Hi all, FYI a practical introduction on SDI is planned tomorrow at foss4g 2008.
http://conference.osgeo.org/index.php/f … er/view/56
This will be a présentation of downloading geonames.org dataset for a country, produce different GIS formats, filter and make basic geometric intersection of datasets (eg. "Search for major cities of south africa around natural reserves").
Training materials is available here:
For those of you who would like more details on the FOSS4G2008 lab you could have a look to http://www.talendforge.org/wiki/doku.ph … foss4g2008