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geo-spatial.org: The Reference Point for the Romanian FOSS4G Community
Mr Vasile Crăciunescu, Romanian National Meteorological Administration
Mr Ștefan Constantinescu
geo-spatial.org is a collaborative effort by and for the Romanian community to facilitate the sharing of geospatial knowledge and the discovery and publishing of free geographic datasets and maps. It was created by a small team of young scientists as an attempt to overcome the Romanian specific geospatial dysfunctions.
Anyone can make a contribution by submitting articles or datasets for publication, adding comments to the existing articles, join the discussion on the mailing list or users forum. The content is managed by Textpattern, a powerful and flexible, open source content management application. For supplementary, specific functionality, custom modules were built. Other free applications are providing server-side functionality: MySQL, PHP, Python, Java, Apache, Tomcat, phpMyAdmin, phpPgAdmin. For geospatial data processing and management, top open source applications were also integrated in the website: PostGIS, GeoNetwork Opensource, GeoServer, OpenLayers, GeoWebCache, Mapnik, GDAL/OGR. The website is divided in several functional sections. In each section, the information is placed in predefined categories and sub-categories.
Vasile is a researcher at Romanian National Meteorological Administration, working in the Remote Sensing & GIS Laboratory since 2001. He received his diploma in cartography and physical geography in 2001. Currently is in charge of the scientific and operational activities in Meteo Romania related to rapid mapping, air quality data integration, spatial data infrastructure and web mapping. Vasile is a FOSS4G (free and open source software for geospatial) promoter and use his free time to further develop geo-spatial.org (http://earth.unibuc.ro/), a collaborative effort by and for the Romanian community to facilitate the sharing of geospatial knowledge and the discovery and publishing of free geographic datasets and maps.