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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 near future.
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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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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.  
  
=LocationTech Industry Working Group=
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'''This page is no longer being maintained and is available purely for archive reasons. Please visit http://locationtech.org'''
  
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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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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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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==Initiative Goals==
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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
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===Activities===
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# Growing user communities and outreach
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# Growing developer communities
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# Growing research communities and encouraging innovation
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# Growing business communities and markets
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# Drive increased adoption of location technology, and interoperability
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# Nurture a vibrant ecosystem for the above communities
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===Expected outputs===
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# A software forge & build farm including discussion forums and mailing lists
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# Location aware open source technology projects
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# A platform, released annually, providing reusable, modular, and "IP Clean" software components
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# Joint marketing materials, and events
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===FAQ===
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See the [http://wiki.eclipse.org/Location/FAQ frequently asked questions page] for more useful information
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===Charter===
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See the [http://wiki.eclipse.org/Location/Charter Draft Charter] for more useful information including dues.
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==Get Involved==
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===Next meetings===
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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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Thursday August 23rd, 2012. Time TBD.
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===Participate in the Discussions===
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[https://dev.eclipse.org/mailman/listinfo/location-iwg Join the discussion list]
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[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]
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Participate in IWG calls (see the Roadmap below for call dates and times)
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===IRC live chat===
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Using your IRC client of choice, you can join the Internet Relay Chat live chat forum by joining #locationtech on Freenode.
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[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#locationtech Alternatively, use this web client to join "#locationtech".]
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(simply make up a nickname, complete the captcha, and then click connect)
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===Edit this wiki===
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Register for an Eclipse account and contribute to this wiki page
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===Recruit===
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If you know others that would be interested, invite them to this page and the discussion list.
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==Areas of Interest==
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* Storage and processing of massive data volume
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* Model driven design
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* Desktop, Web, and mobile mapping
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* Real time analysis of business critical data
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==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].
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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.
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* uDig - [http://udig.refractions.net/  - A Desktop GIS suite & component framework]
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* Jackpine - [http://csng.cs.toronto.edu/projects/20 a geospatial database benchmarking suite]
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* 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]
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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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==Roadmap==
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The following is tentative roadmap.
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* Inaugural conference call - Completed, Took place March 22, 2012
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* Conference call - Completed, Took place April 17
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* Conference call - Completed, Took place April 19
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* Face to face meeting - Completed, Took place May 22 in Washington D.C.
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* Create IWG Charter - Completed, posted May 2012
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* Identify inaugural chair - Completed, representatives from IBM & Oracle,  May 2012
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* Board resolutions giving approval - Completed with unanimous approval June 19th, 2012
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* Pick a name - Completed June 22, 2012
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* Identify initial projects for launch - In progress, anticipated for June & July 2012
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* Identify initiating member(s) - In progress, anticipated for July & August 2012
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* Press release draft iterated amongst launching members - Anticipated for August 2012
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* Formal Launch - September 2012
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===Past meetings===
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* Conference call on March 22, 2012 @ 2pm EDT - [http://wiki.eclipse.org/LocationTech/March22_2012 See the minutes, etc.]
 
* Conference call on April 19, 2012 @ 2pm EDT - [http://wiki.eclipse.org/LocationTech/April_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 July 25th, 2012 @ 3pm EDT - [http://wiki.eclipse.org/LocationTech/July25_2012 See the the minutes, etc].
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 08:42, 14 August 2013

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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 page is no longer being maintained and is available purely for archive reasons. Please visit http://locationtech.org

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