Opened 14 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#337 closed enhancement (fixed)

PyWPS Incubation Process

Reported by: jachym Owned by: jive
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Incubator Keywords: application


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  1. Please provide the name and email address of the principal Project Owner. Jachym Cepicky, jachym.cepicky at
  2. Please provide the names and emails of co-project owners (if any). none
  3. Please provide the names, emails and entity affiliation of all official committers
    • Jachym Cepicky, jachym.cepicky gmail com, Initial autor, core developer, coordinator of development
    • Lorenzo Becchi, lorenzo at ominiverdi com, Initial autor of GUI, ka-Map Developer
    • Luca Casagrande, luca.casagrande at gmail com, Initial autor of GUI, ka-Map Developer
    • Sebastian Holler, sh at sholler de, core developer
    • Panagiotis Skintzos, p at pskintzos net, core developer
    • Jorge de Jesus, jrc it, Power user, testing
  4. Please describe your Project. PyWSP (Python Web Processing Service) implements the OGC(r)'s Web Processing Service as a Python API on Apache Server using CGI requests.
  5. Why is hosting at OSGeo good for your project? We want to share the infrastructure, connect with other projects, provide the support for easy server-side scripting, as well as know-how and code for WPS clients. We want to be closer part of OSGeo Community.
  6. Type of application does this project represent(client, server, standalone, library, etc.): Server and Python API
  7. Please describe any relationships to other open source projects. PyWPS is written with direct support for GRASS GIS, allowing from GRASS modules to run as server-programs. However, connection to GDAL/OGR, PROJ.4, Python Interfaces and Rpy or any other command line tools is possible.
  8. Please describe any relationships with commercial companies or products. PyWPS is independent project released under GNU/GPL licence. It's development is (currently) supported mainly by Help Service - Remote Sensing company (Czech) through Prezem project.
  9. Which open source license(s) will the source code be released under? GNU/GPL
  10. Is there already a beta or official release? There is 3.0.0 release and currently, 3.1.x branch is on the schedule.
  11. What is the origin of your project (commercial, experimental, thesis or other higher education, government, or some other source)? Commercial, experimental, thesis.
  12. Does the project support open standards? Which ones and to what extent? (OGC, w3c, ect.) Has the software been certified to any standard (CITE for example)? If not, is it the intention of the project owners to seek certification at some point? PyWPS is a OGC WPS 1.0.0 implemenation. It has not been certified yet. After testing the PyWPS API using the test suite described in Annex A of the OpenGIS Web Processing Service version 1.0.0 (OGC 05-007r6) and Annex A of the OGC Web Services Common Specifications (OGC 06-121r3), it will be requested a OGC certification.
  13. Is the code free of patents, trademarks, and do you control the copyright? Yes.
  14. How many people actively contribute (code, documentation, other?) to the project at this time? cca 8
  15. How many people have commit access to the source code respository? 9, see
  16. Approximately how many users are currently using this project? There are 45 Non-digested Members of the mailing list.
  17. What type of users does your project attract (government, commercial, hobby, academic research, etc. )?
    • Precise Farming calculation in Prezem project
    • PyWPS has attracted the attention of the INTAMAP research project ( , as one of the WPS API's responsible for client/server interaction for automatic interpolation mapping and cross validation of results. PyWPS is also beeing using with OpenLayers and Ka-maps client (Embrio).
    • Plymouth Marine Laboratory are currently developing WPS processes using PyWPS for use in an EU funded project PML have recommended PyWPS to other project members with at least one other so far developing a new service.
    • University of Perugia ( Italy) is developing a DSS for water management which uses pyWPS in a tool for withdrawals handling.
    • International Office for Water is developping two WPS based on PyWPS :
      • One is for the French Information System on Water and is calculating various information for a given watercourse (e.g : the land occupation based on Corine Land Cover for the watercourse's catchment).
      • One is to help Regional Directorate for Industry, Research and the Environment in their discharge points identification. It will identify all Water Framework Directive waterbodies potentially impacted by a given discharge point.
  18. If you do not intend to host any portion of this project using the OSGeo infrastructure, why should you be considered a member project of the OSGeo Foundation? --
  19. Does the project include an automated build and test? Partly. Since the project uses python setup script, it is possible to build it on any system. Standard example processes are included for testing purposes. Further development will fallow to full fill OGC's test suits (see point) 12
  20. What language(s) are used in this project? (C/Java/perl/etc) Python. Partly PHP (outdated). In the future, PHP, JavaScript and others (clinents examples) should be used. However, Python will be always the main programming language.
  21. What is the dominant written language (i.e. English, French, Spanish, German, etc) of the core developers? English, with documentation also written in French
  22. What is the (estimated) size of a full release of this project? How many users do you expect to download the project when it is released? cca 300 Kb. no idea :-) See q. no. 16

Change History (7)

comment:1 by warmerdam, 14 years ago

Keywords: Application added
Status: newassigned

comment:2 by warmerdam, 14 years ago

Keywords: PyWPS Incubation Questionnaire removed

comment:3 by neteler, 14 years ago

Keywords: application added; Application removed

Application -> application to be functional

comment:4 by jive, 11 years ago

Owner: changed from warmerdam to jive
Status: assignednew

comment:5 by jachym, 8 years ago

More up-to-date version of the questionnaire

comment:6 by tomkralidis, 7 years ago

Should we close this given PyWPS is now in OSGeo incubation?

comment:7 by Jeff McKenna, 5 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Closing as PyWPS graduated on 2018-04-11

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