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The [http://www.osgeo.org/journal '''OSGeo Journal'''] is a publication highlighting open source projects, news, event and other OSGeo Foundation updates.  This is the working page for the Journal project and its future editions. See the official [http://www.osgeo.org/journal/ OSGeo Journal homepage] for links to the published journal and articles.
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Edit [[Journal Volume 4]] page if you would like to submit an article.  An editor will contact you when it is time to prepare for the publication.
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The OSGeo Journal is an open publication highlighting open source geospatial projects, software development, introductions to projects, news, event and other OSGeo Foundation updates.
  
== Content Sections and Editors ==
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This is the working page for the Journal project and its future editions.  
The Journal has several volunteers that collect, edit, format articles and design/proof layout.  Because layout is currently done using [http://www.latex-project.org/ LaTeX], more volunteers familiar with it are always appreciated.  By having several editors and categories we spread the word out and reduce the overall load for each volunteer.
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Editorial duties include:
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The Journal is always accepting article abstracts and proposals for future volumes.  You can e-mail your submissions to the editor (sunburned.surveyor@gmail.com) or mention your desire to submit on the OSGeo Journal mailing list.
  
* looking through submitted articles
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==Mailing List==
* doing a brief review and perhaps fwd. them to another more experienced user/developer or other Reviewer
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You can contact the volunteer Journal team on the [http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/newsletter OSGeo Newsletter Mailing List].
* asking certain projects to submit articles (for volumes covering one subject)
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* check for layout errors, so that the final files can easily be merged with all other sections
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* optionally converting content to LaTeX if needed
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This is the typical outline for an edition:
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==Section Editors==
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The following is a current list of our section editors for the Journal:
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* News: Scott Mitchell
! width="150" | Section
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! width="100" | Editor
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! Length
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! Description
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| Editorial
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| [[User:Tmitchell | Tyler Mitchell]]
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| 1/2 page
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| Written by Editor in Chief or invited guest
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| News
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| [[User:Jfournier | Jason Fournier]]
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| 1 page
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| Past 6 months or news items
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|-
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| Event Reports
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| [[User:jmckenna | Jeff McKenna]]
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| 750 words
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| Brief article about meetings/conferences
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|-
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| Project Introductions
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| [[User:Wegmann | Martin Wegmann]]
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| 1500 words
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| General introduction to one software project or particular new features of a project
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| Case Studies
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| [mailto:micha@arava.co.il Micha Silver]
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| 1500 words
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| Highlighting specific application of technologies to a certain problem, user community or developer needs
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| Integration Studies
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| [[User:Wegmann | Martin Wegmann]]
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| 2500 words
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| Articles showing how many projects can work together in an integrated fashion, e.g. the power of GRASS, QGIS and GDAL all working together
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| Topical Studies
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| [[User:MarkusLupp | Dr. Markus Lupp]]
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| 1500 words
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| Introductions to concepts and theories, e.g. what something means, how to work with certain types of things
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| Programming Tutorials
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| [mailto:sunburned.surveyor@gmail.com Landon Blake]
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| 1500 words
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| Tutorials showing how to use a library or application at a programmatic level
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|-
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| Interviews
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| ''vacant''
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| 1000 words
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| Introducing open source community members or organisations
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| Sponsor Perspectives
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| ''vacant''
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| 1500 words
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| Introducing open source community members or organisations
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|-
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| Developer Announcements
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| ''vacant''
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| 750 words
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| Announcements about recent changes/improvements to projects
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| Local Chapter Reports
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| [[User:Mleslie | Mark Leslie]]
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| 750 words
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| Reports submitted by representatives of local chapters
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| Proof Reading
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| [[User:Acarr | Angus Carr]]
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| Proofing finals, along with other reviewers (below)
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| Peer Review
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| Daniel Ames
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| Editor in charge of peer review
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| Layout/Design
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| Kevin Yam
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=== Open Positions ===
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==Journal Volumes==
Interested in helping?  This section lists current positions that need filling.  If you have other interests, you are also welcome to add them for discussion.
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* '''Editor, Developer Announcements'''
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* '''Spell/grammer-checker'''
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* '''Reviewers''' - You have particular expertise and can review certain kinds of articles for content.  Somewhat like a peer reviewer too, so logical questions can be turned back to authors if needed.
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* '''Formatting/Conversion''' - moving non-LaTeX content into LaTeX forms (each author/section Edt.has to check for latex errors etc.)
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* '''Sponsor''' - interested in sponsoring the newsletter creation?
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== Reviewers ==
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*[[Journal_Volume_1]]
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*[[Journal_Volume_2]]
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*[[Journal_Volume_3]]
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*[[Journal_Volume_4]]
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*[[Journal_Volume_5]]
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*[[Journal_Volume_6]]
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*[[Journal_Volume_7]]
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*[[Journal_Volume_8]]
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*[[Journal_Volume_9]]
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*[http://journal.osgeo.org/index.php/journal/issue/view/33 Journal Volume 10]
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*[[Journal_Volume_11]] (Annual Report for 2011)
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*[[Journal_Volume_12]] (Annual Report for 2012)
  
Please list yourself below with name, e-mail and field of expertise to review certain articles - individual editors will contact you if necessary:
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==Article Templates==
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*[[Annual Report: Chapter Report Item Template]]
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*[[Annual Report: Software Project Report Item Template]]
  
* [mailto:sunburned.surveyor@gmail.com Landon Blake] - Coordinate Geometry, Geodesy, Surveying, Applications of GIS to Public Works and Parcel/Cadastral Records Management
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==Author Guidelines==
* [mailto:micha@arava.co.il  Micha Silver] - Using GIS and GPS in agricultural pest control projects; watershed analysis
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*[[A Short Guide for Writing OSGeo Local Chapter Annual Report Items]]
* [mailto:dan.putler@sauder.ubc.ca Dan Putler] - Application of GIS to marketing, retailing, and other business problems; geo-statistics.
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* [mailto:yann.chemin@gmail.com Yann Chemin] - Satellite image processing, evapotranspiration/crop models, multi-temporal/scale, spatio-temporal, data assimilation.
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* [[User:MarkusLupp | Dr. Markus Lupp]] - Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI), standards and processes of the OGC, Application of GIS to disaster management, urban planning and natural resource management.
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* [mailto:ploewe@gfz-potsdam.de Dr. Peter Löwe] - GRASS GIS, Sensor Web Enablement, Ontologies, Expert Systems, (Distributed) Artificial Intelligence, Nature Interpretation.
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* [[User:Smitch | Dr. Scott Mitchell]] - GRASS GIS, environmental modelling (especially biogeochemical, habitat, land use/land cover), spatial data analysis, spatial aggregation, decision support.
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* [mailto:kotzino@csd.uoc.gr Dr. Dimitris Kotzinos] - Web GIS, mobile GIS, development of GIS and for GIS packages, semantic web and semantics in GIS, decision support systems.
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== Submission of articles ==
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==Submission Guidelines and Licensing==
Please start by reading our [http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Journal_License_and_Guidelines guidlelines] for details about licensing and content.
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If you are interested in having an article published in the OSGeo Journal, please see our [[OSGeo Journal Submission Guidelines]]. Information on the licensing of submissions to the OSGeo Journal can be found on our [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Journal_License_and_Guidelines OSGeo Licensing Wiki Page].
  
Your article should be written in [http://www.latex-project.org/ Latex]. For instructions which format/style shall be used, please have a look at this working [http://grass.itc.it/newsletter/GRASSnewsletter_template.tar.gz GRASS Newsletter Latex] template. If you do not know Latex yet, don't be scared as it is quite easy. You might want to have a look at the [http://www.stdout.org/~winston/latex/ Latex Cheat Sheet] to get to know a few commands, e.g. how to enumerate, make tables etc.
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==Submission of Peer Review Articles==
Please send your zipped document to the respective Editors (see above).
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You can read the requirements for submission of peer review articles to the OSGeo Journal on our [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Requirements_Peer_Review_Articles Peer Review Article Requirements Wiki Page].
 
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If Latex is a problem for you or your article, please discuss it with your editor.  At their discretion, editors can choose to help you convert your content into a suitable format for publishing.
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== Newsletter Software ==
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Based on GRASS-News (which was based on R News) Latex is recommended, but other publishing packages might be considered for forthcoming issues.  (For example, [http://www.scribus.net Scribus] has been recommended.)
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Contributors ought to submit articles in Latex and images as pdf (high res jpg is fine as well, kim (inside kde) can convert them easily to pdf):
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'''links to templates will go here'''
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* template for article
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** template for inserting images
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** template for inserting tables
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They can be copied from [http://grass.itc.it/newsletter/GRASSnewsletter_template.tar.gz GRASS-News LaTex template].
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== Process ==
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# Confirm editors/volunteers
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# Set deadlines
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# Solicit articles
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# Collect/edit/review articles
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# Format to LaTeX
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# Produce draft
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# Set deadline for review
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# Revisions
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# Final production
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# Press Release and promotion
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== Online Location ==
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OSGeo Journal team uses a subversion code repository for managing content for the publication.
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It can be accessed publicly [http://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo/journal here].
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== Background ==
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The OSGeo Journal builds on top of the successful history of the [http://grass.itc.it/newsletter/index.php GRASS-News] production.  [http://osgeo.org/files/news/GRASS_OSGeo_News_vol4.pdf Volume 4] (5.8MB) of that production was a joint GRASS/OSGeo effort.  Subsequent editions are broader and branded as OSGeo Journal.
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==Journal Team==
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* Editor: Landon Blake
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* [[Copy_Editing | Copyeditor]]: Eli Adam
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* News Editor: Scott Mitchell
 
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Latest revision as of 09:41, 25 October 2014


The OSGeo Journal is an open publication highlighting open source geospatial projects, software development, introductions to projects, news, event and other OSGeo Foundation updates.

This is the working page for the Journal project and its future editions.

The Journal is always accepting article abstracts and proposals for future volumes. You can e-mail your submissions to the editor (sunburned.surveyor@gmail.com) or mention your desire to submit on the OSGeo Journal mailing list.

Mailing List

You can contact the volunteer Journal team on the OSGeo Newsletter Mailing List.

Section Editors

The following is a current list of our section editors for the Journal:

  • News: Scott Mitchell

Journal Volumes

Article Templates

Author Guidelines

Submission Guidelines and Licensing

If you are interested in having an article published in the OSGeo Journal, please see our OSGeo Journal Submission Guidelines. Information on the licensing of submissions to the OSGeo Journal can be found on our OSGeo Licensing Wiki Page.

Submission of Peer Review Articles

You can read the requirements for submission of peer review articles to the OSGeo Journal on our Peer Review Article Requirements Wiki Page.

Journal Team

  • Editor: Landon Blake
  • Copyeditor: Eli Adam
  • News Editor: Scott Mitchell