Short [15 minutes]

Mon, 2016-02-08 23:56

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

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 science analog missions. We will describe our recent work supporting underwater mapping and dive operations at the Pavilion Lake Research Project (PLRP -

Mon, 2016-02-08 20:55

Balancing operations and open-source innovation in municipal government

Description: The City of Raleigh is taking a hybrid approach to implementing geospatial technology to help support existing and future delivery of city services. This session will highlight several specific challenges the city has faced/is facing and corresponding solution sets that have been considered/implemented. Specific attention will be a paid to the influence and role of open source software, open source culture, and open data.

Mon, 2016-02-08 20:02 - Information + Action for Social Change 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 methods to expose and resolve structural inequities. Communities throughout California rely on to map community conditions, demonstrate community needs, and create strategies and materials for engagement with local representatives and officials.

Mon, 2016-02-08 17:30

Introduction to GTFS: The Standardized Transit Data Feed

In 2005, Trimet (Portland, OR Transit System) and Google set off to create a computer readable format of Portland's multimodal transit system. Since then the GTFS documentation has been released to the public and hundreds of agencies all over the world have adopted this open data standard. While the intent of this data feed was originally to just be used in Google Maps other search engines, developers, planners, and GIS professionals have begun to use this data that many host on the open web.

Mon, 2016-02-08 17:03

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

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 c3.js(charting wrapper for d3.js).

Mon, 2016-02-08 16:48

Transportation GeoDesign using Open Data & Select Open Source Tools.

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 of traditional approaches. Common programming languages such as Java, JavaScript, VBA, and VB .NET are being used to connect people and share invaluable resources.

Mon, 2016-02-08 16:23

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

Australia’s NationalMap,, is an engaging, open-source web site enabling the public to discover and explore Australian government spatial data at the federal, state, and local levels. An interesting feature is that NationalMap does not host any data itself. Instead, it provides a federated interface to the diverse servers already operated by the the various government agencies, running Geoserver, THREDDS Data Server, ArcGIS Server, CKAN, Socrata, and many more.


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