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= Curious How Various Web Mapping Servers Perform? =
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= Rush on Geospatial Open Source Workshops at FOSS4G =
  
Sydney, Australia. 21 September 2009. http://2009.foss4g.org
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Sydney, Australia. 23 September 2009. http://2009.foss4g.org
  
Preparations have begun for the upcoming presentation of the Web Mapping Performance Shoot-out at FOSS4G 2009, where several Web mapping servers will be compared through various real world use cases. This is the third installment of the shoot-out, which was presented at the last two FOSS4G events. Always a well attended presentation, this year's benchmarking tests look to be even more exciting; the FOSS4G organizing committee is pleased to announce that a team from ESRI will also be involved in the shoot-out. <ESRI quote from Satish Sankaran> 
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Many FOSS4G workshops are close to full, with one workshop already at capacity. http://2009.foss4g.org/workshops/ People wanting to learn about Geospatial Standards, Geospatial Open Source Software and Business Cases should sign up soon to avoid disappointment.
  
The shoot-out will see GeoServer, MapServer, ArcGIS Server, and possibly other servers compared in terms of how long they take to generate a map image, from a common set of spatial data.  The data formats used will be shapefile, geotiff, ECW, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, and Oracle/SDE. Benchmarking scripts will be executed on a common platform running Red Hat Linux.
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Also, in Open Source tradition, there is a breadth of other exciting activities to sign up for:
 
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* Wed evening: [http://www.ignitespatial.com/ Ignite Spatial] - 5 minute talks about anything spatial
One of the most important 'rules of engagement' for each Web Server team is that 'all parties must contribute any changes that they make to their software for this exercise, back to their community'.  Indeed past benchmarking presentations have brought about many improvements in the servers.  <MapServer quote from Steve Lime>
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* [[FOSS4G_2009_BirdsOfAFeather|Birds of a Feather]] - register a discussion topic
 
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* [[FOSS4G_2009_Live_DVD|Live DVD]] - beta version is ready to test
For more information about the Web mapping performance shootout, see the wiki at: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Benchmarking_2009, or follow along discussions in the benchmarking mailing list at: http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/benchmarking.
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* Saturday afterwards: [[FOSS4G_2009_Code_Sprint|Code Sprint]]
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* [[FOSS4G_2009_Demonstration_Theatre|Demonstration Theatre]] still a few slots free
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* [[FOSS4G_2009_InstallFest|InstallFest]] - sign up if you will be there
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* [[Annual_General_Meeting_2009|OSGeo Annual Meeting]]
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* [[FOSS4G_2009_Volunteers|Volunteers]] - do you have a space set of hands that can be put to good use
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* [[Benchmarking 2009]] - the famous WMS shootout
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* [[FOSS4G_2009_Posters|Posters]]
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* Monday: [http://www.safe.com/aboutus/events/australia2009/registration.php FME User meeting]
  
 
== About FOSS4G ==
 
== About FOSS4G ==
FOSS4G is the international Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial conference, which comes to Sydney, Australia, 20-23 October 2009. FOSS4G offers presentations, workshops, demos, an install-fest, and a code sprint. It is presented by the world's best Developers, Policy Makers, Sponsors and Geospatial Professionals and includes the latest geospatial applications, standards, government programs, business processes and case studies. Topics include mobile platforms, location based applications, crowd sourcing, cloud computing, development, spatial standards, integration of cross-agency data, Spatial Data Infrastructures, Sensor Webs, Web Processing Services, Integration of Open Source and Proprietary Software and more.
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FOSS4G is the international Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial conference, which comes to Sydney, Australia, 20-23 October 2009. FOSS4G offers presentations, workshops, demos, an install-fest, and a code sprint. It is presented by the world's best Developers, Policy Makers, Sponsors and Geospatial Professionals and includes the latest geospatial applications, standards, government programs, business processes and case studies. Topics include mobile platforms, location based applications, crowd sourcing, cloud computing, development, spatial standards, integration of cross-agency data, Spatial Data Infrastructures, Sensor Webs, Web Processing Services, Integration of Open Source and Proprietary Software and more. http://2009.foss4g.org
 
 
== Upcoming milestones ==
 
* 21 Sep 2009, Poster Submission closes
 
* 20 Oct 2009, FOSS4G Workshop
 
* 21-23 Oct 2009, FOSS4G Presentations and Tutorials
 
* 24 Oct 2009, FOSS4G Code Sprint
 
  
 
== Media Sponsors ==
 
== Media Sponsors ==
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Latest revision as of 03:22, 11 February 2015

Sent to foss4g2009-announce and discuss@osgeo

Rush on Geospatial Open Source Workshops at FOSS4G

Sydney, Australia. 23 September 2009. http://2009.foss4g.org

Many FOSS4G workshops are close to full, with one workshop already at capacity. http://2009.foss4g.org/workshops/ People wanting to learn about Geospatial Standards, Geospatial Open Source Software and Business Cases should sign up soon to avoid disappointment.

Also, in Open Source tradition, there is a breadth of other exciting activities to sign up for:

About FOSS4G

FOSS4G is the international Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial conference, which comes to Sydney, Australia, 20-23 October 2009. FOSS4G offers presentations, workshops, demos, an install-fest, and a code sprint. It is presented by the world's best Developers, Policy Makers, Sponsors and Geospatial Professionals and includes the latest geospatial applications, standards, government programs, business processes and case studies. Topics include mobile platforms, location based applications, crowd sourcing, cloud computing, development, spatial standards, integration of cross-agency data, Spatial Data Infrastructures, Sensor Webs, Web Processing Services, Integration of Open Source and Proprietary Software and more. http://2009.foss4g.org

Media Sponsors


For more information or to keep informed from the FOSS4G Organising Committee, join our email list or twitter feed at: http://2009.foss4g.org/about_us/

or contact:

Cameron Shorter, Chair of the FOSS4G Organising Committee and Geospatial Systems Architect at LISAsoft

tel +61-2-8570-5050

c a m e r o n . s h o r t e r @ l i s a s o f t . c o m