This is a good thing for both the standards setting community and the open source community: OGC and OSGeo Sign Memorandum of Understanding | OGC® With respect to goals and objectives, both communities have an obvious natural affinity. I’m encouraged to see this finally happened.
January 10th, 2009 · No Comments · FOSS4G, Geographic, OpenSource, standards
September 28th, 2008 · No Comments · FOSS4G, Geographic, linux
Here’s another sign (as if we needed one) that geospatial information is rapidly merging with mainstream IT. Linux.com published a nice article on getting started with Geoserver. Linux.com :: Serving and styling maps with Geoserver
April 30th, 2008 · No Comments · FOSS4G, Geographic, OpenSource, standards
Several recent posts I want to call attention to… First, a very interesting discussion on the OSGeo-discuss list kicked off by Tyler Mitchell, who posted a request to the list for examples of how open source software has made employees more valuable in their jobs. The discussion was gently steered to whether one can conduct [...]
April 15th, 2008 · No Comments · Geographic, standards
Yep, that’s right. It was Announced today. KML is now an OGC specification, and no longer a proprietary Google spec. Good news all around. Here’s the link.