In the context of developing a common position regarding the Free and Open Source Solutions for Geospatial Data Exploitation, the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) has re-activated the Open Source Initiative (OSI) Working Group. In a previous phase, the working group has been analysing the rationale for a more coordinated method of managing the open source tools and components being developed for EO/GIS data exploitation, and defining the associated governance needed to foster a vibrant and active community of contributors and ensure the long-term sustainability of the initiative with benefit for the whole community including industry, institutional and research. If you are interested in the conclusions and recommendations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Given the interest in free and open source solutions for geospatial within the community, an industry position to support a sustainable framework for the geospatial FOSS ecosystem will be elaborated. This survey (printable version available here) is intended to gather data from the community.
The survey is designed for anyone who uses or engages in any way with free and open source technology in the geospatial domain, whether passively or actively through contributions. We aim for the survey experience to be relatively short and straight forward. We ask for no more than 10 minutes of respondents' time. This necessarily limits the number of topics we can cover.
There are 24 questions in this survey.