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From "Reed, Denne N" <>
Subject Re: Anthropology GIS Project
Date Mon, 22 Apr 2013 22:27:46 GMT
Dear Suresh,
It was very nice meeting you in Boston. In addition to the excitement of being embroiled in
a manhunt, I really enjoyed the focus group and I thank you for putting us all in touch with
one another. I'm eager to learn more about open GIS, SIS and airavata. These sound like very
exciting projects. The project we're working on is called PaleoCore and there is a preliminary
website up at<>. PaleoCore is about developing data
standards, tools and data gateways for paleoanthropological data. It is associated with a
related suite of eAnthro websites such as<>,<>,
and<>. Particularly we are looking to expand and
improve the time-space visualization of fossils that is demonstrated on the eFossils site
at  This particular implementation is a mash up of Simile
and Google Maps with data provided by an ArcGIS geodatabase backend running on PostgeSQL/Redhat.

Thanks again for putting us all in touch.


Associate Professor
University of Texas at Austin
Dept. of Anthropology
2201 Speedway, Stop C3200
Austin, TX 78712-1723

Office: SAC 5.146
Lab: SAC 5.188

Phone: 512.471.7529
Fax: 512.471.6535


On Apr 21, 2013, at 11:58 PM, Sameera Jayaratna wrote:


Thank you for pointing out the project for us. It seems interesting and we will definitely
look into the project. We would like to know more about it.

Thank you,

On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 3:27 AM, Mattmann, Chris A (398J) <<>>
Thank you for the connection Suresh and nice to meet you

We'd be happy to discuss Apache SIS and to provide any
information you desire.



From: Suresh Marru [<>]
Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2013 10:34 AM
Cc: SIS Dev
Subject: Anthropology GIS Project

Hi Denné,

I greatly enjoyed to learn about your anthropology research and more about the archeology
scavenging hunts, may be I can join in some day :).

As we discussed about the open source GIS and data analysis projects, let me introduce you
to the Apache SIS [1] and Airavata [2] developers.

Chris, Martin, Jun et al,

Prof. Denné Reed from University of Texas [3] is currently using ArcGIS based tools and his
group is eager to explore open source alternatives. So please take it from here.

Amila (Ranatunga), Sameera, Harsha, Nipuni,

This might be a good use case for your project. This should help you put airavata and sis
into a real-world perspective.

Note: Denné is not subscribed to the list, so please cc him explicitly. I have bcc'ed Airavata
developers, if the students on the list are interested, please join in sis dev list and follow


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Sameera Jayaratna
Department of Computer Science And Engineering
University of Moratuwa
Sri Lanka

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