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== Approach ==
 
== Approach ==
  
The Public Geospatial Data Project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation is currently in the "definition phase". That means that we're in the process of putting together information about the kinds of things we could do, which organizations might be relevant, how the project might be structured, etc. Since the entire OSGeo is new, we're really working out the process for starting a non-software based project as we go.
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After a [[Public Geospatial Data Committee Definition Phase|Definition phase]] this has become an official [[Committees|committee]] within [[Main Page|OSGeo]].  
  
'''Likely scenario'''
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=== Working Groups ===
* Information gathering
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* Develop list of potential participants
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* Invite people/organizations to express interest
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* Discuss potential charter (is there an "official" OSGeo name for this?)
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* Present charter to OSGeo Board for approval (or do the members also get to vote on it?)
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** Charter should probably have "Terms of Reference" - i.e. what the group will do
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** Charter should probably have an initial list of participants/organizations (not all need to be members)
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** Charter should name a Chair and a Vice Chair (or co-chairs?) (must proposed chair already be a member or can s/he become a member by virtue of being part of this?)
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* Assuming project is approved - Get to work!
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== Potential Members ==
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At the [[Geodata Committee Meeting 20060322|first meeting of the geodata committee we decided to focus interest through three [[Working Groups]]:
If you add people/orgs to this list, please indicate whether you're adding yourself/your organization or whether you are "nominating" the person/organization as a potential member.
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=== Individuals ===
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* A [[Geodata Discovery Working Group]] which would focus on indexing and search of data and metadata repositories.
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* A [[Geodata Packaging Working Group]] to look at creation and maintanance of really high quality and rich data packages to offer for educational purposes with software packages, with [[GRASS GIS]] in particular.
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* A [[Geodata Licensing Working Group]] to look into parallel licensing developments and to consult on guidelines for open licenses for geodata.
  
''Please add yourself''
 
  
* David Bitner (self)
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=== People interested in participating ===
* Allan Doyle (self)
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* Florian Kindl (nominated)
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* David Bitner  
* Pericles S. Nacionales (self)
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* Allan Doyle  
* Markus Neteler (self)
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* Florian Kindl  
* Jo Walsh (nominated)
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* Pericles S. Nacionales  
* Helton Uchoa (self) - [[User:Uchoa]]
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* Markus Neteler  
* Aaron Racicot (self) - Ecotrust - aaronr at ecotrust.org
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* [[User:JoWalsh|Jo Walsh]]
* Daniel Brookshier (self)
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* [[User:Uchoa|Helton Uchoa]]
* Schuyler Erle (self)
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* Aaron Racicot - Ecotrust - aaronr at ecotrust.org
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* Daniel Brookshier  
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* Schuyler Erle  
 
* Jeff McKenna (DM Solutions)
 
* Jeff McKenna (DM Solutions)
* Steve Coast (nominated)
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* Steve Coast  
* Mikel Maron (self)
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* Mikel Maron  
* Alessandro Frigeri (self)
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* Alessandro Frigeri
 
* David Blasby
 
* David Blasby
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* ''Please add yourself''
  
=== Organizations ===
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=== Organizations to beneficially connect with ===
* [http://www.eogeo.org EOGEO] (self)
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* [http://www.openstreetmap.org/ OpenStreetMap Project] (potential)
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* [http://www.eogeo.org EOGEO]  
* [http://www.gsdi.org GSDI Association] (potential)
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* [http://www.openstreetmap.org/ OpenStreetMap Project]  
* [http://topp.openplans.org The Open Planning Project] (self/potential)
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* [http://www.gsdi.org GSDI Association]  
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* [http://topp.openplans.org The Open Planning Project]  
  
 
== Events ==
 
== Events ==
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Events where we can either promote our positions or are likely to run into like-minded individuals.
 
Events where we can either promote our positions or are likely to run into like-minded individuals.
  
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* [http://www.foss4g2006.org/ FOSS4G2006 - Free And Open Source Software for Geoinformatics - September 12-15, 2006, Lausanne, Switzerland]
 
* [http://www.foss4g2006.org/ FOSS4G2006 - Free And Open Source Software for Geoinformatics - September 12-15, 2006, Lausanne, Switzerland]
  
== Existing Work ==
 
 
=== Geo Data Licenses ===
 
  
see [[Geodata Licensing Working Group]]
 
  
 
=== Geo Data Repositories / Group Collection Projects ===
 
=== Geo Data Repositories / Group Collection Projects ===

Revision as of 18:43, 26 March 2006

This project was recently approved as official foundation committee.

Mission

Promote the use of open geospatial formats

Providing best-practise guidelines and examples for use of open and free standards for data (GML, WMS, WFS-T) and metadata (Dublin Core, RDF).

Promote public access to state-collected geodata

Lead by example in demonstrating economic value and research activity generated by open access to public geographic information.

Run a repository of open geodata

A collection of geospatial datasets shall be hosted by the PGDP. Additionally, links to other open data repostories shall be collected.

Present and explain licenses for public geodata

The PGDP aims to collect licenses suitable for the publishing of public geodata. The license shall be presented along with a summary of its benefits and focus.

Approach

After a Definition phase this has become an official committee within OSGeo.

Working Groups

At the [[Geodata Committee Meeting 20060322|first meeting of the geodata committee we decided to focus interest through three Working Groups:


People interested in participating

  • David Bitner
  • Allan Doyle
  • Florian Kindl
  • Pericles S. Nacionales
  • Markus Neteler
  • Jo Walsh
  • Helton Uchoa
  • Aaron Racicot - Ecotrust - aaronr at ecotrust.org
  • Daniel Brookshier
  • Schuyler Erle
  • Jeff McKenna (DM Solutions)
  • Steve Coast
  • Mikel Maron
  • Alessandro Frigeri
  • David Blasby
  • Please add yourself

Organizations to beneficially connect with

Events

Events where we can either promote our positions or are likely to run into like-minded individuals.


Geo Data Repositories / Group Collection Projects

Geo Data Repository & Policy Research

Geo Data Policy Advocacy

Open Access

There are also more general open access movements, often aimed at scientific data, that could provide a venue for broadening awareness of the geo-specific issues.

Further Reading