Journal Volume 2

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This is the planning and work page for the OSGeo Journal - Volume 2 publication.

If you want to contribute an article, add it to this list in the appropriate category. Please review the Journal License and Guidelines page first.


  • Articles welcome: Now
  • Article drafts: June 22, 2007
  • Article Submission Ends: July 3, 2007 (~30 days to submit)
  • First Draft: July 22, 2007
  • Final Publication: August 1, 2007 (~30 days from article close)

Contributors / Topics

See Journal for definition of the following categories. Add yourself if you are interested. Also review our guidelines for contributors. Note that all categories don't have to be filled, so this serves as a rough outline for the types of content we generally hope to have.


  1. Tyler Mitchell: General updates


  1. Editor: Jason Fournier
  2. Jeff McKenna: FOSS4G 2008 Venue: announcing conference committee event updates
  3. Additional contributors welcome...

Event Reports (2-3 articles)

  1. Editor: Jeff McKenna
  2. Ravi Kumar: FOSS GIS in India: A Report from the first meeting of the India chapter of OSGeo
  3. Yves Jacolin: GeoEvenement 2007: A summary of OSGeo promotion at a french geomatics tradeshow

Project Introductions (1-2 articles)

  1. Editor: Martin Wegmann
  2. Schuyler Erle: OpenLayers (confirmed)
  3. Scott Emmons: Flexible Internet Spatial Template (FIST): a MapServer-based web mapping framework (title TBD)
  4. Daniel P. Ames: MapWindow: Introducing the MapWindow GIS project (submitted)
  5. Jeroen Ticheler: GeoNetwork OpenSource: The FAO GeoNetwork (submitted)

Case Studies (2-3 articles)

  1. Editor: Micha Silver
  2. Joel Schlagel: title TBD
  3. Shamim Akhter & Yann Chemin: Porting a GRASS raster module to distributed computing (submitted)
  4. Rafael Sperb: Navigating in the Innovation (confirmed)
  5. David Enns: The West Alexander Neighborhood in Winnepeg; A MapServer case study (submitted)
  6. Giuliano Cecchi and Raffaele C. Mattioli: The role of FAO GeoNetwork in a multinational development programme: the case of the Programme Against African Trypanosomiasis (submitted)
  7. Sina Ayanlade: Geospatial Data Acquisition Problems in Sub-Saharan Africa
  8. ...

Integration Studies (2-3 articles)

Editor: Martin Wegmann

Topical Studies (1-2 articles)

  1. Editor: Dr. Markus Lupp
  2. Landon Blake: Spatial Relationships - An Introduction to Topology (submitted)
  3. Sanderson, Stickler and Ramage: Spatial Data Quality and the Open Source Community (submitted)

Programming Tutorials (1-2 articles)

  1. Editor: Landon Blake
  2. Tim Sutton: Programming Using the QGIS API (title TBD)


  1. Acting Editor: Tyler Mitchell
  2. Matthew Fleagle and Michael P. Gerlek, LizardTech: Why We Use and Support Free and Open Source Software (submitted)

Developer Announcements

  1. Acting Editor: Tyler Mitchell
  2. OSGeo project summaries
  3. Dr. Markus Lupp: So simple to install: deegree releases 2.1 demos as WAR archives
  4. ...

Local Chapter Updates

  1. Acting Editor: Tyler Mitchell
  2. OSGeo Local Chapter updates
    1. UK Chapter update (received)
    2. Taiwan Chapter update (received)
    3. Spanish Local Chapter
    4. Ottawa Local Chapter
    5. Francophone Local Chapter