Opened 12 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#910 closed task (wontfix)

GisClient OS Project submssion to the OsGeo Incubator Committee

Reported by: ioria78 Owned by: jive
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Incubator Keywords: GisClient, Incubator, Application, Questionnaire


Hi, please find our Incubator Application Questionnaire in the attached file. Thanks a lot for your attention and collaboration Giorgia Previdoli


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by ioria78, 12 years ago

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GisClient OS Project

comment:1 by jive, 12 years ago

GisClient Incubator Application Questionnaire

  1. Please provide the name and email address of the principal Project Owner.

Project name: GisClient website: Project Owner: Roberto Starnini Project Contact: roberto.starnini@…

  1. Please provide the names and emails of co-project owners (if any).

Co-project owner: Francesco D'Alesio Co-project owner contact: francesco@…

  1. Please provide the names, emails and entity affiliation of all official committers

Roberto Starnini Gis&Web srl Via Gramsci 27/9 16126 Genova tel. + fax. +39.010.941.21.32 roberto.starnini@…

Francesco D'Alesio R3-GIS s.r.l.

Merano (BZ), Italy www. Via Johann Kravogl, 2 39012 Merano (BZ) Tel. +39 0473 494949 Fax +39 0473 069902 francesco@…

  1. Please describe your Project.

GisClient is a web authoring tool configurator for GIS projects. GisClient3 is an open source software written in AJAX, Javascript, PHP/MapScript that allows to configure a range of tools and functionalities easily and quickly. It works as a web authoring tool configurator for MapServer and enables to both build up Mapfiles and provide OpenLayers maps. Designed for interoperability, GisClient3 publishes data from any major spatial data source using open standards. Improving interoperability among the open source GIS softwares is one of the GisClient aims, that's why at the moment we are working on making GisClient3 able to create config files for a wider stack of components and, in addition, we are developing standard interfaces (such as MapContex and OWSContext).

  1. Why is hosting at OSGeo good for your project?

Being hosted at OSGeo would be good for us, cause we think that would help in spreading out the project on a global scale. Our aim is to involve as many users as possible to try and test GisClient, and possibly find more developers, interested in taking part in the project and collaborate.

  1. Type of application does this project represent(client, server, standalone, library, etc.):


  1. Please describe any relationships to other open source projects.
  2. GisClient is based on MapServer as map server
  3. It uses Postgre/PostGis as aDB
  4. It uses OpenLayers libraries
  1. Please describe any relationships with commercial companies or products.

Gis&Web s.r.l. is a small Italian company in Genova, Italy. In the last years, most of the GIS products, applications and services offered by Gis &Web have been based on GisClient. Actually GisClient hasn't started as a proper open source project, but as a solution to respond the users needs and expectations. In most cases Gis&Web customers are Municipalities and Local Authorities. They use GisClient as a tool to manage the spatial data they are in charge of collect.

In terms of field of applications Local Authorities have been using GisClient in urban planning, land use, tourism and heritage management, mobility management. GisClient has also been applied by the University of Genova to reaserch activities in the environmental monitoring sector, both in marine protected and portual areas.

As a commercial product, GisClient it has been used as a tool to manage utilities networs by Iren, an Italian society operating in the sector pertaining to the water cycle and to gas distribution. Not only Gis&Web but also, R3-GIS, an Italian company in Merano, has based most of its commercial offer on GisClient. They developed different web gis products for management of green areas, playgrounds, traffic signs, pipelines and technological networks, environmental monitoring systems, CO2 Emission Monitoring Systems, Tourism Portals, etc.

  1. Which open source license(s) will the source code be released under?


  1. Is there already a beta or official release?

It is. It can be downloaded on At the moment we are working on user documentation.

  1. What is the origin of your project (commercial, experimental, thesis or other higher education, government, or some other source)?


  1. Does the project support open standards? YES
  1. Which ones and to what extent? (OGC, w3c, ect.)

OGC, W3C and INSPIRE for Metadata

  1. Has the software been certified to any standard (CITE for example)?


  1. If not, is it the intention of the project owners to seek certification at some point?

We haven't thought about that yet.

  1. Is the code free of patents, trademarks, and do you control the copyright?

Yes it is

  1. How many people actively contribute (code, documentation, other?) to the project at this time?


  1. How many people have commit access to the source code respository?


  1. Approximately how many users are currently using this project?

Being a web application, it is not easy to “count” them, but including the ones who use GisClient base web application developed by Gis&Web, Iren and R3-Gis the total amount of users will be more than 500.

  1. What type of users does your project attract (government, commercial, hobby, academic research, etc. )?

all of them

  1. 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?

In our vision on how to develop GisClient we share most of the OSGeo Foundation objectives. In facts: We aim to promote the use of open source software in the geospatial industry and by the Goverments. We aim to support the implementation of open standards and standards-based interoperability through our project. Taking part in the OsGeo Conferences (e.g. Barcelona 2009, Prague 2012), we give our contribution to improve the internationalization of software and of the community. We presented GisClient on occasion of the last Foss4G Conference in Prague.

  1. Does the project include an automated build and test?


  1. What language(s) are used in this project? (C/Java/perl/etc)


  1. What is the dominant written language (i.e. English, French, Spanish, German, etc) of the core developers?


  1. What is the (estimated) size of a full release of this project?

50 Mb

  1. How many users do you expect to download the project when it is released?


comment:2 by jive, 5 years ago

I am going through older tickets asking if projects wish to join the OSGeo community program.

Since I can no longer access the project website at I am going to assume this project is inactive and close the ticket.

comment:3 by jive, 5 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed
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