OSGeo Multilanguage Dictionary

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This page is a proposal

Multi-language OSGeo dictionary

The scope is to collect over the years geo* related terms in a multi-language style to facilitate reading/writing in other languages, to help with software internationalization, to help when writing proposals in non-mother-tongue languages (like me who has to write in Italian) etc.

Example (this would be a dictionary software then):

  EN: landscape genetics
  IT: genetica del paesaggio
  DE: Landschaftsgenetik

Since we are an excellent group of experts covering many languages, we could run this as long-term Edu project.

Once a reasonable amount of terms is available, download should be enabled in Docbook or other formats.

Software platform

We could use the Wiktionary software (http://www.wiktionary.org/ | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiktionary) and keep it just running. Possibly an OSGeo hacker could also fetch translations from Wikipedia from a handcrafted terms collection of terms to populate an initial dictionary (using the box on the left side which references translations).

  • Wiktionary is just using MediaWiki as all other WikiMedia sites (and this OSGeo wiki too). So, very easy to run.--steko 06:29, 13 November 2007 (EST)

Proposed host URL: http://geodictionary.osgeo.org

Proposed license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Interested people

Content providers

  • Book in progress: "Handbook of Geospatial Technology: For Analysis and Modeling" (Springer New York) by Mitasova, Neteler, Mitchell, Olaya: terminology used in the book will be defined via this dictionary

Existing related free dictionaries


Starter Dictionary

Wikipedia Entry Maintenance