Geodata Committee Meeting 20060322

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Public Geospatial Data Committee Meeting 2006-Mar-22

Meeting Info

 Chair: Jo Walsh
 Minutes: Need volunteer
 IRC: #osgeo channel on
 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
  • Please Add Agenda Items


  • 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.
  • Portal for accessing existing data
  • Tools for creating and editing data
    • Agreed to be within the group's focus
    • Deferring making plans to act on this for now

Taking Stock of Existing Data