Sessions

Time slot: Wed, 09/14/2011 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
Tutorial: GeoServer Scripting with Python and RESTConfig (cont'd)

tutorial continued

Tutorial Wed, 09/14/2011 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Earth Observation Scientific Workflows in a Distributed Computing Environment

 

Academic Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm Dr Terence L van Zyl
Tutorial: Building fast, flexible and secured WMS/TMS services with MapProxy (cont'd)

tutorial continued

Tutorial Wed, 09/14/2011 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm
GeoServer on steroids

Setting up a GeoServer can sometimes be deceptively simple. However, going from proof of concept to production requires a number of steps to be taken in order to optimize the server in terms of availability, performance and scalability.

The presentation will show how to get from a basic setup to a battle ready, rock solid installation by showing the ropes an advanced user already mastered. The topics that will be covered in details include:

  • choosing the appropriate output...
Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Mr Simone Giannecchini, GeoSolutions
Mr Andrea Aime, GeoSolutions
Quantum GIS & Inkscape: Cartographic Tools for Attractive Maps

You know how you can always tell a map with a particular software by the map has that standard north arrow and legend and the data has that one color scheme that everyone seems to use...? How do you break out of the mold and make an attractive, innovative map? I will present a work-flow for making a polished map taking your data from Quantum GIS to Inkscape, an open source vector illustration program. I'll discuss options for exporting your data from Quantum GIS to import into Inkscape and...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm Michele Tobias, University of California, Davis
Social Networks on OpenLayers

As part of the web 2.0 movement, a number of social networks are adding geospatial information to their contents. Thus, a large amount of information can be shown on a map from different sources like twitter, foursquare, flickr and others.

With just a few chunks of JavaScript code and thanks to the great Open Layers capabilities, it's easy to add real time social features to any web mapping application.

On this presentation we will show how we added those services as OpenLayers...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Jorge Sanz, Prodevelop
Vicente Sanjaime
Mixing It Up with OpenLayers, ArcGIS Server and JavaScript Widgets

The rise of RESTful services and lightweight data formats allow us to easily pair open source software with commercial closed source software. Organizations that are invested in commercial software can still obtain many of the benefits of open source software by implementing a hybrid approach.

In this talk we will discuss how the City and County of Denver is using OpenLayers, ESRI’s ArcGIS Server REST API and JavaScript widgets to deliver spatial information to our...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Allan Glen, City and County of Denver
David Youngerman
3D Globes advanced visualization

Recently IGO Software has developed Glob3 project, Euclid library and also Sextante library migration to a 3D environment with the Extremadura University. All these tasks ended in a Framework release destinated to the 3D development application known as Glob3, that will continue in development during 2011. Its roadmap can be found in the project website http://www.glob3.org.

According to this, several advanced...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Diego Gomez Deck, IGO Software
Manuel De la Calle, IGO Software
Managing Large Amounts of U.S. Army Imagery Data: Recommendations for Improving FOSS4G Imagery Solutions

We will present a case study of our implementation of cached imagery services and imagery management into Army Mapper, the U.S. Army’s enterprise GIS supporting the overall management and resourcing of Army installations worldwide. We will explain why we chose ArcGIS Server over FOSS4G solutions and provide technical recommendations for improving FOSSG4 software in this area. Army Mapper requires a global cached WMS that can be updated in real-time. It must support a wide range...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm Kristofor Carle, Syncadd Systems Inc. (US Army Contractor)
Time slot: Wed, 09/14/2011 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
Shortest Path search for real road networks with pgRouting

pgRouting adds routing functionality to PostGIS. This presentation will show the inside and current state of pgRouting development. We will explain the shortest path search in real road networks and how the data structure is important to get better routing results. Furthermore we will show how you can improve the quality of the search with dynamic costs and make the result look closer to the reality. You will learn about difficulties and limitations of implementing routing functionality in...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Daniel Kastl, Georepublic
Anton Patrushev
Tutorial: GeoServer Scripting with Python and RESTConfig (cont'd)

tutorial continued

Tutorial Wed, 09/14/2011 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Tutorial: Building fast, flexible and secured WMS/TMS services with MapProxy (cont'd)

tutorial continued

Tutorial Wed, 09/14/2011 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Critical Analysis of the WFS Transactional

 

Academic Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Jorge Rocha, Universidade do Minho
José Silva
Advanced cartographic map rendering in GeoServer

Various software can style maps and generate a proper SLD document for OGC compliant WMS like GeoServer to use. However, in most occasions, the styling allowed by the graphical tools is pretty limited and not good enough to achieve good looking, readable and efficient cartographic output.

The presentation aims to provide the attendees with enough information to master SLD documents allowing him to produce amazingly looking maps on his own. SLD will no longer be cartographer's enemy....

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Andrea Aime, tech lead, GeoSolutions
Simone Giannecchini, GeoSolutions
QGIS in an Academic Library: A Case Study

This presentation will demonstrate how FOSS4G has been integrated into courses and research on a college campus via the library, will discuss methods for teaching FOSS4G, and will hi-light the strengths and challenges of using QGIS over proprietary alternatives in higher education. The library began offering instruction and support for QGIS in the Fall of 2009. Because the college is a commuter campus without strong support for GIS in the curriculum, offering QGIS through the libraryâ€...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm Frank Donnelly, Baruch College CUNY
glob3 mobile: a framework for virtual globe development in iOD and Android mobile devices

Over last years, handheld devices have made important advances. Increasing processor speed, emerging platforms with dual processors, improved memory resources, power graphics and more than acceptable programming capabilities have open these platforms to the development of general purpose applications. Of increasing interest on mobile application are virtual globes, GIS applications, maps browsers etc. We present a framework for virtual globe development for familiar iOS and Android mobile...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Manuel de la Calle, igo software
Agustin Trujillo
Use of Google Fusion Tables for a public floodplain interface

In 2010, Ventura County applied for inclusion in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Community Rating System. This program allows a reduction of flood insurance premiums in return for a comprehensive ongoing effort to reduce flood risk. A part of that comprehensive program includes conveying current flood risk to the public. In order to provide a simple yet accurate interface for the public to view the latest floodplain boundaries, flood zones and flood depths in the county, a...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm Bruce Rindahl, Ventura County Watershed Protection District
Open Source Geospatial Software Powering Department of Defense Installation and Environment Business Systems

This briefing will highlight the successful integration of open-source geospatial tools into three large-scale geographic information systems within the U.S Department of Defense:

  1. The DISDI Portal. The DISDI Portal assists the Defense Installation Spatial Data Infrastructure (DISDI) in meeting its goal of leveraging spatial information across the installation and environment (I&E) business mission areas to better manage global installations and bases.
  2. Army Mapper....
Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm Joel Schlagel, US Army Corps of Engineers
Time slot: Wed, 09/14/2011 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
Tutorial: PyWPS

yWPS is a Python implementation of OGC's WPS 1.0.0 protocol on the server side. PyWPS development started in 2006 and was first presented in FOSS4G 2006 at Lausanne. Originally it was written with direct support for GRASS GIS modules, however it is not limited to GRASS only, any sort of GIS functionality written in Python will be served as a WPS. PyWPS distribution does not include any processes by default. The user has to program his or her custom ones and add them to PyWPS instance. The...

Tutorial Wed, 09/14/2011 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm Jachym Cepicky, Help Service - Remote Sensing s.r.o.
Tutorial: Getting Started with MapWindow: An Easy to Install, Easy to Use Open Source GIS for Windows

MapWindow GIS (www.mapwindow.org) is a widely used free and open source GIS for the Microsoft Windows operating system. With an easy-to-use installer and a number of plug-ins for geoprocessing, data manipulation, and visualization, MapWindow receives over 6000 downloads per month and has a large global user base. This workshop will target new/novice GIS users needing a simple GIS for Windows. Developers interested in building...

Tutorial Wed, 09/14/2011 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm Dan Ames, Idaho State University
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency OSS Challenge

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is currently studying policy and acquisition changes that would introduce open source software into its mission, programs, and projects. This talk will serve as a review of that effort and a discussion on how OSGeo/FOSS4G projects and supporting companies can get involved in that effort.

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Mark Lucas, RadiantBlue Technologies
Bert Beaulieu
Polly Shaffer
Introducing GXP: Webmapping made easy

GXP is a brand new and exciting open source Javascript library. It provides a plugin-based architecture leveraging OpenLayers, Ext JS, and GeoExt. It allows you to build powerful web mapping applications just by providing a JSON configuration.

The applications of the OpenGeo Suite, such as GeoExplorer, are being built on top of GXP, showcasing the capabilities of the library.

GXP provides functionality for seamlessly editing data through a Web Feature Service (WFS), adding...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm Bart van den Eijnden, OpenGeo
OpenStreetMap and INSPIRE: can the twain meet?

The INSPIRE directive (http://inspire.jrc.ec.europa.eu) aims to create a pan-European Union (EU), spatial data infrastructure to enable the sharing of spatial information across Europe. The directive requires that common specifications, based on OGC and ISO standards, are adopted by EU Member States.
 
OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a free editable map of the whole world which is...
Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm Drs Just van den Broecke, Just Objects
The MapServer Project Stack

Several projects developed independently have been used as part of a common set of tools to provide a complete geo-web solutions. These tools include MapServer, Tinyows, GeoExt, GeoPrisma, TileCache, more recently mod-geocache, Zoo WPS, Postgis....

Although they all work great independently and can also be combined as part of a solution, It can be sometimes challenging for first time users to make sense of all these disparate technologies and build a comprehensible solution.

...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Yewondwossen Assefa, DM Solutions Group
Julien-Samuel Lacroix, Mapgears
QGIS, what's new?

A community with more than 100 actively involved people are adding more features to QGIS with each release. This talk shows an overview of recently added features like advanced labelling, diagrams, the raster calculator, user-defined entry forms and WFS-T support. Major new plugins for versioning, offline editing and routing are covered as well. A roadmap with highlights like a built-in 3D globe gives you an insight what's coming next.

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm Pirmin Kalberer, Sourcepole
Raster data in GeoServer and GeoTools: Achievements, issues and future developments

The purpose of this presentation is, on a side, to dissect the developments performed during last year as far as raster data support in GeoTools and GeoServer is concerned, while on the other side to introduce and discuss the future development directions.

Advancements and improvements for the management of raster mosaic and pyramids will be introduced and analyzed, as well the latest developments for the exploitation of GDAL raster sources. The presentation will also introduce the...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Simone Giannecchini, GeoSolutions
Daniele Romagnoli
An Open Source Mapping Application for Hatchery Release Data in the Columbia River Basin

TBD

Academic Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm Ms. Lynnae Sutton, Fish Passage Center
Time slot: Wed, 09/14/2011 - 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
Tutorial: PyWPS (cont'd)

tutorial continued

Tutorial Wed, 09/14/2011 - 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Tutorial: Getting Started with MapWindow: An Easy to Install, Easy to Use Open Source GIS for Windows (cont'd)

tutorial continued

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 3:30pm - 4:00pm
The Geo Data Portal: A spatial data infrastructure for integration of geographic and atmospheric

This presentation is about the U.S. Geological Survey Geo Data Portal (GDP) project which formalizes common data acquisition and assimilation tasks to assist in model parameterization, model coupling, and data integration in a standards based data retrieval and analysis application. The GDP spatial data infrastructure has been designed to leverage and integrate open-standards and open source software implementations from the geographic, oceanographic, hydrologic, and atmospheric...
Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Tom C. Kunicki, U.S. Geological Survey Center for Integrated Data Analytics
David L. Blodgett
Opticks: Overview Of An Open Source ELT

Opticks is an expandable open-source remote sensing and imagery analysis platform.  Opticks is a desktop application that can used to perform analysis of imagery, video, spectral, SAR, thermal and medical imagery. This presentation will provide a visual overview of Opticks capabilities. This presentation will also highlight some of the more popular extensions for Opticks; including hyper and multi-spectral analysis, Python scripting and IDL scripting.  This presentation will also...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Kip Streithorst, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
Mr Trevor Clarke, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
Coping with INSPIRE view services – A FOSS4G compliancy comparison

The INSPIRE roadmap states that compliant view services must be operational by 9th November 2011, over a year before download services. Because of this, how the different software solve the current view service issues may well have a large bearing on which software is adopted by NMCA’s and other organizations affected by INSPIRE. Mainstream map servers such as Mapserver, Geoserver and Deegree are now in a race to see who can demonstrate the ability to provide INSPIRE compliant...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 3:30pm - 4:00pm Tom Ellett von Brasch, statens kartverk
GeoScript - Spatial Capabilities for Scripting Languages

GeoScript adds spatial capabilities to dynamic scripting languages. With implementations in Python, JavaScript, Scala, and Groovy, GeoScript provides an interface to the powerful geospatial data access, processing and rendering functionality of the GeoTools library.

GeoScript provides concise and simple apis that allow developers to perform a variety of tasks quickly. Some include:

  • Geoprocessing - Coordinate reference system transforms, geometry operations, and feature...
Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Justin Deoliveira, in affiliation with OpenGeo
Jared Erickson
The WISERD GeoPortal: A tool for the discovery of socio-economic research data in Wales

 

Academic Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Dr Richard Fry, WISERD,University of Glamorgan, Cardiff University
Dr Robert Berry
Introduction to OpenSource WebMapping: Beyond Google Maps

Regardless of industry, over 80% of the data that we work with have a spatial reference and mapping is a simple and effective way to view it, be it at the heart of the solution or only a small component of it.

Beyond the free Google Maps API and its competitors, the world of open source geospatial offers a suite of tools enabling you to push the boundaries of web mapping. Having in hand a full range of software, a company can fully exploit its spatial data by integrating this...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 3:30pm - 4:00pm Julien-Samuel Lacroix, Mapgears
Efficiently using PostGIS with QGIS

PostGIS is the reference OpenSource spatial database everyone uses. QGIS is the dynamically growing desktop GIS everyone will be using. Using both together should therefore be a blast!

QGIS allows connecting to a PostGIS database for long, and if you stay with this bare functionality, it works seamlessly. But taking the most out of this couple needs a bit of experience and can be complex.

This talk gives you an insight on how to use efficiently QGIS with POSTGIS.

  • ...
Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 3:30pm - 4:00pm Vincent Picavet, Oslandia
Time slot: Wed, 09/14/2011 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
Tutorial: PyWPS (cont'd)

tutorial continued

Tutorial Wed, 09/14/2011 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Tutorial: Getting Started with MapWindow: An Easy to Install, Easy to Use Open Source GIS for Windows (cont'd)

tutorial continued

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Spatial Data Access Tool: Enabling Visualization of and Access to Geospatial Data using OGC Standards and Open Source Software

The Spatial Data Access Tool (SDAT, http://webmap.ornl.gov/wcsdown) developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center (ORNL DAAC) and the Modeling and Synthesis Thematic Data Center (MAST-DC), both NASA-funded projects, provides visualization and access to a variety of biophysical, vegetation, elevation, ecosystem, climate, soil, and model data sets using Open Geospatial...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Yaxing Wei, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Suresh SanthanaVannan
CartoSet, a new FOSS to create highly visual geo portals

CartoSet is a new Open Source framework to develop great geospatial websites. Based on the experience by Vizzuality developing highly visual geospatial websites, like protectedplanet.net, CartoSet is a Ruby on Rails framework based on CartoDB. Despite the number of existing geoportal websites none of them allow the creation of highly customized interfaces. On the other hand libraries like geoRuby provide great foundation but still it takes too much time to develop nice websites. CartoSet is...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm Mr Javier de la Torre, Vizzuality
Authentication and authorization management to OGC services with GeoShield: Introducing the GeoServer Resource Access Manager plug-in and SOS protection

Enterprises are increasingly feeling the need of more sophisticated data access control to OGC services. Nowadays there aren't many solution to manage data access control. Using actual techniques, administrators can mostly define read or write permission to specific services.

GeoShield meets this need by offering a centralized way to define security access-control to OGC services through a nice user friendly web interface. Basically it acts like a proxy, intercepting all the...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Milan Antonovic, Institute of Earth Sciences, SUPSI-IST
Dr Massimiliano Cannata, SUPSI-IST
Scripting GeoServer with GeoScript

GeoServer is a solid and mature implementation of a variety of OGC services including Web Feature Service, Web Map Service, Web Coverage Service, and Web Processing Service. Add to this a KML engine, integrated security framework, powerful styling language with SLD and this rich feature set makes GeoServer very appealing to the user. However it has always been somewhat lacking when it comes to the developer. Developing with GeoServer has a steep learning curve and requires expert knowledge...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Justin Deoliveira, in affiliation with OpenGeo
Tim Schaub, OpenGeo
MapServer and OGC Web Services in real life, and saving lives

Open Source software and Open Standards are especially important when talking about sharing data over the web. MapServer, as a web mapping server, and its support for OGC web services such as WMS and WFS provide a platform of choice for data sharing and distribution.

We will have a look at how Quebec's Ministry of Public Safety and their partner organizations leverage MapServer's ease of use, robustness and support of OGC web services in their real life mission critical applications,...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm Daniel Morissette, Mapgears Inc
Publishing maps from the desktop with QGIS server

QGIS server allows publishing maps created with QGIS on the desktop using OGC standard protocols. It comes with a GeoExt based Web GIS frontend which takes all map configurations from the desktop QGIS project. This talk gives an overview of the features included in QGIS 1.7 like built-in PDF printing and shows the roadmap of the quickly evolving project.

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm Pirmin Kalberer, Sourcepole
Using GRASS GIS to Calculate Potential Global Solar Irradiation Using Canopy Heights as a Base Elevation Layer to Assist in the Landscape Scale Characterization of Aquatic Habitats

Water temperature variation  can have a significant impact on freshwater aquatic communities.  Elevated temperatures can lead to differences in predator/prey relationships and mortality in relatively non-mobile classes of aquatic species such as mussels.  Using native 64-bit GRASS 6.5 on 64-bit Centos Linux, a previously generated 18.2 m (60 foot) forest canopy height grid for the State of North Carolina ( 17237 Rows and 45102 columns )  was used as a base elevation layer...

Academic Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm Doug Newcomb, Department of Interior- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Time slot: Wed, 09/14/2011 - 4:45pm - 4:50pm
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
Afternoon wrap-up

TBD

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 4:45pm - 4:50pm Peter Batty, Conference Chair
Time slot: Wed, 09/14/2011 - 4:50pm - 5:20pm
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
pyKML: a Pretty Pristine Package Promoting a Pythonic Path for Programmatically Producing, Playing with, Publishing, and Parsing Particularly Prickly KML

We all know what KML is, and by now most geospatial software packages offer some type of KML support. But, you've got to admit it, the majority of 65 million KML/KMZ files available on the internet are pretty... well... boring. Very few of them take advantage of the interesting advanced tags offered by the OGC KML spec (like <roll> and <drawOrder> !) or the Google Extension spec (like <gx:ViewerOptions> and <gx:angles> !). The pyKML package gives you access to the...

Lightning Talk Wed, 09/14/2011 - 4:50pm - 5:20pm Dr Tyler Erickson, Michigan Tech Research Institute
Sharing data with Drupal, Geoserver, and OpenLayers

The Denver Regional Council of Governments' (DRCOG) Regional Data Catalog offers the agency the ability to more easily share regional data sets with member governments, business partners, and the public. The new version of the data catalog is powered by the Drupal CMS and features a custom page template that incorporates preview maps that are powered by OpenLayers. Map content is published through GeoServer. This talk will quickly outline how these technologies work together to power the...

Lightning Talk Wed, 09/14/2011 - 4:50pm - 5:20pm Jonathan Harahush, Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)
Why Your Product Sucks

Your software is great, but your product sucks.

Great software is useless if it can't be used. If people have trouble finding, installing, learning, or running your software, then your product sucks, no matter how awesome the software is.

Do you want to increase adoption of your software? Do you want it to succeed in the "marketplace" (even if your software is free of charge)? Do you want to interest people who aren't software developers? Good. First, you need to make...

Lightning Talk Wed, 09/14/2011 - 4:50pm - 5:20pm Mike Pumphrey, OpenGeo
Rumble: communicate with your elephant!

Elephants communicate through rumbles on the ground. Communicate with your PostGIS elephant through Rumble then!

Rumble is a PostGIS/QGIS plugin, which allows to launch queries on the database and see their result inside the desktop GIS with almost no effort. It is also a way to send query results to QGIS from inside PgAdmin, PostgreSQL's developer tool.

This lightning talk is a presentation and a demonstration of how cool Rumble is!

Lightning Talk Wed, 09/14/2011 - 4:50pm - 5:20pm Vincent Picavet, Oslandia
Open source based online map sharing to support real-time collaboration

Collaboration is an important part of many tasks involving people from different organizations, in which maps often play a central role in informing and improving debates and facilitating decision making. Allowing groups to share and view maps and spatial images interactively over the Web in real-time not only provides an effective solution to decision makers, but also facilitates scientific and public debates with real-time geospatial information. A few tools have been developed using...

Lightning Talk Wed, 09/14/2011 - 4:50pm - 5:20pm
Muhammad Atif Butt, Ryerson University
Dr Songnian Li
Time slot: Wed, 09/14/2011 - 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
Pivoting to Monetize Mobile Hyperlocal Social Gamification by Going Viral

In the fast-paced, highly networked era of Web 2.0, continued refinement of prosumer interest must be driven by a detailed reification of the hyperlocal context in which intermediary mobile applications are framed. By applying social gamification techniques, we'll theorize a hybrid, multidisciplinary approach that, at the end of the day, reimagines the role of the enterprise in deconstructing the everyday experiences of the end-user in real time. As the entropy of contemporary B2C...

Plenary Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 5:15pm - 5:30pm Schuyler Erle, SimpleGeo
Time slot: Thu, 09/15/2011 - 8:30am - 8:50am
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
Open Season: Open Standards, Open Source and Open Data in Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey is the national mapping agency of Great Britain. Since April 2010, we have made a range of mapping data, which previously we charged for, available for free to foster innovation and encourage government transparency. Anyone from entrepreneurs and web developers to ramblers can download data from the OS OpenData service to help them build applications underpinned by geography. Postcode and administrative boundary datasets are among those freely available and have already been...

Plenary Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 8:30am - 8:50am Peter Ter Haar, Ordnance Survey
Time slot: Thu, 09/15/2011 - 8:50am - 9:10am
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
OpenStreetMap: The mappers map

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is the wiki map of the world made by people like you. As it passes its sixth year of helping the world map OSM faces spectacular growth tied with large new challenges. What does OSM have to do to ride the seas of change through 2012 and beyond? This talk will examine the past, present and most of all future of the project.

Plenary Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 8:50am - 9:10am Steve Coast, Microsoft
Time slot: Thu, 09/15/2011 - 9:10am - 9:30am
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
A New Way of Open Data

‪Everywhere we go, we want to know what's there. Open data are giving developers and data consumers new ways to describe and contextualize places. FCC.Gov/Developer and The National Broadband Map are both examples of the new open data approach.  Which groups or industries are doing this well? What components really make open data great? How does open data from government improve services for citizens? Architecturally, when we open data...

Plenary Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 9:10am - 9:30am Mike Byrne, GIO, US Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Time slot: Thu, 09/15/2011 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
Tutorial: Map Caching with GeoWebCache

GeoWebCache is a Free and Open Source Java web application used to cache map tiles coming from a variety of sources such as OGC Web Map Service (WMS). It implements various service interfaces (such as WMS-C, WMTS, TMS, Google Maps KML, Virtual Earth) and a tile caching mechanism in order to accelerate and optimize map image delivery. It can also recombine tiles to work with regular WMS clients, and can serve tiles directly from an ArcGIS Server cache. This hands-on tutorial will...
Tutorial Thu, 09/15/2011 - 10:00am - 10:30am Gabriel Roldán, OpenGeo
OpenAerialMap: Free Imagery for the World

OpenAerialMap is an effort to produce and Free and Open archive of satellite and aerial imagery spanning the entire world. This talk will cover the origin and motivations of the project; how to access and contribute to OpenAerialMap; and how OSGeo software makes the project possible. I've been talking about this since OSGeo 2005 -- and now it's a reality!

...
Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 10:00am - 10:30am Schuyler Erle, SimpleGeo, Inc
MapServer Project Status Report

This session starts with a status report of the MapServer project, followed by an open question/answer session to give a chance to users to interact with members of the MapServer project team.

We will go over the main features and enhancements made to the software in the last year (which includes the many new features of MapServer 6.0), the current and future direction of the project, the organization of the project and the role of the Project Steering Committee (PSC), and...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Steve Lime, MapServer PSC
Daniel Morissette, Mapgears Inc
Defining a GIS: Essential GIS functions from users

This study evaluates the importance of 21 "essential" Geographic Information System (GIS) functions. Graduate students and a faculty member from Idaho State University’s Department of Geosciences listed these functions, and their importance was evaluated through an online survey of GIS-related mailing lists and forums, such as Map Window, Oregon and Washington GIS, Idaho’s Geospatial Technology, and the Open-source Geospatial Foundation. 552 GIS...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Anderson Sandes, Geoscience Department, Idaho State University
Dr Daniel Ames, Idaho State University
Overcoming Open Source and Proprietary Data Interoperability Challenges

With so many new open source solutions available, organizations are now looking for ways to easily integrate their proprietary data into these open source environments. Accessing and preparing spatial data from a variety of systems can be a challenging and time consuming process. With spatial data transformation software, users can overcome these data interoperability challenges and be able to transform data regardless of its originating format or system. With examples, this session will...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 10:00am - 10:30am Dale Lutz, Safe Software
Introducing DotSpatial - an Open Source .NET GIS Framework

DotSpatial is a free, open source, set of libraries developed on the Microsoft .NET framework which provides projection, visualization, and extensibility features. DotSpatial allows rapid development and deployment of C# and VB.NET based spatial data, analysis, and mapping applications. DotSpatial has been downloaded over 25000 times since the project started in April 2010, has 74 team members.  This presentation will provide an introduction to the DotSpatial project including, goals,...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Mr Matthew Klein, Idaho State University
Dr Daniel Ames, Idaho State University
Processing chains with OGC Web Processing Services to process satellite data interactively in a geoportal

In the past standards of the Open Geospatial Consortium in web information systems were commonly integrated for visualizing vector and raster. With the implementation specification of the Web Processing Service (WPS), a standard to process geodata in the web is available. The new possibilities in web-based geographic information systems allow an interoperable processing of different data based on service-orientated architectures.

This presentation describes the implementation of a Web...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Jonas Eberle, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Dr Christian Strobl
Using GRASS and R for Landscape Regionalization through PAM Cluster Analysis

Landscape regionalization is a frequently encountered need in the geographical sciences, having applications ranging from sampling design to conservation prioritization. One technique for partitioning the landscape is to use cluster analysis of GIS layers describing the area under study. Here I present a GIS technique that uses partitioning around medoids as its clustering algorithm. Partitioning around medoids (PAM) is a non-hierarchical clustering algorithm that is related to the commonly-...

Academic Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 10:00am - 10:30am Allan Hollander, University of California, Davis
Tutorial: Introduction to MapGuide Open Source

This class is for those who want to fast-track into installing and using MapGuide Open Source. MapGuide OpenSource Server and Web Extensions are set up in the Workshop (Windows). MapGuide Maestro (Windows) is used to load and connect to GIS data, create layers, author maps and publish web sites.

Objectives: After completing this guide, you will be able to:

  • Install and configure MapGuide server on Microsoft Windows.
  • Describe the MapGuide Server, Web Extensions and...
Tutorial Thu, 09/15/2011 - 10:00am - 10:30am Gordon Luckett, Arrow Geomatics
Time slot: Thu, 09/15/2011 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
Tutorial: Map Caching with GeoWebCache (cont'd)

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Tutorial Thu, 09/15/2011 - 10:30am - 11:00am
OpenLayers Mobile

OpenLayers has enjoyed a long run as the client-side library of choice for open source web mapping applications. OpenLayers development began at a time when browsers for mobile devices were rudimentary document viewers, and throughout its development, the focus remained on desktop browser based applications. With the proliferation of high-resolution displays on mobile devices, mobile browser capabilities have advanced and in some cases surpassed the average desktop browser.

OpenLayers...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Tim Schaub, OpenGeo
Eric Lemoine, Camptocamp
Crowdsourcing Aerial Image Mapping with MapMill.org and Cartagen Knitter

Increased participation in neogeographical aerial image mapping techniques such as kite, balloon and other unmanned aerial systems has shown the need for open source tools to work with the data. The imagery acquisition field techniques introduce remote sensing to a host of new users that are able to interact with data in ways previously made impossible by cost, education, and ease of acquisition of imagery. Mapmill.org and Cartagen Knitter are presented as crowdsourcing tools for sorting...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Jeffrey Warren, Public Laboratory
Adam Griffith, Public Laboratory
What about the commercialisation of Open Source Geospatial Solutions!

The decision to buy technologies and implement them within their organization is far from being only guided by the functional aspect and the price.

There are a multitude of other factors, more subtle but equally important as functionality and price. In the world of Open Source, it is often a question of interoperability, freedom, community, immediacy, ... but the buyer also needs to be secured with other factors, those he is accustomed to see from the conventional and organized...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 10:30am - 11:00am Luc Vaillancourt, Spatialytics
A Geospatial Data Viewer Using OpenLayers and Local File System Data

Using HTML and JavaScript, an application was developed for display and query of geospatial data exclusively located on the local file system. OpenLayers and JQuery are the two primary JavaScript APIs used in the development of the application. By design, the application runs in Firefox and mimics a stand-alone desktop application.

Geospatial data utilized in the application includes raster data and complex vector data. The raster data includes satellite imagery, a raster base map,...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 10:30am - 11:00am Gary Senseman, Colorado State University
Enhancing the Use of Python in GIS and Remote Sensing

This abstract outlines the development of a geographic information systems (GIS) Programming and Remote Sensing course at American River College using Python and Opticks (http://opticks.org) open source image processing software for use with remotely sensed imagery. The author has developed a fully on-line GIS course and text for developing and using Python for ArcGIS in addition to developing and using the Opticks Python scripting...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 10:30am - 11:00am Nathan Jennings, American River College/Opticks
Dynamic Earth in GRASS7

 

Academic Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Dr Helena Mitasova, North Carolina State University
Eric Hardin
Status of the GeoTools project

We are pleased to introduce GeoTools 8. This presentation covers the latest and greatest developments in this OSGeo project.

GeoTools serves as a foundation for many of the exciting projects you will see here at FOSS4G. From 52N, Geomajas through to the early adopters such as GeoServer and uDig. An understanding of this core OSGeo project is an important piece in being productive in the open source Java GIS community.

With the component is such wide spread use it is important...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Mr Jody Garnett, OSGeo
Mr Andrea Aime, GeoSolutions
Tutorial: Introduction to MapGuide Open Source (cont'd)

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Tutorial Thu, 09/15/2011 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Time slot: Thu, 09/15/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
Tutorial: Map Caching with GeoWebCache (cont'd)

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Tutorial Thu, 09/15/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
WebGL Earth: open source 3D digital globe for web and mobile devices

WebGL Earth is an open source software enabling exploration and zooming of a three dimensional virtual globe in any web browser on any platform including mobile devices, thanks to HTML5 WebGL standard.

This presentation demonstrates the capabilities of the project and shows new features: free camera movement, virtual terrain, visualization of custom raster and vector data, and rendering of 3d buildings.

The project is a free software available under standard GPLv3 license....

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Petr Pridal, Klokan Technologies
Petr Sloup
Enhanced Support of OGC's Web Coverage Service (WCS) in MapServer 6.0

MapServer 6.0 is the first widely used web mapping software providing a WCS 2.0 server implementation. The new download standard WCS 2.0 was adopted by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) in August 2010. WCS 2.0 support is included in the new version 6.0 of MapServer, among a long list of improvements, including also support of XML/POST protocol binding in WCS 1.1.

This presentation puts focus on technical aspects of the implementation and will include tips, tricks, and examples for...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Stephan Meissl, EOX IT Services GmbH (S. Meissl, F. Schindler)
Frank Warmerdam, Independent
Applying the Open Geo-Stack to Web-enabled Things

Applications of the Web of Things reach from smart shoes posting your running performance online, over the localization of goods in the production chain, to computing the insurance cost of cars based on the actually driven kilometers. Thereby, Web of Things applications follow the REST paradigm, i.e. access to things and their properties is offered via REST APIs. This allows an easy meshing of web-enabled things into existing Web applications.

We present the SenseBox, a small...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Arne Bröring, 52 North
Damian Lasnia
From Project to Product to Open Source. Now What?

What started off as a project for a single customer, became a commercial product, and has since October 2011 been available as the open source Esri Geoportal Server. This presentation will discuss what motivated the evolution that has led to the Geoportal Server and will highlight some of the current developments, including new trends like linked data, semantic Web, and sensor web. How do these affect the discovery process?

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am Christine White, Esri Inc.
Documenting Your Open Source Project with Sphinx

The MapServer project recently embarked on a project to reconfigure its nearly 750 page documentation library to use the Sphinx documentation system. Sphinx is a project by Georg Brandl that was originally used to document the Python project, and has developed into a substantial project all its own. Sphinx boasts fantastic features like multiple output generation (HTML, ePub, LaTex, PDF, man), simple input with reStructuredText, document indexing, and code markup. This talk will describe the...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Howard Butler, Hobu, Inc.
Jeff McKenna, Gateway Geomatics
GeoCell - A new OSSIM application

OSSIM is one of the founding projects of the OSGeo foundation.  The project focuses on advanced geospatial processing of satellite and aerial images providing orthorectification, precision terrain correction, mosaics and advanced image processing.  This presentation reviews the current capabilities of the OSSIM distribution and introduces a new OSSIM application – GeoCell.

GeoCell will update and integrate functionality from ImageLinker and ossimPlanet into a new tool...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Mark Lucas, RadiantBlue
Garrett Potts, RadiantBlue
GIS-based calibration of MassMov2D

 

Academic Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Eng Monia Molinari, Institute of Earth Sciences - SUPSI
Dr Massimiliano Cannata
Tutorial: Introduction to MapGuide Open Source (cont'd)

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Tutorial Thu, 09/15/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Time slot: Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
User Friendly Open Source WPS

Spatial Data Infrastructures have evolved from concepts to reality in the last decade. However, they are still focused on data retrieval and visualization. To proceed in the direction of a true Spatial Information Infrastructure, it is evident to take the processing of geodata into account.

The OGC Web Processing Service Interface (WPS) is the most promising standard to address geoprocessing in a standardized manner.

Several free and open-source WPS implementations exist....

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Bastian Schaeffer, 52North
Techniques for distributed high-speed map tile generation using Mapnik & Node.js

Map tile generation can be monolithic, hard to scale and optimise. We present a decoupled open source approach that levers asynchronous highspeed V8 server side javascript with the Mapnik mapping toolkit to generate interactive and queriable data layers for your mapping application.

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Simon Tokumine, Vizzuality
Javier De La Torre
LiDAR Point Cloud Processing with libPC and libLAS

Point cloud data, in the form of pseudo-randomly distributed multidimensional XYZ triplets, is rapidly becoming a fundamental data type along with raster and vector data in the GIS domain. Whether collected by expensive laser systems or consumer-grade products such as Kinect, point cloud data are finding uses throughout GIS for tasks such as 3D building modeling and terrain generation. Few open source libraries exist to work with point cloud data, and this talk will focus on libPC (...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Howard Butler, Hobu, Inc
Michael Gerlek
Case Study: Disaster Response in the Gulf of Mexico - ERMA

The Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA) (a tool developed by the University of New Hampshire and NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration) is used by the US government to provide a comprehensive decision support system for responding to disasters. ERMA is built primarily using an Open Source Stack, that includes OpenLayers, MapServer, PostGIS, Linux, Apache, Python, GeoDjango, and GDAL/OGR - just to name a few.

In this session members of the ERMA development team...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Aaron Racicot, Z-Pulley Inc.
Chander Ganesan
Tutorial: Integration of OpenStreetMap into ArcGIS

The tutorial will go over the workflow of integrating the OpenStreetMap (OSM) data into the ArcGIS desktop product and the use of the ArcGIS desktop product to edit the data and synchronize the local edits with the OpenStreetMap server. The tutorial will include steps of installing the ArcGIS Editor for OpenStreetMap extension, an overview of ArcMap and how to use the ArcGIS desktop products for beginners. Next we will cover how to download a data extract from OSM into ArcMap and how to make...

Tutorial Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Thomas Emge, ESRI
Implementation, challenges and future directions of integrating services from the GIS and decision science domains: a case of Distributed Spatial Multi-Criteria Evaluation

 

Academic Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Dr Luc Boerboom, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente
Mr Ozgun Alan
Build your own Open Source virtual globe with the OpenWebGlobe SDK

The OpenWebGlobe SDK, created by the Geomatics Engineering departement at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, was open sourced in April 2011. It renders a high quality virtual globe with high precision rendering on the WGS84 Ellipsoid, which allows applications in the field of mixed reality applications and location based services. The SDK presents a mature toolkit for building cross-platform virtual globes with rich capabilities for visualizing and interacting with...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Mr Tom Payne, Camptocamp SA
Mr Emmanuel Belo
Developing an Open Source Geospatial Solution for the Telecommunications Industry
The recent focus on broadband capabilities in the United States has facilitated the expansion of new fiber networks, equipment, and access services such as VOIP, hosted solutions, and internet services. With these new assets and services in place, telecommunication companies are eager to find new clients that are geographically positioned to take advantage of their company's fiber assets and services.
 
Over the past two years, NBT Solutions has been developing a...
Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Mr Scott Stewart, NBT Solutions
Mr Sean Myers
Time slot: Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
Open source based online map sharing to support real-time collaboration

 

Collaboration is an important part of many tasks involving people from different organizations, in which maps often play a central role in informing and improving debates and facilitating decision making.  Allowing groups to share and view maps and spatial images interactively over the Web in real-time not only provides an effective solution to decision makers, but also facilitates scientific and public debates with real-time geospatial information. A few tools have been...
Academic Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Mr Muhammad Atif Butt, Ryerson University
Dr Songnian Li
PyWPS

Python implementation of OGC WPS standard -- PyWPS -- is well known project, being used around the globe by various users, who need to publish their analytical functions (based on GDAL/OGR, PROJ, R, GRASS GIS and other tools) to the Internet, without big issues.

This presentation is going to present PyWPS from the developer point of view - how things are implemented, what does it bring to the user for advantages and what does it bring to the user for disadvantages. We will inform you...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Jachym Cepicky, Help Service - Remote Sensing
Premysl Wohnout
Mapnik2GeoTools

For years, Mapnik has been the cartographic tool of choice for web designers. Sometimes however a web map requires more than rendered tiles. It requires the power of a complete geospatial service. Wouldn't it be nice to bring Mapnik's design prowess into GeoServer's full-featured, batteries-included management interface and standards-compliant services? Now you can!

In this talk we introduce mapnik2geotools -- a configuration importer from Mapnik to GeoServer. We will sample...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Mr David Winslow, OpenGeo
Mrs Alyssa Wright
Open Source LiDAR Visualization Using GRASS GIS

In the summer of 2010, funding was secured for a LiDAR survey of the CU-Boulder campus as part of a solar energy potential and photovoltaic planning study. Following data acquisition, 20 square kilometers were modeled using only open source tools. While Martin Isenburg’s NSF-funded work on LiDAR processing (LAStools) was used to extract and convert data out of the propriety ‘.las’ format, the majority of the processing, visualization and analysis work...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm Shane Grigsby, University of Colorado, University of Santa Barbara
A web-based PostGIS educational tool

PostGIS has become viable platform for storing and managing spatial data and it attracts more and more followers. One of the obstacles for the its uptake, specially in education and training environments, is the presentation of query results. Although for an expert a set of tuples will suffice as a response to a query, many others will be glad to to have a more intuitive and graphical representation of results. To address this need we have developed a web-based tool that produces graphical...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm Javier Morales, University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-information Sciences (ITC)
Securing GIS data

Implementation and architecture of security on GIS data as implemented in Geomajas. Details are given about possible use-cases, the choices which were made (including why). It includes explanation of how credential leakage is prevented and how this can be integrated with industry standard solutions.

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm Joachim Van der Auwera, Geosparc
Case Study Fukushima: Open Source Data Discovery in Disaster Management

There are a variety of open source catalogs available that can assist GIS users with quickly identifying spatially referenced data sets during a disaster. A key component to effectively using these catalogs is the availability of high quality metadata associated with these data sets. In this case study, we examine the use of Thematic Realtime Environmental Distributed Data Services (THREDDS), ncISO, and GI-Cat and Geoportal as open source tools that can be used to document and facilitate...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm
David Neufeld, CIRES/NOAA
Rich Signell
Tutorial: Integration of OpenStreetMap into ArcGIS (cont'd)

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Tutorial Thu, 09/15/2011 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Time slot: Thu, 09/15/2011 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
Scalable Local Regression for Spatial Analytics

 

Academic Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Dr Christian Kaiser, National University of Ireland Maynooth
Mr Fergal Walsh
The status of GeoServer WPS

This presentation will provide the attendee with an introduction to the GeoServer WPS 1.0 functionality. We will start by a brief introduction to the WPS protocol, show how GeoServer available functionality maps onto it, and show the support for quickly building WPS requests in a visual, form based environment.

We will then go though the current set of built-in operators, ranging from topologic analysis, simple statistical operations, raster to vector conversion, contour extraction,...

Tech Session Thu, 09/15/2011 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm Andrea Aime, tech lead, GeoSolutions
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