I was trawling around here a year ago looking for PC design software, bookmarked it,
and decided to poke the ghosts after returning from PV1. Thanks for responding.
That sounds like a nice chunk of work.
I especially like your effort to maintain the original source of information - a detail many overlook.
You are also right about needing to operate without internet - local storage is very important.
Everything from Permaculture Voices (One) is still percolating around in my noggin.
I was really blown away by Elaine Ingham (soil life), Allan Savory (systems thinking),
Craig Sponholz (waterway restoration and hydrology), Joel Salatin (alternate business models),
and Jack Spirko (PC *is* a business model). But all the other speakers were awesome, too.
Paul Wheaton was absolutely on fire - I thought he was going to spontaneously combust on stage - must be that rocket stove in his overalls.
My background is systems engineering and software dev.
I want to tackle the initial land survey, mapping and design part, since that is the part I personally need most right now.
I especially am interested in novel mechanisms for entering/capturing map/contour info in the field.
Not happy with existing solutions which (even though some are free) are a high barrier to entry for tablet/phone users
and offer very little, if any, integration to down stream design and analysis processes.
I want my data to talk to my other data without having to always be resident in my frontal lobe.
I will need plant placement and coverage, too. Your selection and ongoing data collection sounds good.
Would be happy to use yours if available as a library/plug-in/something.
I want to move quickly, but also want to have modular architecture to permit optional/third-party plug-ins
so we can more easily collaborate and allow mixed open-source/commercial code (kind of like Eclipse).
I ran into half-dozen or so other software developers at PV1.
Several seemed hot to do something real soon and might be interested in broader collaboration.
Thanks and best regards,