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Sunday, October 18 • 8:30am - Monday, October 19 • 5:00pm
NW2 - Day One: Interoperable Web GIS Solutions with Free & Open Source Geospatial Software

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(NW-2) Interoperable Web GIS Solutions with Free & Open Source Geospatial Software
Sunday, October 18 & Monday, October 19, 2015
8:30 AM-5:00 PM both days

Instructor: Karsten Vennemann - Terra GIS LTD

Description: Interoperable Web GIS Solutions built on Free and Open Source Geospatial software (FOSS4G) offer very effective means of delivering reliable, modern, standard compliant and flexible solutions. They can be used as stand-alone applications or in conjunction with proprietary systems. Especially over the last years FOSS4G have become a viable alternative to proprietary software, and implementing GIS with FOSS helps to meet budget challenges.

The class will introduce three open source software components as the building blocks that make up a powerful OS web GIS: MapServer (Map rendering engine), PostGIS (spatial data base) and OpenLayers (Java Script based map viewer). The main focus of the class will be hands-on exercises with the goal that every participant will become familiar with the basics of MapServer, PostGIS and OpenLayers. During the class there will be ample opportunity for discussions and question and answer sessions. The final goal is for each participant to set up (with the instructor's guidance) and customize a basic but functioning Web GIS system running on their own laptop (which participants need to bring and use in class).

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Requirements: Students must bring a laptop computer.

Class size: Limited to 10 students.

Cost: $600 if registered for the conference. $795 if not registered for the conference.


Speakers
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Karsten Vennemann

GIS Consultant, Terra GIS Ltd
Karsten Vennemann, Terra GIS LTD,  is a GIS professional with a background in Geography and Soil Science. His work mostly focuses on GIS in the context of natural resources, sustainable development and social justice. In 2007 he started his own company, Terra GIS based in Seattle. He teaches classes in Open Source GIS and a good portion of this consulting work involves creating and supporting Open Source based Web GIS solutions. Karsten has been... Read More →


Sunday October 18, 2015 8:30am - Monday October 19, 2015 5:00pm
Room 2