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
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