FOSS4G 2009 Code Sprint

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Organizing Contacts

  • Jody Garnett, Tyler Mitchell


Code Sprint - what's that?

A code sprint is usually organized by a group that is using an open source project and wants to see something done. They fly the developers to a single location and feed them for a couple of days with the necessities of the hacking life (internet, caffeine, electricity). The communication that happens from face to face hacking usually lasts the project for a year or more. You see this a lot in projects like Drupal etc...

Venue

For map and more details see File:FOSS4G 2009 Code Sprint Information.pdf

Peter Johnson Building (Building 6)
Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building 
702-730 Harris Street, 
Ultimo, NSW 2007.

More than 80 attendees are expected!

Motivation and Direction

A day, a code base, and your imagination?

Projects can use the time and venue for organizational discussions, development roadmaps, and group resolution of thorny issues in their code bases.

Is this your First Sprint? Here is some background information to get you started:

Summary of Workgroups

List of Workgroups here, more info follows...

  • PostGIS
  • uDig & friends
  • The desktop comparison tasks list
  • OSGeo in general, especially Marketing & Education
  • Geometry (note project info below, being held at different venue, on Sunday 25 October, the day after the other sprints)
  • Live DVD
  • OpenLayers
  • MapServer
  • Mapbender
  • 52°North Web Processing Service + GRID

Workgroups

To participate, start a section below for your project.

PostGIS

Coordinator:

  • Paul Ramsey

Attending:

  • Person 1
  • Person 2

Goals:

  • Bug fixes and clean-up for a 1.5 release.

uDig & friends

Coordinator:

Attending:


Goals:

  • database datastores
  • style editors
  • define install/update mechanisms for plugin projects (JGrass, BeeGIS, Axios)
  • mosaic support for udig (done)
  • bug for generic feature layer not exporting to several shapefiles as it did (done)
  • rastersymbolizer style editor

Still ongoing by Syndey leftovers:

  • Jody and Andrea Aime fixing bug around selection problems in tableview
  • Andrea solving issues with jai for exporting an M8 version
  • Silvia testing the Axios tools in the M8

Doubts to discuss:

  • were have the individual icons of the mapgraphics gone
  • we should remove the scale Denominator from the map graphics since it is missleading?

The desktop comparison tasks list

Attending, for which project

(for inspiration of tasks, see Applications)

Feel free to add ideas here:

  • vector data visualization
    • load a shapefile for quick visualization (with prj, without prj, with topology, without topology)
    • load a particularly large shapefile
    • load 3D-4D shapefiles
    • load a dwg
    • load a dxf (2D and 3D)
    • ...
  • vector data editing
    • create new geometry layers
    • create new geometry layers by filtering by geometry/attribute conditions
    • geometry editing (add/delete/edit geometry to existing layers)
    • add/delete/rename an attribute of the geometry as column to the dataset
    • show existing editing tools (snap, intersections, merge, union, subtract, ...)
    • vector analysis
    • topologic analysis
    • network analysis
    • linear reference system
    • symbology (images for points, hatch, themes, legend)
    • labeling options
    • vector data reprojection and export
    • ...
  • raster data visualization
    • load a geotiff (GRASS: import vs register with r.external)
    • load a world file image (jpg, tiff, png, ...)
    • load an ecw
    • load a Mrsid
    • load a GRASS raster
    • load a mosaic of images
    • load esri arc/info binary raster (adf)
    • raster data reprojection and export
    • ...
  • layer styling
    • vector layer styling
    • grids and raster layer styling
  • raster data editing
    • map calculations on raster data
    • cost surfaces
    • hydro flow
    • geomorphometry
    • solar energy calculations
    • ...
  • databases
    • SQL queries
    • visualization of spatial data from PostGIS
    • visualization of spatial data from SQLite
    • visualization of spatial data from Oracle spatial
    • visualization of spatial data from MySQL
    • visualization of spatial data from H2spatial
    • visualization of spatial data from ArcSDE (geodatabase)
    • visualization of spatial data from MDB personal geodatabase
    • create new datasets in the above databases
    • convert between table with x,y[,z] and vector map
    • ...
  • web service visualization and query
    • load a WMS dataset, query its information
    • load a WFS dataset, query its information
    • load and edit a WFS-T dataset
    • load a WCS dataset
    • WPS
    • ...
  • scripting engines
    • batch mode executions of commands
    • supported languages
    • ...
  • printing
    • support for printing
    • support for storing printing layouts
    • ...
  • other
    • geocoding
    • georeferencing
    • creation of personalized buttons
    • ...

See also

  • Stefan Steiniger, Geoffrey J. Hay (2009) Free and open source geographic information tools for landscape ecology. Ecological Informatics 4:183–195 (DOI and preprint PDF)
  • Francis P. Donnelly (2010) Evaluating open source GIS for libraries. Library Hi Tech 28:131–151 (DOI: 10.1108/07378831011026742 and PDF)
  • GIS Desktop Comparison

OSGeo in general, especially Marketing & Education

Coordinator:

  • Tyler Mitchell

Attending:

  • Arnulf Christl
  • Daniel Kastl
  • Cameron Shorter (discussing cross over with LiveDVD)
  • ...

Goals: For all those who are around during this day but not going to do coding and want to talk more generally about OSGeo directions, etc. Likely follow-up from BoF events

  • Review marketing and outreach ideas and needs.
  • Work on the OSGeo presentation, create derivateives for different presentation lenghts and audiences
  • Compile, update and comit templates for presentations
  • Talk:The Future of OSGeo, collect and organize opinions from the OSGeo Discuss mailing list.
  • Discuss requirements for the LiveDVD from Marketing and Education

Geometry

DATE: SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER

Time: 10am - 4pm

Venue: Intersect, Level 12, 309 Kent St

This sprint will be held on Sunday 25 October at a different venue (Intersect). We ask everyone attending to add their name to the list below as we are limited to 12 people. First come, first served.

Coordinator:

  • Ben Caradoc-Davies

Attending:

  1. Ben Caradoc-Davies
  2. Jody Garnett
  3. Andrea Aime

Goals:

  • Progress ISO 19107 / GML 3D geometry collaboration (OSGeom). See <java-collab@lists.osgeo.org> for more.

GML Geometry

Live DVD

Coordinator: Cameron Shorter

Attending:

  • Ricardo Pinho
  • .

Virtual attendees can join us at: irc://freenode.net#foss4g

Goals:

  • Brainstorm ideas for improvements to the LiveDVD
  • Set guidelines in place for build
    • Documentation guidelines
    • Desktop layout
  • Target other distribution media

For specific ideas, add them to our issue tracker here: http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/query?group=status&component=LiveDVD&order=priority

OpenLayers

Coordinator:

Attending:

Goals:

OpenLayers bug fixes. Describe any additional goals here.

To prepare for the sprint, please create/update tickets (http://trac.openlayers.org) for stuff you want to work on, and add "foss4g09" in the Keywords form field of the ticket.

MapServer

Coordinator:

Attending:

Participating through IRC (#mapserver):

Goals:

  • Work on the 5.6.0 release, including:
    • Testing the current beta/release candidate
    • Bug fixes
    • Release of 5.6.0-RC1 (depending on how beta4 went)
    • Work on documentation
  • Discuss new features, future work

Mapbender

The target group for this (non-coding) sprint are software architects, geoportal operator, service broker, service provider, data provider.

Coordinator:

  • Arnulf Christl

Attending:

  • Person 1
  • Person 2

Goals: This group will not code software but rather have informal discussions about the road map and new requirements of the software Mapbender. Some work needs to be done to define and more importantly better communicate the unique selling point of Mapbender. It is currently the only Open Source software that ships with of the box features to deploy, maintain and operate large scale geo portals using nothing but browser interfaces.

Georuby

Coordinator:

  • Shoaib Burq

Attending:

  • Person 1
  • Person 2

Goals:

QGIS / Mapserver

Coordinator:

  • Richard Duivenvoorde / Jeff McKenna

Attending:

  • Michael Smith
  • Person 2

Goals:

  • refine /make even better the mapserverexport plugin
  • ideas:
    • adding a 'url'-input in gui to be able to set the mapserver for the map file
    • setting bbox per layer
    • STATUS default true, DUMP default true??
    • postgis layer stuff
    • use label alignment from qgis
    • font-file use? use font-size ?
    • add some extra symbols OR use of symbol-size
    •  ?? use of current project instead of saved mapfile (??)
    • XSLT from QGIS <-> Mapserver XML <-> MapServer Mapfile

52°North WPS + GRID

Coordinator:

  • Bastian Schäffer

Attending:

  • Niels Hoffmann
  • Robert Gibb
  • ...

Goals:

  • Discussion of Future Developments
  • Architecture draft
  • ...

Project

Coordinator:

  • .

Attending:

  • Person 1
  • Person 2

Goals:

Describe goals ...

Personal tools