Lessons Learned: Best Practices, Costs & Benefits

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

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

Geo-enabling AI Assistants & Concierge Services

The field of AI assistants and concierge services is growing rapidly.  Whether it's planning a big family vacation, finding the perfect cocktail spot to keep the party going, or running a humanitarian operation, traditional decision making processes will be disrupted by new interfaces.  VOICE is quickly becoming a primary method for interacting with the world around you, rather than staid desktop interfaces or frustrating mobile websites.  This new market is bringing emerging technologies into the traditional GIS stack.

Experience level: 
Beginner

Continuously Delivered Scalable Geoservices on Kubernetes

Learn how to build highly scalable services and iterate on them rapidly by leveraging all Kubernetes and Jenkins have to offer. Kubernetes provides all the abstractions necessary to manage a database, scale stateless apps, run cron jobs and handle network ingress. At the same time it provides a powerful API that is ripe for integration with an automation tool like Jenkins. Learn how we have used Kubernetes to help a small team scale itself to many users and different microservices without sacrificing velocity.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Leveraging open source geospatial technologies at scale in a commercial environment...and the keys to success

Open source technologies are sometimes questioned because of how they may scale or may be easily adopted in an enterprise commercial environment. To enable full adoption across the enterprise in an environment that previously used another user-based licensing models there are a few steps that need to be considered. Hybrid models are good but can delay adoption across the company if not chosen carefully. At Monsanto we have gone over a full rework of our geospatial environment in less than 12 months to adopt open source standards.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Contributing Every Day: How I Made a Career working with OSM

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. It is being recognized as a useful dataset for training machine learning algorithms, deriving analytics on mapping behaviors, providing vital datasets to first responders to natural disasters, and a casual place for geonerds to continue to contribute to a living map of the world.

Experience level: 
Beginner

Automated Map Stacks with DevOps & Infrastructure as Code

Maybe you've gotten a sweet Leaflet map or PostGIS database working on your laptop.  You're feeling ready to share your web map or mapping service with others.  Now how do you get that local sweetness into a production environment on the web?  Maybe you've heard about Docker but don't see how to connect the pieces from a local PostGIS to deployed Docker container  Or, maybe you are a system administrator trying to make your enterprise GIS as efficient, clear, and maintainable as possible.  In this talk I will give a beginner-friendly introduction to rolling your own mapping stack using cont

Experience level: 
Beginner

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

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