O GISVM (www.gisvm.com) tem este ano a hipótese de estar
presente no maior evento do Mundo dedicado ao SIG: “FOSS4G 2009” (Open Source,
evidentemente!) que decorrerá em Sidney (Austrália): http://2009.foss4g.org/
Como um evento comunitário que é, serão tidos em consideração
os votos dos utilizadores na selecção das apresentações que lá decorrerão.
O período de votação nas propostas a apresentações abriu dia
15 e termina a 28 de Junho!
Para quem quiser conhecer o “ESTADO DA ARTE” em SIG, recomendo vivamente
a passarem os olhos nos resumos (abstracts) que estão a votos.
É necessário registarem-se no site (só nome e
GIS Virtual Machine is a new concept of FOSS4G distribution,
based on Virtualization technology, which enables it to be a completely
installed, configured and ready to use GIS Workstation. And, as a Virtual
Machine, it can literally run anywhere. GISVM is a full-feature GIS Workstation
based exclusively on free GIS software: PostgreSQL, PostGIS, GeoServer,
Mapserver, FWTools, QGIS, GRASS, gvSIG, uDIG, Kosmo and OpenJump, on Ubuntu
Desktop. As such it offers the growing number of professionals and general users,
who need to perform any kind of GIS task, an opportunity to quickly and
painlessly start using FOSS4G on their current computer environment. A case
study will be presented on using GISVM at university training, for teaching
“ecological modeling and spatial data analysis”, aimed at Master and Doctoral
level students in different Universities. It demonstrates how it can be used
with excellent results in the framework of teaching purposes.
GISVM http://gisvm.com is a vmware based virtualized image
containing many popular open source tools. Xenia
http://code.google.com/p/ xenia/wiki/XeniaHome is the name of a minimal
relational database schema and associated scripts for processing data to a variety
of formats and services. Xenia has been developed in the ocean observing system
domain to ingest data from a variety of fixed and mobile distributed platforms
and observation types at the current rate of approximately 10,000
observations/hour and produce popular formats such as KML,GeoRSS and web
services. Combining both a proven relational database observation collection
schema with a variety of open source GIS mapping tools on the same virtualized
image provides easy turnkey solutions to data management and sharing issues for
distributed observation platforms and systems.
GISVM Server, Your Open Spatial Virtual Server (Ricardo Miguel Moreira de
In the past, commercial GIS software companies have based their business
model on offering a complete and closed GIS solution, with proprietary file
formats and proprietary drivers to access all types of external data. Today
there is a way to solve the resulting incompatibility problems, with Open
Spatial Standards from OGC and their extensive implementation from Free Open
Source Software for GIS (FOSS4G). GIS Virtual Machine Server, offers the GIS
user an easy way to start using FOSS4G with their current GIS software
solution, to enter into the world of OGC Open Geospatial Standards and benefit
from the power of real interoperability. There will be a presentation on the
possibility of using GISVM Server with two proprietary software solutions,
Autodesk AutoCAD MAP and ESRI ArcGIS, which will demonstrate how it is possible
to access a PostgreSQL with PostGIS, a Simple Feature Geospatial Database,
using FDO drivers or ZigGIS, and several OGC Web services, such as WMS and WFS.