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Open Source and Open Data APIs: Descartes Labs Platform and GeoMesa combine to fuse Imagery and Vector Data

Both imagery data and vector data are being produced in ever growing quantities from a proliferation of commercial satellites and IoT sensors.  The incredible value of data with these two modalities is even greater when fused together through analytics.  CCRi and Descartes Labs have built complementary geo-temporal data management and analytic capabilities that can be brought together to harness these data.  In this talk, we will describe how we leveraged Descartes Labs' Platform and its Open APIs running on Google Cloud Platform and the open source GeoMesa toolkit running on Amazon Web Ser

Experience level: 
Beginner

Smart Citizens for Smart Cities - An open source and crowd sensing system for smart city air sensing

What if you can see the air you breath? This talk presents an open-source and crowd-sourced air monitoring system across Canada. More than 200 air quality sensors have been deployed by volunteers across Canada and more than 500 sensors will be deployed before March 2018. This talk will share the system design, the air quality data collected by the IoT nodes, and the insights we were able to extract from the hyper-local air quality data, and the lessons learned from hosting more than 10 make-your-own-sensor workshops.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

How NASA is Building a Petabyte Scale Geospatial Archive in the Cloud

NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) is working towards a vision of a cloud-based, highly-flexible, ingest, archive, management, and distribution system for its ever-growing and evolving data holdings. This free and open source system, Cumulus, is emerging from its prototyping stages and is poised to make a huge impact on how NASA manages and disseminates its Earth science data. This talk outlines the motivation for this work, present the achievements and hurdles of the past 18 months and charts a course for the future expansion of Cumulus.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

The Very Best New Features of QGIS v3.0

Come and see a tour of the best features of QGIS 3.0. I work as a consultant on a variety of projects. I am also currently working on the 3rd Edition of Mastering QGIS which is focused on version 3. So I've already worked with this latest major release extensively. There are a ton of new features. In this talk I will cover the very best new features including aspects of the new Layout engine, the Geoprocessing environment, GUI enhancements, new data visualization features, useful shortcuts and other miscellaneous features. Come learn how to get the most out of this major new release!

Experience level: 
Beginner

R Notebooks: A New Paradigm for Geospatial Data Science

Imagine a world where a high quality report is a happy consequence of writing your everyday code. Or maybe you want to render your script directly to an html or pdf file or share maps, plots, and tables by simply sending a link to your colleagues for review? Notebooks provide an easy way to build and share transparent, reproducible analyses that weave together code, text, and graphics into a single, production-quality document.

Experience level: 
Beginner

The emerging STAC spec and sat-utils

On the tail of State of the Map US 2017 in Boulder, a working group of geospatial imagery data providers and developers met to discuss a common metadata and API specification to support the reuse of API and client software. The SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog is a minimal number of fields that should be made available across all types of geospatial raster or point-cloud data through APIs or catalogs. Depending on the type of data, STAC defines several extensions (i.e. electro-optical, point-cloud, video, mosaics).

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Using OpenStreetMap data in QGIS

Over the years, OpenStreetMap (OSM) has established itself as the most complete global dataset of road data, as well as a great source for other features like building outlines and points of interest. Its open data license has allowed third-party developers to create numerous tools for extracting, processing, and repackaging OSM data in a variety of formats. But with so many options, it can be difficult to keep up as new tools are created, and others are retired.

Experience level: 
Beginner

National Treasure

OSGeo is made up of projects and chapters. The projects deliver great software and develop solutions to geospatial questions. The local and national chapters support the OSGeo community in specific geographic regions. Chapters support adoption efforts, commercial efforts and other regional community events.

Experience level: 
Beginner

Report-out from GeoNode Summit 2018

From March 26-28, 2018 sponsors and contributors to the GeoNode project gathered in Turin, Italy for a roadmap review and code sprint. This session will provide Foss4g-NA attendees a detailed report-out of issues discussed and decisions made in Turin with the goal of strengthening the GeoNode community in North America.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Urban Change Monitoring and OSM

Urban regions often change rapidly and unevenly - some areas develop and grow while others deteriorate. Public datasets like OpenStreetMap (OSM) can lag behind, often in these crucial areas. A lot of focus in this space has been given to supplementing OSM with automatically detected features, such as through Machine Learning (ML) methods, in order to get the most recent vector datasets. However, for some users, it is change over time that is of interest rather than the latest and most accurate representation.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Data Fusion With 3D Tiles

There are many point cloud viewers, there are many photogrammetry viewers, there are many BIM and CAD viewers. 3D viewers tend to specialize in a single domain. While there is nothing wrong with this approach, there is a growing need to visualize disparate datasets together in shared space. This need continues to be a driver for 3D Tiles, an open specification for streaming massive heterogeneous 3D geospatial datasets.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Automatic Coastline extraction using Open-Source tools

We have been working on the development of a library, API, and UI for the automatic extraction of coastlines from imagery. The UI allows users to interactively find and run coastline extraction algorithms on it. All the pieces are modular, so different algorithms can be plugged into it, and the underlying algorithm libraries are separated out as Python libraries that can be used on their own.

Experience level: 
Beginner

Glacier surface velocities from point clouds using an open-source toolchain

An understanding of outlet glacier dynamics is crucial for understanding the mass-balance of the Greenland Ice Sheet and how changes to the Ice Sheet will affect sea level rise. Measurements of outlet glacier velocities are crucial for driving and validating outlet glacier dynamics models and understanding the processes that influence glacier advance and retreat. The Helheim Glacier in southeast Greenland is one of the fast-moving glaciers in Greenland, and is a crucial study site for outlet glacier dynamics.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

State of JTS 2018

The JTS Topology Suite and its ports have a long tradition of providing excellent implementations of basic geometry types and operations.  In 2017, JTS completed its migration and incubation to the LocationTech working group of the Eclipse Foundation.  This talk will discuss improvements that have happened since the 1.15.0 release of LocationTech JTS.

Experience level: 
Beginner

Cloud computing with JTS

The JTS Topology Suite is a geometry library providing a Java implementation of the OGC Simple Features Specification.  While coding up the spatial data structures (Points, Lines, and Polygons) seems easy, creating optimized, robust, and correct implementations of common spatial operations is challenging.  The JTS algorithms have been used tested, improved, and deployed for nearly two decades.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Building Enterprise PostGIS Solutions for Public Policy Research

PostGIS is a valuable tool for practitioners of data-driven public policy research because it supports the development of powerful, low-cost, centralized, and secure GIS environments that can integrate seamlessly with an organization’s Postgres research databases. Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is a research and policy center that has had recent success replacing a patchwork of desktop GIS solutions with a powerful new enterprise GIS server built on PostGIS.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Exposing your Endpoints: A Look into GeoWave's Web Services

Even though web services aren’t exactly a new technology, there have been advances in protocols and payloads such as HTTP/2 and protobuf that enable scalability. Even with basic JSON-based services, there are a number of new and meaningful ways that older technologies can be innovatively applied to FOSS4G technologies today. The GeoWave team is excited to present the variety of web services that have been made available in recent releases. Exposing web endpoints allows a user to remotely access the functionalities of GeoWave.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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