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From: Hartmut Kaiser (hartmut.kaiser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-03-23 22:21:12


> My name is Federico J. Fernandez, and I'm a student from Buenos Aires
> University, Argentina.
> I've been working on some GIS projects, including a lot of geometry
> (using GDAL, CGAL, GEOS, proj4) and I also want to participate this
> year in Google Summer of Code.
> I'll try to be short. As I knew that there were some work started on
> this direction, I searched trough the list archives and I contacted
> Barend Gehrels to offer my collaboration in the project.
> We exchanged some mails and then we tried to contact people in order
> to find a possible mentor for the project (or at least someone to ask
> some questions). As we didn't have luck (we didn't receive any answer)
> we are trying now by the list.
> Is somebody interested on this as a possible mentor? I think that
> Barend cannot be mentor because he isn't a boost library author yet,
> but surely he could guide me through the project.
> My collaboration in the library will be mostly in the spatial indexing
> area (k-d-trees, quadtree, etc) and coordinate projection. If we have
> time maybe we could tackle some geometric algorithms.

Given your (yet to be written) project proposal gets accepted I'ld like to
consider mentoring it since I have got a lot of GIS experience/background
over the last 10-15 years or so.

But I think that you should make your project proposal well focused to a
narrow domain to be doable in the short timeframe provided by GSoC. Either
topic (spatial indexing and coordinate transformations) are rather complex
and I doubt these are small enough to be finished in 3 months (as long as
you don't have any partial implementations available, that is).

Regards Hartmut

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