[Biogeosdi] Long time ago...

Tim Sutton tim at linfiniti.com
Mon Jun 25 20:11:42 CEST 2007


Yes I still exist...I've been hiding away in my openModeller Desktop
code and have about 3 weeks email backlog to catch up on :-(

2007/6/24, Javier de la Torre <jatorre at gmail.com>:
> Hey people!!
> Long time ago there was a meeting in Campinas... 6 incredible person met
> there to create an amazing prototype that would save the world... but they
> forgot to finish the documentation!!
> What a pity, the world would have been a much better place....

I think there are some minor tweaks to the actual app we need to sort too:

- gbif data portal is changing (rest services are going live) and the
new url will be data.gbif.org
- nusoap issue on doing getLayers
- check why model resutls weret displaying
- general clean up of any cruft
- sort out missing bits in installation procedure
- doxygen docs for all classes

> We can be different! We still have the opportunity to save the world if we
> finish the report from our last meeting!
> I have edited several parts of the document and sent it to Lee to ask him
> for comments. He is very happy with the status of the report, but I have to
> say I would still edit a little bit more... in any case I think we can start
> a fast process... let say we put the document under ask for comments until
> wednesday, if no one complain before I will send it then.

How about we try to dedicate a day this week to 'triage' the remaining
issues I listed above? Would be good ot sort them out along with the

> If someone, for any reason, does not have access to the document on the SVN
> server
> Lee also asked me to present the report and the prototype on the next OGC
> meeting in Paris, the 12th of June. Flip will give us 20min and 5 more for
> questions...

Ah - time travel :-) 12 July I guess?

> I hope everybody is fine with me going there. This is part of the TDWG-OGC
> MoU, we have to demonstrate that we take them seriously.

I'm happy for you to go there just try not to mention how many
coconuts we drank during the code fest....

> I will be on holidays from the 28th til the 8th of July. I will travel to
> the states for a friends wedding in Kentucky. If things get crazy I might
> finish getting marriage in Las Vegas as Elvis Presley, but if not I will
> probably fly then directly tom Paris. My trip is NY-Chicago-Kentucky if
> someone is on the road those days.

Remember those gambling houses use advanced algorithms to make sure
they always win...

> So... I did it again... I will use my holidays to work on the presentation
> and on the prototype. Ideally I will present a finish prototype on HTML and
> Flex, with the design that the designer did here and with Yahoo maps
> integration. Of course also with a nice presentation, not a boring one, and
> with lot of preparation. But somewhere between this ideal situation and a
> total disaster I will finish, if someone want to help please go ahead!!
> First thing I need to have is a title for the presentation. I have some
> ideas but more are welcome:
> -90 coconuts and an old Dell laptop to save biodiversity using geospatial
> standards.
> -Demonstration on how tropical weather influence programming productivity
> and happiness... using OGC standards!
> -OGC is not enough
> -Biodioversity 2.0
> And some more classical, and more probable like:
> -OGC standards and biodiversity: the biogeosdi experiment.

I think a repeat along the lines of the final presentation you gave to
Sidnei, Dora and Vanderlei would be good.



> Javier de la Torre
> Dtor. Tecnología
> Tel: 91 536 05 03
> Mov: 629 69 38 70
> skype:jatorre555
> jatorre at imaste-ips.com
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