OSGeo is pleased to announce that ZOO-Project has graduated from incubation and is now a full-fledged OSGeo project. Gérald Fenoy, founder and chair of the ZOO-Project Steering Committee (PSC), has been appointed as project officer.
ZOO-Project is an open-source platform for implementing and developing efficient tools for processing geospatial and non-geospatial data based on the OGC standards.
Graduating incubation includes fulfilling requirements for open community operation, a responsible project governance model, code provenance, and general good project operation. Graduation is the OSGeo seal of approval for a project and gives potential users and the community at large an added confidence in the viability and safety of the project.
The ZOO-Project Steering Committee collectively recognizes this as a big progressive step for the project. ZOO-Project has been an active contributor to various open source initiatives inside and outside OSGeo such as FOSS4G, OSGeo Code Sprints, OGC Code Sprints, Joint OSGeo-OGC-ASF (Apache Software Foundation) Code Sprints, Google Summer of Code. The ZOO-Project PSC says, “We are excited about the future of the project and have been working towards the incubation approval for a long time. It is our honor to be an OSGeo incubated project”.
OSGeo and ZOO-Project would like to thank Tom Kralidis, Dimitris Kotzinos, Frank Warmerdam, and the OSGeo Incubation Committee for their assistance during this Incubation process.
Congratulations to the ZOO-Project community!
ZOO-Project is able to process geospatial or non geospatial data online. Its core processing engine (aka ZOO-Kernel) lets you execute a number of existing ZOO-Services based on reliable software and libraries. It also gives you the ability to create your own WPS Services from new or existing source code, which can be written in seven different programming languages. That allows you to compose or turn code as WPS Services simply, with straightforward configuration and standard coding methods.
ZOO-Project is very flexible with data input and output so you can process almost any kind of data stored locally or accessed from remote servers and databases. ZOO-Project excels in data processing and integrates new or existing spatial data infrastructures, as it is able to communicate with map servers and can integrate webmapping clients.
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