[Freegis-list] FS GIS book?

Allan Doyle adoyle at eogeo.org
Fri Nov 5 16:26:24 CET 2004

EOGEO.org would also be happy to host this. We can use the existing 
Plone site or can set up a separate instance. We have Zwiki running 
under Plone. We can also set up MoinMoin, which I'm familiar with. Or 
we can set up a subversion repository for a docbook version of the 

Our system is backed up nightly and we have plenty of spare cycles and 
bandwidth. For now :)

In any case, if people want to help set up a decent environment, we can 
provide user accounts. It's a Debian system. http://www.eogeo.org is 
the main site.


On Nov 4, 2004, at 12:29, Brian Wilson wrote:

> FreeGIS'ers,
> A few months ago I put up a Wiki on http://www.seafloor.org/
> as a repository for stuff related to my interest in GIS/GPS
> especially as related to marine sciences.
> I would be honored to have you all use it.
> It's running the same software as the wikipedia which seems to
> be about the best out there right now.
> I've been using it as a personal spot but I'd love to have
> it become a focus for more.
> I even started a Grass book outline even though I have almost zero
> Grass experience so far.
> Feel free to connect and edit pages, even if you just want a sandbox
> to try out mediawiki ideas.
> --Brian
> On Thu, 4 Nov 2004, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>> Ian Turton wrote:
>>> OK what's the best way to move this forward, should we just hijack 
>>> the
>>> GIS section of wikipedia
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geographic_information_system? or do we
>>> want to run a separate site?
>>> I'd been thinking about publishing the book as an Open Source book 
>>> (like
>>> the svn book: http://svnbook.red-bean.com/) what do people think?
>> Ian,
>> I don't think it should be developed within the Wikipedia wiki.  
>> Wikipedia
>> has alot of rules and conventions that would be inappropriate for an 
>> indepth
>> FS GIS technical book.  I would suggest either setting up a new wiki 
>> instance
>> somewhere or working within a less structured existing wiki that 
>> wouldn't mind
>> the extra material.   Setting up a wiki isn't really too hard.
>> I thinking working towards a form like the svnbook would be great, 
>> though in
>> the meantime an evolving wiki can be a good community resource before 
>> things
>> are cleaned up into a more publishable format.
>> Best regards,
> -- 
> Brian Wilson
> Corvallis, Oregon
> 541-368-4120
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