[Gfoss] Fwd: [OSGeo-Discuss] IGN France becomes OSGeo Sponsor

Markus Neteler neteler a osgeo.org
Lun 7 Lug 2008 21:32:04 CEST


Ciao GFOSS.it,

... IGM come prossimo sponsor? :)

Complimenti ad IGN France!

Markus

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From: Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) <tmitchell a osgeo.org>
Date: Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 7:42 PM
Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] IGN France becomes OSGeo Sponsor
To: OSGeo Discussions <discuss a lists.osgeo.org>


I'm pleased to announce that IGN France is the latest OSGeo Associate
Sponsor! The Institut Géographique National (IGN) is an administrative
public institution under the authority of France's Ministry of Ecology
and Sustainable Development. They have a decades-long expertise
especially in cartography, aerial imagery and geographic databases.

Their interest in open source comes first from improving tools such as
Proj.4 and OSGeo-supported GDAL/OGR, in order to be able to reproject
geographic data from the old French geodesic system (NTF) to the new
one (RGF93). Hopefully these improved tools will help make the
transition easier for the public.

Second, they have also been using OSGeo-supported OpenLayers as a
foundation for Geoportail's new API. Given OpenLayers's widespread
use, programmers should find it easy to use Geoportail's API.
IGN France looks forward to being involved in supporting OSGeo through
the funding but also by continuing contributing code to the
aforementioned projects.

Please join me in thanking them for their encouraging show of support for OSGeo.

You can learn more about IGN France at: http://www.ign.fr/

Sincerely,
Tyler


Tyler Mitchell
Executive Director
Open Source Geospatial Foundation
tmitchell a osgeo.org
P: +1-250-277-1621
M: +1-250-303-1831


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