Thursday, May 28, 2009

OpenGeo Team is "faster and better" than anyone else in the world???

I really get a kick out of the self provocative proclamation that the OpenGeo Team is "...faster and better than anyone else in the world..." at solving geospatial problems on the OpenGeo Team page.

I recommend a "geospatial" Academic Decathalon!

ERDAS has been solving "real world" National Mapping Agency geospatial workflows for decades now. how are you 'faster' and or 'better' than the world class geospatial scientists, remote sensing scientist and developers that exist at ERDAS?

Should we measure this based on software revenue? Possibly an 'apples to apples' comparison of products and satisfied use cases? "Challenge" each team with a use case to satisfy (FULLY!!)? How about number of supported sensors and formats? Or what about a third party review of resumes?

Thats just a rediculous statement guys...

1 comment:

Ian Turton said...

And yet the national map ( is served using ArcServer not ERDAS. I think that tells us all we need to know!