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This is an initial landing page for the Location Industry Working Group (IWG) at Eclipse. A proper web site will replace this page in the future.
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This is an initial landing page for the Location Industry Working Group (IWG) at Eclipse. The site is moving to [http://locationtech.org locationtech.org] in November 2012.
  
 
This industry working group is governed by the [http://www.eclipse.org/org/industry-workgroups/industry_wg_process.php Eclipse Foundation Industry Working Group Process] document. You can also [http://www.eclipse.org/org/ read more about the Eclipse Foundation].
 
This industry working group is governed by the [http://www.eclipse.org/org/industry-workgroups/industry_wg_process.php Eclipse Foundation Industry Working Group Process] document. You can also [http://www.eclipse.org/org/ read more about the Eclipse Foundation].
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=LocationTech Industry Working Group=
 
=LocationTech Industry Working Group=
  
The LocationTech Industry Working Group (IWG) is a partnership between organizations with a strong interest in location technologies.
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LocationTech will be the leading community for individuals and organizations to collaborate on commercially-friendly open source software that is location aware.
 
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Location technology is technology for tracking, analysing, and visualizing data expressing relative location measured in some dimensions.
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The IWG is currently forming and is expected to formally launch Q3-2012. This date may change due to strong interest.
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The IWG is currently forming and is expected to formally launch on December 5th, 2012.
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==Initiative Goals==
 
==Initiative Goals==
  
This group exists to enable organizations to invest in and benefit from open source Location technologies.
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This group exists to enable a partnership of organizations to invest in and benefit from:
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* High quality re-usable software components that are IP-clean and serve as reference implementation of standards
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* B2B forum of technology consumers and providers
  
 
===Activities===
 
===Activities===
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===Charter===
 
===Charter===
  
See the [http://wiki.eclipse.org/Location/Charter Draft Charter] for more useful information including dues.
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See the [http://www.locationtech.org/charter Charter] for more useful information including dues.
  
 
==Get Involved==
 
==Get Involved==
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===Next meetings===
 
===Next meetings===
  
Conference call [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20120725T15&p1=188&ah=1 July 25th at 3pm EDT] see [http://wiki.eclipse.org/Location/July25_2012 See the the Agenda].
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* [http://wiki.eclipse.org/LocationTech/Hangouts uDig GIS November 27th, 5pm EST via. Google Hangout & OnAir]
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* [http://wiki.eclipse.org/LocationTech/Hangouts Leaflet December 4th, 11am EST via. Google Hangout & OnAir]
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* Web components sub-team meeting - TBA
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* High performance sub-team meeting - TBA
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[http://wiki.eclipse.org/LocationTech/Hangouts Schedule a demo for your project]
  
 
===Participate in the Discussions===
 
===Participate in the Discussions===
  
[https://dev.eclipse.org/mailman/listinfo/location-iwg Join the discussion list]
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[http://www.locationtech.org/mailman/listinfo/location-iwg Join the discussion list]
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[http://www.locationtech.org/pipermail/location-iwg/ View the discussion list archives]
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We moved the list to locationtech.org, see the [http://dev.eclipse.org/mhonarc/lists/location-iwg/ old discussion list archives]
  
[http://dev.eclipse.org/mhonarc/lists/location-iwg/ View the discussion list archives]
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[http://wiki.eclipse.org/LocationTech#Past_meetings View minutes from past meetings]
  
 
Participate in IWG calls (see the Roadmap below for call dates and times)
 
Participate in IWG calls (see the Roadmap below for call dates and times)
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==Areas of Interest==
 
==Areas of Interest==
* Main stream adoption of location-aware technologies
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* Software/libraries for mobile and web based applications/services
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* Storage and processing of massive data volume
* Software/libraries for processing big data/ very high performance location data processing
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* Model driven design
** Images
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* Desktop, Web, and mobile mapping
** Geocoding and routing
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* Real time analysis of business critical data
** Analytics
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* Model driven design and especially Building Information Modelling (BIM)
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* Evolution of the spatial database
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* Data exchange standards
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==Lead projects==
 
==Lead projects==
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One product of this IWG will be new projects. See a guide on [http://wiki.eclipse.org/Development_Resources/HOWTO/Starting_A_New_Project creating a new project].
 
One product of this IWG will be new projects. See a guide on [http://wiki.eclipse.org/Development_Resources/HOWTO/Starting_A_New_Project creating a new project].
  
The LocationTech IWG will provide a forge (code repository, bug tracker, build farm, etc.) for related technology. The following are projects that plan to host in this facility.
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The LocationTech IWG will provide a forge (code repository, bug tracker, build farm, etc.) for related technology. The following are projects that are interested in hosting in this facility.
  
* [http://udig.refractions.net/ uDig - A GIS Framework for Eclipse]
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* uDig - [http://udig.refractions.net/ - A Desktop GIS suite & component framework]
 
* Jackpine - [http://csng.cs.toronto.edu/projects/20 a geospatial database benchmarking suite]
 
* Jackpine - [http://csng.cs.toronto.edu/projects/20 a geospatial database benchmarking suite]
 
* GeoScript - [http://geoscript.org/ project adding spatial capabilities to scripting languages]
 
* GeoScript - [http://geoscript.org/ project adding spatial capabilities to scripting languages]
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* GeoAPI - [http://www.geoapi.org/ GeoAPI is an abstraction library for related Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and ISO standards]
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* Cesium - [http://cesium.agi.com/ a powerful web-based globe and map viewer implemented in JavaScript]
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* Nunaliit - [http://nunaliit.org/ A web based framework that makes it easy to tell stories and highlight relationships between many different forms of information from a variety of sources]
  
 
We are interested in new projects. If you have some R&D that would benefit from more eyes & developers to advance it, or some useful technology you need to have but it isn't a source of competitive advantage, consider releasing it.
 
We are interested in new projects. If you have some R&D that would benefit from more eyes & developers to advance it, or some useful technology you need to have but it isn't a source of competitive advantage, consider releasing it.
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* Pick a name - Completed June 22, 2012
 
* Pick a name - Completed June 22, 2012
 
* Identify initial projects for launch - In progress, anticipated for June & July 2012
 
* Identify initial projects for launch - In progress, anticipated for June & July 2012
* Identify initiating member(s) - In progress, anticipated for June & July 2012
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* Identify initiating member(s) - In progress, deadline to be a Founder October 26, 2012
* Press release draft iterated amongst launching members - Anticipated for July 2012
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* Formal Launch - scheduled for December 5th, 2012
* Formal Launch - August 2012
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===Past meetings===
 
===Past meetings===
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* Face to face meeting May 22, 2012 @ 1pm EDT - [http://wiki.eclipse.org/LocationTech/May22_2012 See the minutes, etc.]
 
* Face to face meeting May 22, 2012 @ 1pm EDT - [http://wiki.eclipse.org/LocationTech/May22_2012 See the minutes, etc.]
 
* Conference call on June 19th, 2012 @ 4pm EDT - [http://wiki.eclipse.org/LocationTech/June19_2012 See the the minutes, etc].
 
* Conference call on June 19th, 2012 @ 4pm EDT - [http://wiki.eclipse.org/LocationTech/June19_2012 See the the minutes, etc].
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* Conference call on July 25th, 2012 @ 3pm EDT - [http://wiki.eclipse.org/LocationTech/July25_2012 See the the minutes, presentation materials, etc].
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* Conference call on August 30th, 2012 @ 9am EDT - [http://wiki.eclipse.org/Location/August30_2012 See the the minutes, presentation materials, etc].
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* Google hangout & conference call on October 10th, 2012 @ 9am EDT - [http://wiki.eclipse.org/LocationTech/October10_2012 See the the minutes, video, etc.] - [http://youtu.be/dORs4OaLtJ4 Video available]
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* [http://wiki.eclipse.org/LocationTech/October30_2012 Steering Committee meeting October 30th, 2012]
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* [http://wiki.eclipse.org/LocationTech/Hangouts OpenLayers 3 November 6th, 11am EST via. Google Hangout & OnAir] - [http://youtu.be/cgHudJim07o Video available]
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* [http://wiki.eclipse.org/LocationTech/Hangouts Demo of Cesium Globe viewer November 13th, 11am EST via. Google Hangout & OnAir] - [http://youtu.be/S745qetDaCc Video available]
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* Conference call on November 15th, 2012 @ 5pm EST - [http://wiki.eclipse.org/LocationTech/November15_2012 General IWG Minutes]
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[[Category:Eclipse IWG]]
 
[[Category:Eclipse IWG]]

Revision as of 11:28, 28 November 2012

LocationTech Logo 500.png

This is an initial landing page for the Location Industry Working Group (IWG) at Eclipse. The site is moving to locationtech.org in November 2012.

This industry working group is governed by the Eclipse Foundation Industry Working Group Process document. You can also read more about the Eclipse Foundation.

LocationTech Industry Working Group

LocationTech will be the leading community for individuals and organizations to collaborate on commercially-friendly open source software that is location aware.

The IWG is currently forming and is expected to formally launch on December 5th, 2012.

Initiative Goals

This group exists to enable a partnership of organizations to invest in and benefit from:

  • High quality re-usable software components that are IP-clean and serve as reference implementation of standards
  • B2B forum of technology consumers and providers

Activities

  1. Growing user communities and outreach
  2. Growing developer communities
  3. Growing research communities and encouraging innovation
  4. Growing business communities and markets
  5. Drive increased adoption of location technology, and interoperability
  6. Nurture a vibrant ecosystem for the above communities

Expected outputs

  1. A software forge & build farm including discussion forums and mailing lists
  2. Location aware open source technology projects
  3. A platform, released annually, providing reusable, modular, and "IP Clean" software components
  4. Joint marketing materials, and events

FAQ

See the frequently asked questions page for more useful information

Charter

See the Charter for more useful information including dues.

Get Involved

Next meetings


Schedule a demo for your project

Participate in the Discussions

Join the discussion list

View the discussion list archives

We moved the list to locationtech.org, see the old discussion list archives

View minutes from past meetings

Participate in IWG calls (see the Roadmap below for call dates and times)

IRC live chat

Using your IRC client of choice, you can join the Internet Relay Chat live chat forum by joining #locationtech on Freenode.

Alternatively, use this web client to join "#locationtech".

(simply make up a nickname, complete the captcha, and then click connect)

Edit this wiki

Register for an Eclipse account and contribute to this wiki page

Recruit

If you know others that would be interested, invite them to this page and the discussion list.

Areas of Interest

  • Storage and processing of massive data volume
  • Model driven design
  • Desktop, Web, and mobile mapping
  • Real time analysis of business critical data

Lead projects

One product of this IWG will be new projects. See a guide on creating a new project.

The LocationTech IWG will provide a forge (code repository, bug tracker, build farm, etc.) for related technology. The following are projects that are interested in hosting in this facility.

We are interested in new projects. If you have some R&D that would benefit from more eyes & developers to advance it, or some useful technology you need to have but it isn't a source of competitive advantage, consider releasing it.

Roadmap

The following is tentative roadmap.

  • Inaugural conference call - Completed, Took place March 22, 2012
  • Conference call - Completed, Took place April 17
  • Conference call - Completed, Took place April 19
  • Face to face meeting - Completed, Took place May 22 in Washington D.C.
  • Create IWG Charter - Completed, posted May 2012
  • Identify inaugural chair - Completed, representatives from IBM & Oracle, May 2012
  • Board resolutions giving approval - Completed with unanimous approval June 19th, 2012
  • Pick a name - Completed June 22, 2012
  • Identify initial projects for launch - In progress, anticipated for June & July 2012
  • Identify initiating member(s) - In progress, deadline to be a Founder October 26, 2012
  • Formal Launch - scheduled for December 5th, 2012

Past meetings