Provisional Programme Selection

This web page lists the provisional selected presentations for FOSS4G 2013 Nottingham, the Free and Open-Source For Geospatial Conference. The listing does not include submissions to the academic track, workshop sessions, or keynote speakers.

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3D web services and models for the web: where do we stand?

Emmanuel Belo : Camptocamp SA (with Claude Philipona, Tom Payne) 3-d Case Study Standards

The aim of this talk is to sum up the standardization efforts (OGC and W3C) in defining 3D web services and models, as well as to show existing implementations to support the discussion.

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A benchmark of graphic APIs for use in GIS rendering

Jared Neil Jacobson : Development 3-d Under the Hood Academic Track

In this paper we will look at the rendering performance of several Graphics Application Programming Interfaces (API’s) with a focus on geographic map rendering. A mixture of 2D and 3D engines will be benchmarked. We will focus on two aspects: Rendering speed of 2D geographic based data and the ease of implementing a rendering system based on each of the API’s. From this data we discern which API is best suited for building a c# open source Geographic Information System...

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A Cellular Automata land use model for the R software environment

Richard Hewitt : University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain (with Jaime Diaz-Pacheco, Borja Moya-Gómez) Case Study Project Science

A cellular automata model of land use change developed in the free and open source software environment R is presented. The advantages offered by R as a development environment for a CA land use model are evaluated, and the pros and cons of the approach employed are discussed in depth with reference to commercial alternatives.

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A future perspective on the sensor web

Anton Bakker : GeoCat BV Sensor Web Showcase

The presentation of the current status of an Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) based “Sensor Web” and a future perspective. As an example an application will be presented that integrates sensor data with data from an existing spatial data infrastructure.

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A Generic Web Service for ad-hoc Statistical Spatio-Temporal Aggregation

Mario Hartwig, Matthias Müller : Analysis SDI Standards Academic Track

For the analysis of geospatial data, the statistical spatio-temporal aggregation (SSTA) is a frequently used functionality. Possible applications include infor- mation extraction (Andrienko & Andrienko 2006), data fusion (Wiemann & Ber- nard 2010), generalization and schema transformation (Foerster et al. 2010). On the basis of spatial and temporal references, SSTA transfers thematic attribute values into a coarser spatio-temporal resolution using descriptive statistical op- erations. Reusable processing functions are increasingly offered in Spatial Data Infra- structures (SDI) through standardized interfaces using...

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A new dimension to PostGIS : 3D

Olivier Courtin : Oslandia (with Hugo Mercier) 3-d Development PostGIS Project Under the Hood

Bringing 3D analysis functions to PostGIS, and play therefore with 3D rendering tools.

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A New GIS Toolbox for Integrating Massive Heterogeneous GIS Data for Land Use Change Analysis

Birgit Laggner, Natascha Orthen : Big Data Qgis PostGIS Academic Track

Agricultural land use in Germany and related impacts on the environment and the use of natural resources are key research topics at the Thünen-Institute of Rural Studies. As spatial context is essential for the analysis of causal connections, GIS data regarding all necessary information was gathered during different research projects and prepared for processing in a database. In particular, the Integrated Administration and Control System, which was available for certain project purposes for several Federal Laender and years, serves as...

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A New Zealand case study: Open Source, Open Standards, Open Data

Brent Alexander Wood : Open Data Standards Government Academic Track

The National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) is New Zealand's leading agency providing freshwater, ocean, climate, atmosphere and fisheries related research. Open Source software is widely used internally, both infrastructurally and in desktop systems. In 2011, the New Zealand Government passed “The Declaration on Open and Transparent Government”. This requires central government agencies to make taxpayer funded information freely available to the public, and encourages regional and local government, as well as agencies such as NIWA to comply....

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A Reusable INSPIRE Reference Platform: supporting open source developments for INSPIRE implementation and reuse

Dr. Robin S. Smith : EC Joint Research Centre SDI Standards

The implementation of the European INSPIRE Directive will benefit from the reuse of a constellation of technical assets, including the key contribution of open source software; where the identification and sharing of components through a reference platform (ARE3NA) aims to provide additional benefits for those wanting to adopt interoperable cross-sector and cross-border geospatial data beyond the initial environmental policy context of INSPIRE.

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A toe in the water - using open source software to support catchment management planning

Michelle Walker : The Rivers Trust Case Study Government

The Rivers Trust demonstrate how open source software and data is improving the sharing of information, leading to better decision-making and ultimately more sustainable management of rivers and their catchments.

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Advanced cartographic map rendering in GeoServer

Andrea Aime : GeoSolutions s.a.s. (with Alessio Fabiani) GeoServer Project Under the Hood Visualisation

Various software can style maps and generate a proper SLD document for OGC compliant WMS. However, in most occasions, the styling allowed by the graphical tools is pretty limited and not good enough to achieve good looking, readable and efficient cartographic output. The presentation will provide hints, examples and enough information to master SLD in order to create beatiful maps with GeoServer.

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Advanced GeoServer security with GeoFence

Mauro Bartolomeoli : GeoSolutions SAS (with Alessio Fabiani) GeoServer Project Under the Hood

The presentation will provide an introduction to GeoFence, an open source tool to configure and use complex authorization rules to protect data served by GeoServer OGC services

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AEGIS - A state-of-the-art component based spatio-temporal framework

Roberto Giachetta : Education Remote Sensing Project Academic Track

In past years, geographical information systems have undergone spectacular devel- opment. Beside traditional applications, some new areas have been opened by the spread of navigation systems and the publication of geoinformation via Internet. These areas are in need of efficient data handling due to the changing spatial and descriptive data of objects. This article presents the AEGIS framework, which is a currently developed spatio-temporal data management system at the Author’s Institute. This framework will serve as the future platform of...

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All the New Cool Stuff in QGIS 2.0

Nathan Woodrow : Digital Mapping Solutions Project Qgis Showcase

A quick overview of all the new cool features in QGIS 2.0.

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An API for Visualizing Data from the Sensor Web

Simon Jirka : 52°North GmbH (with Henning Bredel, Jan Schulte) Sensor Web

In this presentation a library for facilitating the development of OGC Sensor Observation Service (SOS) clients will be introduced that hides all complex interactions with the SOS interface by providing a simple, lightweight API based on REST and JSON.

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An introduction to Open Source Geospatial

Arnulf Christl : OSGeo (with John Doe) Business Newbie

This is a presentation focused on gently introducing the unitiated to the concepts of Open Source, Free Software licenses and the associated business models.

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Analysis of Realtime Stream data with Anvil

Andrew Turner : Esri (with Stefan Novak, Chris Helm) Big Data GeoProcessing Project Visualisation

This talk will present Anvil, an open-source realtime stream processing fabric that makes it possible to connect, georeference, analyze, and visualize high-rate data.

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Application Development with OpenLayers 3

Tim Schaub : OpenGeo Newbie OpenLayers Project

OpenLayers 3 is here! Now it's time to learn how to build great mapping apps with it.

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Benchmarking Session at FOSS4G

Arnulf Christl : Borg Inc. (with Seven of Nine) Hacks/Mashups Project

This is submitted as a regular presentation just ot have a foot in the door. Probably it would make sense to have it in the plenary at the end of the conference.

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Big Data in Standardization: Can This Fly?

Peter Baumann : Jacobs University Big Data Standards

We discuss standards in OGC, ISO, and INSPIRE to find out whether they support or inhibit scalable spatio-temporal services.

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Boost.Geometry, introduction and examples

Barend Gehrels : Self-employed (with Mateusz Loskot) Newbie Under the Hood

The first part of the presentation gives an accessible introduction to Boost Geometry. The second part focuses on some algorithms in detail.

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Building Catastrophe Models with Open Data and Open Software

Chris Ewing : Aon Benfield Case Study Catastrophe Humanitarian Open Data

A catastrophe model estimates the potential loss of property and life following a major catastrophic event and can be built using Open Source software and improved with Open Data

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Building Research Data Management Infrastructure using Open Source Software

Christian Willmes : SDI Portal Standards Academic Track

Based on well-established Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) products such as MapServer, MapProxy, GeoExt and pyCSW, as well as the (not primarily geospatial) open source technologies Typo3 and CKAN, we are present- ing the implementation of a research data management infrastructure for a large in- terdisciplinary research project. The presented implementation primarily depends on the demands for research data management infrastructure by the funding re- search agency, additionally it aligns to theory and practice in Research Data...

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Bulk interpolation with R scripting language

Pavel Treml : T.G. Masaryk Water Research Institute,p.r.i. (with Jiri Kadlec) Analysis Development Project

The contribution presents the development and application of a script for bulk assessment and interpolation of data in R scripting language.

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Bytecode unification of geospatial computable models

Jan Kolar : Standards Analysis Academic Track

Geospatial modelling revolves around the structures of data and the semantics of these structures. This is enough in simple cases, but becomes insufficient when the best structure and semantics is hard to find or the solution is too heterogeneous to fix and reuse. Field-based and objects-based geospatial models often share com- mon GIS data structures interchangeably, but their all possible meanings are too many to define in an immutable manner. Less studied approach to geospatial mod- eling is using mutable...

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Cartaro - the Geospatial CMS

Uli Müller : geOps Catalog Project

A New Kid on the Block: Bringing together Open Source Geospatial and Content Mangement Software

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CartoDB 2.1

Javier de la Torre : CartoDB Project Showcase

It has been an exciting year of development for CartoDB and it’s technologies, here we will report those updated and the lessons we have learned in the project’s development.

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Cartopy and Iris: Open Source Python Tools for Analysis and Visualisation

Ian Edwards : Met Office 3-d Python Visualisation

Cartopy is a new python mapping library for the transformation and visualisation of geospatial vector and raster data. Iris implements a generalised n-dimensional gridded data model, enabling powerful analysis of 3D, temporal and big data.

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CDM & TDS data server: Earth & Ocean Sciences meet GIS

Marcos Hermida Mera : Unidata/UCAR (with Lansing Madry, Ethan Davis) Catalog Science Standards Standards

The Common Data Model and the THREDDS Data Server provide metadata and data access for scientific datasets using several remote data access protocols (OpeNDAP, NetCDF Subset Service, WMS, WCS) and have become an essential tool for interdisciplinary data sharing within the various domains of geosciences.

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Choosing the right data store

Andrew Ross : LocationTech Development Under the Hood

An architectural view of application data model and data storage technologies

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Communicating data quality through Web Map Services

Jon Blower : University of Reading (with Guy Griffiths, Charles Roberts) Showcase Standards

We shall demonstrate new developments in using Web Map Services to communicate data quality at the level of datasets, variables and individual samples, using a new set of conventions ("WMS-Q") and prototype software

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Concurrent Online Webgis: a new way to map together

Steven M. Ottens : Geodan Research (with Tom van Tilburg) Development Project Standards Under the Hood

A new way to share geodata in real time to create collaborative maps, using new HTML5 techniques like websockets and IndexedDB.

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Coordinate Reference System Challenges in Geoscince Modelling

Mark Hedley : Met Office Project Science Under the Hood

Addressing the challenges of coordinate reference system support for geosciences modellers: do Well Known Text, Proj4 and EPSG deliver?

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Coordinate Systems: PROJ.4, EPSG and OGC WKT

Frank Warmerdam : Google Development Under the Hood

A practical review of coordinate systems.

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Create and Use INSPIRE Harmonised Geodata with HALE

Silvia Franceschi : HydroloGIS srl (with Andrea Antonello) Catalog SDI

HUMBOLDT Alignment Editor (HALE) is a Free and Open Source solution for interactive geodata harmonisation. The presentation will start with a short introduction on HALE, then a practical showcase on how data can be transformed to comply to the INSPIRE Data Specification for some spatial data themes defined in Annex I, II and III will be shown.

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Creating a Web Atlas in an SDI environment using the D3 library

Barend Köbben : ITC-University of Twente JavaScript SDI Under the Hood Visualisation

We describe how we have created an Atlas Map Viewer component, using the Open Web Platform and the D3 JavaScript library to map data in an SDI environment.

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CrossLinks: seamlessly integrate geospatial fragments with other media

Philippe Duchesne : High Latitudes Analysis Case Study Project Visualisation

This paper presents the geospatial features, aspects and issues of the CrossLinks project, which aims at building an authoring and visualization platform for so-called data mosaics, i.e. meaningful and contextualized aggregations of fragments of heterogeneous datasets.

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Data and visualization integration via web based resources

Massimo Di Stefano : Analysis Project Python Visualisation

We are developing cyberinfrastructure to facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing for marine Integrated Ecosystem Assessments (IEAs). The main tool is based on a web application (IPython Notebook) that provides the ability to work on very diverse and heterogeneous data and information sources, providing an effective way to share the source code used to generate data products and associated metadata, as well as to track the workflow provenance to allow the reproducibility of a data product.

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Data-driven Report Writing with R and QGIS

Barry Rowlingson : Lancaster University Analysis Newbie Project Qgis Science

Presenting tools and techniques for making data-driven writing with open-source GIS software.

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deegree: Turn-key solution for interoperable INSPIRE Download Services

Markus Schneider : Occam Labs Case Study Project SDI

This presentation outlines the requirements and the successful implementation of compliant INSPIRE Download Services using FOSS.

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Delivering high performance Spatial Data Infrastructures using FOSS4G components

Mark Bishop : Envitia Ltd (with Matthew Wood, Alan Crisp) Business Government SDI

Envitia will outline the experiences gained and benefits resulting from delivering Open Spatial Data Infrastructures to Enterprise clients including the Welsh Government, UK Hydrographic Office and Royal Brunei Armed Forces for business and/or mission critical applications. These innovative projects have been proven to break down perceived barriers to open source adoption by providing highly performant, secure and future proof systems whilst ensuring the lowest possible total cost of ownership.

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Deploying a Open Source Web-GIS within Warwickshire County Council

Jonathan Moules : Warwickshire County Council Case Study GeoServer Government

This presentation seeks to present a case study for how Warwickshire County Council replaced their proprietary web-GIS with a in-house developed deployment of Heron Mapping Client, with GeoServer for the backend. It will cover the entire process, from business case, through specification, extending Heron, technical "gotcha's", community participation, user feedback, evaluation of the project, and future plans.

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Disconnected Geospatial Mobile & “Open Source” 5 rule to success?

Pascal Coulon : SCISYS Case Study Development Mobile Portal

Building a disconnected geospatial mobile solution in 5 key steppes

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Doing business with FOSS

Dirk Frigne : Geosparc Business Newbie

How to make money with FOSS while keeping your customers happy?

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Epidemiology with an Open Source WebGIS platform

Claudia Dolci : Fondazione Bruno Kessler (with Shamar Droghetti, Gabriele Franch) Case Study Science Visualisation

We present a statistical WebGIS platform integrating visualization tools and statistical functions for epidemiological studies, entirely based on Open Source technologies. An application for cancer mapping and environmental cancer studies is the Cancer Atlas (CA-TN), the GeoICT platform of the Cancer Registry of Trentino (Italy).

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ESA User Services powered by Open Source

Stephan Meissl : EOX IT Services GmbH (with Thomas Bonfort, Fabian Schindler) Case Study MapServer Portal Remote Sensing

This presentation introduces the Browse Server of ESA's new User Services infrastructure (ngEO) serving browse images via OGC's WMTS and WMS standards using GDAL, MapServer, EOxServer, and MapCache

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Esri: Going Open with GitHub

Allan Laframboise : Esri Business

Esri hosts over 80 public code repositories on GitHub. These “geo projects” extend across a very wide-range of disciplines and technologies. This includes everything from full client-server Government solutions to specific geo-utility/analysis tools to ArcGIS products, components and solutions. This session covers how Esri embraced GitHub for sharing geo projects both across the organization and to the public domain, the implementation strategy, the technical challenges faced, and why others might want to consider adopting GitHub for their organizations as well.

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Evaluating open source GIS techniques for addressing database, analysis and visualization aspects of spatiotemporal information

Lynnae Sutton : Fish Passage Center (with Jackie Olsen (2nd author)) Development JavaScript OpenLayers Qgis Under the Hood

Most GIS were not specifically designed to manage dynamic spatiotemporal data. Spatiotemporal mapping is the representation of changes in geographical phenomena over time. By identifying the characteristics of the spatial, temporal and attributional dimensions, we evaluate, compare and contrast OSGIS techniques for data storage, retrieval, pattern analysis and visualization of spatiotemporal data. Some of the open source software evaluated includes: Weave, timemap.js, Dojo.js, QGIS temporal extension, OpenLayers Tracking, D3 and i2maps.

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Farm Maps Online: an Open Source success in Norway.

Lars Aksel Opsahl : Business Case Study Government

GPI is the primary application used to view and maintain information and geo-data and that gives a complete description of farms, farm geometries and farm properties throughout Norway - enabling farmers to create and update some farm data records themselves directly.

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Fast tiling and presentation of TB's aerial image data

Herman Assink : IDgis B.V. (with Erik Orbons) Case Study Remote Sensing

A solution is presented to fast tile 10 cm resolution aerial images covering the whole Netherlands resulting in more than 8 billion tiles which are stored in a NoSQL database and served by a dedicated TMS&WMTS service for fast delivery to clients.

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Faster Rasters for All

Graeme Bell : Norsk Institutt for Skog og Landskap Case Study Government Hacks/Mashups

The Norwegian Forest and Landscape geomatics group works with national-scale agricultural data, and as part of a recent project, we have developed some tools & techniques that significantly improve performance with open source GIS tools, that we want to share with the community.

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Foss4G in AWS: Choosing, deploying and tuning Open Source components in AWS

Mohamed Sayed : Nokia & OpenEgypt & others. Case Study Cloud

Over several months, Mohamed Sayed has been working with AWS to design, deploy and tune Open source software with an end goal to bring up various geo oriented full stacks. This includes databases, tile renderers, geocoders, routers and the underlying supporting libraries. The presentation will go over what AWS provides starting from an Infrastructure as a Service View, and up to a Platform as a Service view. Example use cases will be presented with focus on usage of FOSS as the main building block . The presentation will cover choosing the components, the deployment posture,prototyping, designing for cloud scalability, performance benchmarking and ongoing maintenance. Most of the concepts will lend themselves well to other public or private cloud situations.

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FOSS4G in large-scale projects

Marko Turkovic : IGEA ltd. (with Igor Bremec, Tomislav Obad) Case Study Portal SDI

The presentation covers experiences and challenges encountered during the implementation of the Kosovo Spatial Data Infrastructure. The SDI consists of GeoPortal, Cadaster and Land Information System and the Address Register, all implemented on the FOSS stack and interconnected via OGC services.

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Gamification in GIS

Doh Kyoung Tae : Osgeo korea Development Project

Introducing simple GIS gamification service using openlayers and nodeMap

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GDAL/OGR Project Status

Frank Warmerdam : Google Development GDAL/OGR Project Showcase

An overview of the capabilities of the GDAL/OGR (Geospatial Data Abstraction Library) project will be covered, followed by a focus on new developments in the last two years and future directions for the project.

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GeoCat Bridge - Publish from ArcGIS Desktop into FOSS4G

Jeroen Ticheler : GeoCat BV (with Jose Garcia, Hue Dang) Catalog GeoServer MapServer Showcase

GeoCat Bridge helps to bridge the gap between proprietary and open source solutions. The goal of this product is to provide a solution that makes it extremely easy for users to publish their data on a GeoNetwork, GeoServer and/or MapServer based server solution.

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GeoCouch: An n-dimensional index for Apache CouchDB and Couchbase

Volker Mische : Couchbase Development Project

GeoCouch is an extension for the document databases Apache CouchDB and Couchbase to query them with n-dimensions

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Geographic scripting in uDig: halfway between developer and user

Andrea Antonello : HydroloGIS S.r.l. (with Silvia Franceschi) Project Under the Hood

Scripting is one of the powerful things in GIS. Through geographic scripting skilled users get the possibility to enhance their favourite GIS and extend it with their own ideas and customization needs.

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GeoHashTree, a multi-resolution data structure for the management of point clouds in PostgreSQL database

Nouri Sabo : Natural Resources Canada Case Study Government Under the Hood

Natural Resources Canada has initiated a new project to modernize its elevation data management system. The new system, mainly based on Open Source tools, also includes a new hierarchical data structure for managing point clouds and other types of elevation data at different resolutions. This structure called GeoHashTree, is a component of POINTPACH, the new extension for the management of point clouds in PostgreSQL. During this presentation, the system architecture and the new data structure will be exposed. Then, the results of tests conducted with the new structure will be discussed.

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GeoNetwork opensource - The geospatial metadata catalogue

: GeoCat BV Catalog GeoNetwork Project SDI Showcase

The presentation will provide an insight of the new functionality available in the latest release of the software. Publishing and managing spatial metadata using GeoNetwork opensource has become main stream in many Spatial Data Infrastructures. The project developers have made big progress on INSPIRE support, performance, scalability, usability, workflow, metadata profile plugins and catalogue services compliance. Examples of implementations of the software will be given, highlighting several national European SDI portals developed in the context of the INSPIRE directive as well as work for Environment Canada.

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GeoPackage, the shapefile of the future

Pirmin Kalberer : Sourcepole Project Standards

GeoPackage is a OGC candidate standard combining vector data and raster tiles in a single database file

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GeoServer on steroids

Simone Giannecchini : GeoSolutions s.a.s. (with Andrea Aime, Alessio Fabiani) GeoServer Newbie Project

Setting up a GeoServer can sometimes be deceptively simple. However, going from proof of concept to production requires a number of steps to be taken in order to optimize the server in terms of availability, performance and scalability. The presentation will show how to get from a basic setup to a battle ready, rock solid installation.

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GeoServer, an introduction for beginners

Alessio Fabiani : GeoSolutions s.a.s. (with Andrea Aime) GeoServer Newbie Project

This presentation will provide an introduction to the GeoServer project and its abilities to publish data with a mix of well known OGC protocols and other pupolar protocol and data formats.

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Geospatial Github

Christopher Helm : esri Funnies

A whimsical exploration of the best geospatial code repos on Github

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Gestural Interaction with Spatiotemporal Linked Open Data

Thomas Bartoschek, Gerald Pape, Christian Kray, Jim Jones, Tomi Kauppinen : Open Data Portal Project Academic Track

Exploring complex spatiotemporal data can be very challenging for non-experts. Recently, gestural interaction has emerged as a promis- ing option, which has been successfully applied to various domains, including simple map control. In this paper, we investigate whether gestures can be used to enable non-experts to explore and understand complex spatiotemporal phenomena. In this case study we made use of large amounts of Linked Open Data about the deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest and related ecological, economical and social...

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Getting the best performance for GeoJSON map visualizations: PostGIS vs CouchDB backend

Luca Morandini : University of Melbourne (with Richard Sinnott, Martin Tomko) Development Under the Hood

Rich user experiences call for JSON data, but what combination of DBMS, compression, generalization, etc. can deliver the best performance on the client ? During the course of this presentation we will present our findings, showing how we collected test data and built statistical models to gauge the contribution of each factor (DBMS, compression, etc.) to the overall performance

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GIS data security applied

Joachim Van der Auwera : Geomajas (with Oliver May) Under the Hood

Deep-dive on how security can be applied within web GIS solutions.

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GIS for All: Exploring the Barriers and Opportunities for Underexploited GIS Applications

Hao Ye, Michael Brown, Jenny Harding : Open Data Cloud Academic Track

Geographical Information System (GIS) applications have been existed since the early 1960s, but evidence suggests that adoption of GIS technologies still remains relatively low in many sectors. We will explore both the barriers that affect the utilisation of GIS and opportunities to overcome these barriers. As part of this exploration we performed a literature review, collected responses from quantitative questionnaire survey and interviewed a range of technical and domain experts. Having analysed and collated the results of these studies we...

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GIS is not dead, it’s coming for you and it’s been drinking JavaScript

Christopher Helm : esri (with Zombie Christopher Helm) Funnies JavaScript Showcase

This talk will discuss several super kick-ass ways that JavaScript and the web have re-shaped GIS and are changing how we visualize, analyze and share geospatial data with each other and the world.

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Glob3 mobile. A new approach to mobile GIS 3d.

Manuel de la Calle Alonso : Glob3 Mobile (with Diego Gómez-Deck, Agustín Trujillo Pino) 3-d Mobile Project

Glob3 mobile. A new approach to mobile GIS 3d.

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GraphGIS, bringing spatial functionalities in NoSQL graph databases

Frederic Houbie : Geomatys (with Vincent Heurteaux) Development Under the Hood

Using graph NoSQL databases to manage complex GIS data.

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GRASS as Temporal GIS

Sören Gebbert : THÜNEN Institute of Climate-Smart Agriculture Development Project

An introduction to the new spatio-temporal capabilities of GRASS GIS that transform it into a comprehensive temporal GIS.

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Half a million petition signatures mapped for free using open-source, open-data and an open-api.

Andy South : freelance Big Data Visualisation

I will present the workflow used to download and visualise the temporal and spatial uptake of one of the largest and fastest online petitions the UK has ever seen.

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How linear referencing and dynamic segmentation can help us to model (linear) assets: a custom application for a road network.

Andrés Maneiro : iCarto Case Study Government PostGIS gvSIG

This session will look into how advanced data modeling methods -linear referencing and dynamic segmentation- can be useful in working with assets such as roads, water and sanitation networks, rivers or electrical grids. We will also showcase a custom solution based on PostGIS and gvSIG for road networks -built upon the methods mentioned- which is used in a european regional administration, located in Lugo, Galicia, northwest of Spain.

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How to create a geocoded town - Monmouthpedia and Gibraltarpedia

Roger Bamkin : Victuallers (with John Cummings) Education Newbie Showcase

Monmouthpedia and Gibraltarpedia are towns that have hundreds of geocoded Wikipedia articles. The authors have liased with communities, businesses, universities, PHd students, media to create these places in augmented reality and it in the real world

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Implementation of standard web services for GOCE data exploitation

Marco Negretti : Politecnico di Milano - Campus Como (with Andrea Gatti and Mirko Reguzzoni, Daniele Sampietro) GeoProcessing Remote Sensing Science

The European Space Agency (ESA) with the launch of the GOCE satellite made it possible to study the Earth's gravitational field and estimate the geoid with unprecedented accuracy and resolution on a global scale. In this work first results of the development of some OWS service (WPS, WMS and WCS) for spatio-temporal exploration and exploitation of GOCE and GEMMA (GOCE Exploitation for Moho Modeling and Applications) data is presented.

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Innovations in mapping time based data in CartoDB

Javier Álvarez : Vizzuality/CartoDB (with Javier de la Torre) Project Showcase Visualisation

The ability to map live data and share visualizations of data that changes through time is an exciting area of research at CartoDB and we will report on some of the key innovations we have developed.

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Inside GeoGit. Decentralized versioning of geospatial data for developers.

Gabriel Roldán : OpenGeo (with Victor Olaya) Development Project Under the Hood

An introduction to the technical ideas behind GeoGit, for developers and advanced users

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Integration of collaborative geospatial data collection and versioning into open source tools for humanitarian assistance/disaster relief.

David Askov : Pacific Disaster Center (with Scott Clark, Chris Chiesa) Case Study Humanitarian Project

ROGUE (Rapid Open Geospatial User-Driven Enterprise) is a 2-year project funded under the Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) Program to add functionality to the OpenGeo Suite to allow users to collaboratively develop geospatial data in a disconnected environment, version the collected data, and create a federated collection of nodes that can search, discover, and display the latest data edits in support of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts.

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Interactive visualisation of the energy costs of commuting

Robin Lovelace : University of Sheffield Case Study Visualisation

The energy impacts of commuting are large and highly variable over space, time and technology; this presentation will describe interactive methods for communicating this.

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Introduction to GeoGit: Distributed Versioned Editing For Geospatial Features

Scott Clark : LMN Solutions (with Chris Holmes) Newbie Project Showcase

GeoGit is a new open source software project that is designed to allow for multiple individuals to contribute to geospatial feature data while providing versioning, provenance, and support for collaborative workflows.

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istSOS: a comprehensive user friendly monitoring data system; release 2.0 and latest enhancements

Massimiliano Cannata : IST-SUPSI (with Milan Antonovic) Development Project Sensor Web Showcase

This presentation will show latest software enhancements that includes administration RESTful API and Web Administration Interface for easy management.

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Keep your data & metadata synchronized

Francois Prunayre : titellus (with Mathieu Coudert) Catalog SDI

Exploring use cases where synchronization mechanism between data and their metadata could improve SDI user experience

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Leaflet: Past, Present, Future

Vladimir Agafonkin : n/a Development Project Showcase

Leaflet, a JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps, has come a long way since its inception. The library started as a one-night hack and evolved over the next two years as a closed proprietary API, developed by one person, and then was finally rewritten from scratch as an open source library in 2011. Leaflet is now the most popular open source solution for publishing maps on the Web. What’s the story behind Leaflet? How did it became so successful so quickly despite strong competition and lack of features? This talk will be presented by its lead developer and will cover lessons learned, the current state of the project and future challenges.

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LIDAR in PostgreSQL with Pointcloud

Paul Ramsey : OpenGeo Project Remote Sensing

Features and use cases of new LIDAR support for PostgreSQL

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LizMap : Easy QGIS maps publication on the Web

DHONT René-Luc : 3Liz (with Douchin Michaël) Newbie Project Qgis

LizMap allows to easily publish maps created with QGIS on the Web.

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Load balancing large number of OSGeo components

Dragan Podvezanec : IGEA d.o.o. (with Dalibor Kušić) Development GeoServer PostGIS SDI Under the Hood

Through the use of OpenSource HAproxy component, we created a large cluster of PostGIS, Geoserver and GeoWebCache components used as one of the cornerstones of the Croatian NSDI.

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Lucene Spatial - the forgotten NOSQL spatial datastore

Steven Citron-Pousty : Red Hat Development Under the Hood

This talk will cover all the cool things you can do with Lucene/Solr spatial

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Machine learning for remote sensing : Orfeo ToolBox meets OpenCV

Julien Michel : CNES (DCT/SI/AP) (with Manuel Grizonnet, Arnaud Jaen) Remote Sensing

This talk will present the recent advance in machine learning capabilities for remote sensing with the Orfeo ToolBox. While supervised classification of satellite images was essentially relying on libSVM in previous OTB version, a more generic modelisation of machine learning algorithms has been developed in OTB trunk. This modelisation allows to encapsulate all machine learning algorithms from OpenCV in addition to libSVM. A factory pattern allows to save trained algorithms parameters and automatically load the file into the appropriate algorithm. This extends greatly the set of available algorithms and allows for joint training of multiple algorithms for instance.

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Management of 3D city models in PostGIS with the 3D City Database

Claus Nagel : virtualcitySYSTEMS (with Felix Kunde) 3-d PostGIS Visualisation

The award winning 3D City Database is a free 3D geo database to store, represent, and manage virtual 3D city models on top of a standard spatial relational database. The database model contains semantically rich, hierarchically structured, multi-scale urban objects facilitating complex GIS modeling and analysis tasks, far beyond visualization. The 3D City Database comes with additional software providing easy data exchange or facilitating coupling with cloud services. The 3D City Database content can be directly exported in KML and COLLADA formats for the visualisation in a broad range of applications like Google Earth, ArcGIS and ArcGIS Explorer.

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Mapbender3 - Create your own Geoportal Web Application and Service Repository

Astrid Emde : Mapbender Team (with Olaf Knopp) Newbie Portal Project

Get to know the web based geoportal framework Mapbender3 to administrate and view spatial services.

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MapCache: The fast tiling server from the MapServer project

Thomas BONFORT : Terriscope Newbie Project

MapCache is a fast and featureful library allowing webservers to efficiently serve and manipulate tiles, and transparently speedup access to existing WMS instances.

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MapCollaborator – Shared Data Made Easy

Robert Graham : GreenInfo Network Project

This presentation proposes to explain, discuss, and demonstrate the open source infrastructure supporting MapCollaborator, a highly customizable map wiki that allows organizations to crowdsource a wide range of geographic data and related information.

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MapFish Framework

Elisabeth Leu : Camptocamp SA (with Emmanuel Belo, Claude Philipona) Development Project

OSGeo WebGIS 2.0 Framework

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MapMint: An innovative SDI authoring platform based on FOSS4G

Nicolas Bozon : Cartogenic (with Gérald Fenoy, Naoki Ueda) Hacks/Mashups MapServer OpenLayers Project SDI Standards

MapMint: Never write mapfiles again ! Tips and tricks for playing with OGC standards using FOSS4G (MapServer, ZOO-Project, GDAL,OpenLayers)

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Mapping for Rights

Georges Thierry Handja : Rainforest UK and Lutra Consulting (with Peter Wells) Case Study Humanitarian

Rainforest Foundation UK’s participatory mapping programme allows forest communities to secure rights to the lands on which they depend, more recently with the adoption of open source GIS technologies for data storage, presentation and remote surveying.

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Mapping open data with open source software

Nicolas Bozon : Cartogenic MapServer Open Data OpenLayers Project Showcase

A generic method to map opendata using MapServer, OpenLayers and other FOSS4G tools

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MapProxy – Past, Present, Future

Oliver Tonnhofer : Omniscale Project Showcase

How did MapProxy evolve from a simple tile cache software to a powerful and flexible proxy solution for maps, and new what features are ahead.

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Mappy-ng Open Source

Audrey Malherbe : MAPPY PostGIS Project Under the Hood Visualisation

Feedback on the overhaul of the mapping engine of Mappy around Mapnik and PostGIS

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MapRoad Pavement Management System - A Cross Platform GIS Roads Management Toolkit

Seth Girvin : Compass Informatics (with Andy Day, Paul Fox) Case Study Government Newbie

The MapRoad Pavement Management System supports the monitoring and management of 90,000km of Irish roads via an integrated desktop, web, and smart mobile solution. The web solution is built on open source software combined with existing proprietary databases and desktop GIS allowing minimum disruption to workflows during development and rollout. Open standards are used to communicate between different system components.

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MapServer Project Status Report - Meet the developers!

Daniel Morissette : Mapgears (with Thomas Bonfort) Development MapServer Project

This session starts with a status report of the MapServer project, followed by an open question/answer session to provide a opportunity for users to interact with members of the MapServer project team.

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MapServer REST API

Guillaume SUEUR : Neogeo Technologies Development MapServer Project Showcase

Presentation of a REST API for MapServer

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Migration to open source database systems.

Age Nielsen : Danish Geodata Agency (with Jonas Lund Nielsen) Case Study GeoServer Government MapServer PostGIS SDI

The Danish Geodata Agency has changed a major part of its data distribution to open source databases and services, PostGIS, Mapserver and Geoserver.Experiences are positive. Performance and stability are comparable to commercial systems.

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Mobile development with OpenLayers, Sencha Touch and PhoneGap

Bart van den Eijnden : OpenGeo (with Pierre Giraud) Case Study Mobile OpenLayers Project

In this presentation we will share our experiences of working with OpenLayers for mobile applications, in combination with the Sencha Touch framework and PhoneGap.

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Modelling 3D underground data in a webbased 3D-Client

Till Adams : terrestris GmbH & Co KG (with Emmanuel Belo) 3-d Case Study GeoServer Government OpenLayers PostGIS

In the German federal state of Brandenburg geological borehole data, depth profiles and geological layer-data should be visualized in a 2D and 3D-based webclient: this talk will present the technical solution based on PostGIS 2.0, GeoServer, OpenLayers, GeoExt2 on the 2D and ExtJs 4.x and X3Dom on the 3D-side.

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MOLUSCE – An open source land use change analyst

Matteo Gismondi : ASIA AIR SURVEY Analysis Project Qgis Under the Hood

A Quantum GIS plugin called MOLUSCE (Modules for Land Use Change Evaluation) is currently under development. MOLUSCE is a tool for analysing, modelling and simulating land use changes.

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Marius Schebella : Salzburg University of Applied Sciences Government Open Data OpenStreetMap Visualisation

The Project combines the visualisation of Austrian open government data with Open Street Map.

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Old Maps Online and Georeferencer

Petr Pridal : Moravian Library in Brno (with Vaclav Klusak) Case Study Catalog

How to turn scanned maps into attractive discoverable resource

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Online GIS - Meet the Cloud Publication Platforms that Will Revolutionize our Industry

Chris : MangoMap Business Cloud

A presentation looking at the products featured in my recent book “Online GIS - Meet the Cloud Publication Platforms that Will Revolutionize our Industry” and the underlying open source technologies that made them all possible.

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Open Data for Real

Arnulf Christl : metaspatial (with David Overton) Business Hacks/Mashups Newbie Open Data

This presentation goes into the details of Open Data and how to use it.

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Open Geospatial Data and Services Publication on the Cloud: the INGEOCLOUDS open source approach

Dimitris Kotzinos : FORTH and TEI of Serres (with Benoit Baurens) Cloud Project

The cloud can be used to support widespread adoption of geospatial data since it offers reliable extensible storage and elastic computing facilities; we provide an open source software stack which adapts existing open source products (e.g. Mapserver, PostGIS, etc.) for a cloud based environment allowing them to take advantage of the scalability and elasticity properties of the cloud. On top of that we built a set of geospatial services allowing the user to dynamically publish his own data and create his own services on the cloud or exploit existing services by using either already available data or his own.

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Open Source in Accessibility Analyses

Stefan Neumeier : Standards SDI PostGIS Academic Track

Accessibility is as important for location decision-making and regional development as it is for the individual life situation of the population. Accessibility determines the regional quality and provision of infrastructure. Against the background of the normative political goal of providing comparable living conditions in all regions of Germany, current empirically sound information about the accessibility of SGI is important to form an objective and realistic impression of the current situation. This information can then function as input for future policy...

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Open source software for land cover mapping from remote sensing data

Pieter Kempeneers : VITO Case Study Remote Sensing

A case study on image classification using free and open source software as part of the IEEE IGARSS 2013 data fusion contest

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Open Source web and mobile mapping applications in utilities and telcos

Peter Batty : Ubisense Case Study GeoServer Hacks/Mashups Leaflet MapFish PostGIS

This presentation will discuss enterprise web mapping applications that we've been developing for large utilities and communications companies, based on a number of open source geospatial components including PostGIS, MapFish, GeoServer and Leaflet, and including a case study on how this helped with recovery from Hurricane Sandy

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Opening up access to Geological data with Rasdaman based WCS and WCPS services

J Passmore : British Geological Survey Big Data Hacks/Mashups Open Data Science

As part of EarthServer, an ongoing e-Infrastructure EU-FP7 project, the British Geological Survey is investing in the development of Web Coverage Services (WCS) and Web Coverage Processing Services (WCPS), built on open source Rasdaman and Petascope software in a bid to make 100TB of geological data readily available to the geoscience data user community of scientific users, stakeholders such as exploration companies, civil engineers, local authority planners, and the general public.

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OpenLayers 3 - how to successfully run a crowdfunding campaign for an OSS project.

Cédric Moullet : swisstopo Business OpenLayers Project

In order to create the third release of OpenLayers, an important crowdfunding effort has been organized by the OpenLayers community in 2012 and was able to collect 350'000 USD for the development of this new release. This presentation will present the key findings of this effort.

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OpenLayers 3 Showcase

Tom Payne : Camptocamp SA (with Eric Lemoine) Newbie OpenLayers Project

Cool demonstrations of how OpenLayers 3 opens up new possibilities for presenting your geospatial data.

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OpenLayers 3: under the hood

Tom Payne : Camptocamp SA (with Eric Lemoine) OpenLayers Project Under the Hood

A technical exploration OpenLayers 3's architecture, explaining how to use the new features and functionality of this next generation mapping software.

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OpenPOIs: an open source, open data index to POIs

Raj Singh : Open Geospatial Consortium Open Data OpenStreetMap

OpenPOIs [] is an open database containing points of interest (POIs) and links to other POI databases such as Geonames, OpenStreetMap, DBPedia, Futouring and the Harvard China Biographical Database.

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OpenWIS Opensource Software

ROUMILHAC : Météo France GeoNetwork Project SDI

Based on opensource bricks, with GeoNetwork, OpenAM, JBoss, Apache, Solr and PostGreSQL, OpenWIS fitting the OGC (OpenGeospatial Consortium) and INSPIRE (European directive) aspects, with standards OGC interfaces, a portal providing the viewer function with the discovery, search and request possibilities, and in a short future the billing and the transformation services, is going to become opensource.

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Optimising spatial data analysis with PostgreSQL and PostGIS

Gianni Ciolli : 2ndQuadrant (with Simon Riggs) Development PostGIS Project Under the Hood

We describe the solution of some PostGIS problems, demonstrating relevant PostgreSQL features which include: GiST and SP-GiST index types; custom database objects; query and workload profiling.

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OS geospatial technologies + science data for evidence based decision making

David Medyckyj-Scott : Landcare Research Ltd, New Zealand (with Nick Spencer, Robert Gibb) Case Study Government

We will describe how Landcare Research, a Crown-owned company that carries out environmental research for the benefit of New Zealand, has been using open source geospatial software and open standards to provide access to data and tools to support decision making by industry, central and local government, and Māori.

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OSM-GB: Using Open Source Geospatial Tools to Create OSM Web Services for Great Britain

Amir Pourabdollah : OpenStreetMap Project Portal Academic Track

A use case of integrating a variety of open-source geospatial tools is presented in this paper to process and openly redeliver open data in open standards. Through a software engineering approach, we have focused on the potential usability of OpenStreetMap in authoritative and professional contexts in Great Britain. Our system comprises open source components from OSGeo projects, the Open Street Map (OSM) community and proprietary components. We present how the open data flows among those components and is delivered to...

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Painless loading of national OpenData sources

John Birkett : Brent Council Hacks/Mashups Open Data PostGIS

We describe a painless automated process of loading cumbersome collections of OpenData that leads from the data order to ready to use in a day using some simple scripting and Postgres/ PostGIS, with minimal officer input!

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PDAL: It rhymes with GDAL

Michael Smith : US Army Corps of Engineers Development Under the Hood

PDAL is a BSD licensed library for translating and manipulating point cloud data of various formats

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pgRouting for dummies

Julien-Samuel Lacroix : Mapgears Newbie Under the Hood

You may think that adding driving directions to your webmapping application is complicated. Please stand corrected!

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Polyglot spatial with MongoDB

Steven Citron-Pousty : Red Hat Development JavaScript Python Under the Hood

MongoDB has spatial capabilities perfect for "checkin" type services and I will show how to use it with Python, Java, and Node.JS for a REST based web service.

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PostGIS Feature Frenzy

Paul Ramsey : OpenGeo Newbie PostGIS Project

What can you do with this PostGIS thing?

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PostMap – The PostGIS web client

Jan Jezek : Univerzity of West Bohemia in Pilsen (with Michal Kepka) Newbie PostGIS Project Showcase

Introduction of lightweight web based application for PostGIS queries visualisation.

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Processing data in GeoServer with WPS and SQL views

Andrea Aime : GeoSolutions s.a.s. (with Alessio Fabiani) GeoProcessing GeoServer Project Under the Hood

The presentation is a brief introduction to GeoServer WPS capabilities, showing how to build processing request based on existing processes and how to build new processes leveraging scripting languages, and introducing unique GeoServer integration features, showing how processing can seamlessly integrate directly in the GeoServer data sources and complement existing services.

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Pushing the Limits of OGC Protocols: iGUESS – A Distributed Modeling System for European Cities

Chris Eykamp : CRP Henri Tudor (with Luís de Sousa, Ulrich Leopold) Analysis Case Study Standards

Challenges and lessons learned developing a generic, open, distributed modeling system based on OGC standards that allows users to configure and run models and visualize results using a web-based platform.

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pycsw: Metadata Publishing Just Got Easier

Angelos Tzotsos : OSGeo Charter Member (with Tom Kralidis, Jeff McKenna) Catalog GeoProcessing Newbie Project Python

pycsw is an OGC Compliant CSW server implementation written in Python, enabling publishing and discovery of geospatial metadata, providing a standards-based metadata and catalogue component of spatial data infrastructures.

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pyModis: the Python library for MODIS data

luca delucchi : Fondazione Edmund Mach (with Markus Neteler) Development Python Remote Sensing Showcase Under the Hood

pyModis is a Free and Open Source Python based library to work with MODIS data. It offers bulk-download for user selected time ranges, mosaicking of MODIS tiles, and the reprojection from Sinusoidal to other projections, convert HDF format to other formats.

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QGIS as a platform

picavet : Oslandia Newbie Project Qgis

Quantum GIS has evolved from a GIS desktop application to a GIS platform, let's see what you can do with it !

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QGIS in the cloud

Marco Hugentobler : Sourcepole AG Cloud Project Qgis Showcase

This presentation shows the recent developments in the QGIS cloud project

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QGIS Server, QGIS Web Client and QGIS Cloud

Andreas Neumann : City of Uster, Switzerland (with Marco Hugentobler) Newbie Project Qgis

The aim of the QGIS suite is to provide, next to QGIS Desktop, a web client, a mobile client and OGC geoservices, all from a single project file.

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Qualifying for Open Source

Arnulf Christl : metaspatial Business

The new Certification and Accreditation Program

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Raster data in GeoServer and GeoTools: Achievements, issues and future developments

Simone Giannecchini : GeoSolutions s.a.s. (with Daniele Romagnoli) GeoServer Project Remote Sensing

The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the developments performed during last year as far as raster data support in GeoTools and GeoServer is concerned, while on the other side to introduce and discuss future development directions

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Real-time data analysis and rendering with HTML5 Canvas using OpenLayers and GeoServer

Tom Kunicki : U.S. Geological Survey (with Dave Blodgett) Development Project Standards Under the Hood

The emergence of HTML5 Canvas support in browsers creates an opportunity to shift rendering and analysis tasks from the server­side to the client web browser.

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Realization of a web-based Fire Danger Forecasting System for Mediterranean Landscapes

Michael Nolde : Kiel University, Germany Case Study Humanitarian

The presentation covers the realisation of a fire danger forecasting platform for the Isle of Sardinia, using crowd sourced weather data and only Free and Open Source software.

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Scribe: MapServer mapfile development made easy

Julien-Samuel Lacroix : Mapgears Hacks/Mashups MapServer Newbie Project Showcase

Scribe helps you edit and manage large MapServer mapfile easily.

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Semantically Enriching an Open Source SOS Implementation for Accessing Heterogeneous Environmental Data Sources

Desiree Hilbring, Anastasia Moumtzidou, Jürgen Mossgraber, Stefanos Vrochidis : Sensor Web Standards Portal Academic Track

Many kinds of environmental data are nowadays publicly available, but spread over the web. This paper discusses using the Sensor Observation Service (SOS) standard of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) as a common interface for providing data from heterogeneous sources which can be integrated to a user tailored environmental information system. In order to allow for providing user-tailored and problem-specific information the adjusted SOS is augmented by a semantic layer which maps the environmental information to ontology concepts. The necessary...

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Shortest Path search for real road networks with pgRouting

Hal Seki : Georepublic Japan (with Ko Nagase, Basa Mario) Development PostGIS Project

pgRouting adds routing functionality to PostGIS, and this presentation will give an overview of the current state of the project and introduce the new and revised features of the new release in 2013.

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Space, Place and Psychogeography.

Tim Waters : Topomancy Education Funnies

An introduction to psychogeography and how it can shed a new light on space and place and it’s relevance to our geospatial work.

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Spatial Data's Infrastructure of Bolivia's Plurinational State: A free and democratic SDI

Raul Fernando Molina Rodriguez : SDI Portal Project Academic Track

The Vice-presidency of the State in partnership with the GeoBolivia Project, are approaching to the construction of the Plurinational State of Bolivia´s Spatial Data Infrastructure (IDE-EPB by its Spanish initials), which it is already finished in its first phase. This phase consisted in the implementation of a platform and the construction of a geoportal that allows the access to the country's geographical information of reference, through WMS, WFS, WCS and CSW services. The whole platform uses free software and open...

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SpatioTemporal data handling with GeoServer: an introduction with examples for MetOc and Remote Sensing data for WMS and WCS

Daniele Romagnoli : GeoSolutions s.a.s. (with Simone Giannecchini) GeoServer Project Under the Hood

This presentation will provide detailed information on how to ingest and configure SpatioTemporal in GeoServer to be be served using OGC services, with examples form WMS and WCS services

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Spot on Geomajas - general introduction

Frank Maes : Geosparc Geomajas Newbie Project Showcase

An overall introduction to the Geomajas web GIS software with live demo's.

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State of GeoServer

Andrea Aime : GeoSolutions (with Justin Deoliveira) GeoServer New Development Project

Get a summary of new features added to GeoServer in the last year in the 2.3 and 2.4 releases, and a glimpse of what we have planned for year 2014, straight from the core developers.

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STOQS: The Spatial Temporal Oceanographic Query System

Mike McCann : Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Case Study Science

Deep exploration of campaign oriented in situ oceanographic measurements is made possible by open source geospatial software

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Storing, Querying, and Mapping Global Collection of Nighttime Light Data with Open Source GIS Software

Qing Liu : University of Denver Project Visualisation

The goal of this project is to store the global collection of nighttime light data products in a queryable raster format in PostgreSQL, to develop a web application for the visualization and seamlessly interactive vector/raster queries on the nighttime light data, and to develop the API for developers to query and retrieve nighttime light data to feed their own applications.

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Subsidized school transport for the shortest way to school

Oliver May : DFC Software Engineering Case Study Government Newbie

Presentation of a tailor made project for subsidized school transport using open source technologies and routing

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SVG Map - Tile Map without Javascript

Taro Matsuzawa : Georepublic Japan (with Ko Nagase) Project Standards Under the Hood Visualisation

SVG Map implements specific elements and attributes, that enable internet browsers to display map tiles directly through the browser's layout engine, supporting dynamic tiling and layering.

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Taarifa: Improving Public Service Provision in the Developing World Through a Crowd-sourced Location Based Reporting Application

Mark Iliffe, Giuseppe Sollazzo, Jeremy Morley, Robert Houghton : Humanitarian Project Mobile Academic Track

Public service provision in the developing world is challenged by a lack of coherence and consistency in the amount of resources local authorities have in their endowment. Especially where non-planned urban settlements (e.g. slums) are present, the frequent and constant change of the urban environ- ment poses big challenges to the effective delivery of services. In this paper we report on our experiences with Taarifa: a location-based application built through community development that allows community reporting and man- aging of local issues.

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Table Joining Service implementation using Geoserver platform

José Luis Capote Fernández : GEOCUBA (with Rafael Cruz Iglesias, Guillermo González Suárez) GeoServer Project Under the Hood

This article describes the implementation of the specification for Table Joining Service Service (TJS) of OGC as an extension to the GeoServer platform.

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Taming rich GML with stETL, a lightweight Python-framework for geospatial ETL

Just van den Broecke : Just Objects B.V. Catalog PostGIS Project Showcase

stETL, Streaming ETL and pronounced "Stetl", is a lightweight, geospatial ETL-framework written in Python, that tightly integrates and combines existing transformation tools like GDAL/OGR, XSLT and PostGIS. stETL targets ETL-cases that involve complex XML and GML data, like INSPIRE Data Harmonization but any other transformation, even non-geospatial, can be applied as well. stETL applies declarative programming: a configuration file specifies an ETL chain of input/filter/output modules. Standard modules are available or can be user-defined. stETL is speed-optimized, by using native calls to for example GDAL/OGR, libxml and libxslt.

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Technological Innovation with Open Source

Manuel Haro Márquez : National Open Source Laboratory, Zacatecas State Goverment Business Newbie

At the society and economy knowledge age where the technologies are the development platforms for the countries, is important to create strategies wich ensure the advantage of all that scientific and technological developments towards knowledge appropriation, impulse the creativity and innovation going to create collaborative communities wich may guarantee a technological sovereignty and open innovation. Today Open Source, with their freedoms and robust solutions, is the best alternative and is a technological tendency towards I+D+I2 paradigm (Investigation + Development + Innovation + Inversion) where is very important the integration of academic, industrial, governmental and social sectors at the projects and those commitment.

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The architecture of mobile traffic map service

BJ Jang : Gaia3D Inc., (with Hayan Shin) 3-d GeoServer Mobile Project Showcase

Gaia3D Inc., will introduce not only the experience of implementing mobile traffic map service (iPhone App, Android App, and Mobile Web Client) showing traffic on roads, streets, and highways at NTIC(National Transport Information Center) using Squid Proxy Server, GeoServer, and SQL Server but also advanced architecture coming up in 2014

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The Geodata Agency's Data Distribution platform

Morten Lindegaard : Danish Geodata Agency (with Mads Bjørn-Møldrup) Case Study Government

An overview of the Agency's Data Distribution platform that handles more than 100.000.000 requests per month

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The importance of Open Source Geospatial Labs in widening Geospatial education worldwide

Suchith Anand : University of Nottingham (with Charlie Schweik, Helena Mitasova) Business Education Newbie

This paper describe the experiences learned for the establishment of ICA-OSGeo Lab Network to help spread geospatial science education

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The Met Office Open Data journey

Clare Hubbard : Met Office Case Study Government Open Data SDI

In November 2011 the Met Office launched DataPoint an Application Programming Interface (API) for release of its Open Data in support of the Government’s desire for increased transparency and economic growth. Starting with just a handful of users the service has grown in terms of data, functionality and usage. This year the Met Office is making further developments responding to user feedback and ensuring INSPIRE compliance. This presentation will describe the journey of Met Office Open data so far and a forecast for the future.

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The Right Approach: how Toscana is migrating to GFOSS

Paolo Cavallini : Faunalia Case Study Government PostGIS Qgis

The Tuscany Regional Administration is migrating his GIS infrastructure to Open Source software. In doing so, they took the right approach, working with the community, and contributing back substantial amounts of code, especially to PostGIS and QGIS projects.

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Things to do with OpenStreetMap

Gemma BOIX XAMANI : SIGTE-Universitat de Girona (with Lluis VICENS FRANQUESA, Toni HERNANDEZ VALLÉS) Newbie Open Data OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap is much more than a set of data. In this article we aim to present an overview showing a good portion of the possibilities it offers. We will see, first of all, what data one can download from OpenStreetMap and how it can be downloaded in a totally personalized way, employing completely customizable criteria. In addition to downloading we will look at other tools that add value to OSM: editors, importers to databases, geolocation services, image rendering, routing algorithms, etc.

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Tiles and more - deegree freshly implements WMTS

Sebastian Goerke : lat/lon GmbH Project Showcase Standards

In 2013, a new service type joined the deegree family - the deegree Web Map Tile Service. This deegree service implements the OGC WMTS 1.0.0 specification and is going to be the OGC reference implementation for this specification. Both, the OGC WMTS test suite and deegree's candidate reference implementation have been developed within the OGC OWS-9 initiative.

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TileServer: hosting map tiles and MBTiles

Petr Pridal : Klokan Technologies GmbH Project

Extremely fast, free and open-source OGC WMTS server for pre-rendered tiles running on any web server

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Towards an Open Source Analysis Toolbox for Street Network Comparison: Indicators, Tools and Results of a Comparison of OSM and the Official Austrian Reference Graph

Anita Graser, Markus Straub, Melitta Dragaschnig : Under the Hood OpenStreetMap Qgis Academic Track

This paper presents a novel open source toolbox for street network comparison based on the Sextante geoprocessing framework for the open source Geographic Information System Quantum GIS (QGIS). In the spirit of open science, the tool- box enables researchers worldwide to assess the quality of street networks such as OpenStreetMap (OSM) by calculating key performance indicators commonly used in street network comparison studies. Additionally, we suggest two new perfor- mance indicators for turn restriction and one-way street comparisons specifically aimed...

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Towards Big Earth Data Analytics: The EarthServer Approach

Peter Baumann : Jacobs University Big Data Remote Sensing

EarthServer introduces distributed real-time analytics on Big Earth Data

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User centered design for or how to create an usable geoportal.

Cédric Moullet : swisstopo Case Study Government Portal SDI

This presentation will describe the way to make a geoportal used and useful.

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Using CKAN as a catalog for geospatial data: building the next generation of

Adrià Mercader : Open Knowledge Foundation (with Irina Bolychevsky) Catalog Open Data Portal SDI

CKAN is the most widely used open source data portal software across the world, built on open standards to make data easily discoverable and reusable. This presentation will explore what features allow publishing geospatial metadata with CKAN, providing an alternative to traditional geospatial catalogs, and more particularly how it has been used to build the new version of, the US Government official online data catalog.

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Using FOSS4G Software for Flight Planning

Blake Crosby : Case Study

An open source solution to flight planning for pilots.

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Using Free and Open Source GIS to Automatically Create Standards-Based Spatial Metadata in Academia - First Investigations

Claire Ellul, Nart Tamash, Feng Xian, John Stuiver, Patrick Rickles : Catalog Portal Standards Academic Track

The importance of understanding the quality of data used in any GIS operation has increased significantly as a result of the advent of Free and Open Source (FOSS) tools and Open Data, which in turn have encouraged non-specialists to make use of GIS. Metadata (data about data) traditionally provides a description of this quality information and permits data curation, but it is frequently deemed as complex to create and maintain. Additionally, it is generally stored separately from the data, leading...

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Using NoSQL & HTML5 libraries to rapidly generate interactive web visualisations of high-volume spatiotemporal data.

Jack Harrison : Ordnance Survey Case Study Visualisation

Challenges and successes in implementing real-time, browser-based social media analysis & visualisation with open-source tools.

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Using OSGeo Live in MSc teaching

Jeremy Morley : University of Nottingham Education Newbie

OSGeo Live provides a valuable "system in a box" for MSc teaching in GIS, particularly for creating & managing GIS web services

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Using Spatial Business Intelligence for Asset Management

Niels Hoffmann : Provincie Noord-Holland Analysis Case Study Government

In this presentation I demonstrate the use of Spatial OLAP for better Asset Management of Provincial Waterways.

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Vector Pyramids: A Multi-scale vector rendering and processing algorithm

Mohammed Rashad, Krishnan Rajan : Visualisation Under the Hood Big Data Academic Track

Visualization of large spatial data is a complex process and many GIS packages use their own assumptions or special storage formats to render quality data. Im- age pyramids and tile based rendering are used for raster data visualization but vector dataset uses feature limiting mechanism for progressive rendering. For vec- tor dataset these methods improve rendering but have very little visual appeal and make visual interpretation difficult. This paper proposes a method for rendering Vector data, called Vector Pyramids, that...

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Virtual Coast Guard - An Open and Crowdsourced GIS Portal for Stewardship of India’s Coast

Alpesh Gajbe, Adya Shankar, Sudarshan Rodriguez : Project Portal Academic Track

India’s coastline is under tremendous pressure. The current processes of development are becoming a threat to the ecology and livelihoods housed on the coast. If left unchecked, there will not be much of a coast left for our future generations. GIS provides tremendous opportunities to map spatial information for better decision making. Government agencies generate maps, but they are localized and inaccessible, preventing an actual assessment of the damage that is already happening to our coast. The Coastal Area Mapping...

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Visualising 4D Weather Data

Chris Little : Met Office (with Christine Perey, Mike Reynolds) Showcase Visualisation

WindAR demos 4D gridded wind information, both actual and forecast, overlaid on a live video view on a mobile Android table.

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VivaCity Smart City Platform

Marco Montanari : MMo.IT 3-d Open Data Showcase

An Open Source Open Data Usage and analysis Platform for the Smart City

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ViziCities - Bringing cities to life using big data and the power of the web

Peter Smart : (with Rob Hawkes) Big Data JavaScript Open Data

We're using open big data to bring real world cities to life using WebGL and three.js

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Water quality forecast and information system build entirely with FLOSS software

Vasile Crăciunescu : Romanian National Meteorological Administration Case Study GeoServer Hacks/Mashups Newbie OpenLayers PostGIS

CLEANWATER system combine various information in order to evaluate the present level of nutrient pollution in vulnerable areas and to assess the cost-efficiency of the measures that could be applied. Through a simple and intuitive web interface, CLEANWATER offers the decision makers a spatial aware tool to (1) create scenarios related to the human activities and climate changes, (2) send those scenarios to numerical models to model future evolution of water quality and (3) view, query and perform spatial analysis of the simulation results. The system is build entirely with standard compliant free and open source software applications like OpenLayers, ExtJS, PostGIS, GeoServer and GDAL.

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WCS & EO-WCS Status in Open Source

Stephan Meissl : EOX IT Services GmbH (with Simone Giannecchini, Andrea Aime) Development GeoServer MapServer Standards

This presentation will show the current status of Open Source implementations of WCS and particularly EO-WCS by comparing GeoServer and MapServer/EOxServer

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Web Processing Services using OS OpenData

Hugo Martins : Lutra Consulting Development GeoProcessing

Using OS OpenData, applying OGC standards & services and customising a number of open source GIS tools a WebGIS App was developed to provide a simple and intuitive online tool for generating hydrological catchments within the UK [1]. [1]

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Web-based Participatory WebGIS with data collection on the field: a prototype architecture

Marco Minghini, Maria Antonia Brovelli, Giorgio Zamboni : Development Open Data Mobile Academic Track

Driven by the rise of Web 2.0 and the non-stop spread of mobile device sensors, the concept of PGIS (Participatory GIS) is knowing a new, revolutionary era. This research investigates the opportunity to build up a prototype of Participatory GIS, with completely FOSS architecture, in which data directly comes from field surveys carried out by users. As a result, the system should increase public active participation in data creation and sharing, besides enlarging the knowledge up to the local level....

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WebGIS applications for the new generation of hydrological models

Claudia Vitolo : Imperial College and Lutra Consulting (with Peter Wells) Business Case Study

Developed to address limitations of existing hydrological desktop applications, OASIS-WS utilises the latest advancement in web technologies & data availability to inform key decision makers of the impacts of land management on water resources & flood risk through a robust and consistent web-based approach.

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Why Open Source GIS is a Viable Option for Korean National GIS Program?

SANGHEE SHIN : Gaia3D, Inc. (with BYUNGNAM CHOE) Government SDI

This presentation will talk about the recent positive change of Korean government's policy toward open source GIS and its background rationale by reviewing past investment on Korean GIS from 1995 to 2011 and related research reports on open source GIS adoptions in Korea.

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Wide Area Alerting and Notification System for Wildfires (and other nasties)

Graeme McFerren : CSIR Meraka (with Derick Swanepoel, Cheewai Lai) Case Study Humanitarian

Describes the case study, use cases and heavy use of FOSS4G and other FOSS software in a large alerting and notification system in the vegetation wildfire domain

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WMS-V - A new way to visualise geo-temporal data

Tim-Hinnerk Heuer : Landcare Research Ltd, New Zealand (with Andrew Cowie, David Medyckyj-Scott) OpenLayers Standards Visualisation

We have developed a new way of visualising geo-temporal data by extending the functionality of WMS and caching to produce video tiles/files which, using OpenLayers, can be viewed and interacted with as if they were ‘maps’.

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Working with spatial databases with GeoAlchemy

Eric Lemoine : Camptocamp Development Python Under the Hood

GeoAlchemy is a powerful toolkit to use SQL spatial databases from Python.

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ZOO-Project 1.3.0 : the WPS developing environment

Gérald FENOY : GeoLabs SARL Development Project Showcase

ZOO-Project 1.3.0 : new functionalities available in the 1.3.0 version and future ones.

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