[Cu-wireless] Still need information for ESRI application

Sascha Meinrath sascha at ucimc.org
Tue Mar 9 11:47:49 CST 2004

On Tue, 9 Mar 2004, Wendy Edwards wrote:

> Thanks!  IMHO, the most important thing we're getting from ESRI is
> the GIS data, which is already free on their website.  I'd like to use
> a free/open-source product called JUMP
> (http://www.vividsolutions.com/jump/) to manipulate/display the
> data.  I've already downloaded the Champaign County data and pulled
> it into the default JUMP application.  It worked well.  I'd like to
> combine this with some open-source tools that display network
> information (status, traffic, etc) for the CWN information system.
> There were some earlier suggestions about using tools developed by
> the Navy, and I can look into these and see what else is out there.
> The biggest challenges of the CWN information system are probably
> going to be reliability and user interface design.  I can write
> up something about this for the website/wiki if that would be
> useful.

Yes, I think this would be useful information to have.

Thanks Wendy,


> > I don't know what this stuff buys us over using open-source solutions --
> > especially given that this wouldn't be generalizable to other community
> > wireless groups because of the cost.  I'd be weary about spending any
> > funding on this unless we have a clear idea of why it is essential.
> >

Sascha Meinrath
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