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'''China Chapter of OSGEO'''
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== Introduction to the Open Source Geospatial Foundation Wiki ==
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This is the community Wiki of the [http://www.osgeo.org/ Open Source Geospatial Foundation]. Please refer to the official web site at http://www.osgeo.org/ for stable documents and policies. This Wiki is the place where documents can be created collaboratively (ie. adoption processes, user hints, suggestions, committee notes, etc.). All web pages that are adopted as official documents will be moved to a CVS or SVN and subsequently appear at the [http://www.osgeo.org/ OSGeo] web site, which is the only official place for documents.
  
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If you're wondering about how to dive in to OSGeo, what it's all about and how to get involved, see [[Getting Started]].
  
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== OSGeo Structure ==
  
== '''About China OSGEO''' ==
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* [https://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/about.html "About the Foundation"] (official officers, charter docs, etc)
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* [[All Members]] -- add information about yourself
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* [[History]]
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* [[Roadmap]]
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* [[Mailing Lists]]
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* [[Library]]
  
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== Committees and Working Groups ==
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* [[Board of Directors]] (official) - [[Board tasks]]
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* [[Website Committee]] (official) - [[WebComTODO|Current WebCom tasks]]
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* [[Fundraising]] Committee (official)
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* [[IncCom Wiki|Incubation Committee]] (official)
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* [[Promotion and Visibility Committee]] (official)
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* [[Public Geospatial Data Committee]] (official; maybe needs a catchier name)
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* [[Education and Curriculum Committee]] (official)
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* [[SAC|System Administration Committee (SAC)]] (official)
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* [[Certification Committee]] (not official) - ''initial ideas stage!''
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* [[Conference Committee]] (not official), [[Foss4g2006]] Conference
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For a list of scheduled or regularly scheduled meetings of the Board Committees and Working Groups refer to the [[Foundation Calendar]].
  
Open Source Geospatial software (i.e. GRASS, GDAL, MapGuide and Mapserver) has become quite competitive with proprietary GIS in recent years. OSGEO is such a global non-profit organization dedicating to global collaboration on supporting, building and promoting highest-quality open source geospatial software.  
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==Project Specific Wiki ==
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The following are sub-sections of the wiki, specific to hosted open source projects at OSGeo.org:
  
The China Chapter of OSGEO is formed by Chinese Active Users of Open Source Geospatial Software, hosted by National Remote Sensing Center of China, and co-sponsored by Autodesk Software (China) Co. Ltd. China OSGEO cooperates closely with OSGEO Board aiming at promoting the use and development of OSGEO projects in China. It tries to serve anyone interested in Open Source GIS and related issues, and to cover all the activities associated with Open Source GIS in China.
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* [[MapGuide Open Source]]
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* [[Brasil | Brazilian OSGeo Chapter]]
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* [[Japan | Japan OSGeo Chapter]]
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* [[Ottawa Chapter | Ottawa OSGeo Chapter]]
  
=== Mission ===
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== Current Proposals and Documents in Editing Process ==
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* [[OSGeo Description]]
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* [[Press Release Process]]
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* [[Press Release Template]]
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* [[Talk:Proposed_Press_Release | Translations of Press Release]]
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* [[Like Minded Regional Organizations]]
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* [[International Outreach]]
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* [[Proposed Membership Rules]]
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* [[Potential Nominees for Next Membership Election]]
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* [[Distribution Special Interest Groups]]
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* [[Response to RFI for US Gov GeoSpatial]]
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* [[Committee Guidelines]]
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* [[Protocol for requesting letter of support]]
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* OSGeo [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Source_Geospatial_Foundation Wikipedia entry]
  
China OSGEO carries out numerous tasks addressed by OSGEO Foundation through its three committees - Supervise Committee, Executive Committee and Technical Committee.
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== Project requests ==
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* [[Volunteers Needed]]
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* [[AJAX WebMapping Project Request]]
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* [[Programming Languages Project]]
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* [[Cpanel Installer]]
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* [[Languages maps for webs]]
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* [[Script Repository]]
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* [[NGO Project]]
  
(1)Supervise Committee:
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== Project Tools ==
* Officially representing China OSGEO to liaise with OSGEO Board, OSGEO Branches, Chinese Government Departments, or Academic Groups etc.
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[[ OSGeo.org Project Tool FAQ]]
* Taking responsibility for the strategies in planning and developing China OSGEO, and networking with organizations to enlist participation and support for OSGEO.
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* Committing financial accounting of running China OSGEO, i.e. budget application, financing donation.
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(2)Executive Committee:
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== Useful Notes ==
* Creating and managing China OSGEO official website (http://china.osgeo.org/), for example, daily updating, meeting announcement, workshops and training, FAQ, mailing lists and wiki.
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* [[Getting Started]] will help you to find about.
* Taking care of China Directory Listing and providing the members with networking opportunities for support and job opportunities.
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* [[How to Edit]] this Wiki.
* Increasing awareness about open source GIS solutions and promoting adoption in education, research, industry, government, and non-profit organizations though local technical supports.
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* [[How to keep Track]] of what is going on in the Wiki.
* Encouraging local people to contribute to OSGEO projects or to release their outcomes as open source software with financial or practical assistance.
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* [[OSGEO:Protected page guidelines|Protected page guidelines]]
  
(3)Technical Committee:
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* Software Internationalization and Localization
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[[OSGEO:About|Wiki Site Disclaimer]]
* Development of prototype applications to demonstrate Open Source geospatial capabilities to local and regional audiences
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* Software Packaging and Customization for local and regional needs
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* Training, Support and Development of e-Learning Contents in local languages
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* Supporting open standards and open access to geospatial data
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China OSGEO may not be limited to the above tasks, but all the activities should not be contrary or detrimental to the Mission and Objectives of OSGEO.
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=== Objectives ===
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Quarterly Committee Membership Meetings:
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* Committee work reviewing
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* Question and Discussion
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* Proposal or planning
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Collaborative Projects:
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* Localization of OSGeo projects - MapGuide, GRASS, GDAL etc.
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* Development of demo prototype illustrating how to use open source gis software
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* Software documentation translation (from English to Chinese or verse visa)
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* Development of e-Learning Content in Chinese
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* Software re-packaging and customization for Chinese platform
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* Free geospatial dataset downloading
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Regional Events:  
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* Annual conference
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* Workshops and Training
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* Special Lectures
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* Demonstrations
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Communication:
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* Networking Local Communities related to geo-issues
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* Mailing Lists
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* Wiki
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== '''Initial Membership''' ==
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* China Chapter Representative - Prof. Rongguo Chen
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* Prof. Rongguo Chen, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research.
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* Prof. Jiahong Li, National Remote Sensing Center of China.
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* Prof. Chenghu Zhou, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research.
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* Assoc. Prof. Xianfeng Song, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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* Mr. Kevin Zhu, Infrastructure Solution Division, Autodesk Software Inc.
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* Mr. Jian Sun, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research.
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* Mr. Pengwan Xia, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research.
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== '''Site Layout''' ==
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China Chapter Portal:
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Information of Interest to Local Users, for examples, Meetings, Events, Chapter, Call for Papers, e-Learning, Tutorial, Reports, and Free Open Source Geographical Dataset.
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Mailing Lists or Archives for Chinese Users:
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* Desktop GIS - QGIS, OpenEV
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* GIS workstation - GRASS, GDAL/OGR, OSSIM, geotools
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* Geo-statistics - GNU R
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* Web mapping servers - MapGuide Open Source, Mapserver, GeoServer
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* Web map clients - MapBuilder
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* Metadata servers - Isite
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* Spatial Data Engine - PostGIS, myGIS
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* C/S Database - PostgreSQL, mySQL, SQLite
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Note: Enabled step by step when enlisting our professional participants
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China Directory Listing:
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Companies, People, Universities, Research Institutes, Organizations, Government Departments etc. involved with or using OSGEO Projects.
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China OSGEO Media Coverage:
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Links or snippets of media featuring activities of China OSGEO from various sources.
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== '''Links''' ==
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* China OSGEO - https://china.osgeo.org/
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* China OSGEO Mailinglist - http://china.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo
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* NRSCC - http://www.nrscc.gov.cn/
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* Autodesk (China) - http://www.autodesk.com.cn/
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* IGSNRR - http://www.igsnrr.cas.cn/
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* GUCAS - http://www.gucas.ac.cn/
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* GDAL - http:// gdal.maptools.org/
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* GeoTools - https://geotools.osgeo.org/
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* GRASS - http://grass.itc.org/
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* Mapbender - http://www.mapbender.org/
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* MapBuilder - http://communitymapbuilder.org/
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* MapGuide - https://mapguide.osgeo.org/
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* Mapserver - http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/
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* OSSIM - http://www.ossim.org/
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Revision as of 22:17, 9 August 2006

Introduction to the Open Source Geospatial Foundation Wiki

This is the community Wiki of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. Please refer to the official web site at http://www.osgeo.org/ for stable documents and policies. This Wiki is the place where documents can be created collaboratively (ie. adoption processes, user hints, suggestions, committee notes, etc.). All web pages that are adopted as official documents will be moved to a CVS or SVN and subsequently appear at the OSGeo web site, which is the only official place for documents.

If you're wondering about how to dive in to OSGeo, what it's all about and how to get involved, see Getting Started.

OSGeo Structure

Committees and Working Groups

For a list of scheduled or regularly scheduled meetings of the Board Committees and Working Groups refer to the Foundation Calendar.

Project Specific Wiki

The following are sub-sections of the wiki, specific to hosted open source projects at OSGeo.org:

Current Proposals and Documents in Editing Process

Project requests

Project Tools

OSGeo.org Project Tool FAQ

Useful Notes


Wiki Site Disclaimer