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   IRC: [irc://irc.freenode.net/osgeo #osgeo channel on irc.freenode.org]
 
   IRC: [irc://irc.freenode.net/osgeo #osgeo channel on irc.freenode.org]
 
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* Schedule next committee meeting
 
* Schedule next committee meeting
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== Minutes ==
 
== Minutes ==
  
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* Attendance: Jo Walsh, Frank Warmerdam, David Bitner, Jeff McKenna, Alan Doyle, Schuyler Erle, Markus Neteler, Perry Nacionales, Florian Kindl, Daniel Brookshier
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=== Group Focus ===
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* Accessing data? enabling tools for creating data? or something in between? -- consensus is we want both a portal for accessing existing geodata *and* tools for creating new data.
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* Portal for accessing existing data
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** Sources of data
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*** Packaged data sets (e.g. TIGER/Line, VMap0, ...)
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*** Web services (OGC-compliant services, OPeNDAP)
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** Allan: "there have been lots of attempts... at first, all you need is pointers to the data & services... but to gain critical mass, you have to fill the catalog with good stuff..."
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** Jo proposes an Action Item to compile a list of existing portals
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*** http://www.refractions.net/white_papers/ogcsurvey/
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*** http://gcmd.nasa.gov/index.html
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*** http://www.geotorrent.org/
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*** http://metrogis.org/
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*** http://nationalatlas.gov/
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*** Canadian CGDI
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*** ...
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* Tools for creating and editing data
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** Agreed to be within the group's focus
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** Deferring making plans to act on this for now
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=== Taking Stock of Existing Data ===
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* Catalog existing data? and/or host a repository? no consensus yet.
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* Process data into more usable formats?
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** TIGER/Line, VMap0, GSHHS
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** Packaging data also means fixing metadata
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* Provide a forum/[http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/?action=fullsearch&context=180&value=market&titlesearch=Titles| marketplace] for data wanted / data offered?
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* Daniel Brookshier notes that OSGeo.org can host some data
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* Proposed we break this into two work groups
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** Catalog / Discovery Portal (+ Outreach)
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** Packaging / Quality Control / Metadata Augmentation / Documentation (focus on education, e.g. GRASS Spearfish)
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* Outreach
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** Geodata Committee's efforts should coordinate closely with [[Core_Curriculum_Project|Education Committee]]
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** External outreach can proceed informally for now (as the committee gets bootstrapped)
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=== Geodata Licensing ===
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* Lots of discussion around [http://www.openstreetmap.org OpenStreetMap] and the ShareAlike provision of its Creative Commons license, and around creating an LGPL-like license specifically for geodata
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** The core issue is what constitutes a "derived work" from geodata
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** OSGeo can help add clarity to the discussion
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* [http://cemml.carleton.ca:8080/OGUG/pgl Public Geodata License]... can we envision/propose an LPGL?
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* http://lists.okfn.org/pipermail/geo-discuss/2006-March/000132.html contains an overview of existing discussion
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* Proposed we start a working group to research and enumerate geodata licensing possibilities
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* Goal state is to list a set of licenses that OSGeo software packages can offer as configuration defaults for people publishing their own data
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=== New Working Groups ===
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# Data Discovery / Access - [[Geodata Discovery Working Group]]
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# Packaging / Reuse / QA / Maintenance [[Geodata Packaging Working Group]]
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# Data Licensing [[Geodata Licensing Working Group]]
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Log of this meeting is at [http://logs.qgis.org/osgeo/%23osgeo.2006-03-22.log http://logs.qgis.org/osgeo/%23osgeo.2006-03-22.log].
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== Next Meeting ==
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[[Geodata_Committee_Meeting_20060329|Next meeting]] in exactly one week, Wed 29th March 2006, 1500 UTC on [irc://irc.freenode.net/#osgeo irc.freenode.net #osgeo].
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[[Category:Public Geospatial Data Committee]]

Latest revision as of 07:32, 23 August 2007

Public Geospatial Data Committee Meeting 2006-Mar-22

Meeting Info

 Chair: Jo Walsh
 Minutes: Schuyler Erle
 IRC: #osgeo channel on irc.freenode.org
 Date: 2006-Mar-22 (at least in the Americas and Europe)
 Time: Wednesday March 22, 15:00 UTC

Agenda Items

  • Introductions
    • Who are in the Committee?
  • Discuss focus of group - accessing data versus enabling tools for creating data or something in between?
  • How to take stock of what is available? Are we aiming to have a repository of data or pointers to external data?
    • Outreach - if people are working on repository efforts already, how can we connect with them?
  • Geodata licensing is a pressing issue. The Public Geodata license has invoked calls for an LPGL model without a ShareAlike constraint. Can we start a working group on this?
  • Schedule next committee meeting

Minutes

  • Attendance: Jo Walsh, Frank Warmerdam, David Bitner, Jeff McKenna, Alan Doyle, Schuyler Erle, Markus Neteler, Perry Nacionales, Florian Kindl, Daniel Brookshier

Group Focus

  • Accessing data? enabling tools for creating data? or something in between? -- consensus is we want both a portal for accessing existing geodata *and* tools for creating new data.

Taking Stock of Existing Data

  • Catalog existing data? and/or host a repository? no consensus yet.
  • Process data into more usable formats?
    • TIGER/Line, VMap0, GSHHS
    • Packaging data also means fixing metadata
  • Provide a forum/marketplace for data wanted / data offered?
  • Daniel Brookshier notes that OSGeo.org can host some data
  • Proposed we break this into two work groups
    • Catalog / Discovery Portal (+ Outreach)
    • Packaging / Quality Control / Metadata Augmentation / Documentation (focus on education, e.g. GRASS Spearfish)
  • Outreach
    • Geodata Committee's efforts should coordinate closely with Education Committee
    • External outreach can proceed informally for now (as the committee gets bootstrapped)

Geodata Licensing

  • Lots of discussion around OpenStreetMap and the ShareAlike provision of its Creative Commons license, and around creating an LGPL-like license specifically for geodata
    • The core issue is what constitutes a "derived work" from geodata
    • OSGeo can help add clarity to the discussion
  • Public Geodata License... can we envision/propose an LPGL?
  • http://lists.okfn.org/pipermail/geo-discuss/2006-March/000132.html contains an overview of existing discussion
  • Proposed we start a working group to research and enumerate geodata licensing possibilities
  • Goal state is to list a set of licenses that OSGeo software packages can offer as configuration defaults for people publishing their own data

New Working Groups

  1. Data Discovery / Access - Geodata Discovery Working Group
  2. Packaging / Reuse / QA / Maintenance Geodata Packaging Working Group
  3. Data Licensing Geodata Licensing Working Group



Log of this meeting is at http://logs.qgis.org/osgeo/%23osgeo.2006-03-22.log.

Next Meeting

Next meeting in exactly one week, Wed 29th March 2006, 1500 UTC on irc.freenode.net #osgeo.


Back to the Main Geodata Committee Page