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This wiki page summarizes all currently available facts, links and references about the first open source GIS application MOSS.
 
This wiki page summarizes all currently available facts, links and references about the first open source GIS application MOSS.
  
== Documents ==
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== Significance for OSGeo ==
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The annual OSGeo price is named after the late Sol Katz, one of the project members of MOSS. [[Sol Katz Award|Sol_Katz_Award@OSGeo-Wiki]]
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== MOSS-related Ressources ==
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map_Overlay_and_Statistical_System Wikipedia: Map_Overlay_and_Statistical_System]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map_Overlay_and_Statistical_System Wikipedia: Map_Overlay_and_Statistical_System]
 
*[https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Open_Source_GIS_History OSGeo: Open_Source_GIS_History (points to broken blm-ftp-site: ''MOSS is still available to download (ftp://ftp.blm.gov/pub/gis/)'')]
 
*[https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Open_Source_GIS_History OSGeo: Open_Source_GIS_History (points to broken blm-ftp-site: ''MOSS is still available to download (ftp://ftp.blm.gov/pub/gis/)'')]
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* Reed, C., 1984, Map Overlay and Statistical System (MOSS), System Reference Manual, prepared by Autometric, Inc., Falls Church, VA
 
* Reed, C., 1984, Map Overlay and Statistical System (MOSS), System Reference Manual, prepared by Autometric, Inc., Falls Church, VA
 
* [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/36794  MOSS user's manual (@USGS)]
 
* [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/36794  MOSS user's manual (@USGS)]
* [https://sites.google.com/site/reedsgishistory/ Reed's GIS History Notes]
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* [https://sites.google.com/site/reedsgishistory/ Carl Reed's GIS History Notes]
 
* [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/fwsobs77_21 User needs assessment for an operational geographic information system]
 
* [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/fwsobs77_21 User needs assessment for an operational geographic information system]
 
* [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70004689 A 125 year history of topographic mapping and GIS in the U.S. Geological Survey 1884-2009, part 2: 1980-2009]
 
* [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70004689 A 125 year history of topographic mapping and GIS in the U.S. Geological Survey 1884-2009, part 2: 1980-2009]
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* [http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/academic/geology/COGS/MOSS/mossdoc.txt  PC-MOSS VERSION 1.0 USER AND PROGRAMMER DOCUMENTATION (IBIBLIO)]
 
* [http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/academic/geology/COGS/MOSS/mossdoc.txt  PC-MOSS VERSION 1.0 USER AND PROGRAMMER DOCUMENTATION (IBIBLIO)]
 
* [https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a137104.pdf Implement of the computer-program system MOSS]
 
* [https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a137104.pdf Implement of the computer-program system MOSS]
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* [[File:Draft Guidelines for Use of ADSARC and MOSSARC Commands 1993.pdf|thumbnail|Draft_Guidelines_for_Use_of_ADSARC_and_MOSSARC_Commands_1993]] (Source: BLM Library, 2019)
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* [[File:Conversion of an ARC-INFO Coverage Containing Multipe Attribute Data to a MOSS.pdf|thumbnail|Conversion of an ARC-INFO Coverage Containing Multipe Attribute Data to a MOSS]](Source: BLM Library, 2019)
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* [https://oc.diw.de/index.php/s/OmFQCYg4yaZ1jfS | Appendix C MOSS Line Styles and Font Styles ]]
  
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== Points of contact ==
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* BLM: Deborah Harnke: Librarian (Reference)
  
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== MOSS Codebase Search & Rescue Effort ==
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20190327: BLM ceased during the last year (date unknown) to host the MOSS sources on its FTP site. The BLM library did not archive a digital copy. The original author, Carl Reed has been contacted by Peter Loewe (PL) for a copy of the source code (status:pending).
  
== MOSS Codebase Search & Rescue Effort ==
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201903 [http://osgeo-org.1560.x6.nabble.com/Sol-Katz-MOSS-sources-gt-new-kind-of-quot-heritage-project-quot-td5400032.html#a5400124|Proposal to the OSGeo board to recognize MOSS as a OSGeo heritage project], to ensure future access to the codebase (if recoverable).
20190327: BLM ceased during the last year (date unknown) to host the MOS sources on its FTP site. The BLM library did not archive a digital copy. The original author, Carl Reed has been contacted by Peter Loewe (PL) for a copy of the source code (status:pending).
 
  
 
20190329: The wayback-machine of the Internet Archive did take snapshots of the FTP site, but apparently not the subdirectories: https://web.archive.org/web/*/ftp://ftp.blm.gov/pub/gis/
 
20190329: The wayback-machine of the Internet Archive did take snapshots of the FTP site, but apparently not the subdirectories: https://web.archive.org/web/*/ftp://ftp.blm.gov/pub/gis/
 
   
 
   
 
20190610: The BLM library was able to provide a few scanned documents regarding MOSS (to be uploaded to this wiki). PL asked them to investigate wether a digital copy could still exist offline at BLM.
 
20190610: The BLM library was able to provide a few scanned documents regarding MOSS (to be uploaded to this wiki). PL asked them to investigate wether a digital copy could still exist offline at BLM.

Latest revision as of 04:20, 11 June 2019

Map Overlay and Statistical System (MOSS)

Scope

This wiki page summarizes all currently available facts, links and references about the first open source GIS application MOSS.

Significance for OSGeo

The annual OSGeo price is named after the late Sol Katz, one of the project members of MOSS. Sol_Katz_Award@OSGeo-Wiki

MOSS-related Ressources

Points of contact

  • BLM: Deborah Harnke: Librarian (Reference)

MOSS Codebase Search & Rescue Effort

20190327: BLM ceased during the last year (date unknown) to host the MOSS sources on its FTP site. The BLM library did not archive a digital copy. The original author, Carl Reed has been contacted by Peter Loewe (PL) for a copy of the source code (status:pending).

201903 to the OSGeo board to recognize MOSS as a OSGeo heritage project, to ensure future access to the codebase (if recoverable).

20190329: The wayback-machine of the Internet Archive did take snapshots of the FTP site, but apparently not the subdirectories: https://web.archive.org/web/*/ftp://ftp.blm.gov/pub/gis/

20190610: The BLM library was able to provide a few scanned documents regarding MOSS (to be uploaded to this wiki). PL asked them to investigate wether a digital copy could still exist offline at BLM.