What is DebianGis ?
DebianGis is about improving [http://www.debian.org Debian] to make it the best distribution for Geographical Information Systems applications and users. A good deal of GIS related softwares and libraries (e.g. GRASS, see http://grass.itc.it) are already present in Debian. Thanks to efforts of the DebianGis team, we have currently an up-to-date GRASS package in main and many other packages. Other programs are along their way to be included in the archive.
The coordination of this project happens on firstname.lastname@example.org. You can subscribe to it by using the form available [http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-grass-general here]. Public archives of the list are at the same place. A list of svn committments and uploads is available at email@example.com and is generally used by developers for keeping tracks of work done. We started a DebianGis packages repository (also opened to non Debian Developers and sponsorees) and a Subversion (SVN) archive for co-maintainance.
[http://www.ubuntu.com/wiki/UbuntuGIS ?UbuntuGis] is a page that collects GIS-related information for the [http://www.ubuntu.com/ ?UbuntuLinux] distribution. UbuntuGIS is not an actual project for maintaining GIS packages like DebianGis. Similar projects are conducted by a few other groups. See [http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Distribution_Special_Interest_Groups OSGeo Distribution Special Interest Groups] for more information.
[wiki:/MailingLists Mailing Lists] -- the mailing lists used for coordinating the project
IRC -- Use the #debian-gis channel on the OFTC network
[wiki:/PackageList Packages List] -- list of packages in, or proposed for, Debian (see also: [http://pkg-grass.alioth.debian.org/debiangis-status.html The DebianGis packages thermometer])
[wiki:/Repository The repository and backports] -- get the latest DebianGis packages hot off the press or modern packages built for older versions of Debian
[wiki:/BugsReporting Reporting bugs] -- how to report bugs about DebianGis packages.
- [wiki:/UpdatingPostGIS PostGIS updating hints] -- how to approach updating postgresql and postgis to newer versions
[http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2004/10/msg00007.html The DebianGis Manifesto] -- first announce of the DebianGis Project
[wiki:/LiveImages Live images] -- Test the GIS tools in Debian using a live boot image
[wiki:/HotNews Hot News] -- latest news from development team
Web interface to DebianGis package development [http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/pkg-grass/packages/ SVN repository]
[wiki:/InfoForDevelopers Developers Information] -- information for packagers and developers
[http://pkg-grass.alioth.debian.org/debiangis-status.html Packaging status] -- The DebianGis packages thermometer
[wiki:/ToDo A todo list] -- list of ideas
[https://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-grass/ Grass Project] -- the Debian Grass GIS Project on Alioth.
[wiki:/GdalPackaging GDAL Packaging] -- A few comments about the GDAL packaging
[wiki:/StateOfTheMap DebianGis Status] -- Add news about DebianGis here as drafting for regular annouces to the general world.