Versioning spatial data with GeoGig and QGIS
GeoGig is a new spatial database with built-in versioning and networked synchronization. Workshop participants will create new versioned data sets, version-enable existing data sets and share changes with a central server. We will be learning the command line interface, which is modelled on the popular git syntax, as well as the QGIS plugin which provides a graphical user interface for GeoGig.
In addition to learning how to use the tools, we will be focusing on how to integrate GeoGig into both new and existing workflows, so that teams of analysts, QA personnel and managers can employ this new technology to improve their data creation efficiency and their data quality.
We will be running GeoGig and QGIS on a specially-prepared virtual machine during the workshop. Attendees should come with the virtual machine downloaded and installed on their laptops to ensure that we can start promptly. Please follow the six easy steps in the attached slide deck before Monday! Note that we have only tested the virtual machine with VirtualBox, but it should also run on VMWare.
If you experience any issues, please let us know so we can help!
In case you absolutely can not use a virtual machine on your laptop, please come with QGIS and Java 7 pre-installed and a Boundless employee will be on hand to help complete the installation. However, it is preferred that you use the virtual machine.