[Freegis-list] Conference Speech

Martin, Daniel DMartin at erac.com
Tue Sep 24 01:00:57 CEST 2002

For a server, my suggestion would be MapServer, http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu
.  If the colo server has PHP support, then MapServer with the recently
released MapLab http://www.dmsolutions.on.ca/maplab.html might be what you
have in mind - although I must admit haven't tried MapLab out myself.  I do
use MapServer often and extensively though.

Both MapServer and MapLab (which depends on MapServer) are free open source

Hope that helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: Vanessa E-H Stewart [mailto:vanessa at fiberfutures.org]
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2002 6:00 PM
To: Alexander Pucher; freegis-list at intevation.de
Subject: RE: [Freegis-list] Conference Speech

Hello Alexander,

Thanks for the pointer to your abstract. I'm based in California, so won't
be able to attend the presentation. However, I wanted to bounce some ideas
off of you (and the rest of this list I've been lurking on):

I work with a volunteer run non-profit colocation center in California (we
think it might be the only non-profit one in the US!). As a day job, I do a
little GIS among other things. I know the need for interactive mapping is
great, so, I want to work on setting up some dedicated GIS mapping servers
at the colo. We're in a perfect position to do so, some talented systems
administrators onboard, lightning fast connections, and we've found it
relatively easy to get server donations. Hosting a server costs us
$50/month- most people pay in the form of donations.

I'm looking to set up something that is fairly low maintenance- non-profit
groups and individuals can upload their data, customize how it's displayed
on their individual map/site, and have it all hosted at the colo. The
eventual goal is to have everyone's data together. There would be a central
site where you can search through all the data, or select a location and
pull up what is available for that area, etc...I know there are some nodes
like this starting up- some are relatively developed, but we'd like to do
this at-cost, and ideally with free-software.

Do you have any suggestions/references/ or know others who are trying this
or something similar?

About the colo: http://www.communitycolo.org/

Also, if anyone is interested in this project, please let me know- it's
amazing what a few talented volunteers can accomplish!


-----Original Message-----
From: freegis-list-admin at intevation.de
[mailto:freegis-list-admin at intevation.de]On Behalf Of Alexander Pucher
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2002 5:12 AM
To: freegis-list at intevation.de
Subject: [Freegis-list] Conference Speech


I just wanted to inform the freegis-list members that I will hold a
speech about 'Applied Geoinformation and Online-Mapping with Open-Source
Software' on Oct. 3rd at this years LinuxDas in Luxembourg.

You can find the presentation abstract here:




Institut fuer Geographie und Regionalforschung
Universitaet Wien
Kartografie und Geoinformation

Departement of Geography and Regional Research
University of Vienna
Cartography and GIS

Universitaetstr. 7, A-1010 Wien, AUSTRIA

Tel: (+43 1) 4277 48644
Fax: (+43 1) 4277 48649
E-mail: alexander.pucher at univie.ac.at

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