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Monday, October 19 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
NW2 - Day Two: 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
Day Two, Monday, October 19 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
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).

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.


Workshop Instructor
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Karsten Vennemann

GIS Consultant, Terra GIS Ltd
Karsten Vennemann is originally from Germany and has been living with his family in Seattle since 2004. He has been working as a GIS professional for over 20 years and gathered experience in the academic and private sectors, as well as in non-profit organizations, before founding... Read More →

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