Open Source

Make your database work for you

Part of the challenge with using open source databases in GIS, is getting them set up to work efficiently.  This presentation will include an overview of places where the database can be configured in a way that it does the work for you, as opposed to vice-versa.<!--break-->

We will look at the following areas:

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Introduction to GeoServer

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

In this tutorial, attendees will learn how to load, publish, style, and share spatial data with GeoServer. Discussion will include navigating the GeoServer user interface, loading and publishing data, OGC web services, and styling.

This is a popular workshop geared toward those with no prior GeoServer experience. Familiarity with basic GIS concepts is suggested.

Experience level: 
Beginner

GeoTuple: a Multi-scale Geo-Analytics Framework

Introduction
This presentation will describe a technical framework, based on open source tools, for performing point-based exploratory data analysis and analytics over a range of viewing scales, together with examples of its usefulness. The technical development was divided into two phases: first, compiling the geographic data themes in a point grid designed to encode and access data; second, visualizing and analyzing the themes on a map by developing a Web application, offering on-demand visual and API services.

Experience level: 
Beginner

Mapping Per Capita Water Availability with Open Source Tools

California has been described as a dry place, with some unusual wet years. The last five years of drought – and precipitation this winter – support this. Per capita water availability is often reported at the state level, yet this spatial scale is not well suited to how we actually can use water. Looking a watershed level gives a different picture of how much water would naturally be available within area.

Experience level: 
Beginner

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

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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