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This is the home page for "Open Sources", the OSGeo column in [http://www.geoconnexion.com/ GeoConnexion magazine].  Contact mpg if you're interested in helping out.
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This is the home page for "Open Sources", the OSGeo column in [http://www.geoconnexion.com/ GeoConnexion magazine] which mpg edited from 2007 to 2009.
 
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==Editorial Calender ==
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* (1) introductory column (Michael P. Gerlek)  
 
* (1) introductory column (Michael P. Gerlek)  
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** ''published, December 2007/January 2008'' [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/opensource_intv7i1.pdf PDF]
 
** ''published, December 2007/January 2008'' [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/opensource_intv7i1.pdf PDF]
  
* (7) Mapbender ([[User:Arnulf Christl | Arnulf Christl]])
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* (7) Mapbender ([[User:Arnulf Christl|Arnulf Christl]])
 
** ''published, February 2008'' [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/mapbender_intv7i2.pdf PDF]
 
** ''published, February 2008'' [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/mapbender_intv7i2.pdf PDF]
  
* (8) GRASS ([[User:maltehm | Malte Halbey-Martin]])
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* (8) GRASS ([[User:maltehm|Malte Halbey-Martin]])
** ''to be published, March 2008?'' (link not yet available)
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** ''published, March 2008'' [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/opensource_intv7i3.pdf PDF]
  
 
* (9) MapServer (Steve Lime)
 
* (9) MapServer (Steve Lime)
** ''to be published, April 2008?'' (link not yet available)
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** ''published, April 2008'' [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/opensource_intv7i4.pdf PDF]
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* (10) GeoNetwork (Jeroen Ticheler)
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** ''published, May 2008'' [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/opensource_intv7i5.pdf PDF]
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* (11) Public GeoData (Jo Walsh)
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** ''published, June 2008'' [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/opensource_intv7i6.pdf PDF]
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* (12) deegree and Spatial Data Infrastructues using FOSS (Markus Lupp and Jens Fitzke)
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** ''published, July/August 2008'' [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/opensource_intv7i7.pdf PDF]
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* (13) "MapWindow GIS: Developer Tools for the .NET Platform" ([[User:Danames|Daniel P. Ames]])
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** ''published, September 2008'' [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/open_sources_13_intv7i8.pdf PDF]
  
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* (14) "GeoDjango: A synergy of python, geospatial, and the web" (Dane Springmeyer)
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** ''published, October 2008'' [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/opensource_14_intv7i9.pdf PDF]
  
* (10) May 2008 -- GeoNetwork (Jeroen Ticheler)
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* (15) "OpenLayers: bringing maps to the web with JavaScript" (Chris Schmidt)
** final copy due roughly 15 March 2008
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** ''published, November 2008'' [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/opensource_15_intv7i10.pdf PDF]
** ''in preparation''
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* (11) June 2008 -- Public GeoData (Jo Walsh)
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* (16) "Open - for Business" (Paul Ramsey)
** final copy due roughly 15 April 2008
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** ''published, Dec 2008 / Jan 2009'' [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/opensource_intv8i1.pdf PDF]
** ''in preparation''
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* (12) July 2008 -- MapBuilder (Cameron Shorter)
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* (17) (Standards and Open Source) (OGC Staff)
** final copy due roughly 15 May 2008
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** ''published, Feb 2009'' [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/opensource_intv8i2.pdf PDF]
** ''not yet started''
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* (13) August 2008 -- Commercial Models around Open Source (Dave McIlhagga)
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* (18) "Obama Campaign Mapping Voters with MapServer, PostGIS, and OpenLayers" (Karsten Vennemann)
** final copy due roughly 15 June 2008
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** ''published, Mar 2009'' [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/open_sources_18_intv8i3.pdf PDF]
** ''not yet started''
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* (14) September 2008 -- "MapWindow: Open Source GIS for the .NET Framework" (Daniel Ames)
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* (19) "FOSS4G 2009 Preview" (Cameron Shorter)
** final copy due roughly 15 July 2008
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** ''published, Apr 2009'' [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/open_sources_19_intv8i4.pdf PDF]
** ''not yet started''
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* (15) October 2008 -- deegree and Spatial Data Infrastructues using FOSS (Markus Lupp and Jens Fitzke)
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* (20) "Open File Formats" (Landon Blake)
** final copy due roughly 15 August 2008
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** ''published, May 2009'' [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/open_sources_20_intv8i5.pdf PDF]
** ''not yet started''
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* (21) "Open Source and Archeology" (Joanne Cook)
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** '' published, June 2009'' [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/opensource_intv8i6.pdf PDF]
  
* Other Future Topics
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* (22) "The Toronto Code Sprint" (Michael P. Gerlek)
** Daniel Ames:  "MapWindow GIS and the BASINS Watershed Modeling System"
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** ''published, July/August 2009'' [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/open_sources_22_intv8i7.pdf PDF]
**  ChrisH: "I could also do something like show how GeoTools fosters uDig and GeoServer and how play in to one another, advances in one get picked up by the others, in a virtuous circle."
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** MapGuide, Bob Bray (did not respond to initial publication date)
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** Education, PuneetK (did not respond to initial publication date)
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* (23) "OpenGeoBI: Spatially Enabling the Business Intelligence Suite" (Fabio D'Ovidio)
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** ''published, October 2009'' [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/opensource_intv8i9.pdf PDF]
  
==Editorial Notes==
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* (24) "Marine Map" (Tim Welch)
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** ''published, November 2009'' [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/opensource_intv8i10.pdf PDF]
  
The following guidelines are from the GeoConnexions Editor (currently Roger Longhorn).
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* (25) "Open Source is Everywhere, and it’s Here to Stay" (Michael P. Gerlek)
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** '', December 2009 / January 2010'' [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/opensource_intv9i1.pdf PDF]
  
'''(1)''' A column in our magazine is 1 page in length. An example is [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/kevinpomfret_intv6i1.pdf here]. Total number of words is about 800. It can be less but not more. If you wish to add an image, then shoot for around 600 words.  Try to include the writer's pic at 300 dpi and their affiliation and email - this lets readers identify with the person writing and provides a point of contact.
 
  
'''(2)''' Images are a big issue for hardcopy print, especially computer images because they are only 72 dpi usually. Print quality is 300 dpi. That means 300 pixels per square inch for the print process. Most screen captures are reduced to 1/5th their original size when printed - usually causing us to throw them out because they represent the content poorly. Stretching a 72 dpi image to resize it means one still ends up with a 72 dpi image, only bigger. Please aim for 300 dpi if submitting images.
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==Reprints==
  
'''(3)''' Content - My policy is to support expression. Someone writes it, I'll support it. I only edit for spelling, grammar and what I consider to be outright libelous. The writer should stand behind their expression. As I mentioned earlier, I am not a programmer. I need your help to peer review programming content (which is why the 'contact point' ) will work well. Ultimately everything in the column will reflect on OSGeo. It's your column, you choose the content. Our Media Pack describes Themes for issues by edition throughout the year. I use these as a guideline.
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Our agreement with GeoConnexions (original editor Jeff Thurston, later editor Roger Longhorn) was the following:
  
'''(4)''' Reprint - I am a supporter of the creator maintaining all rights. Whomever submits material owns it as far as I am concerned. All I ask is that we have first right to print (we compete on the basis originality). Once printed, you may do whatever you wish with the material, you own it. We usually archive it online and columns are available for distribution online. Since hardcopy prints are a fixed cost, they can be purchased if anyone wants a few hundred. I don't know the cost, a marketing person can help if needed. Our Media Pack is [http://www.geoconnexion.com/downloads/media_pack2007.pdf here].
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* Content - My policy is to support expression. Someone writes it, I'll support it. I only edit for spelling, grammar and what I consider to be outright libelous. The writer should stand behind their expression. As I mentioned earlier, I am not a programmer. I need your help to peer review programming content (which is why the 'contact point' ) will work well. Ultimately everything in the column will reflect on OSGeo. It's your column, you choose the content. Our Media Pack describes Themes for issues by edition throughout the year. I use these as a guideline.
  
'''(5)''' Timeline - I am usually working 90-100 days ahead of time. Be aware that there is delay in hardcopy and get material in early. On the flip side, we publish our articles to online almost immediately after hardcopy production.
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* Reprint - I am a supporter of the creator maintaining all rights. Whomever submits material owns it as far as I am concerned. All I ask is that we have first right to print (we compete on the basis originality). Once printed, you may do whatever you wish with the material, you own it. We usually archive it online and columns are available for distribution online. Since hardcopy prints are a fixed cost, they can be purchased if anyone wants a few hundred. I don't know the cost, a marketing person can help if needed. Our Media Pack is [http://www.geoconnexion.com/downloads/media_pack2007.pdf here].

Latest revision as of 07:59, 15 January 2010

This is the home page for "Open Sources", the OSGeo column in GeoConnexion magazine which mpg edited from 2007 to 2009.

  • (1) introductory column (Michael P. Gerlek)
    • published May 2007 PDF
  • (2) ossimPlanet (Mark Lucas)
    • published June 2007 PDF
  • (3) BigTIFF (Frank Warmerdam)
    • published July/August 2007 PDF
  • (4) TOPP/GeoServer (Chris Holmes)
    • published September 2007 PDF
  • (5) "The Gift Economy Ain't Free: Getting Help with Open Source Software" (Howard Butler and Chris Schmidt)
    • published, October (or November?) 2007 PDF
  • (6) OpenLayers + TileCache (Schuyler Erle)
    • published, December 2007/January 2008 PDF
  • (9) MapServer (Steve Lime)
    • published, April 2008 PDF
  • (10) GeoNetwork (Jeroen Ticheler)
    • published, May 2008 PDF
  • (11) Public GeoData (Jo Walsh)
    • published, June 2008 PDF
  • (12) deegree and Spatial Data Infrastructues using FOSS (Markus Lupp and Jens Fitzke)
    • published, July/August 2008 PDF
  • (13) "MapWindow GIS: Developer Tools for the .NET Platform" (Daniel P. Ames)
    • published, September 2008 PDF
  • (14) "GeoDjango: A synergy of python, geospatial, and the web" (Dane Springmeyer)
    • published, October 2008 PDF
  • (15) "OpenLayers: bringing maps to the web with JavaScript" (Chris Schmidt)
    • published, November 2008 PDF
  • (16) "Open - for Business" (Paul Ramsey)
    • published, Dec 2008 / Jan 2009 PDF
  • (17) (Standards and Open Source) (OGC Staff)
    • published, Feb 2009 PDF
  • (18) "Obama Campaign Mapping Voters with MapServer, PostGIS, and OpenLayers" (Karsten Vennemann)
    • published, Mar 2009 PDF
  • (19) "FOSS4G 2009 Preview" (Cameron Shorter)
    • published, Apr 2009 PDF
  • (20) "Open File Formats" (Landon Blake)
    • published, May 2009 PDF
  • (21) "Open Source and Archeology" (Joanne Cook)
    • published, June 2009 PDF
  • (22) "The Toronto Code Sprint" (Michael P. Gerlek)
    • published, July/August 2009 PDF
  • (23) "OpenGeoBI: Spatially Enabling the Business Intelligence Suite" (Fabio D'Ovidio)
    • published, October 2009 PDF
  • (24) "Marine Map" (Tim Welch)
    • published, November 2009 PDF
  • (25) "Open Source is Everywhere, and it’s Here to Stay" (Michael P. Gerlek)
    • , December 2009 / January 2010 PDF


Reprints

Our agreement with GeoConnexions (original editor Jeff Thurston, later editor Roger Longhorn) was the following:

  • Content - My policy is to support expression. Someone writes it, I'll support it. I only edit for spelling, grammar and what I consider to be outright libelous. The writer should stand behind their expression. As I mentioned earlier, I am not a programmer. I need your help to peer review programming content (which is why the 'contact point' ) will work well. Ultimately everything in the column will reflect on OSGeo. It's your column, you choose the content. Our Media Pack describes Themes for issues by edition throughout the year. I use these as a guideline.
  • Reprint - I am a supporter of the creator maintaining all rights. Whomever submits material owns it as far as I am concerned. All I ask is that we have first right to print (we compete on the basis originality). Once printed, you may do whatever you wish with the material, you own it. We usually archive it online and columns are available for distribution online. Since hardcopy prints are a fixed cost, they can be purchased if anyone wants a few hundred. I don't know the cost, a marketing person can help if needed. Our Media Pack is here.