[HOT] Optimal NAS tech specifications to serve imagery tiles

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 23 15:25:25 UTC 2017

I think we need to define the requirements first.  POSM works on standard
hardware in a standard configuration.  It's been field tested and you learn
from experience.

It needs to be fairly idiot proof and unfortunately they're turning out
better quality idiots all the time.  It needs good simple documentation in
multiple languages.  Idiots have been spotted using languages other than

I think I'd think in terms of a more powerful intel NUC than the base, the
32 gigs memory version of the NUC6i7KYK is used with POSM for drone work.
I would stay with the intel NUCs based on my own experince

I'd like to add email so preconfigured Postfix should be able to handle
local traffic on smartphones but you also need something on the smart
phone, I understand the gmail client can be configured to talk to other
email servers such as Postfix.  The advantage is it would store messages
until the server is in range then send and receive.

Postfix can be configured to call home but I'd try to think in terms of
calling back to one email server across the internet and exchanging
messages. These can be forwarded to other internet addresses.

Finally we need a volunteer in the field to try this stuff out.  A HOT
micro-grant might well work here.

Cheerio John

On 23 March 2017 at 10:39, Donal Hunt <donal.hunt at gmail.com> wrote:

> It occurs to me that partnering with a team like Ideas Box (see
> https://www.ideas-box.org/
> <https://www.ideas-box.org/index.php/en/the-ideas-box/discover-the-ideas-box>)
> may be the way to go here... If the HOT tool-chain could be pre-installed /
> integrated it would make the deployment of such kits more beneficial in the
> longer run (deployed at the start of a disaster and then continues to
> deliver value to the community over time due to the availability of
> knowledge, etc).
> Obviously, the deployment is a lot heavier than a simple NAS but it's
> likely you want a robust solution that is well tested in most scenarios.
> All the best!
> Donal
> On 22 March 2017 at 18:35, Denis Carriere <carriere.denis at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> POSM does host imagery with the new OpenDroneMap module. You can add a
>>> tiff and it will be served as a TMS. You an also add any MBTile archive
>>> (bing) and have that served as well. POSM is designed to take an AOI, use
>>> collected imagery, host field papers, and have support for mobile data
>>> surveys all offline.
>> Thanks for sharing Dale!
>> I never knew that POSM was capable of this, I will definitely need to
>> dive into this one of these days.
>> Cheers,
>> *~~~~~~*
>> *Denis Carriere*
>> *GIS Software & Systems Specialist*
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