Accepted Sessions

Sessionsort descending Track

"Hiroshima Archive" and disaster digital archives series

Hidenori Watanave [Tokyo Metropolitan University]

It has been 70 years since the atomic bombs fell upon Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Few survivors remain today and soon there will be none. Who then can speak from personal experiences of the effects of...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

3D Tiles: Beyond 2D Tiling

Sean Lilley [Cesium], Patrick Cozzi [Cesium]

This talk presents the next big initiative from the Cesium team: 3D Tiles.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Developing FOSS4G

A New Vision for OSGeo

Jody Garnett [Boundless], Helena Mitasova [North Carolina State University]

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation is undergoing a period of change. For the tenth anniversary of the foundation the board is embracing this change with a new vision, mission statement and...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Community

A Platform for Data Interoperability: Koop

Daniel Fenton

There is no shortage of geographic data available on the web with more source coming online all the time. The downside of this explosion is that new sources often have their own API and...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

All Things Data

Advancing Spatial History in the Classroom with MapStory.org

Jonathan Marino

MapStory.org is a free and open source "open educational resource" that empowers students of all ages to better understand how the world evolves over time and place.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Education and Research

Adventures of a Solo GIS Consultant Using FOSS4G

Kurt Menke [Bird's Eye View]

I started my consulting business because I wanted to work on topics that were important to me, and so that I would have the freedom to use the tools I wanted to use. Adopting FOSS4G has been a big...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Using FOSS4G

Arctic Citizen Sensors, Arctic Web Map and PolarMap.js

Steve Liang [University of Calgary]

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.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Developing FOSS4G

Australia’s NationalMap: Open Data and Open Source Down Under

Steve Bennett

Australia’s NationalMap, nationalmap.gov.au, is an engaging, open-source web site enabling the public to discover and explore Australian government spatial data at the federal, state, and local...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Government Use of FOSS4G

Automated High Resolution Land Cover Generation from WorldView Multispectral Imagery

Craig Stutts [Applied Research Associates]

To date, many efforts in generating reliable land cover classification from multispectral imagery (MSI) have focused primarily on 30 meter resolution Landsat imagery.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

All Things Data

Awaken the QGIS Within

Gretchen Peterson

Wake up and take control of your GIS cartography! This talk goes over QGIS cartography 101 topics, via a live demonstration of the map-making process.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

Balancing operations and open-source innovation in municipal government

Jim Alberque [City of Raleigh], Andrew Turner

Description: The City of Raleigh is taking a hybrid approach to implementing geospatial technology to help support existing and future delivery of city services.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Government Use of FOSS4G

All Things Data

Basing LiDAR surveys on (PostgreSQL) geospatial databases: is it possible?

Giuseppe Broccolo [2ndQuadrant]

LiDAR surveys represent one of the largest datasets involved in GIS, corresponding to "point clouds" containing up to several billions of points including more information than simple geospatial...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Using FOSS4G

Beyond Mapping Population Density: Cartography for Big Data

mamata akella

Big data sets are not only 'big' in size and/or number of records, but also in the variety of stories and insights they hold. Piling millions of points on a map can be beautiful and eye-catching...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

All Things Data

BRIN indexes on geospatial database

Giuseppe Broccolo [2ndQuadrant]

BRINs (Block Range INdexes) are one of the major new features introduced with PostgreSQL 9.5.

Experience level: advancedadvancedadvancedadvanced

PostgreSQL Day

Bring Your Maps into Focus: Processing Raster Data for Online Use

Megan Slemons [Emory University], Jay Varner [Emory University Library]

Have you seen georeferenced historical maps online that just look...fuzzy? That’s what we started with at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, and we would like to share the steps we’ve found...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Web Mapping Day

Bringing OpenStreetMap to the third dimension with 3D Tiles and Cesium

Matthew Amato [Cesium]

OpenStreetMap and 3D visualization have been a goal of many for the past few years and there are numerous projects related to achieving this goal, each with various levels of success.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Other Cool Stuff

Building high-res satellite imagery metadata tilesets at global scale

Brett Marraccini [DigitalGlobe]

Let's condense 100,000+ satellite imagery scene vectors, each with 50+ unique metadata attributes, into a simple online vector tileset which displays imagery vintage.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

All Things Data

Business Connect

Andrea Ross [Eclipse Foundation]

The Business Connect Session, organized by IMIA and LocationTech, is an opportunity to network with other people in the ecosystem. It will be organized in a speed-dating style format, with all...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Community

Cartography with Inkscape

Michele Tobias [California State Parks]

Sometimes your map needs a little extra polish. In this talk, I will outline my workflow for bringing maps from QGIS into Inkscape and exporting to commonly used formats to produces a finished...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

Cheet'n Death - Tracking Predators in the 'open' Kalahari

Maggie Cawley [Boomerang Geospatial]

This session was added at the last minute. Attend to find out more :)

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

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

Jake Guthmiller [mySidewalk]

At mySidewalk, performance isn't just a feature, it's THE feature.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Developing FOSS4G

Conservation Irrigation Water Management using FOSS4G

Paul Senne [RESPEC Consulting and Services]

Across the agricultural landscape of America, many areas exist where groundwater use exceeds sustainable levels or is approaching a sustainability threshold and this occurrence is becoming more...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Using FOSS4G

Consuming NEXRAD (Doppler Radar) using Containers on Amazon Elastic Beanstalk

Mark Korver

One of the growing number of public data sets available on Amazon Web Services is the Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD).

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Big Data Day

Create your own server-free, 3D web map catalog explorer

Steve Bennett

This tutorial will introduce you to the major features of TerriaJS and show you how to use it to build your own map applications for the web.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Web Mapping Day

Crowdsource logging roads using OSM

Thomas Maschler [World Resources Institute], Sarah Sargent [World Resources Institute (WRI)]

“Roads are the seeds of tropical forest destruction,” said the prominent ecologist Thomas Lovejoy.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

All Things Data

Developing a Geospatially Explicit U.S. Synthetic Population Using Open Source Tools

William Wheaton

Synthetic populations are a means of representing each individual household and person in an entire country.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

All Things Data

Developing Shiny Applications: Using Leaflet in R

Samantha Sifleet [RTI International]

R is an open source statistical programming language. The R Shiny package provides a web application framework for R using the Twitter Bootstrap framework.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

All Things Data

Don't Forget the Elephant

Keith Fiske [OmniTI]

Many database administrators were first introduced to PostgreSQL years ago and have memories (good & bad) of using version numbers starting with 6, 7 & 8.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

PostgreSQL Day

Dungeons & Development: Creating a Randomized D&D Map Generator with Python

Paige Bailey

DungeonMasters! Do you grow weary of painstakingly crafting level after level of D&D dungeon maps by hand? Find out how to make a randomized - but still customizable! - dungeon generator with...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Other Cool Stuff

Empirical Mining of Large Data Sets Helps to Solve Practical Large-Scale Forest Management and Monitoring Problems

William Hargrove [USDA Forest Service]

We present a panoply of examples where empirical mining and statistical analysis of large data sets have already proven useful to help handle vexing problems within the realm of large-scale forest...

Experience level: advancedadvancedadvancedadvanced

Big Data Day

Extreme Mapping (Ballroom A)

Tamar Cohen [NASA Ames Research Center]

In an ideal world, if we want to explore a region we can easily get precursor data and information. Nothing obstructs flyover data gathering; we have open access to the areas we want to explore...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Keynote

Filtering point clouds with PDAL and PCL

Brad Chambers

We will present the intersection of two key open source point cloud libraries, PDAL and PCL. By leveraging PDAL's plugin framework, we have exposed a number of PCL filtering techniques.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

Finding Stuff Underwater - Using Open-source Mapping Tools for NASA Underwater Field Science

David Lees, Tamar Cohen [NASA Ames Research Center]

Since 2009, we have been developing and testing Exploration Ground Data Systems (xGDS). xGDS is a software suite, built on open-source web technologies, for supporting NASA terrestrial field...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Other Cool Stuff

Using FOSS4G

Free, Fast, and Accurate: NC's Open Data Lets You Have All Three

brett spivey, Jeff Essic [NC State University Libraries]

North Carolina's geospatial community and state as a whole has greatly benefitted from having a culture of free and simple access to a large amount of local and state data, thanks to a lot of hard...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Government Use of FOSS4G

From UAV to Orthomosaic: Building a Toolchain

Kirk McKelvey

Our mission was to create an orthomosaic starting only with the image sequence from a UAV flight. Typically this data is not highly calibrated; the camera characteristics may not be known and...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

Fully Automated DEM Generation using Satellite Imagery

Yi Dong [Vision Systems Inc.]

High resolution and accurate Digital Elevation Model (DEM) generation from satellite imagery is a challenging problem.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Big Data Day

Geo(Mesa/Wave/Trellis/Jinni): Processing Geospatial Data at Scale @locationtech

Rob Emanuele [Azavea]

LocationTech is a working group inside of Eclipse Foundation that a set of 4 open source projects dealing with large geospatial datasets call home: GeoTrellis, GeoWave, GeoMesa, and GeoJinni (...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Big Data Day

Geo4all - OSGeo education and research outreach: how it works and how to join

Helena Mitasova [North Carolina State University]

Since its establishment in 2011 through MoU between OSGeo and the International Cartographic Association (ICA) the global network of academic Open Source Geospatial laboratories has reached over...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Community

GeoGig: A Git-Like Approach To Geospatial

Joe Allnutt [Ordnance Survey]

Ordnance Survey has been managing geospatial information for 225 years. As part of LocationTech our TechLabs Team has been experimenting with GeoGig, an Eclipse project applying tried and tested...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

All Things Data

GeoMesa, GeoBench, and SFCurve: Measuring and improving BigGeo performance

Jim Hughes

GeoMesa is a LocationTech project which builds on open-source, distributed databases like Accumulo, HBase, and Cassandra to scale up indexing, querying, and analyzing billions of spatio-temporal...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Big Data Day

GeoNode Developers Workshop

Jeffrey Johnson [Terranodo], Tyler Garner [Prominent Edge], Daniel Berry [Boundless]

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...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Developing FOSS4G

GeoSHAPE: FOSS GIS Collaboration Platform with Web & Mobile Clients

Syrus Mesdaghi [Prominent Edge], Daniel Berry [Boundless]

Looking for an open source geospatial platform with versioned web editing capabilities built for your enterprise?

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Government Use of FOSS4G

GeoWave: How Space Filling Curves accelerate ingest and query of Geospatial data

eric robertson [Booz Allen Hamilton]

GeoWave is an open source project that bridges the gap between geospatial software and distributed compute systems. This presentation will primarily focus on the theory that enables the core...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Big Data Day

GeoWave: Visualizing Massive Datasets

Rich Fecher [RadiantBlue Technologies], James O'Meara [RadiantBlue Technologies]

GeoWave is an open source project that bridges the gap between geospatial software and distributed computing systems.  This presentation will primarily focus on applications of GeoWave.  In this...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Big Data Day

Getting the most out of QGis with Python

Chris Daley

QGIS is perhaps one of the most powerful and successful Open Source Desktop GIS available today. On top of it's already impressive feature list it is very easy extend and control it using the...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

GIPPY: A high performance geospatial image processing library for Python

Matthew Hanson [Development Seed]

Combining the power of GDAL with a C++ image processing library called CImg, GIPPY provides a Python interface to easily perform common image processing tasks on large remote sensing data sets.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Using FOSS4G

GIS for people who aren't GIS people

James Dasher

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

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Developing FOSS4G

GIS on virtual reality glasses with mobile map tools

Jose Miguel Santana [Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria], Manuel de la Calle, Diego Gomez-Deck

Recently, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have become fields of increasing popularity, thanks to projects as Oculus, Google Glass or Microsoft Hololens.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Other Cool Stuff

GRASS GIS loves lidar

Vaclav Petras [North Carolina State University], Anna Petrasova [NCSU, Center for Geospatial Analytics], Helena Mitasova [North Carolina State University]

Lidar and UAV measurements produce huge point clouds which cannot be handled by classic GIS tools. Not true! New GRASS GIS version offers several tools which are specifically designed for...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

Growing an Open-Source Community: Lessons Learned from Cesium

Patrick Cozzi [Cesium]

Starting with one commit from one developer, the Cesium community has grown to 60+ contributors and 800+ forum members who have built countless Cesium apps in markets as diverse as Smart Cities,...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Community

Hacking the Job Hunt

Erin Page [Reax]

Software Developers are a highly sought after group. But the jobs we are contacted about are rarely the ones we want. When it is time to take the next step in your career, are you going to know...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Community

Hands on with GDAL/OGR: a gentle introduction to command line GIS

Sara Safavi [Hart Safavi LLC], Sasha Hart [Hart Safavi LLC]

GDAL/OGR is a life-changing toolset. But for those who haven’t yet tried it, getting started on your own can be intimidating. Unfamiliarity with command line interfaces can make it especially...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

Have Your Cake and Eat it Too: Considerations for Storing Layers

Stephen Christensen [mySidewalk]

Regardless of whether you’re building a web map, RESTful service, desktop GUI, or ETL tool, your GIS application will most likely be storing and retrieving data from GIS layers.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Using FOSS4G

HealthyCity.org - Information + Action for Social Change

Robert Graham [Advancement Project]

HealthyCity.org is a community-based web mapping and open data platform that transforms how policy decisions are made by providing community organizations and advocates with innovative tools and...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Using FOSS4G

HHypermap: A Platform to Enable Geospatial Search

Ben Lewis [Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis]

There is currently no comprehensive search capability for online spatial information, a critical body of data which now represents an uncurated, “dark web” of data services and data files.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

All Things Data

High Performance GeoServer Clusters

Derek Kern [Ubisense, Inc.]

GeoServer and GeoWebCache can, at times, be a significant bottleneck for spatial applications serving raster and/or vector data, especially for applications with large user bases.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Other Cool Stuff

Hootenanny: Creating an Open Source Conflation Engine

Mike Jeffe

As geographic vector datasets continue to become more commonplace and available to the public, GIS users find they routinely work with maps that can vary in format, coverage, attribute schema,...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Government Use of FOSS4G

I see NoSQL document stores in geospatial applications (sponsored by IBM)

Graham Thackrah [IBM Cloudant], Raj Singh [IBM Analytics]

IBM Cloudant describe the geospatial tools used in their database-as-a-service offering (DBaaS).

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

Image Mosaics & Automation

Jonathan Meyer [Applied Information Sciences]

Need to expose thousands of geo-referenced images with ability to constrain the mosaic by temporal, spatial or custom attributes? We will walk through the steps to accomplish this quickly using...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

In-browser, scale-independent geo data analysis using vector tiles

Anand Thakker [Development Seed]

Currently, we tend to use tiled data exclusively for rendering maps--not so much for data analysis.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

All Things Data

Indoor Location - why and how

Norman Barker [IBM, Mobile First]

Why do we care about the emerging technology area of Indoor Location and the location of mobile devices in areas where GPS doesn't work.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Other Cool Stuff

Introduction to an Open Source GIS Desktop: QGIS

Randal Hale [North River Geographic Systems, Inc]

This 8 (that will be shrunk to 4) hour workshop is designed to introduce you to QGIS 2.12, an alternative Open Source GIS software for viewing, editing, and managing spatial data in a wide variety...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

Introduction to GeoServer

Mike Pumphrey [Boundless], Andreas Hocevar

GeoServer is an open source server that allows users to share and publish spatial data over the web.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

Introduction to GTFS: The Standardized Transit Data Feed

walter jenkins [Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART)]

In 2005, Trimet (Portland, OR Transit System) and Google set off to create a computer readable format of Portland's multimodal transit system.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

All Things Data

Lessons learned deploying a big-data geospatial system on AWS

Eric Wenger [Applied Research Associates, Inc.]

During the past year we undertook an effort to transition a geospatial data processing system developed under a government research project from a small private cluster running Windows to an AWS-...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Big Data Day

Lessons Learned from 18 Years of Business with Open Source and Open Data

Dave McIlhagga [MapSherpa]

Team passion for open source technologies, and open data are powerful driving forces for building amazing technologies, highly motivated teams, and international communities and relationships.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

Looking Beyond the Local Neighbourhood: Developing Topographic Indices with a Dynamic Kernel

Michael Kieser [Tesera]

Why: Spatial and topographic position indicators (and related terrain indicators) enables Tesera to provide enhanced Forest Inventory services and Risk Assessment services for our clients.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Developing FOSS4G

Machine Learning on Geospatial Datasets for Segmentation, Prediction and Modeling

Stuart Lynn

Machine learning is powerful technique that allows us to create predictive data driven models that can learn off complex multivariable data.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

All Things Data

Managing National Park Service Basemap Data with OpenStreetMap Tools

James McAndrew, Taylor Long [National Park Service, Colorado State University]

NPMap builds tools and services to help national parks create beautiful digital maps. We use the OpenStreetMap model to create a dynamic cartographic database used to power custom National Park...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Government Use of FOSS4G

Managing Versioned Data with QGIS using GeoGig

Tyler Battle [Boundless], Morgan Thompson [Boundless]

This workshop will introduce attendees to GeoGig, a distributed version control system for geospatial data.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

All Things Data

Mapbox Vector Tile Specification 2.0

Blake Thompson [Mapbox]

The Mapbox Vector Tile Specification recently received a massive facelift and was released as version 2.0. This talk is meant to review the core concepts of Vector Tiles and the reason that the...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Developing FOSS4G

Mapping Community (Ballroom A)

Michael Tiemann [Red Hat]

Geographic Information Systems bring Moore's Law to maps, making them platforms for unprecedented progress in understanding the world in which we live.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Keynote

Mapping the Planet from Outer Space

Ryan Boller [NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center], katie baynes, Joe Roberts [Jet Propulsion Laboratory]

Over the past 50+ years, NASA has built dozens of spacecraft to study the Earth across a range of scientific disciplines.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

All Things Data

Marine Protected Area Mapping - Promoting Awareness, Compliance, and Enforcement via Open Data and Tools

Virgil Zetterlind [Anthropocene Institute]

Marine Protected and Managed Areas (MPAs) are a cornerstone of coastal and ocean conservation efforts and reflect years of dedicated effort to protect species and habitats through science-based...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

All Things Data

Developing FOSS4G

Education and Research

Microservices and You - the straight dope

Steven Pousty

You have started to hear about microservices and you want to learn more about what happens when the rubber meets the road.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Other Cool Stuff

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

Hannah Pinkos [Cesium]

From 2008 until recently, the proprietary Google Earth ecosystem was the primary tool for 3D geospatial visualization on the web.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Developing FOSS4G

MLS PostGIS: Multi-level Security in PostgreSQL/PostGIS with RLS and SELinux

Joseph Conway [Crunchy Data]

PostgreSQL 9.5 has a new feature called Row Level Security (RLS).

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

PostgreSQL Day

Musings on building a sustainable local geo community

Sarah Cordivano

The strength and diversity of a thriving open geo community is very important for its sustainability. There are hundreds of local geo community groups that either explicitly or tangentially touch...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Community

New features in WhirlyGlobe-Maply Version 2.4 and Beyond

Steve Gifford [mousebird consulting inc]

WhirlyGlobe-Maply is an open source geospatial display toolkit for mobile devices. It's just celebrating its 5th birthday and passed 100k lines of code last year.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Developing FOSS4G

OGC SensorThings API - Open IoT Made Easy

Steve Liang [University of Calgary]

This presentation will introduce and demonstrate the OGC SensorThings API.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Internet of Things

Old school auditing with the new JSONB stuff: pgMemento

Felix Kunde [Beuth Univerity of Applied Science]

It's actually quite simple: If fields are updated or rows deleted, a trigger is called storing the changes in one audit table as JSONB.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

PostgreSQL Day

Open Source for the Newb - What we as open source developers can do to improve the user experience of our Geospatial applications.

Elizabeth Thiry [Boundless]

Developers of open source software are not only the developers but are users as well. Most of the time they start out as users and then for any number of reasons become developers.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Developing FOSS4G

Open Source Heads Up Pilots Display for Oblique Image Acquisition

jon sellars, Jason Woolard

To support our oblique imagery acquisition, we have developed an open-source heads up display for our pilots.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Government Use of FOSS4G

Open Source Photogrammetry with OpenDroneMap

Stephen Mather [Cleveland Metroparks]

OpenDroneMap (ODM) aims to be a full photogrammetric solution for small Unmanned Aircraft (drones), balloons, and kites.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Developing FOSS4G

Open Source Street Routing With PgRouting For Local Government - Dynamic Data and Performance

Joseph Miller [Boundless]

A recap of a prototype project that was created for the NYC Department of Transportation to demonstrate the utility of Open Source routing applications in support of large vehicle permitting...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Government Use of FOSS4G

Education and Research

OpenAddresses: A collection of open address data

Ian Dees

In this talk, we'll give an overview of OpenAddresses, a constantly growing collection of address-level geographic data from around the world.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

All Things Data

Opening Up the Classroom: Teaching GIS with Open Source Tools

Jessica Breen [University of Kentucky]

Open source mapping tools present an opportunity to engage GIS students in critical learning in ways that blackbox tools do not.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Education and Research

OpenSensorHub for SensorWebs and IoT

Mike Botts [Botts Innovative Research], Alexandre Robin [Sensia Software LLC]

OpenSensorHub (http://www.opensensorhub.org) is an open source software community being built around the development and deployment of a...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Internet of Things

pgRouting: A Crash Course

LEO HSU [Paragon Corporation]

pgRouting is an extension that builds on PostGIS for performing network routing such as road navigation, hiking, and other things.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

PhillyPopeMap: What to Do When a Million Visitors Need a Map

Lauren Ancona [City of Philadelphia]

With a projected attendance of one million people, the city planning to shut down for three days and the heart of Philadelphia behind a security fence, the first thing residents wanted was a map...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Web Mapping Day

Piazza: Enabling Government Teams to Share and Access Data in the Cloud in 2016

Michael Gerlek [RadiantBlue]

Groups within government enterprises face many obstacles in accessing and sharing data and services between teams and workgroups, including proprietary APIs, silo’d sources, lack of support for...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Government Use of FOSS4G

Pixel Gymnastics Using OpenLayers and Planet Labs Data

Tim Schaub [Planet Labs], Alessandro Isaacs [Planet Labs]

Planet Labs provides an Open Data sandbox of satellite data from multiple providers, featuring multi-band imagery.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Big Data Day

Point cloud web services with Greyhound, Entwine, and PDAL

Howard Butler [Hobu, Inc.]

While organized web delivery of vector and raster GIS data are assumed features which most software provide, the same thing for point cloud data has been thus far unsatisfactory.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

All Things Data

Portable OSM - OSM in the Disconnected Wilds

Dale Kunce

OpenStreetMap is amazing. Many of the offline tools are amazing. However, for intensive mapping by small teams, the existing tools fall short and make editing and contributing to OSM difficult....

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Developing FOSS4G

PostGIS Spatial Tricks

Regina Obe [Paragon Corporation]

This talk will showcase spatial feats you can do with PostGIS
Special focus will be given to features new in PostGIS 2.2 and upcoming PostGIS 2.3.

What we will cover:

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Using FOSS4G

Postgis Topology will replace simple feature.

Lars Aksel Opsahl [nibion.no ]

For spatial data systems where it's important to avoid overlap, gaps and give any end users a easy way to update the map, Postgis Topology is a must.

Let's look a some headlines :

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

All Things Data

Postgis “esri union” on a “unlimited” sized data set.

Lars Aksel Opsahl [nibion.no ]

“Esri union” is a function that is often used by Arcgis users and in many cases an important reason why people still need Arcgis software, even when the data area available in Postgis.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

PostgreSQL Day

Precision Agriculture and Open Spatial Technologies

Todd Barr [AgTech]

Autonomous Vehicles, Drones and Data Driven decisions happening on a sub inch level. A city of the future? No, a farm today.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Other Cool Stuff

Putting 14 Million People on the Map: Revolutionizing crisis response through open mapping tools

Tyler Radford [Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team]

Open source mapping tools are revolutionizing disaster preparedness and response around the world.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

Reserved for sponsored talk

Andrea Ross [Eclipse Foundation]

Sponsored talks will be added soon.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Other Cool Stuff

ROAM'ing Towards Success in Mapping the Eradication of Invasive Pests in the US

Julia Harrell [USDA / APHIS / PPQ / Field Ops]

In a pivotal meeting held in mid-December 2015, GIS staff and Plant Health Officers from the USDA's Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) program demoed ROAM (a field mapping application based on QGIS) to...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Government Use of FOSS4G

Roll your own vs hitching your wagon to a platform: birthing a FOSS4G powered offering

michael terner [Applied Geographics, Inc. (AppGeo)]

FOSS4G has been partly responsible for a wave of innovation that has brought many new cloud-powered geo products to market, including well known offerings such as MapBox and CartoDB, as well as...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Using FOSS4G

Running autoscaling Postgresql at Scale!

Steven Pousty

You keep hearing about containers and maybe you have even played with Docker. You are now wondering - how do I run and manage this in production? In this session we are going to show you how.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

Running Docker Containers in Development AND Production (sponsored by Red Hat)

Steven Pousty

You keep hearing about containers and maybe you have even played with Docker. You are now wondering - how do I run and manage this in production? In this session we are going to show you how.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Other Cool Stuff

Spatial Data Processing with Docker

Sophia Parafina [Docker]

One of the major hurdles of using FOSS4G is that compiled software may not be available for your operating system or that the software has dependencies that the OS may lack. In the past, the...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Using FOSS4G

State of the QGIS Project

Larry Shaffer [Boundless]

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.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Developing FOSS4G

Surfing the Imagery Tsunami: data exploration with high-frequency Planet Labs imagery

Robin Kraft [Planet Labs], Kyle Howell [Planet Labs]

If you had medium-resolution imagery of the whole world every day, where would you look? What would you do with it? It can be overwhelming to think about, but at Planet Labs this is always on our...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

All Things Data

Tangible interaction for GIS

Brendan Harmon [North Carolina State University], Anna Petrasova [NCSU, Center for Geospatial Analytics], Vaclav Petras [North Carolina State University]

Imagine being able to hold a GIS in your hands, feeling the shape of the earth, sculpting its topography, and directing the flow of water. We present Tangible Landscape, an open source tangible...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Other Cool Stuff

TeachOSM: Putting Open Source Mapping in the Classroom

Steven Johnson [GeomanticLabs]

TeachOSM is an emerging resource for educators and instructors to help them integrate OpenStreetMap in their classroom and lessons.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Education and Research

Terra Populus: Free Human-Environment Spatial Data

David Haynes

Terra Populus is a National Science Foundation project that provides free population-environment data for the globe. Terra Populus is a next generation spatial database repository, built entirely...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

All Things Data

Texas birds, fish, and water quality - My first adventure using FOSS4G to create an application visualizing data along the TX Coast

Brad Neish [HARC]

This presentation is about my first adventure in using FOSS4G web mapping technology to visualize and disseminate data. The technologies used include leaflet, mapbox, openstreetmap, bootstrap, and...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

The Contemporary Geospatial Webapp: Embracing React, Webpack, ES6, Node.js

Basil Veerman [Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium]

Our climate has changed and is continuing to do so. Communities are adapting our built environment to the new climate realities, but want guidance toward the future.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Web Mapping Day

The GIS PLS -The Who, Where, When, Why, How & What

David Tuttle

Mapping Science (GIS) Surveys and the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Community

The MetaPresentation: A State and Local Government Geospatial Metadata Profile

Sarah Wray [North Carolina Department of Transportation], Lynda Wayne [GeoMaxim, LLC]

Metadata is important. Metadata is useful. Metadata is a pain in the butt. Metadata presents a special challenge to highly productive, publicly accountable, decision-driven organizations such as...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Government Use of FOSS4G

The Move From Raster Tiles to Vector Tiles -- Making Lots of Maps Dynamically

Julie Goldberg [Empower Engine]

At Empower Engine, we generate a ton of web maps for Democrats and their allies, dynamically and on the fly. In the last year, we’ve started using vector tiles as well as raster tiles in...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Developing FOSS4G

The Space Between: web mapping with municipal curblines data

Lou Huang [Mapzen]

On maps, streets are usually represented by street centerlines. At lower (farther) zoom levels these lines are useful and provide an overview of the connectivity and hierarchy of a network.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

All Things Data

The State of the GeoNode Project

Jeffrey Johnson [Terranodo], Daniel Berry [Boundless]

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.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Developing FOSS4G

The U.S. Census Bureau's Geographic Update Partnership Software (GUPS), a QGIS based solution

Patrick Jurgens [U.S. Bureau of the Census]

The U. S. Census Bureau created the Geographic Update Partnership Software (GUPS) to assist its partners in the review and collection of geospatial data for the 2020 Census.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Government Use of FOSS4G

The US National Spatial Data Infrastructure: Where do we go from here? (Ballroom A)

Jerry Johnston [U.S. Department of the Interior]

The initiative to create the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) was launched by President Clinton in 1994.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Keynote

Thinking Open – A Hybrid Approach to Implementing Open-Source Technologies (sponsored by Boundless)

Anthony Calamito [Boundless]

As open-source technology trends continue to emerge in modern IT enterprises, there has been significant interest from the geospatial community in implementing open-source GIS technologies.  There...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

This is Not a Drill: In Richland County, the Foundation of Declared Disaster Response and Recovery is FOSS4G

Patrick Bresnahan [Richland County, SC]

It is best to prepare for the disaster that never happens. Richland County, SC did not have the luxury of practice before disaster struck.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Government Use of FOSS4G

Thursday Keynote (Ballroom A)

Andrea Ross [Eclipse Foundation]

The keynote details will be added soon!

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Keynote

TileReduce: Distributed Spatial Data Processing in JavaScript

Morgan Herlocker

TileReduce is an open source JavaScript library for writing highly scalable data analysis scripts using Mapbox Vector Tile data.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Big Data Day

Transportation GeoDesign using Open Data & Select Open Source Tools.

Christopher Johnson [CH2M]

This presentation will share the workflows and tools that are being used on transportation projects to deliver state of the practice 3D modeling technologies in a fraction of the time and budget...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Using FOSS4G

Uncovering the Ancient Mound Builders Using Open Data and FOSS Software

Calvin Hamilton

The Ancient Mound Builders of North America may be gone but they left behind a world heritage of huge earthworks, monuments, and mounds dating from 3500 BC to around 1600 AD.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

Using GDAL to Translate US Topo PDF's

Andrew Burnes

The US Topo topographic 7.5 minute quadrangle maps are one of the most popular products produced by the...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Government Use of FOSS4G

Using GRASS GIS through Python and tangible interfaces

Anna Petrasova [NCSU, Center for Geospatial Analytics], Vaclav Petras [North Carolina State University], Brendan Harmon [North Carolina State University], Helena Mitasova [North Carolina State University]

Come and learn about scripting, graphical and tangible (!) interfaces for GRASS GIS, the powerful desktop GIS and geoprocessing backend.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

Using Open Source to support Transportation Research: Nonmotorized Travel Analysis Toolkit (NMTK)

CHANDER GANESAN

A common challenge with niche research, notably in the realm of bicycle and pedestrian travel, is that research results can be very difficult to evaluate and reproduce outside of the context in...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Education and Research

Using Open Source Web GIS for Analysis of Transnational Illicit Trafficking

Eunjung Elle Lim [University of Maryland]

Illicit trafficking is a serious transnational crime to cause negative socio-economic effects as well as a way to constitute criminal funds promoting various transnational criminal activities.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Using FOSS4G

Using the FGDC Address Standard with Non-English Street Names

Zachary Lancaster

Street names carry local context and meaning and can vary locally, even within a relatively small geographic envelope, frequently appearing in languages other than English. The United States...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

PostgreSQL Day

Valhalla - A Tiled Hierarchical Open-Source Routing Solution

David Nesbitt [Mapzen]

This talk focuses on the dynamic costing methods applied to Valhalla, open source routing and navigation software built to use OpenStreetMap data.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Developing FOSS4G

Vector Tiles with GeoServer and OpenLayers

David Blasby [Boundless], Andreas Hocevar

The latest release of GeoServer adds support for creating Vector Tiles in GeoJSON, TopoJSON, and MapBox Vector Tiles format through its WMS service for all the vector data formats it supports.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Web Mapping Day

Visualizing GPS Tracks with RikiTraki

Ricardo Morin

RikiTraki is a mobile-friendly open-source web mapping application for maintaining and sharing GPS tracks of outdoor activities such as...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Developing FOSS4G

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

Claus Nagel [virtualcitySYSTEMS]

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...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Developing FOSS4G

Welcome to the FOSS4G Community

Jody Garnett [Boundless]

Welcome to the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial community. Freedom is one of the tools we use to take on the world. This presentation breaks down the principles on which our community...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Community

Wrapping up Python into a Cloud-based PostgreSQL

Stuart Lynn

Through PostgreSQL’s support for user-defined procedural language functions, the possibilities for data analysis within a database is greatly expanded.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

All Things Data

WTFGL: a beginner's guide to the future of open source web mapping

Lyzi Diamond [Mapbox]

What is this GL maps thing? What are vector tiles again? How did we get here and where are we going? This talk will provide a (very brief) history of open source web mapping technology and a (...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Web Mapping Day

Zero to web map!

Will Breitkreutz

Let's go from zero to web map in a just a couple of hours.

In this tutorial session, we will use only free and openly available tools to create our first web map and post it publicly for...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Web Mapping Day

Zoning Out: Collecting and Mapping Data from 100+ Local Planning Departments

Morgan Robinson [PolicyMap]

This presentation will focus on collecting zoning data from municipalities across the U.S., an experience that can be applied to aggregating or standardizing multiple data sources in any domain....

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

All Things Data

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