarks, intellectual property, etc...http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 13
  14. 14. The Badge Seeing beyond Brandinghttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 14
  15. 15. User Benefits• What “OSGeo Project” means for you: Trust! • It is actually open source! • There is documentation • Open to your involvement and participation • Code ownership has been checked (so it is unlikely to be pulled suddenly) • Project has a measure of legal protection (unlikely to be pushed under)http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 15
  16. 16. Project Benefits• “Community” - join your map making peers!• Marketting: OSGeo badge / branding / OSGeo Live DVD• Infrastructure: hosting, mailing lists, version control, etc..• Collaboration: Education, Open Data, Standards, Code Sprint• Other: Shelter, Communication, Outreach• Tip: OSGeo Foundation has a mandate to promote open source spatial (even before your project joins)http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 16
  17. 17. Foundation Benefits• Mandate - to promote open source spatial • Additional capabilities for open source mapping • Additional prior art (safety in numbers)• Communication • Projects provide an “officer” as contact person • Project name, branding, license, details are quickly availablehttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 17
  18. 18. OSGeo Projects Amazing selection of great open source spatial softwarehttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 18
  19. 19. PostGIS• Spatial extension to PostreSQL enabling it to be used as a spatial database. PostGIS is fast, standards compliant and wildly used.• postgis.refractions.net• GPL version 2• Windows, Linux, Mac• Simple Features for SQLhttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 19
  20. 20. PostGIS• Hundreds of spatial functions: buffers, unions, overlays, distance and more• Raster (new!)• ACID transactional integrity• R-Tree spatial index• Multi-user support• Row-level locking• Replication, Partitioning• Role-based security• Table-spaces, schemashttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 20
  21. 21. Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS)• Powerful raster, vector, and geospatial processing engines in a single integrated software suite• OriginalOpen Source GIS in development since the1980s• grass.osgeo.org• GPL version 2• GNU/Linux, Mac OSX, MS Windowshttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 21
  22. 22. Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS)• C, Python, Bourne Shell400 analysis modules• 100 community modules• 30 years development• Oldest and Largest• Desktop to supercomputerhttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 22
  23. 23. Quantum GIS (QGIS)• Desktop GIS client to visualize, manage, edit, analyse and print data,• Popular Desktop GIS with extensive community plugins• www.qgis.org• GPL• Windows, Linux, Mac•C with Python scriptshttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 23
  24. 24. Quantum GIS (QGIS)• Friendly user interface• Easy Viewing of Vector and Raster Formats• Create, edit and export spatial data• Spatialanalysis using fTools or GRASS plugins• Extensible plugin architecturehttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 24
  25. 25. Open Source Software Image Map (OSSIM)• High performance engine for remote sensing, image processing, GIS and photogrammetry• www.ossim.org• GPL version 3• C++http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 25
  26. 26. Open Source Software Image Map (OSSIM)• Parallel processing capabilities• Sensor modeling• Non-destructive, parameter based image chains• Native file access • Vector and shapelib support• Precision Terrain correction and ortho- rectification• Compositing and fusions• Elevation support• Projection and resolution independenthttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 26
  27. 27. Geographic Data Abstraction Library (GDAL/OGR)• Command-line utilities to translate and process raster and vector geospatial data formats• Data access library• www.gdal.org• X/MIT• Windows, Linux, Mac• C, C++, Python, Java, C#, Ruby, VB6 and Perlhttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 27
  28. 28. Geographic Data Abstraction Library (GDAL/OGR)• GDAL 50 raster formats• OGR 20 vector formats• Command-line data translation, image warping, subsetting,...• Efficient raster data access • tiling and overviews • large files (over 4GB)• Coordinate system engine using PROJ.4 and OGC WKThttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 28
  29. 29. MapServer• The original MapServer with a reputation for excellent performance• Rendering engine in C• www.mapserver.org• MIT-style license• Windows, Linux, Mac• C, PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby, Java, and .NET•http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 29
  30. 30. MapServer• Advanced cartographic output• Sophisticated spatial query support• Supports popular scripting environments• CGI/FastCGI• multitude of raster & vector data formats• projection supporthttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 30
  31. 31. deegree• Fast, stable and powerful web integrated mapping solution with deep standards compliance.• http://deegree.org• LGPL• Mac,Windows, Linux• Java• WMS, WFS, WCS, CSW, WPVS, WCTS,WPS,SOShttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 31
  32. 32. deegree• Web Map Service• Web Feature Service• On the fly coordinate transformation• Easilyenhanced to support INSPIRE directive• Web Coverage Service• Catalogue Servicehttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 32
  33. 33. GeoNetwork• Catalog application for managing spatially referenced resources• geonetwork-opensource.org• GPL Version 2• Windows, Linux, Mac• Java• CSW, OAI_PMH, Z39.50, OpenSearch-Geohttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 33
  34. 34. GeoNetwork• Immediate search access to local and distributed geospatial catalogues• Up- and downloading of data, graphics, docs, pdf files, etc..• Interactive Map Viewer• RSS news feeds and as GeoRSS.• Online editing of metadata• harvesting and synchronization• Fine-grained access control• Group and user management• Multi-lingual user interfacehttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 34
  35. 35. MapGuide Open Source• Web platform to develop and deploy web mapping apps and spatial services• mapguide.osgeo.org• Licence: GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)• Software Version: 2.4.0 Pre- Release• Linux, Windowshttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 35
  36. 36. MapGuide Open Source• Interactive Map Viewing• Quality Cartographic Output• Build-inResource Database for Manageability• Uniform Data Access• Flexible Application Development• Extensive Server-Side APIshttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 36
  37. 37. OpenLayers• OpenLayers makes it easy for web developers to embed dynamic maps, from a multitude of sources, in any web page • WMS, WMTS, WFS, GeoRS, GML • Google, Bing • OpenStreetMap (OSM), ArcGIS, Images, MapGuide, MapServer, TileCache• openlayers.org• BSD License• JavaScripthttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 37
  38. 38. OpenLayers• Simple Javascript API, designed for easy development of custom user interfaces• In-browser data rendering (SVG, VML, or Canvas)• Advanced in-browser maps• Mobile (and touch) devices• Use layers from many sources• Parse vector data/metadata (Atom, ArcXML, GeoJSON, GeoRSS, KML, OSM, SLD, WMTS)http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 38
  39. 39. MapFish• MapFish is framework for building rich web-mapping applications• Extends Pylons with geospatial-specific functionality• www.mapfish.org• BSD License• Windows, Linux, Mac• Pythonhttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 39
  40. 40. MapFish• Pylons Python web framework• RIA-oriented JavaScript toolbox • ExtJS • OpenLayers • GeoExt• JavaScript environment • testing • compressionhttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 40
  41. 41. Geometry Engine Open Source (GEOS)• Port of the JTS Topology Suite (JTS) implementation of Simple Features for SQL.• Most widely used geospatial C+ + geometry library• geos.osgeo.org/• LGPL• Windows, Linux, Mac• C++, C (long term stability)• WKT, WKB, SFSQLhttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 41
  42. 42. Geometry Engine Open Source (GEOS)• Geometry: Point, LineString, Polygon, MultiPoint, MultiLineString, MultiPolygon, GeometryCollection• Predicates: Intersects, Touches, Disjoint, Crosses, Within, Contains, Overlaps, Equals, Covers• Operations: Union, Distance, Intersection, Symmetric Difference, Convex Hull, Envelope, Buffer, Simplify, Polygon Assembly, Valid, Area, Length,• OGC Well Known Text / Well Known Binary encoders and decoders.• Reentrant APIhttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 42
  43. 43. MapBender• Geoportal framework offering a Spatial Data Infrastructure using standard web browser• www.mapbender.org• GPL / Simplified BSD• Windows, Linux, Machttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 43
  44. 44. MapBender• Easy setup from provided template applications • Customize with jQuery widgets and jQuery UI Themeroller• Share WMS with Capabilities Caching• WFS to search, find, highlight• Bind WFS-T with WMS for online digitizing• Security with users / groups access control• WMC handling• Remote catalogs• Monitoring and status notification of OGC services• Deploy OpenLayers clients• Print high-quality PDF mapshttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 44
  45. 45. GeoTools• The Java GIS Toolkit!• Standards compliant data structures and methods for manipulating geospatial data• geotools.org/• LGPL• Java Virtual Machine• Java• SLD, Filter, CQL, WFS, WMS, WPS, General Feature Model, Simple Feature, GridCoveragehttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 45
  46. 46. GeoTools• Interfaces for spatial data structures • Use of JTS Geometry • Attribute and spatial filters• Feature access, transaction, locking• Coordinate reference system, projections, and transforms• Stateless renderer allowing maps with complex styling• Schema assisted XML parsing• Open plug-in system with extensions for additional capabilitieshttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 46
  47. 47. GeoMajas• Extensible web mapping framework which seamlessly integrates powerful server side algorithms into the web browser.• Strong server side focus allowing a really thin client• www.geomajas.org/• AGPL• Windows, Linux, Mac• Java• WMS, WFShttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 47
  48. 48. GeoMajas• Integrated client-server architecture• Geometry/Attribute editing• Custom attribute definitions• Advanced CQL querying• Out-of-the-box security• Extensible with plug-ins• Multiple front-end technologies• Cross browser support, without the need for browser plug-inshttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 48
  49. 49. Incubation Checklisthttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 49
  50. 50. Open Project has open, active and healthy user and developer communityhttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 50
  51. 51. Open and Public• Open Source License • Anything approved by the Open Source Initiative• Open communication channels • Email, Issue Tracker, Conference Call (with minuets)• Open decision making process • Example: Project Steering Committeehttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 51
  52. 52. Community• Active • Community of users and developers • Support each other • Example: Collaboration during release• Healthy • Long term viability • Participation from range of developers / organisationshttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 52
  53. 53. Copyright and License Check a project has obtained the ability to releasehttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 53
  54. 54. Source Code License• Source code available under an open source license• Any Open Source Initiative approved license is fine with us (we are not the license police)http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 54
  55. 55. Documentation License• Documentation available under an open license• When Citation is not enough!• Give authors the same ability to “remix” we enjoy as developers - really helps when pulling together course packs and training material. • Example: Creative Commons• Tip: Contact Regional OSGeo Chapters for help with translation and internationalisationhttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 55
  56. 56. Sanity Check• We ask for a Provenance Review • Check source code • Check documentation • Check data• Do you know who gave it to you?http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 56
  57. 57. Contributors• Do you know who gave you the code?• List contributors: • Either as copyright holders; or • Ask for a “Code Contribution” agreement• This is really handy if you ever have to change license!• The Foundation can act as a legal entity if requiredhttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 57
  58. 58. Process Version control, issue tracker, decisionshttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 58
  59. 59. Version Control• Formally “Configuration Management”• Anything will do: subversion, git, CVS• Think of the users: If they run across a copy of your application from three years ago - will you be able to help them? Will they be able to help themselves?• Tip: The OSGeo foundation is “relaxed” and asks projects to choose the hosting option that best suits their community. (Indeed some of our projects have migrated to “github”)http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 59
  60. 60. Issue Tracker• Issue trackers are great for communicating, both problems, but also the context (and eventual fix)•I know: This is one step up from email• OSGeo Foundation can offer “Trac” but our projects are all over the map (from codehaus to github)http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 60
  61. 61. Management• Not just “how to build” but also “how decisions are made”• This is the key point of “open development” where we can confidently recommend a project is open to participation• Public communication channels (Email, IRC, meeting with sponsors, breakfast ...)• Many of our projects follow a variation of the Apache Process (project steering committee and votes of +1, 0 and -1)http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 61
  62. 62. Documentation Don’t be scared, looking for a basic quickstart (and enough for a volunteer to help out)http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 62
  63. 63. User Documentation• Basic Quickstart • Guide new user through performing “core functionality” • That was not so bad was it?http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 63
  64. 64. Developer Documentation• Checkout and build instructions• Code documentation • Publish API if possible (Javadocs, Sphinx, etc...) • Comments!http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 64
  65. 65. Documentation Questions• Q: How to submit a patch or fix?• Q: How to contribute a new feature?http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 65
  66. 66. Release Real artists shiphttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 66
  67. 67. Release Instructions• Do you have some instructions on how to release? (any automated or manual testing?)• Informal: • Verify nightly build passed tests and Tag• Formal: • Code freeze, release candidates, tag in version controlhttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 67
  68. 68. Testing Instructions• Just tell us what you actually do :-) • Automated “Jenkins” build server, with core modules at 80% test coverage • Make a Release Candidate, and it can still perform the quickstart instructions it is “good to go”http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 68
  69. 69. Release Questions• Q: Can a volunteer follow the instructions to make a release?• Q: Are you sure?• Q: Would you let them upload to the project site?http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 69
  70. 70. Incubation Projects We are working on it!http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 70
  71. 71. Projects in Incubation GeoServer gvSig GeoMoose Opticks rasdaman MetaCRS Marble Team Engine ZOO Projecthttp://live.osgeo.org OSGeo Live 71
  72. 72. OSGeo Foundation Community and Collaborationhttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 72
  73. 73. OSGeo Board Elected, but they do run the showhttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 73
  74. 74. OSGeo Board• The OSGeo Board is responsible for running the foundation, they are elected by the Charter Members annually. • Charter members by public nomination annually• Project Officer • Volunteer contact point • Can change officer as neededhttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 74
  75. 75. Marketting Committee Volunteers from all over the worldhttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 75
  76. 76. Marketting Committee• The Marketting Committee is very active, getting information out to the public, helping prep material for conferences and taking charge of publicity.• Some project details and documentation • Application Overview • Application Quickstart • Logo • Graphic Image (ie screen shot or layer diagram)• Recommend: Stable release they can point users at (DebianGIS, OSGeo-Live, osgeo4w, website...)http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 76
  77. 77. System Admin Committee Infrastructure help if you need ithttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 77
  78. 78. System Admin Committee• That is “sudo” to you and me, the System Admin Committee is responsible for foundation infrastructure.• Link on the OSGeo Home page• Can set you up with the following infrastructure • OSGeo issue tracker • OSGeo mailing list • OSGeo svn • http://downloads.osgeo.orghttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 78
  79. 79. Other Projects Play nice with othershttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 79
  80. 80. Other Projects• Some communication and collaboration is expected (often around release or data QA issues)• Example: PostGISrelease procedure checks functionality with MapServer and GeoServer• Example: MetaCRS project is a meeting place to discuss co- ordinate reference system accuracy issues (so the data is aligned correctly)http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 80
  81. 81. Other Foundation Activitieshttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 81
  82. 82. Committees• The Foundation contains more committees, presently these groups have not requested direct contact with software projects. • Public Geospatial Data Committee • Education and Curriculum Committee • Website Committee • Conference Committeehttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 82
  83. 83. Local Chapters• Local Chapters have been set up all over the world, activities range from talking shop at the pub, through to focused code sprints or raising funds for the development of specific features.http://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 83
  84. 84. Thanks! Incubation - Starting something spatialhttp://osgeo.org OSGeo Incubation 84