Developing FOSS4G

Mon, 2016-02-08 22:07

State of the QGIS Project

State of QGIS reviews new and noteworthy features for the QGIS project. This talk will cover both Desktop and Server components from version 2.14 just released by the community.

Behind the scenes, the QGIS developer community is fully committed to updating the compatibility of the QGIS codebase with the upcoming version 3.0 release, moving to the latest versions of the Qt5 toolkit and Python 3, and away from deprecated Qt4 and Python 2.

Mon, 2016-02-08 21:32

Open Source Photogrammetry with OpenDroneMap

OpenDroneMap (ODM) aims to be a full photogrammetric solution for small Unmanned Aircraft (drones), balloons, and kites. ODM acts as a tool for processing highly overlapping unreferenced imagery, turning the unstructured data (simple photos) + GPS into structured data including colorized point clouds, digital surface models, textured digital surface models, and orthophotography.

Mon, 2016-02-08 19:08

GIS for people who aren't GIS people

I make money by selling free software. I sell it to smart people.

Okay, I don't actually sell free stuff. I just know how it works, so smart people who want the free stuff pay me to get it to work. Look, they're smart people. They could figure this stuff out, if they had the time.

But they don't. And they don't love Open Source GIS tools any more than they love any other software. They're not like us, in that regard.

Mon, 2016-02-08 18:27

GeoNode Developers Workshop

GeoNode is a web-based application and platform for developing geospatial information systems (GIS) and for deploying spatial data infrastructures (SDI). It is designed to be extended and modified, and can be integrated into existing platforms. This workshop will cover the GeoNode project from a developer's perspective and lead the participant through the process of setting up their local workstation to run their own GeoNode based project or to work on GeoNode itself.

Mon, 2016-02-08 18:26

The State of the GeoNode Project

GeoNode is a web based Content Management System (CMS) for geospatial data and provides the the essential components for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) node. It is based on mature open source projects including Django, PostGIS, GeoServer and OpenLayers. The project recently released the 2.4 version and usage has exploded all around the world including several downstream projects that are large collaborative efforts in their own right.

Sat, 2016-02-06 09:55

Web-based management and visualization of massive 3D city models based on open standards and open source components

This talk presents how to handle and visualize massive 3D city models with an open 3D GIS stack based on the OGC standard CityGML, the open source 3D City Database and its OGC Web Feature Service (WFS) interface, and the open 3D web-globe Cesium and its 3D Tiles specification.

Fri, 2016-02-05 10:25

Climbing the data mountain: Scaling and optimizing the delivery of vector tiles

At mySidewalk, performance isn't just a feature, it's THE feature. Over the last year, we've spent most of our time trying to make the visualization and analysis of geospatial data faster and easier, and vector tiles have been the special sauce that has allowed us to take data delivery and visualization to a whole new level.

Sun, 2016-01-31 20:33

Arctic Citizen Sensors, Arctic Web Map and PolarMap.js

We are presenting a suite of web mapping tools designed specifically for the Arctic regions. These tools are Arctic Citizen Sensors, Arctic Web Maps, and PolarMap.js. These Arctic-specific web mapping tools allowing researchers and developers to customize map projections for scientifically accurate visualization and analysis, a function that is critical for arctic research but not easy to do with existing web mapping platforms. Arctic Citizen Sensors is a citizen-sensing platform based on open source hardware and the OGC SensorThings API.

Fri, 2016-01-22 22:22

Migrating from Google Earth to Cesium - How to begin your closed-to-open source success story

From 2008 until recently, the proprietary Google Earth ecosystem was the primary tool for 3D geospatial visualization on the web. However, Google announced that support for the Google Earth API and Google Earth plug-in will be discontinued early in 2016. As a result, many developers have looked to open source and open standards as a replacement solution in order to avoid the vendor lock-in they endured in the past.

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