Open Source Tools and Technology Innovations

Extending QGIS

Any GIS becomes more useful when you can connect it to other programs and data services.  In this workshop, you will learn how to connect QGIS to spatial databases, work with data from data services, use QGIS in conjunction with programming languages like R and Python, use plugins, and work with algorithms and processing tools from other GIS programs from the Processing Toolbox.  We’ll also specifically address how to get help and resources for learning on your own.  We recommend that participants have intermediate-level experience (equivalent of an introductory college course) with GIS con

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Unlocking Business Intelligence Insights with the Boundless Ecosystem

Open source adoption is taking place at an unprecedented rate by modern enterprises who want to drive competitive advantage and innovation within their industries. This is especially pertinent in the geographic information systems (GIS) community, where organizations need open source software to make the most of their location-based data. Oftentimes, proprietary software architectures prevent companies from reaching their full potential due to high costs and inability to scale.

Experience level: 
Beginner

LocationTech 101: IP, Process and Projects

This workshop would cover the basics of open source project management and development processes at Eclipse's LocationTech working group. The goal of the workshop is to take attendees through the best practices we have developed over the years for governance, intellectual property management and community building. The intended audience is people who are interested in learning more about what open source is and how they can make it work for their organization

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Using Open Source and Commercial Tools for Mobile Data Collection and Web Visualization of Stormwater Assets

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) falls under a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit which requires reporting a range of information on the structure and status of stormwater assets and potential areas of concern including bus stops and VTA owned properties.  Most of the information on the stormwater system was only accessible through PDF As-Builts.  Thus, field verification and data collection was required to ensure accurate information.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Open Source Transit Trip Planner

How did you plan your transit trips to and from the CALGIS conference?  Did you know you can use the VTA Trip Planner.  Open Trip Planner was selected as the trip planner because it caters to creating intermodal trips; meaning you can create a trip plan for bicycling and transit all in one trip.  It is built using Open Trip Planner, Modeify an open source web UI, AmigoProxy; an open source real time data proxy, AmigoCloud; an open source mobile data collection platform, Transitime / Swiftly; a real time data prediction and analytics platform, Google Geocoder.  Real time vehicle information

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Protecting Cultural Heritage with Open Source Arches Tool

Archaeological sites, historic buildings and structures and other cultural heritage is at risk in countries around the world.  Working with the Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund, we’ve developed an open source, web-based geospatial data management system called Arches (http://www.archesproject.org) that lets organizations build and manage inventories of their heritage objects, a key step in protecting built heritage.  Because describing cultural heritage objects is so dependent on location (think of the difference

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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