Re: [Incubator] Application to host Open Source Project "GeoStyler" as OSGeo Community Project
Sorry for the delayed response. I'm hoping one of the more active
members of the incubation committee would speak up.
Assuming GeoStyler fits Jody's checklist (which it looks like it
does), I'm strongly in favour of including GeoStyler as an OSGeo
From what I can see, GeoStyler addresses a pain point that many
of us in the OSGeo community have faced at some point, and I'd
love to see it promoted and grow. In particular, I'd love to see
GeoStyler included in OSGeoLive, http://live.osgeo.org
we would like to introduce our Open Source project "GeoStyler".
to style maps with the help of a Graphical User Interface.
The goal of GeoStyler is a universally applicable GUI that works
with any given style format; may it be SLD, QML, OpenLayers, etc.
In order to achieve that goal, we follow a plugin-approach where
so called "style-parsers" can be plugged into the UI. These style
parsers work as a conversion tool to bidirectionally convert
between any external style and our internal style format.
As a positive side effect, we are able to convert from one
external format to another one (e.g. from QML to SLD, etc.).
The GUI library is written in react but also provides browser
builds to enable its usage outside of any react application.
With thanks to currently 16 different contributors, we
successfully maintain 15 repositories in our GitHub organisation,
including the UI library and documentation, different
style-parsers, data-parsers, type definitions, a demo application
and a tutorial. The majority of these was also already published
on NPM. On the OSGeo Bolsena Code Sprint 2019, a GeoServer
Community Extension was written that integrates GeoStyler and
allows the creation of styles within GeoServer by using our GUI.
The licenses are BSD-2-Clause and we are very happy and eager to
extend the list of contributors. Our first goal would be to be
listed on the OSGeo webpage and in the long run to release
GeoStyler as an OSGeo Community Project.
In the future, we would like to provide additional style-parsers
(e.g. for mapserver) and extend the UI library with additional
components to further simplify styling maps.
We are happy to receive your support, if there are any questions,
we are happy to help!
Open Technologies and Geospatial Consultant
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