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Distributed Processing of Large Satellite Images Using MapReduce

Advances in sensor technology and their ever increasing repositories of the collected data are revolutionizing the mechanisms remotely sensed data are collected, stored and processed.  This exponential growth of data archives and the increasing user’s demand for real-and near-real time remote sensing data products has pressurized remote sensing service providers to deliver the required services. The remote sensing community has recognized the challenge in processing large and...

Poster Mr Ermias Tesfamariam, Institute for Geoinformatics
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...

Poster Doug Newcomb, Department of Interior- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Advancing Geospatially-enabled Scientific Workflow Environments with FOSS4G

This paper discusses advances in the development of a software environment with capabilities for accessing, utilising and incorporating geospatial data and processes into the scientific workflows of researchers interested in incorporating earth observation and geospatial analysis into their work. In previous work [McFerren et. al. 2010], we introduced the concept of geospatially-enabled scientific workflows; this paper shares progress made, insights gained and future research avenues exposed...

Mr Graeme McFerren, CSIR
Dr Terence van Zyl
Dr Anwar Vahed
Mr Bheki Cwele
Mr Derek Hohls
Ms Bolelang Sibolla
FOSS4G CRUD Benchmark

Performance shoot-outs are being presented each year, at FOSS4G events1. The effort being made to prepare the benchmark, and the code changes returning back to the community resulting from this exercise are really helping to improve the software.

Currently, many web mapping applications are two way, in the sense that these applications are used to present and collect geospatial data from users. The examples ranges from sharing cycling tracks (with lots of points) to urban management...

Jorge Rocha, Universidade do Minho
José Silva
Virtual Globes For Environmental Analysis

Virtual Globes were initially released as effective and intuitive tools to view satellite and aerial photos directly superimposed on the three-dimensional model of the globe. The constant update of increasingly accurate and detailed images and the ability to customize the content through the direct mapping on the globe of any geographically localized phenomenon (physical, environmental, social, etc.), has increased not only the common and popular use of virtual globes but has also offered...

Prof Maria Antonia Brovelli, Polytechnic of Milan - Como Campus
Eng Giorgio Zamboni
Decision Support System for Environmental Regulation and Licensing

The Embrapa Agricultural Informatics, decentralized unit of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), is developing a system for environmental regulation and licensing, called SISLA - Interactive System Support for Environmental Licensing. At first, the system is being used by the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, and the peculiarities of the system to specifically meet this state are being developed in partnership with the Environment Institute of Mato Grosso do Sul (Imasul)....

MSc Eduardo Antonio Speranza M.Sc., Embrapa Informática Agropecuária
Dr Silvia Maria Fonseca Silveira Massruhá Ph.D.
Silva, João dos Santos Vila
Akamine, Willlian Hiroki
Vendrusculo, Laurimar Gonçalves
Lima, Helano Póvoas
An Open Source Mapping Application for Hatchery Release Data in the Columbia River Basin

The Fish Passage Center (FPC) maintains a hatchery database of anadromous salmonid species released from State, Federal, and Tribal hatcheries in the Columbia River Basin. This database is updated routinely throughout the fish passage season. Over the past year, the location of the hatcheries and the release sites were mapped and an online mapping application was developed to allow the users of this database a spatial view of where hatcheries have released anadromous salmonids throughout...

Poster Lynnae Sutton, Fish Passage Center
Exploratory visual pattern detection of mobile object data in attribute-time space

Recent years witnessed the emergence of massive individual-based movement data due to the location-aware devices such as global positioning system (GPS), mobile phones and radio-frequency identification (RFID). These data are overwhelming the techniques of traditional spatial analytic techniques. Researchers and practitioners are turning to spatio-temporal knowledge discovery and exploratory visualization techniques to find patterns, trends and relationships hidden in the large volume mobile...

Poster Dr Tetsuo Kobayashi, University of Utah

Numerical models, such as hydrodynamic and climate models, produce output with a large number of variables and a large number of grid cells and time steps. Further use of the resulting data products has been challenging, especially for further use outside the institute of origin. Due to the vastness of the data, simply downloading copies of data is impossible. Web services are therefore used to access subsets of the data. The most mature candidates for working with gridded data are OPeNDAP...

Fedor Baart
Gerben de Boer
Gennadii Donchyts
Maarten Plieger
Wim de Haas
The Provincial Information System Using Free and Open Source Software in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

The province of East Kalimantan located in Borneo island is one of the largest province in Indonesia. With an area and population approximately similar to the State of Oregon, the provincial government tries to manage effectively the natural and human resources. A web-based information system is an option to display and share the potency of East Kalimantan province. The purpose of such application is to provide a complete spatial information of East Kalimantan in a web GIS. The users are not...

Dr Gatot Haryo Pramono, Bakosurtanal
Mr Edwin Hendrayana
Mr Sajatmiko Wibowo The Reference Point for the Romanian FOSS4G Community is a collaborative effort by and for the Romanian community to facilitate the sharing of geospatial knowledge and the discovery and publishing of free geographic datasets and maps. It was created by a small team of young scientists as an attempt to overcome the Romanian specific geospatial dysfunctions.

Anyone can make a contribution by submitting articles or datasets for publication, adding comments to the existing articles, join the discussion on the mailing list or...

Mr Vasile Crăciunescu, Romanian National Meteorological Administration
Mr Ștefan Constantinescu
Ionuț Ovejanu
FOSS Tools for Geospatial and Agent Based Modelling to Evaluate Climate Change in an Agricultural Watershed

Land-use changes are typically modeled using geographic information systems because of the spatial nature of the data. But the complexity of coupled human and natural systems and the fourth dimension involved with change over time and time-series data expose some limitations of GIS tools when used on their own. In this paper we present the application of REPAST, a free and open source geospatial Multi-agent Model (a.k.a. Agent-based Model or ABM) to the dynamic simulation of greenhouse gas...

Dr Alireza Ghaffari, York University
Dr Martin Bunch
Dr Rod MacRae
Joseph Zhao
An innovative web services based GIS architecture for global biogeographic analyses of species distributions

Spatial patterns and properties of species richness in natural communities are of keen interest to biogeographers and conservation biologists as they describe key features of the location and distribution of the earth's biological diversity. Patterns of species richness are determined by constituent species range sizes, spatial locations of those ranges, species associations, co-occurrence and species interactions. Analysis of these phenomena at biogeographical scales, i.e. continental to...

Poster Jeffery Cavner, Natural History Museum, University of Kansas
Delineating Service Areas of Public Facilities

Defining the service areas of public facilities is an important task in urban planning. It is essential in assessing the quality, efficiency, and equity of all sorts of service provisions. In addition, delineating service areas is a prerequisite in many location analysis and spatial optimization applications.

Delineating the service areas of facilities can be a very complex process. Depending on the characteristics of the public facilities and the scale of spatial data, facilities can...

Kunsheng Fang, North Carolina State University
Hugh Devine
Stacy Supak
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, target...

Mr Matthew Klein, ISU
Dr Daniel Ames
Thresholds of Proprietary Software Tolerance... (Open Source on Windows?!)

At first blush, appears to be a self-contained oxymoron of a web site because it is developed and maintained by Microsoft to support the open source software community - especially projects based on Microsoft's .NET platform. Indeed, such a web site should not exist, and definitely should not succeed (though it is...) After all, who would want to create an open source software project -- ostensibly founded on the notion that free idea exchange is of even greater value than a...

Poster Dr Daniel Ames, Idaho State University
Analysis of medium and small scale Digital Surface Models with respect to slope and aspect

The work is about preliminary analysis for DSM errors distribution evaluation.

Three digital models were taken in consideration: the SRTM DSM (step around 90m), the ASTER DSM (step around 30m) and the DSM provided by Lombardia Region (step 2m).
The analysis was performed in an area including the walled city of Como and part of the Como province around; in the chosen area a LiDAR dataset, provided by the Lombardia Region, was also available.

At first the LiDAR data were...

Prof Maria Antonia Brovelli, Politecnico di Milano, DIIAR, Polo regionale di Como
Eng Sara Lucca
Integrating Social Attitudes and Spatial Data in Siting Power Lines

Siting of energy transmission power lines based on physical and regulatory constraints is a challenging and complicated multivariable spatial optimization problem for which GIS is well suited. Existing techniques typically include rasterization of constraint feature layers; application of a layer weighting and combination scheme using map algebra; and ultimately evaluation of optimal paths using least cost path analysis. Such an approach does not explicitly take into account social attitudes...

Mr Robert Beazer, Idaho State University
Dr Daniel Ames
Development of QGIS plugin for an user friendly management of climatological data in Italy

The study of potential dangerous events due to extreme meteorological conditions such as hail, wind and rainfall has been made at national scale in order to define a synthetic index representing the climatological hazard for administrative units in cartographic form.

The aims of this work is to provide the insurance companies and decision makers with user friendly Open GIS tools for analysis of meteorological parameters at a municipality scale over Italy.
qSIGAV is a plugin...

Dr Tiziana De Filippis, National Research Council - Institute of Biometeorology
PerInd Leandro Rocchi
Giulio Castagnini
Fabio Straccali
PRIO-GRID: A Unified Spatial Data Structure

Contributions to the quantitative civil war literature increasingly rely on geo-referenced data and disaggregated research designs. While this is a welcome trend, it necessitates geographic information systems (GIS) skills and imposes new challenges for data collection and analysis. So far, solutions to these challenges differ between studies, hampering replication and extension of earlier work. This article presents a standardized structure for storing, manipulating, and analyzing high-...

Mr Andreas F Tollefsen, Peace Research Institute Oslo
Mr Håvard Strand
Halvard Buhaug
Integrating Open-Source GIS in a Computerized Blotter System

Public safety and security is an important issue especially to a growing metropolis such as Manila. With this, information about crimes and its analysis is of great importance not only to the police but as well as the general public. Studies show that there is a high correlation of crime and geography. Unfortunately, the current blotter system of most police precincts overlooks the accurate locations of crime. Integrating a Geographic Information System (GIS) to a blotter system will add a...

Mr Sorvigenaleon Ildefonso, Feati University
Engr Jessie Linn Ablao
Cadatal M.E.
Braceros A.D.
Castillejos C.M.C.
Ocba M.G.I.
Fuentes R.A.P.
Dalogdog R.Z.
Punongbayan A.P.
Reyes M.S.R.
Paringit M.C.R.
Embracing Web 2.0 and GIS to Enhance Public Participation in Science

Recent decades have seen a dramatic shift towards transdisciplinary research. Such projects require a unique integration of skill and communication. The integration of academic disciplines resulting from these endeavors creates a unique challenge, particularly for data management and analysis. The explosion in availability of spatial data has further exacerbated this problem as researchers and the public alike are enticed by the utility of such data sets. With the advent of Web 2.0, the...

Poster Mr Shaun Langley, Michigan State University
Design and development of a SpatiaLite geodatabase data provider for the DotSpatial GIS application development framework

Geospatial databases (geodatabases) provide an efficient method for managing large GIS datasets and allowing efficient sharing of data by multiple users. SpatiaLite is a portable file based open source geodatabase that is supported by a growing number of GIS systems. The latest platform with support for SpatiaLite is the DotSpatial system, an open source framework for creating custom GIS applications in C# or VB.NET programming languages. This presentation includes a discussion of SpatiaLite...

Jiří Kadlec, Idaho State University
Daniel Ames
Shortest Hyperpath search for public transportation: A java web application

 In cities where public transport does not follow a schedule and the user can only know the frequency of each route, a web tool was programmed to indicate the shortest routes where it’s considered more than one mode of transport and more than one possible combination of modes to reach a given destination. The web application was made for the University City campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where the public transports available are buses, bicycles, in...

MI David López Flores, Instituto de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México - Centro de Investigación en Geografía y Geomática
MCS Pablo López Ramirez
Education, research and development in an institutional cooperation towards the establishment of an open source GIS platform

This study presents research and development outcomes and future plans of a collaboration program in GIS in Budapest, Hungary. Since 2004, Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Informatics grants home to a Geographic Information System educational module with the following courses: Introduction to Cartography, Geoinformatics, Spatial Databases, Remote Sensing Image Analysis, and GIS Application Development. This module has been completed by over 400 students to this date. In terms of...

Roberto Giachetta, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)
István László
István Elek
István Fekete
The Oklahoma/Kansas cyberCommons: An Ecological Informatics Research Laboratory

Integrative ecological research efforts often collapses under the weight of the massive amounts of data they hope to integrate. We share our approach to addressing this by building a loosely-coupled data and analysis toolkit. This toolkit draws heavily from from FOSS4G, OGC services and open standards to enhance scientific analysis capabilities. We share several examples where we organize, process, enhance and expose spatiotemporal datasets, such as: 1) weather radar reflectivity data before...

Mr Jonah Duckles, University of Oklahoma
Mr Mark Stacy
Mr Brian Cremeans
Efficient Vehicle Tracking with Open Source Tools

Vehicle detection and tracking is a common use for manned and unmanned airborne video systems particularly the new class of wide area persistent surveillance systems. This presentation discusses a technique for near real-time vehicle detection and tracking using open source tools such as Opticks and OpenCV. A combination of existing techniques was adapted for use with high spatial resolution and low temporal resolution data.

Trevor Clarke, Opticks
Roxanne Canosa
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 ( 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...

Poster Nathan Jennings, American River College/Opticks
Geographic Reference Interface For Internet Networks

Geographic Reference Interface For Internet Networks (GRIFIN) is an experimental platform for exchanging spatio-temporal objects designed since 2005 primarily by Jan Kolar.

The goal of this effort is to consolidate research on next generation geographic systems, by the project participants as well as others, through designing a platform that could form a common core for research.

The purpose of the platform is to publish and exchange geo-referenced objects.

The term...

Poster Jan Kolar PhD, Grifinor Project
A Fast Search Mechanism for Multiple Raster Layers in MapWindow Open Source GIS

GIS raster data is a representation of cells or pixels arranged in rows and columns, where each cell signifies an attribute value representing different data types, such as slope, aspect, elevation, or temperature. Identifying and selecting the cells of a specific attribute value in the GIS programming world can be done fast in a single GIS raster layer. A problem might rise when the GIS programmer attempts to select a combination of multi values in exact cell locations in multi raster...

Mr Ahmad Aburizaiza, George Mason University
Dr Matthew Rice
Mr William Hammill
A Vivid Relic Under Rapid Transformation

KMSTR, the transformation system of the Danish National Survey and Cadastre (KMS), has served as the official tool for transformation between Danish map projections and horizontal and vertical datums for half a century. The system originated as a fairly simple implementation of a few conformal mappings, using one of the first compilers for the Algol-60 language. But it has evolved dramatically since then and survived through a range of three programming languages (Algol, Fortran, C), and a...

Dr Thomas Knudsen, National Survey and Cadastre
Dr Simon Kokkendorff
Dr. Karsten Engsager
Dr. Karsten Bormann
VisREACHER: A FOSS Environmental Decision Support Systems for Odense River Basin in Demark

Environmental process researches express the complex model results by using complicated style, e.g. functions, tables, diagraphs and so on. Furthermore, running those models can take large amount of time. These will add the difficulties of decision support process especially when the stakeholders are not experts of this disciplinary. Therefore, the user interface design for such a system is very important which should maintain the scientific model structure and also simplify the interaction...

Msc Xuan Zhu Ms
Prof Arthur Mynett Mr
Ann Van Griensven
Yunqing Xuan
Quantifying the impact of land use on the nitrogen cycle

 Better knowledge of the impacts of large scale land use on water quality are needed to act on urbanism and country planning at the scale of a global watershed, as outlined in the European Water and Wetlands law.

Nitrogen is one of the most important pollutants in surface waters and comes from different sources. In this study, remote sensing techniques and Geographical Information Systems have been used successfully to monitor and quantify the sources of Nitrogen on the scale of...

Sylvain Maillard, la Tour du Valat
Alain Sandoz PhD
Jean-Luc Boudenne PhD
Opticks Open Source Remote Sensing and Image Processing Software, a Community College GIS Program, and Collaboration

Nathan Jennings, GIS professor at American River College in Sacramento, California has currently been using the Opticks open source digital image processing software (produced and provided freely by Ball Aerospace) for remotely sensed imagery and serves as the primary software used in the required Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing course. With very tight budgets across the Los Rios Community College District, open source software such as Opticks has allowed this required course to...

Poster Nathan Jennings, American River College/Opticks
The Beta Version of Git Toolkit for Curricula for GIScience

 The Board of Directors of the GIS Association of Japan (GISA) formed a working group to study GIS education curricula on October, 2002.
And in 2009, they completed Geographic Information Science (GIScience) Core Curriculum in Japan. However it means just core information like the item. That succession working group is concentrating on the making of contents now. In addition, we have to make more useful education toolkit for GIScience.

The education of Geographic...

Mr Taichi Furuhashi, University of Tokyo
Dr Koichi Kubota
Time slot: Mon, 09/12/2011 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
Introduction to the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team utilizes OpenStreetMap for humanitarian response and economic development. Right now there is a need to build trainer capacity within HOT, one of the ways we aim to accomplish this is through workshops which show our process. When we work in a country on the ground we educate those living and working in a country how to contribute data to OpenStreetMap as well as utilize the information. This is a program that begins with basic data collection, then...

Workshop Mon, 09/12/2011 - 8:00am - 12:00pm Kate Chapman, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Developing Custom Apps in C# Using DotSpatial: a New Open Source Library from the OSGeo DotNet Community

This workshop will include a live demo and hands-on instruction introducing GIS developers at all levels to the new DotSpatial .NET libraries which can be used to add GIS capabilities to any custom software application developed in MONO or the Dot Net Framework. DotSpatial includes an extensible set of plug-in interfaces and inheritable classes for data manipulation, visualization, and geoprocessing and builds on Net Topology Suite, GDAL, and a powerful extensibility architecture included in...

Workshop Mon, 09/12/2011 - 8:00am - 12:00pm Dan Ames, Idaho State University
Introduction to PostGIS (SOLD OUT)

Learn the basics of the most popular open source spatial database around. What is a spatial database? How do you load data in it? What is spatial SQL? How to you do analysis inside the database? This workshop covers all that and more. Basic concepts, data loading, spatial SQL, analysis queries, validity, geography type, vector data are all covered. This workshop will not cover raster data. This workshop is suitable for any semi-technical person with some knowledge of the SQL query language...

Workshop Mon, 09/12/2011 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Paul Ramsey, OpenGeo
Sam Smith
MapFish in Production

This workshop will present best practices, methods, tools, and tips for using the MapFish web framework in production contexts. We will show how to structure a MapFish application, and organize its companion libraries, including, but not limited to, OpenLayers, GeoExt, GeoAlchemy, Shapely. We will also show how to set up and use tools for the development, deployment, and building of the application. We will demonstrate how to secure application-specific, tile caching, and OGC services....

Workshop Mon, 09/12/2011 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Eric Lemoine, Camptocamp
Frederic Junod, Camptocamp
Introduction to Geomajas

As the field of web GIS becomes more and more saturated, it becomes increasingly difficult to chose the correct technologies to solve our needs. This workshop will show you how to set up an attractive and user friendly web GIS application capable of working with thousands of vector objects on the map. The goal of this workshop will be two-fold: to demonstrate the easiness of creating your first Geomajas application and to display how to handle very large data sets without having to turn to...

Workshop Mon, 09/12/2011 - 8:00am - 12:00pm Pieter de Graef, Geosparc
GeoNetwork for dummies, or how to setup and use an SDI in 3 hours

The workshop will focus on the implementation of a GeoNetwork opensource based catalog to serve and access geospatial data in a Spatial Data Infrastructure. A local catalog will be installed and configured. Harvesting of spatial data resources from remote servers will be configured and geospatial web map services will be set up using the embedded GeoServer and configured for access through the catalog web interface. Participants will create INSPIRE compliant metadata and learn how to develop...

Workshop Mon, 09/12/2011 - 8:00am - 12:00pm Jeroen Ticheler, GeoCat
Time slot: Mon, 09/12/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
FOSS4G routing with pgRouting tools, OpenStreetMap road data and GeoExt

pgRouting adds routing functionality to PostGIS. This introductory workshop will show you how. It gives a practical example of how to use pgRouting with OpenStreetMap road network data. It explains the steps to prepare the data, make routing queries, assign costs and use GeoExt to show your route in a web-mapping application. Navigation for road networks requires complex routing algorithms that support turn restrictions and even time-dependent attributes. pgRouting is an extendible open-...

Workshop Mon, 09/12/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Daniel Kastl, Georepublic
Frederic Junod, Camptocamp SA
FOSS4G Workshop for Educators

The GeoTech Center and Central New Mexico Community College have created a complete course curriculum based on Free and Open Source Software for GIS (FOSS4G). The class has been taught successfully and is now incorporated as a for-credit class. This workhop will demonstrate the FOSS4G software and lesson materials available for educators to use in their classroom immediately. Particicpants will learn the fundamentals of software download, installation, and use. Sources of geodata for your...

Workshop Mon, 09/12/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm Kurt Menke, GISP, Central New Mexico Community College & the GeoTech Center
The Moose is loose, Mapping with GeoMoose

GeoMOOSE ( is the open-source web based GIS project started by the City of Saint Paul. It is a very extensible client framework for MapServer and adheres strongly to a Service-Orientated Architecture and configurability. GeoMOOSE has a number of strengths making it ideal for use in a number of varying environments. Most notably is its capabilities for data organization and administration on the back end, which...

Workshop Mon, 09/12/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm Bob Basques, City of Saint Paul
OpenLayers Application Development (SOLD OUT)

OpenLayers provides a full featured library for building browser based mapping applications. This workshop will guide participants through the library core, providing the experience necessary to build interactive mapping applications. We will cover best practices for dealing with a variety of raster and vector data sources, investigate client side styling, and discuss options for integrating OpenLayers with other JavaScript libraries (e.g. jQuery UI, ExtJS, & Sencha Touch). The workshop...

Workshop Mon, 09/12/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm Tim Schaub, OpenGeo
Web Mapping with GeoServer (SOLD OUT)

Learn how to load, publish, and share geospatial data with GeoServer. Topics include navigating the GeoServer user interface, loading and publishing data, OGC web services, styling data with SLD, and tile caching with integrated GeoWebCache.

Workshop Mon, 09/12/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm Mike Pumphrey, OpenGeo
GeoKettle: A powerful spatial ETL tool for feeding your Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)

A full fledged Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) enables dissemination of data and processes in an interoperable way, through standardized web services as WFS, WMS, SOS and WPS. Data and processes are cataloged in a CSW which is used as an entry point of the infrastructure. Feeding and updating such a spatial infrastructure is a repetitive and very time consuming task. An open source spatial ETL tool such as GeoKettle (http...

Workshop Mon, 09/12/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm Thierry Badard, Spatialytics
Time slot: Tue, 09/13/2011 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
(9AM) An Introduction to Geospatial Open Source: Wading Into Geospatial Open Source

This is the morning session of the day long Introduction to Geospatial Open Source event, the full description of which can be found here. This event can be attended as an add-on to the main conference or as a standalone event.

Runs from 9:00 am to noon.

From desktop to server to core library, we’ll take you on an enjoyably informative tour of the rich...

Workshop Tue, 09/13/2011 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Developing OGC Compliant Web Applications With GeoExt (SOLD OUT)

GeoExt is a pure JavaScript library combining the web mapping power of OpenLayers with the user interface and data access savvy of Ext JS. Starting from a simple "Hello World" map, participants will learn how to build an advanced web GIS application for browsing layers, showing them in a map, and editing their feature geometries and attributes. The whole application will be built using typical OGC servies based workflows. The first part covers the interaction with a Web Mapping...

Workshop Tue, 09/13/2011 - 8:00am - 12:00pm Andreas Hocevar, OpenGeo
Getting Started with MapServer

This hands-on workshop is intended as an introduction to Web mapping with the MapServer Open Source software project ( The participants will go through the process of setting up a MapServer environment which includes configuring a Web server and creating a MapServer application. The creation of a MapServer application will include step-by-step examples of building a map file, including defining...

Workshop Tue, 09/13/2011 - 8:00am - 12:00pm Jeff McKenna, Gateway Geomatics
New features for QGIS power users

This workshop covers the most important features introduced during the latest releases like advanced labelling, raster calculator, new symbology features, WFS-T support, etc. Recently added plugins for versioning, offline editing, routing (Road graph plugin) and useful plugins like GDAL raster tools, UMN Mapfile tools and Openlayers are presented as well. A hands-on introduction for publishing maps using QGIS mapserver with advanced features like PDF printing is also part of this workshop....

Workshop Tue, 09/13/2011 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Pirmin Kalberer, Sourcepole
Alex Mandel, University of California, Davis
Leveraging Mapnik for designing custom map tiles and scalable applications (SOLD OUT)

This workshop will introduce using Mapnik for designing beautiful custom cartography. Instruction will be very hands-on. Fully pre-installed software running within Ubuntu on VirtualBox will be provided to allow participants to move directly to step by step demos and exercises. Core topics will include:

  • How to use CSS styling for rapidly authoring stylesheets.
  • How GDAL/OGR and QuantumGIS and be used to prep data for Mapnik.
  • How to hook Mapnik up to PostGIS...
Workshop Tue, 09/13/2011 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Dane Springmeyer, Development Seed
Iván Sánchez Ortega
Interactive space-time dynamics: A hands-on introduction to i2maps

The objective of this workshop is to provide an overview and give a practical introduction to i2maps - an open-source geocomputation platform. i2maps provides a flexible framework for knowledge discovery from spatio-temporal data and web-oriented visualisation, providing a means to enable your data to speak for themselves. It consists of two libraries, one written in Javascript, and one written in Python. The Javascript library is used for building the interactive user-interface, and is...

Workshop Tue, 09/13/2011 - 8:00am - 12:00pm Christian Kaiser, National Centre for Geocomputation
Opening Data with GeoNode

In this workshop participants will learn how to deploy a full open geospatial data infrastructure with GeoNode. GeoNode was started by the World Bank and OpenGeo to provide a web 2.0 social layer on top of traditional ‘Spatial Data Infrastructure’ (SDI) technology. It builds upon a complete stack of open source software, including GeoServer, OpenLayers, GeoExt, GeoWebCache PostGIS, GeoNetwork and Django to provide full OGC web services with deep permissioning controls. The GeoNode is...

Workshop Tue, 09/13/2011 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
David Winslow, OpenGeo
Jeff Johnson
Time slot: Tue, 09/13/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
An Introduction to Geospatial Open Source: Case Studies and The Business of Open Source

This is the afternoon session of the day long Introduction to Geospatial Open Source event, the full description of which can be found here. This event can be attended as an add-on to the main conference or as a standalone event.

Now that you have the lay of the land from the morning session, we’ll cover some case studies and discuss the question of geospatial open source as...

Workshop Tue, 09/13/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Deploying Map Services in Amazon Web Services

This workshop takes participants from deploying GeoServer on Amazon Web Services to building an autoscaling load balancing cluster. The workshop emphasizes the use of scripted recipes and the Amazon Web Services Architecture.

Workshop Tue, 09/13/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm Sophia Parafina, Terrametrics
Practical Introduction to ZOO-Project and WPS Services development

The ZOO-Project is an open source software which provides a WPS (Web Processing Service) compliant and developer-friendly framework to easily create and chain OGC Webservices. ZOO is made of three parts. ZOO Kernel, a powerful server-side C Kernel which makes possible to manage and chain Web services coded in different programming languages. ZOO Services, a growing suite of example Web services based on various Open Source libraries, and ZOO API, a server-side JavaScript API able to call and...

Workshop Tue, 09/13/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm Gérald Fenoy, GeoLabs SARL
A complete open source web mapping stack (SOLD OUT)

This workshop will overview a complete web mapping stack utilizing all open source components. The stack will include:

  • PostGIS (database)
  • GeoServer (map/data server)
  • GeoWebCache (tile cache server)
  • OpenLayers (mapping client)
  • GeoExt (application toolkit)
Workshop Tue, 09/13/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sam Smith, OpenGeo
Ian Schneider, OpenGeo
Alyssa Wright, OpenGeo
Customizing QGIS with Python Plugins

QGIS provides a lot of out of the box functionality but it seems there is always another "nice to have" feature. Writing your own plugin is a good way to supplement your QGIS toolbox and have some fun doing it. QGIS supports plugins written in both C++ and Python. This workshop will dive into the process, techniques, and methods for customizing QGIS using Python plugins. Creating a plugin requires a bit of knowledge about QGIS architecture, the Qt toolkit, PyQt, and of course...

Workshop Tue, 09/13/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Greg Corradini, CUGOS
Aaron Racicot, Z-Pulley Inc.
Practical use of GeoServer & SLD for WMS

Hands on experience to learn methods for visualization enhancement in multi-source Web Mapping Services (WMS) using basic cartography rules. Web Mapping is the ultimate platform to discover, explore, share, and create content by combining distributed information and services. Combining different geodata sources may result in conflicting presentation styles and, consequently, in confusing maps.

The disadvantages can be reduced by using basic rules for web cartography.  A...

Workshop Tue, 09/13/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm Anders Söderman, GISassistANS AB
There's JavaScript in your backend: Front to Back JavaScript with NodeJS and Polymaps

While using JavaScript for building web based mapping applications is nothing new, recently an increasing number of developers have been using JavaScript for server-side application development. This means that JavaScript is being used for more than just making front-end user interfaces, and that developers can develop full application stacks in a single language. Additionally there are a several JavaScript frameworks that currently changing the way geo-spatial applications are being...

Workshop Tue, 09/13/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm Chris Helm, FortiusOne
Time slot: Wed, 09/14/2011 - 8:30am - 8:50am
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
Welcome and Introduction by Conference Chair

Welcome and introduction to the event.

Video at FOSSLC:


Plenary Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 8:30am - 8:50am Peter Batty, Conference Chair, Ubisense
Time slot: Wed, 09/14/2011 - 8:50am - 9:10am
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
The State of OSGeo

Open Source Geospatial Foundation was founded in 2006 with the vision to support the highest quality geospatial open source technology. Now, 5 years later many goals have been achieved. OSGeo is an established and respected global oganization with thousands of members on all continents sharing the same vision. A healthy ecosphere of businesses has emerged supporting the organizations through in-kind contributions and monetary sponsorship. OSGeo has built an excellent reputation as an...

Plenary Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 8:50am - 9:10am Arnulf Christl, Metaspatial
Time slot: Wed, 09/14/2011 - 9:10am - 9:30am
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
Why do you do that? An exploration of open source business models

Video of presentation:

Plenary Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 9:10am - 9:30am Paul Ramsey, OpenGeo
Time slot: Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
Tutorial: Async. and Realtime Geo Applications with Node.js

Node.js is a library built on Google's V8 javascript engine, which does non-blocking evented I/O via the libeio library. V8 is incredibly fast, (much faster than ruby/python) and can be used to create web-applications that can handle thousands of concurrent connections and real-time data. This tutorial will go through the process of creating an asynchronous and realtime geospatial web-app using the Node.js javascript server and bindings for the geo-stack. At the end of this tutorial we will...

Tutorial Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:00am - 10:30am Kashif Rasul, Nomad Labs
Geomajas, a GIS framework for the web

Geomajas, a GIS framework for the web, focusses on efficient data delivery, security and performance. The mantra is "integrate, transform and secure GIS data". It is cloud-ready and modular, has advanced caching and security. The framework can talk to many types of data sources and present them in several ways using our "faces".

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:00am - 10:30am Joachim Van der Auwera, Geosparc
Tutorial: A Spatial Wiki from the Ground-Up

Wiki and Spatial tools make a powerful combination for building and maintaining location based knowledge. The workshop will present a complete exercise, building a Spatial Wiki from the ground-up hosted on an Amazon EC2 instance using 100% free and open source tools including Ubuntu, MediaWiki, Apache, GeoServer, OpenLayers, and PostGIS. Articles in the Wiki will be spatially enabled, and discoverable via the Wiki's built-in search capabilities, or a click-able map index. Spatial reference(s...

Tutorial Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Brian Krzys, Newmont Mining Corporation
Michael Barker
Morgan Davison
Frank Potempa
Who's Watching your Food: A Case Study for Environmental Health Monitoring


Academic Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Stacy Supak, North Carolina State University
Dr Laura Tateosian
State of PostGIS

What can PostGIS do? What features does it have? What has changed in recent versions? What new features are upcoming in future releases? This talk will cover the history and development of the PostGIS spatial database server.

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:00am - 10:30am Paul Ramsey, OpenGeo
A better way to manage millions of map tiles

The current open source tile cache implementations all use the file system for managing tiles. Each tile is a single file stored into a common directory hierarchy. It is a pragmatic approach, easy to implement and with good performance, but it is limited. Managing millions of small files is inefficient with most file systems. The time to remove tile sets, calculate cache sizes or sync caches between differens hosts quickly becomes large enough to be impractical.

This talk will show...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:00am - 10:30am Oliver Tonnhofer, Omniscale
HydroAnalyzer: An Open Source GIS Toolkit for Mining Hydrological Data

This paper presents the applications of the integration of Geographic Information System (GIS) and Data Mining knowledge to hydrological information studies. GIS is utilized for location visualization and spatial analysis operations, while Data Mining technique is employed to figure out the relationships between different types of hydrologic related data. HydroAnalyzer is developed as a plug-in of HydroDesktop, which is a free desktop GIS software for accessing data from CUAHSI-HIS,...
Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ms Yang Cao, Idaho State University
Mr Daniel Ames
Designing a better SDI

Beyond the substantial hurdles of actually developing software, a successful project requires organizing a community, aligning partners around a shared mission, and investing in user experience. Learn more about how OpenGeo, along with partners from the World Bank, the United Nations, Harvard University, and others around the globe have been building a better spatial data infrastructure on top of some of the world's best open source software.

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Sebastian Benthall, OpenGeo
Rolando Peñate
Beyond Markers: a new approach to interactive realtime weather maps

Markers must go! At least when things concern continuous-space processes such as weather. Could anyone care less about a sensor with its exact measurement unless it is mounted exactly where the person is? Why not move beyond markers and point measurements and instead show values everywhere as surface overlays? Markers are interactive and can link to a pop-up timeline - but so are the surface overlays! This is now possible thanks to the availability of fast spatial predictors, efficient...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Fergal Walsh, National Centre for Geocomputation, NUI Maynooth
Dr Christian Kaiser
Time slot: Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
Tutorial: Async. and Realtime Geo Applications with Node.js (cont'd)

tutorial continued

Tutorial Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Modeling of landslide-generated tsunamis with GRASS


Academic Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Dr. Massimiliano Cannata, SUPSI-IST
Roberto Marzocchi
Tutorial: A Spatial Wiki from the Ground-Up (cont'd)

tutorial continued

Tutorial Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Mod-geocache, a fast tiling solution for the apache web server

mod-geocache is a new member in the family of tile caching servers. It aims to be simple to install and configure (no need for the intermediate glue such as mod-python, mod-wsgi or fastcgi), to be (very) fast (written in c and running as a native module under apache), and to be capable (services WMTS, googlemaps, virtualearth, KML, TMS, WMS). When acting as a WMS server, it will also respond to untiled requests, by merging its cached tiles vertically (multiple layers) and/or horizontally....

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Thomas Bonfort, Terriscope
Stephen Woodbridge
Thresholds of Proprietary Software Tolerance... (Open Source on Windows?!)

At first blush, appears to be a self-contained oxymoron of a web site because it is developed and maintained by Microsoft to support the open source software community - especially projects based on Microsoft's .NET platform. Indeed, such a web site should not exist, and definitely should not succeed (though it is...) After all, who would want to create an open source software project -- ostensibly founded on the notion that free idea exchange is of even greater value than a...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:30am - 11:00am Dr Daniel Ames, Idaho State University
MapMint: The Next Generation SDI Manager

MapMint is a comprehensive task manager for implementing and managing a spatial data infrastructure (SDI). It will be presented to the community to showcase its complete and robust platform to organize, edit, process and publish spatial data to the Internet.

MapMint is based on extensive use of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) specifications, and allows an orchestration of Web Feature Services (WFS), Web Mapping Services (WMS) Web Map Tiling Services (WMTS) and Web Processing...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Jeff McKenna, Gateway Geomatics
Nicolas Bozon
gvSIG Mini support for OSM massive POI data

gvSIG Mini is a free tiled map viewer for Android with support for OSM, WMS, WMS-C, TMS, other non-standard tile servers, routing, localization, etc. and now offline support for searching and visualize POIs and addresses.

A process to download POI data of any city from the OSM planet database has been developed. POIs and streets are downloaded, processed, indexed and stored into an object oriented database.

gvSIG Mini is able to manage several POI city database without...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Jorge Gaspar Sanz Salinas, Prodevelop
Alberto Romeu Carrasco
Bringing the oceans to life using OGC services and dynamic visualization

Public domain data about the ocean is all over the place. Different formats, different standards, and what about that metadata? Putting these distributed datasets behind OGC services allow for the visualization and analysis on an even playing field. By leveraging these OGC services, powerful visualizations for scientists and general users alike can be created and extended to almost any area of the world.

Applied Science Associates is a global science and technology solutions company....

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Kyle Wilcox, Applied Science Associates
Stephen Sontag
Enterprise Applications for Utilities, and building the FOSS4G Map!

We will discuss how we developed an enterprise web mapping application for utilities and communications companies that works with complex network data but is extremely easy to use. It uses a mix of open and closed source components, including Google Maps, but we will explain how and why we have moved to using more and more open source components including PostGIS, MapFish and OpenLayers. We will also talk about various strategies for connected and disconnected mobile applications.


Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Jason Sanford, Ubisense
Peter Batty, Ubisense
Time slot: Wed, 09/14/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
Tutorial: Async. and Realtime Geo Applications with Node.js (cont'd)

tutorial continued

Tutorial Wed, 09/14/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Functional Coverages


Academic Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Gennadii Donchyts, Deltares
Fedor Baart
Tutorial: A Spatial Wiki from the Ground-Up (cont'd)

tutorial continued

Tutorial Wed, 09/14/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
From Oracle/SDE to PostgreSQL/Postgis in real life

The case is that we have tables with GB's of data. This tables are updated regularly by different users and applications. Mapserver is used for WMS and is connected to Oracle.

We can not change all the applications to use postgresSQL and we can not except all user's to switch from Oracle to postgresSQL overnight.

One place to start would be to use mapserver against Postgis. To do this we only need to make a copy of the data from Oracle to PostgreSQL. The Oracle database will...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am Lars Aksel Opsahl, Skog og landskap
Turning Data into Beautiful Maps

Data experts can now become mapmakers without picking up GIS expertise first. This session will walk through how to leverage emerging open source tools to design highly custom maps for use online and on mobile devices - without GIS experience.

This session will start by looking at the current ecosystem of open source mapping technologies and the possibilities with the growing open data movement and market demand for location awareness. Then it will look at one tool specifically -...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am Tom MacWright, Development Seed
Esri and Open Source: Moving to the Middle

Adoption of open source is seen in many verticals and agencies, in both the public sector and private.  There have been some noticeable trends within these communities and, as such, Esri supports users to choose a hybrid environment -- a combination of open source and proprietary technology -- based on their needs and fitness of purpose.  This session will provide an overview of Esri's free and open source offerings.

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am David DiBiase , Esri
GeoNetwork opensource - The geospatial metadata catalogue

The presentation will provide an insight of the new functionality available in the latest release of the software. Publishing and managing spatial metadata using GeoNetwork opensource is becoming main stream in many Spatial Data Infrastructures. The project developers have made big progress on INSPIRE support, performance, multilingual metadata and catalogue services compliance. Examples of implementations of the software will be given, highlighting several national European SDI portals...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am Jeroen Ticheler, GeoCat bv
Mobile GIS through Geomajas

With the increasing popularity of Smartphones and tablets we have entered a brave new world where mobile devices reign supreme. It is only logical the Open Source GIS community should follow this trend. The question is how? The current generation of web GIS products have had to overcome a wide variety of browsers to support, and so too must the next generation support an equally wide variety of mobile platforms.

By leveraging the Google Web Toolkit (GWT), the Geomajas project has made...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am Pieter De Graef, Geosparc
MapQuery and SVG charts: a powerful interface for aggregated data

Spatial data traditionally has been displayed using maps and tables. Maps, though good in showing the spatial extent, are not always optimal in showing (aggregated) geo-statistical data. The human mind can easily be tricked into believing that a bigger country has a bigger share of the pie. Tables show the individual records, but still lack the overview of aggregated data, also tables are notoriously hard to read.

To view the information in an aggregated form one has to build complex...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am Steven Ottens, Geodan
Time slot: Wed, 09/14/2011 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Session Session Type Time slot Presenter(s)
Advancing global marine biogeography research with open source GIS software and cloud computing


Academic Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Mr Jesse Cleary, Duke University
Mr Ei Fujioka
Tutorial: GeoServer Scripting with Python and RESTConfig

GeoServer's RESTConfig service is commonly used to automatically publish geospatial data to GeoServer's OGC services. However, RESTConfig allows reading and writing nearly all aspects of a GeoServer configuration. Participants in this tutorial will learn about the GeoServer configuration system, basic REST requests, and the usage of, a Python module which allows using the simple but powerful Python scripting language with RESTConfig to automate administrative tasks.
Tutorial Wed, 09/14/2011 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm David Winslow, OpenGeo
Tutorial: Building fast, flexible and secured WMS/TMS services with MapProxy

MapProxy is an open source proxy for geospatial data. It caches, accelerates and transforms data from existing map services and serves any desktop or web GIS client. MapProxy offers tiled services similar to TileCache and GeoWebCache, but it offers a lot more functionality for systems that goes beyond a simple tile cache. This tutorial shows the installation and the basic configuration of MapProxy. Attendees will lern how to: - setup a cascaded WMS service that supports on-the-fly...

Tutorial Wed, 09/14/2011 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Oliver Tonnhofer, Omniscale GmbH & Co KG
The State of GeoServer

2011 marks the 10 year anniversary of the GeoServer project with 2010 - 2011 being the most successful year yet. GeoServer continues to grow with an active community and expanding user base. This presentation takes the pulse of the project with a status report of how GeoServer is doing and what to expect in the coming future.

The presentation will start with a "year in review" overviewing some of the new and noteworthy of the past year. This year saw the coming of GeoServer...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Justin Deoliveira, in affiliation with OpenGeo
Andrea Aime, tech lead, GeoSolutions
GRASS GIS in the Cloud is a tool for GRASS GIS to connect a personal GRASS session to a GRASS installation in a much faster cluster (high performance computing system). The general aim is to give the possibility to every user to perform high speed calculations, which are hard to compute on a personal computer by connecting to an external server. Today, in the new era of cloud computing, it is crucial to have cloud support in GRASS for a better and faster software performance and services.

The new...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Luca Delucchi, Fondazione Edmund Mach
Dr Markus Neteler
Common pitfalls for users of OpenLayers

Is it hard to create a map using the JavaScript library OpenLayers? Many would say it is not, yet on mailing lists, IRC or popular question and answer sites (e.g. Stack Overflow) some problems seem to be posted in a regular interval: "My features are all near the equator, but they shouldn't", "Why do I always get pink tiles?", "Why does it say 'Access to restricted URI denied' in my browser?", "How do I build a version of OpenLayers that only includes the...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Marc Jansen, terrestris GmbH & Co. KG
Open Source 3D Globes - osgEarth

osgEarth is a powerful 3D terrain rendering SDK written in C++. Think of it as a free, open source, open standards-compliant foundation for building an application similar to Google Earth. osgEarth visualizes geospatial data from a wide variety of data sources through its plugin architecture and integrates easily with existing GIS infrastructures by supporting open standards such as those from OSGeo and OGC. osgEarth...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Glenn Waldron, Pelican Mapping
OpenStreetMap for Network Analyses in ArcGIS

The usage of free geodata like OpenStreetMap (OSM) is becoming more and more popular because there are many fields of application. For the first time, there is an application which converts OSM data to ArcGIS transportation networks. These transportation networks can be used in ArcGIS to perform network analyses with the extension Network Analyst. This application was developed by Eva Peters for her bachelor thesis in Cartography and Geomatics in collaboration with ESRI Deutschland GmbH....

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm Eva Peters, 52North
Opticks: Releasing a government tool to the open source community

Opticks is an open source ELT designed for analysis of imagery, video, spectral, SAR, thermal, and other spatiotemporal data. Opticks was originally developed by Ball Aerospace & Technologies corp. for the US Air Force. In 2007, Ball and the USAF released the core ELT and a number of plug-ins as open source software. This is one the first US department of defense sponsored tools to move from the closed source government domain to the unrestricted open source. This presentation talks...

Tech Session Wed, 09/14/2011 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Trevor Clarke, Opticks
Kip Streithorst, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
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