[Geowanking] Re: WFS / GML servier for the rest of us?
josh at oklieb.net
Tue Aug 9 19:45:17 PDT 2005
You can get in touch with Aleda Freeman (aleda.freeman at state.ma.us)
or Michael Trust (aleda.freeman at state.ma.us) about various user
contributed data and user update programs at MassGIS (e.g.
Biodiversity Day, Point Update Viewer, CAMIS PUT, etc).
BTW, Saul Farber (saul.farber at state.ma.us) who was one of the
principal developers of the shared services (MapAccess) has now been
looking at Geoserver to add as an element of the system and also
works on Fulcrum.
On Aug 9, 2005, at 8:06 PM, Bryce Nesbitt (mailing list account) wrote:
> Chris Holmes wrote:
>>> This was the first citizen contributed layer MassGIS dealt with. So
>>> much of the GIS world is one-way (publisher--->user) that it was
>>> amazing that MassGIS agreed to publish a citizen initiated update!
>> ...For MassGIS what was the process? How easy was it to get
>> citizen data
>> published? What were the benefits of allowing citizens
>> Were there others after yours? Did your layer become a valuable
>> one in
>> the infrastructure? Is there a good person to get in touch with
>> MassGIS? Or any published papers on it?...
> Here's a Boston Globe article about it, which includes the name of
> my contact within MassGIS. There was no 'process' in particular, I
> just emailed the GIS administrator:
> "Cyclist pushes mapped bike paths. -Anthony Flint"
> My goal was to raise the profile of the bike/walk path network,
> both with planners (so missing links can be completed), and the
> general public (you can't use what you don't know about). So I
> spent time with publishers of mainstream supermarket-type maps,
> asking them to adopt such 'healthy living' features.
> It was NOT easy. There are few feedback channels built into the
> map publishing system. Geographic knowledge is distributed, but
> mapmaking remains a largely central affair.
> -Bryce Nesbitt
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