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Introduction to Boundless Server

In this introduction to Boundless Server we will explore this complete web-based geospatial software stack.

This workshop covers the advantages of using Boundless Server, looking at the open source components that go into its construction. This discussion highlights the differences between using these components individually in comparison to an integrated product.

This hands on tour of Boundless Server covers:

Experience level: 
Beginner

Replace the Shapefile, an Introduction to the GeoPackage

This talk will provide an introduction to the OGC GeoPackage file format. It will discuss many of the advantages of the GeoPackage over the ubiquitous Shapefile for vector data as well as its use for storing raster data.

This talk will address compatibility of the GeoPackage with Open Source and Proprietary GIS solutions.

This talk will discuss how GeoPackage fits in with overlapping technologies SQLite, MBTiles, and Spatialite.

Experience level: 
Beginner

State of GeoWebCache

GeoWebCache is a successful OSGeo community project used in GeoServer and GeoNode. Did you also know can be run on its own though?

This presentation introduces the GeoWebCache application, the functionality it offers, and how the project is enjoying recent success. This introduction will compare GeoWebCache as a stand alone application to GeoWebCache as a component of GeoServer.

Experience level: 
Beginner

Breaking the 4th Dimension: temporal data in PostgreSQL and PostGIS

It is “well known” that 80% of all data has a spatial component. What is less well known is that 100% of data contains a temporal component. For some data it may simply be the date that the data was released. For other, there may be a separate date/time for each separate row or feature. And yet still for others, such as vehicle tracks, there is time information that changes along a feature itself.

This talk will give an overview of some of the issues involved in dealing with temporal data with PostGIS and PostgreSQL.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

State of GeoServer

State of GeoServer provides an update on our community and reviews the new and noteworthy features for the Project. The community has a lot to cover in 2.12 and the recently released 2.13.

Each release provides exciting new features. This talk covers our work on supporting Java 9 and diverse improvements across GeoServer.

Attend this talk for a cheerful update on what is happening with this popular OSGeo project. Whether you are an expert user, a developer, or simply curious what GeoServer can do for you.

Experience level: 
Beginner

Breaking the 4th Dimension: Working with time in PostgreSQL and PostGIS

It is “well known” that 80% of all data has a spatial component. What is less well known is that 100% of data contains a temporal component. For some data it may simply be the date that the data was released. For other, there may be a separate date/time for each separate row or feature. And yet still for others, such as vehicle tracks, there is time information that changes along a feature itself.

Experience level: 
Advanced

Uncovering patterns in high dimensional spatial data

One of the best things about spatial data is that it allows us to join a universe of data through a common index of space and time. Tell me the location and time of an event and I can tell you a host of other information that occurred there. How do we start to uncover patterns in this vast array of data? What variables in the strata of spatial datasets are actually relevant for the question we are interested in? We can't visualize more than 2 or 3 variables on a map so we need to rely more on analytical methods to uncover patterns.

Experience level: 
Intermediate
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Open Source Practice and Passion at OSGeo

Open Source is more than just a license - join us at FOSS4GNA to dig into the “best practices” that can help your project succeed with open source. This talk builds on the lessons learned by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation in twelve years helping project teams and building the foss4g community.

This presentations looks at the core values that OSGeo as an organization ask projects to adopt. We will discuss why we consider these factors critical to success, and practical ways they can be applied to your project.

Experience level: 
Beginner

Working With the OSGeo Community

Welcome to the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, this presentation is on how we actually get work done as volunteers.

This presentation covers the “lay of the land” introducing our committees, local chapters and projects and describes how each one is organized. More importantly we will look at how each group makes decisions, from the scruffy friendly system administration team who handle your infrastructure requests, to the OSGeo board making final calls on budgets and funding.

Experience level: 
Beginner

Best Practice for Serving COG Imagery using MapServer in the Cloud (sponsored by AWS)

Recently there has been quite a bit of interest in Cloud Optimized GeoTIFFs (COG) that can be built using GDAL's raster utility programs gdal_translate and gdaladdo. This work has been supported by companies such as Planet and Digital Globe. COGs are GeoTIFFS that are internally structured to support efficient HTTP range-gets (partial file requests) such that they can be used in-situ in object stores such as Amazon S3. That means its unnecessary to initially download the GeoTIFFs to a local file system before use.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Rapid Map Prototyping with React and Redux

In this talk I want to show the possibilities that the React and especially the Boundless Geo SDK offers to quickly create interactive maps/apps.

The Boundless SDK offers a React/Redux wrapper for Open Layers and Mapbox GL and makes it easy to integrate into your SPA. 

 

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Mapping with d3

This is a hands-on, bring your own device workshop where I teach participants with lessons and exercises how to create maps with d3.
It shows quickly the most important features of d3 for mapping, and the result is a choropleth map that every student made.

Mapping in the browser is a hot topic, and there are plenty of tools and ways to visualize data. The power of d3 is the interactivity and closeness to the data.
Creating minimal looking maps with or without basemaps but still have interactivity and the ability to zoom will create nice looking maps.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Continent-Scale Terrain Analysis and Hydrology

Modeling hydrology over large spatial scales and long intervals of time is challenging. This workshop will show you how to do it easily and quickly.

Datasets such as the U.S. National Hydrography Dataset, the U.S. National Elevation Dataset, and the U.S. National Land Cover Database provide a high-resolution view of how water moves through the United States. Other countries have similar datasets.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Tackling our planet's toughest problems with satellite imagery, open source tools, and geospatial analytics

The increasing abundance of satellite imagery has unlocked new insights and understanding of our planet. Novel approaches to imagery analytics with open source tools, applied to a growing set of publicly-available data (under CC BY-SA 4.0) are helping us unlock new solutions to tackle some of our planet's toughest challenges, from disaster response to climate protection to crop yield forecasts. This talk will feature real-world examples of open source tools and computer vision approaches used to address a variety of critical issues humanity faces.

Experience level: 
Beginner

High-Performance Terrain Analysis

To answer hydrological questions at the scale of continents requires efficiently processing terabyte-scale datasets (DEMs). Such processing typically involves a core set of operations including determination of terrain attributes such as slope and curvature; flow routing; depression flooding and breaching; flat resolution; and flow accumulation.

Experience level: 
Beginner

MapD for Analysts: Visualizing Your Geospatial Data on GPUs

There has been an explosion of geospatial data soures and collection in recent years, and with it the need for technologies that data analysts can use to query and visualize those very large data sets interactively, exploring and taking action on the data in real-time. Using the open source MapD SQL engine and MapD analytics platform, you can eliminate waiting for slow reports, downsampling, and pre-aggregating, and put the power of the GPU to use in rendering your complex geospatial charts and plots.

Experience level: 
Beginner

Introduction to running Auto Scaling Geoserver and PostgreSQL/PostGIS in the Cloud (AWS)

This lab will provide an introduction to running GeoServer on AWS infrastructure. GeoServer is a OGC compliant implementation of a number of open standards including Web Feature Service (WFS), Web Map Service (WMS), and Web Coverage Service (WCS).
The workshop will walk you through the steps required to launch and configure an Ubuntu Linux virtual machine in the Cloud. You will install GeoServer on this instance and learn how to save the virtual machine image as your own.

Experience level: 
Beginner

R Studio as a Traditional Desktop GIS Replacement

R is a deeply open source language with a welcoming community of contributors and powerful tools for data analysis. R Studio makes doing day to day geospatial analysis a joy. The interface uses design idioms similar to traditional GIS Desktop software but with a focus on repeatability, analysis, and speed.

Experience level: 
Beginner

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