Accepted Sessions

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A Crash-Course in Spatial Analyses Using Program R

Shannon Albeke

Description: The workshop is implemented in two segments.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Other cool stuff

Advanced spatial analysis with PostGIS

Pierre Racine [University Laval - Center for forest research]

You think you know PostGIS? In this tutorial you will learn what is not in the books, nor in the blogs. Pierre Racine is the one behind the PostGIS Raster API and the PostGIS Addons. He has been...

Experience level: advancedadvancedadvancedadvanced

Using FOSS4G

AequilibraE - A free QGIS add-on for transportation modeling

Pedro Camargo

Commercial software for transportation modeling cost is in the range of US$10,000 to US$30,000+, and currently no successful open source alternative exist.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Developing FOSS4G

Beyond routing with OSRM: Network analysis and complex spatial queries

Dennis Luxen

The talk will cover several core aspects of the Open Source Routing Machine (OSRM), a high-performance routing stack. It will be given by Dennis Luxen, Directions Lead at Mapbox.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Using FOSS4G

Bring developers+ scientists together to unlock (Big, Open?) Geospatial Data to Build Climate and Disaster Resilience

Beth Tellman [Arizona State University]

Just like access to money and decision-makers, access to data grants power and privilege for disaster response and preparation which small vulnerable communities and the general public lack.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Academic

Building a Sustainable Open Source Training Academy Using QGIS

Phillip Davis [GeoAcademy]

For the past five years the GeoAcademy has been developing a series of GIS courses based on open source tools, like QGIS.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Academic

Building Your Own Mapping Drone from Scratch using Open Source Hardware and Software

Ragi Burhum [AmigoCloud]

The fusion of Open Source Hardware and Software have enabled the birth of interesting mapping platforms. In this session, we will walk through the process of building a drone, from scratch, using...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

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Caching is Your Friend - Creating Tons of Maps on the Fly and Auto-Updating Some

Julie Goldberg [Empower Engine]

Julie Goldberg is the co-founder and chief engineer behind Empower Engine, a 2-person start-up that maps electoral campaign data for Democrats and their allies.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Developing FOSS4G

Carto CSS and UTF Grids for Collaborative Mapping

Nick Martinelli

Warning, this talk is about cartographers designing and building web applications.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Using FOSS4G

Cartographic design in GL maps: beyond zoom levels and raster tiles

Nicki Dlugash

Client-side vector rendering introduces a new fluidity to map interactions: seamless zooms replace fixed integer z-levels, maps can be freely rotated 360 degrees, and with one click a map can...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Web Mapping Day

Closing Session (Grand Peninsula AB)

Andrew Ross [Eclipse Foundation]

Join us for the conference wrap-up.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Other cool stuff

Community Data Generation, Research and Diffusion: An Integrated Approach Using Open-Source Tools

Christopher Seeger, Bailey Hanson [Iowa State University Extension and Outreach]

Several obstacles impact the ability of both the general public, students and University staff and leaders to make effective decisions using data: 1) Accessing up-to-date information is tedious...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Academic

Connecting MapGuide to CesiumJS

Gordon Luckett [Arrow Geomatics Inc.]

MapGuide has been a part of FOSS4G since 2006. It has evolved over the years to be a mature and robust web-based GIS.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Web Mapping Day

Creation, Analysis, Sharing, and Visualization of Complex Spatiotemporal Data using Free and Open Source Software at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Daniel Getman [National Renewable Energy Laboratory]

Geospatial data science at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory incorporates a wide range of activities including the creation of large spatiotemporal resource datasets, modeling the technical...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Using FOSS4G

Dam it, even beginners can make awesome maps.

Penny Beames

After an international twist of fate facilitated by the Twittersphere, an eager but ill-equipped beginner lands a contract to build a dynamic web map of dams in the Mekong River Basin.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

Designing a Distributed Raster Processing Service

Eugene Cheipesh

In this talk we will discuss creating a distributed raster processing service capable of handling spatial, spatial-temporal and multi-band rasters built with the GeoTrellis library.

Experience level: advancedadvancedadvancedadvanced

Big Data Day

Designing Beautiful Maps with D3.js

Michael Bowman [Applied Information Sciences]

D3.js is a powerful javascript-based toolkit that can be used to build beautiful, interactive, data-driven maps for your users.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Web Mapping Day

Efficient Streaming Vector Processing in Scala at Socrata

Evan Chan

(I would be fine with a 1 hour talk slot).

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Big Data Day

Empowering Refugees with Data

Nate Smith [Development Seed], Alireza Jazayeri [Development Seed]

Refugee communities need tools and data to be empowered to advocate and improve government services provided in camps.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

Everyone's a Geographer

Andy Eschbacher [CartoDB]

Because mapping has become such an interdisciplinary subject, we design CartoDB to appeal to artists and scientists, journalists and educators.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Academic

Explaining the Postgres Query Optimizer

Bruce Momjian

The optimizer is the "brain" of the database, interpreting SQL queries and determining the fastest method of execution. This talk uses the explain command to show how the optimizer interprets...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

PostgreSQL Day

Five years of geo Open Source evolution in a commercial setting: projects and the business ecosystem

michael terner [Applied Geographics, Inc. (AppGeo)]

Our company began delivering projects based on geo open source technology in late 2008. Since that time we have consistently and annually increased our use of FOSS4G in our projects.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Using FOSS4G

Flying the Open Source Skies: GIS in Air Traffic Management

Jeremy Lindsey [Mosaic ATM]

A case study of the development of the NAS Common Reference (NCR) system prototype, developed by Mosaic ATM, for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Using FOSS4G

FOSS4G and Agriculture: How FOSS4G enables Farmers to make smarter decisions

Bborie Park

At Granular, we use and extend FOSS4G software across our tech-stack to give Farmers the tools required to run their farms more effectively and efficiently.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Using FOSS4G

GDAL 2.0 overview

Even Rouault [Spatialys]

An overview of GDAL/OGR existing capabilities, with a focus on current developments for the next 2.0 milestone (driver model unification, raster and...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Developing FOSS4G

GeoBlacklight, a new discovery platform for geospatial data.

Jack Reed [Stanford University]

Finding data for research or coursework can be one of the most time intensive tasks for a scholar or student.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Open Geo Data

Geodata Processing with Node.js

Carol Hansen

This session will introduce a few key open source tools for geodata processing in Node.js. We will cover both native and pure javascript modules that work with formats ranging from GeoJSON to...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Developing FOSS4G

GeoMesa as a Distributed Spatio-Temporal Database and Computational Framework

Jim Hughes

GeoMesa builds on the Hadoop and Accumulo ecosystem to scale up indexing billions of spatio-temporal data.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Big Data Day

GeoServer, an introduction for beginners

Andrea Aime [GeoSolutions]

This tutorial 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,...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Developing FOSS4G

Geospatial Big Data

Norman Barker [IBM, Mobile First]

The Apache CouchDB project is a NoSQL database that enables users to store unstructured data with high availability and partition tolerance.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Big Data Day

GIPS and GIPPY: Scaling up image processing of remote sensing data

Matthew Hanson [Development Seed]

GIPS and GIPPY are two new, related, open-source projects for processing of remote sensing data.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Using FOSS4G

Hands-on Introduction to Spatial Data Analysis in Python

Jenny Palomino [UC Berkeley], Shruti Mukhtyar [Geospatial Innovation Facility, UC Berkeley]

In this tutorial, attendees will learn how they can geoprocess and analyze spatial data using Python and how it compares to other available options such as desktop GIS options (ArcMap or QGIS) or...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Open Geo Data

Hazard Owl – Watching Assets for the Impact of Natural Hazards

Roland Martin [Arup]

Every new building or structure that is constructed within a natural hazard zone is designed to withstand particular levels of disruption from relevant hazards – for instance a new building in an...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Using FOSS4G

How PostGIS Powers Offline Mobile Mapping and Open Data

Daniel Caldwell

PostGIS is the cornerstone of most open source GIS applications.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

PostgreSQL Day

How to be an Opportunity Maker in the Geo Community

Alyssa Wright

We all want to use our mapping talents to create something meaningful with our lives. But how do we get started?

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Community

How to Win Friends and Use QGIS

Gretchen Peterson

Using QGIS for cartographic design, whether it's destined for print media or digital media, has never been easier or more complex.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

Integrating QGIS/Postgis into a forestry client's workflow

Randal Hale [North River Geographic Systems, Inc]

Small clients can be challenging. NRGS has a technology challenged client that started drowning in shapefiles in 2014. The data drowning also started causing other issues with software and...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

Intro to QGIS (workshop)

Randal Hale [North River Geographic Systems, Inc]

This is completely revamped from a workshop I gave in minneapolis in 2013

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

Introduction to Spatial Data Analysis with Python

Jenny Palomino [UC Berkeley]

Attendees will learn about geoprocessing, analyzing and visualizing spatial data using Python and how it compares to other available options such as desktop GIS options (ArcMap or QGIS) or R.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Open Geo Data

KEYNOTE: An Open Planet (Grand Peninsula DEFG)

Jesse Andrews [Planet Labs]

Planet Labs is a new startup with a bold mission: To image the entire planet every day. In the last year alone, the company has built and launched 67 satellites, made possible with an "Agile...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

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KEYNOTE: Infinite Possibilities (Grand Peninsula DEFG)

Denise Jacobs

Sometimes making choices in our career paths is difficult. Wouldn't it be helpful to have guidelines to help us make decisions that expand options rather than restrict them?

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Other cool stuff

Leaflet, WebGL and the Future of Web Mapping

Vladimir Agafonkin

Used by thousands of developers for online interactive maps, Leaflet may be the most popular FOSS4G library ever created.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Web Mapping Day

Let's Talk About Your Geostack

Eric Theise

This workshop is designed for developers, cartographers, and data visualizers who wish to set up an open source geospatial software stack on their own laptop. The target audience is advanced...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

Logical Decoding and Auditing

Gianni Ciolli [2ndQuadrant]

Logical Decoding" is the cryptic name for a very powerful feature introduced in PostgreSQL 9.4. After a brief historical overview, we apply Logical Decoding to the specific problem of auditing a...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

PostgreSQL Day

Magical PostGIS in three brief movements

Paul Ramsey

Everyone knows you can query a bounding box or even spatially join tables in PostGIS, but what about more advanced magic?

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Using FOSS4G

Making Maps with Mapbox Tools (presented by Mapbox)

Katy DeCorah [Mapbox], Amy Lee Walton [Mapbox], Dane Springmeyer [Mapbox]

Learn how to create beautiful custom maps Mapbox tools. Create map applications with Mapbox.js, run geospatial analysis in the browser or on mobile with Turf.js and create custom maps from scratch...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

Mapping the Intersection between Social Media and Open Spaces

Alan McConchie

Earlier this year, Stamen launched parks.stamen.com, a project that collects geotagged social media content within parks and other open spaces in California.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Other cool stuff

MySQL 5.7: a GIS Reborn

Matt Lord [Oracle]

MySQL is reemerging within the spatial world in version 5.7 as we replace much of the old foundation by incorporating Boost.Geometry, by adding R-tree index support to the InnoDB engine, and by...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

On-Ramps to Open Source

Lyzi Diamond [Mapbox]

So you've decided you want to learn more about open source tools and offerings in geospatial technology. Congratulations! Now where the heck do you start?

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

Open Source Tools for Spatial Optimization

Alan Glennon [Arogi], Carlos Baez [Arogi]

Geospatial optimization considers issues that balance objectives and constraints in spatiotemporal resource allocation.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Academic

OpenDroneMap: Open Source Toolkit for processing Civilian Drone Imagery

Stephen Mather [Cleveland Metroparks]

OpenDroneMap is an Open Source Toolkit for processing Civilian Drone Imagery, or balloon imagery, or kite imagery, or even street view imagery.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

OpenStreetMap Survey Assessment Tools

Dale Kunce

After Typhoon Haiyan the American Red Cross conducted an assessment and ground truthing of OpenStreetMap data, the results we not great.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Open Geo Data

OSGeo and LocationTech Comparison and Incubation

Jody Garnett [Boundless]

We have two great organisations hosting FOSS4G this year: The Open Source Geospatial Foundation and LocationTech. Putting on a great event is not the primary responsibility of these software...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Community

Open Geo Data

Pelias - An open source geocoder built with elasticsearch and node.js

harish krishna [Mapzen]

Pelias is a modular open-source geocoder using ElasticSearch for fast autocomplete and forward and reverse geocoding. It's designed to support a variety of datasets, including Geonames,...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Big Data Day

PGDay Lightning talks

Josh Berkus

Drink from a firehose of amazing PostgreSQL lightning talks as we wrap up PGDay 2015. This promises to be an educational and entertaining hour!

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

PostgreSQL Day

pg_shard: Shard and scale out PostgreSQL

Ozgun Erdogan

pg_shard is a sharding extension for PostgreSQL. It shards and replicates your PostgreSQL tables for horizontal scale and high availability.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

PostgreSQL Day

PostGIS Feature Frenzy

Paul Ramsey

What can you do with this PostGIS thing? This talk covers some basic and not­so­basic ways to use PostGIS/PostgreSQL to process spatial data, to build infrastructures, and to do crazy things with...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

PostgreSQL Day

PostGIS: Up and Running

LEO HSU [Paragon Corporation], Regina Obe [Paragon Corporation]

What is PostGIS? How to install it. Fundamentals of the 2 core vector types geometry and geography including both 2D and 3D subtypes. How to load data in geography and geometry.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

PostgreSQL Performance Presentation (9.5devel edition)

Mark Wong

This presentation will take a look at the performance changes in the development version of PostgreSQL. A selection of features, some proposed and some already committed, are evaluated using...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

PostgreSQL Day

Processing , serving and visualizing huge point clouds on Mobile devices and Web pages.

Manuel de la Calle

Mobile Map Tools is a library to build Native Mobile Map Apps. Visualize huge points cloud in a 3D environment is a hard task that could be face using a...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Developing FOSS4G

Processing the Planet

Frank Warmerdam [Planet Labs]

Planet Labs operates a fleet of earth imaging satellites that aims to produce an unprecedented amount of earth imagery. The software stack at Planet Labs is a primarily Open Source at many levels...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Using FOSS4G

PyGeoprocessing, an open source high performance geoprocessing and hydrological routing API

Richard Sharp [The Natural Capital Project]

PyGeoprocessing is an open source, free, high performance, memory efficient set of geoprocessing routines developed natively in Python.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Developing FOSS4G

Python for GIS People

Sara Safavi [Hart Safavi LLC]

Python is one of the most powerful tools you could keep in your open geospatial toolkit, but too many of us tend to put Python in a box labeled "for developers only" and walk away. I want to crush...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Using FOSS4G

Rectifying the Planet

Seth Price

Planet Labs operates the largest constellation of earth observing satellites of any geospatial data provider. Each satellite is designed to continuously capture around one scene per second.

Experience level: advancedadvancedadvancedadvanced

Other cool stuff

Revisiting the Geolode: the motherlode of geospatial data sources

Keith Jenkins [Cornell University]

You can't make a map without data. A wealth of free and publicly-accessible geospatial data exists on thousands of independent websites scattered around the world, but tracking down these...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Open Geo Data

Status of GeoServer WPS

Andrea Aime [GeoSolutions]

This presentation will provide the attendee with an introduction to the GeoServer WPS functionalities, and will highlight the recent improvements in the area.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Developing FOSS4G

Teaching Twofishes to Fly: Faster Iteration on Foursquare's Open Geo Infrastructure

Rahul Maddimsetty [Foursquare Labs]

Foursquare's data is extremely rich in location context--from our tens of millions of venues to billions of checkins and passive location pings, almost everything is tagged with geographic...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Big Data Day

Temporal Visualization with Cesium

Matthew Amato [Cesium]

Whether it spans hours, days, or decades, Cesium's first class treatment of time makes it the ideal tool for visualizing temporal geospatial data...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Web Mapping Day

The Drone Alternative: Multispectral Kite Aerial Photography & Photo Processing Workflow

Michele Tobias [California State Parks], Alex Mandel

Drones have recently received a lot of media attention for their use as a surveillance tool.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Other cool stuff

The Future of Open Geospatial Data for Analysis and Mapping

Sarah Cordivano

Civic data published by public agencies serves as a valuable asset enabling access to information that may have been previously unavailable, unobtainable or costly. The role of open, publicly...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Open Geo Data

The State of Vector Tiles

Dane Springmeyer [Mapbox]

Vector Tiles provide a fast, efficient, and flexible way of sharing spatial data on the web. This talk will highlight the latest advances in the Mapbox specification for Vector Tiles.

Experience level: advancedadvancedadvancedadvanced

Web Mapping Day

The Two (Geo) Cultures: Why GIScience and geo-tech rarely talk--and how open-source software provides opportunities for collaboration

Drew Dara-Abrams [Mapzen]

Geographic information scientists at research universities and geo-tech developers in industry are working on many of the same geographic problems, and yet they rarely talk, they rarely use each...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Community

Think Before You Code (... & Other UX Considerations)

Lizzi Slivinski [Association of State Floodplain Managers]

In 2014, NOAA Coastal Services Center, ASFPM, USACE, ERG, and the City of Toledo partnered together to conduct an assessment of the implication of future climate models on chronic urban flooding...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Developing FOSS4G

Torque Time Lapse Map Animations Outside of CartoDB

Kathryn Killebrew [Azavea]

So you have some data in a PostGIS database that you'd like to animate on a map. No problem!

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Web Mapping Day

Versioning spatial data with GeoGig and QGIS

Benjamin Trigona-Harany [Boundless]

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...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Using FOSS4G

Web Based GIS application (GISCube)

Maziyar Boustani [NASA JPL]

There are many Earth science projects and data systems being developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (JPL) that require the use of Geographic Information...

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Developing FOSS4G

What is a map?

Andrew Hill

New developments in mapping technology, access to geospatial platforms and data, and methods for data visualization have redefined who and what are being mapped.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Open Geo Data

What time is it? It's Maptime!

Beth Schechter [Stamen], Lyzi Diamond [Mapbox]

Maptime is quite literally time for making maps. Well, actually, many times (and in many places): what started as a small meeting in San Francisco is now more than 40 community groups spanning ten...

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Community

Which Way Is Inbound? A Journey with SF Muni and Directional Statistics

Eric Theise

The San Francisco Municipal Railway is the public transit system for the city and county of San Francisco, and is responsible for operating buses, light rail, and the world famous cable cars.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Other cool stuff

Worldwide Terrain and Cloud Infrastructure: An Update on Stamen's Knight Grant

Seth Fitzsimmons [Stamen]

In 2010, Stamen received a Knight News Grant that led to the publication of our popular and free-to-use Toner, Terrain, and Watercolor maps using OpenStreetMap and Natural Earth data.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Open Geo Data

Wrangling Trillions of Pixels with Open-Source Tools

Camilla Mahon, Charlie Loyd [Mapbox]

We’re continuously building a comprehensive raster map of the world. We use imagery from dozens of providers, delivered in several ways, at scales from hemispheres to trampolines.

Experience level: intermediateintermediateintermediate

Big Data Day

Writing for everyone

Katy DeCorah [Mapbox]

It only takes one sentence to make a reader glaze over. That sentence may be rich with information and jargon. It may have tried to reassure the reader that the topic is "easy", when it's not.

Experience level: beginnerbeginner

Community

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