wiki:AnnualReport/2018

GRASS GIS Annual Report 2018

Reporting period: between OSGeo Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2017 at FOSS4G 2017 Boston (August 14-19) and FOSS4G 2018 Dar es Salaam (August 27-September 2).

Primary use of this document a presentation at OSGeo AGM 2018, FOSS4G conference for 2018, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The final version has been included here: Slides of OSGeo Annual General Meeting 2018

Key accomplishments

Releases

  • 7.4.0, 7.4.1 (new stable version)
  • 7.2.2, 7.2.3 (old stable version)
  • 7.0.6 (4th year of support!)
  • 5 releases since last OSGeo AGM a year ago

Roadmap

  • 7.6.0 (fall/winter 2018)
  • 8.0.0 (in planning)

Major Developments and features

  • pip install grass-session ("using GRASS GIS from outside")
  • simplified usage-from-outside in CLI: grass ... --exec v.clean ...
  • PROJ 5 support
  • QGIS 3 integration
  • openEO cloud API integration (http://www.openeo.org)
  • GUI-based file-like management of data in different SRSs
  • NULL (no data) compression
  • Integrated Python editor
  • File-like management of "grassdata"

Infrastructure or process changes

  • initial work on git migration

Community health and happiness

Team & Sprints

  • 1 new core dev: Stefan Blumentrath
  • 3 new addon devs
  • 4 new babies – a long-term plan ;-)

Community

  • Code Sprint 2018 at Basecamp
  • GSoC
    • 2017: 3 students accepted, 2 passed; 4 mentors; 2 managers for OSGeo
    • 2018: 3 students accepted; 6 mentors
  • GCI
    • 2017-2018: 2 mentors; 2 managers for OSGeo; 90 tasks completed, 74 abandoned, 44 out of time; ~120 students

Areas for improvement

These are challenges faced by the project.

  • skilled community members and developers are always welcome!

Opportunities to help

Anything for members to help with?

  • help designing the new web site (Wordpress) at staging.grass.osgeo.org
  • we are improving Python 3 compatibility - here assistance is appreciated

Requests and communication

Any formal request from the board, marketing or other committees? Did you make a budget request for 2018? How did it go? ... External correspondence? For example, a letter of recommendation for a GSOC student? Code donation? ...

Outlook for 2019

Any roadmap items to share with our members? Let the board know if there is anything to plan for in 2019... Example: https://github.com/geotools/geotools/wiki/GeoTools-Annual-Report-2017

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