Logo-Interlocking-CU-transparent-background-e1436997167969FOSS4G Round Table Event

Thursday, April 23rd 6:00-7:30p.m. 2015 MST | Tivoli Student Union Room 444

Presenters:
Peter Batty, CTO Ubisens
Christopher Rice, Consultant at ColoradoCarto
Matt Baker, Senior GIS Analyst at Denver Public Schools

The U.S. Department of Labor has identified the Geospatial industry as one of the highest growing in the coming decades. The need to train workers in all aspects of GIS is evident. Proprietary software is the current standard in the U.S., but other countries across the globe have a different take on how they use GIS. Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) has a wide install base in Europe and Asia. It is also catching on in South America and Africa. As a GIS professional or someone interested in the field, FOSS4G is a quick way to gain additional skills and develop your career. Hear from experts working in the FOSS4G area speak about the potential for growth in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Introduction to Citizen Science

Rachel Stevenson | April 18, 2016

In this webinar students and community members will learn:

  • What is Citizen Science?
  • How do we use Citizen Science in Geography and GIS
  • Data Collection Process and Accuracy of Data
  • Various Citizen Science Projects:
    • OpenStreetMap
    • Mapillary
    • HOT OSM
    • Geo-Tag-X
    • National Map Corps

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ICA-OSGeo + MundoGeo Open Geospatial Science & Applications Webinar Series:

FOSS/FOSS4G Urban Forestry Applications in the USA

Ian Hanou | March 29, 2016

This presentation will introduce the use of FOSS/FOSS4G applications for urban forest management, outreach and planning. Case studies will highlight web/mobile apps from municipal, private and nonprofit sectors across the country. The first examples will focus on mobile field data collection, data management, maintenance tracking and reporting for urban tree inventories of parks, streets and private property planting projects. The second half will take a big picture view of the entire urban forest at a landscape scale using urban tree canopy assessment data in interactive online mapping applications. These tools will show how progressive organizations can view, plan, and grow their urban forest without knowledge of GIS software or training in data management.

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Getting Started with QGIS and PostGIS

Ricardo Oliveira | February 9th

Have you ever wondered….

How you can get the most of these two popular Open-Source GIS software; Why you should care to learn QGIS and PostGIS; How a DBMS can protect your data; What the potential of PostGIS really is? This tutorial will answer these questions and explain how can you combine PostGIS and QGIS into a powerful open platform for data analysis.

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Geospatial Data Magic at the Command Line

Jon Duckworth | February 23rd

Did you know you can perform a variety of GIS functions without ever having to open a clunky user interface? The GDAL library is a powerful open-source geospatial toolkit that allows you to perform many of the most commonly used functions without the overhead of a full-blown application. In this presentation, you’ll get comfortable navigating at the command line, and you’ll learn how to use the powerful GDAL tools to perform some basic GIS operations. We will also point you to resources to help you advance your command line GIS skills beyond this presentation.

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FOSS4G in Europe; Italy and the Politecnico de Milano

Dr. Maria Brovelli | March 3rd

FOSS4G is widely used in Italy and Europe. Why? Why does the Politecnico de Milano (PoliMi), one of the most prestigious universities in Europe, use FOSS4G almost exclusively for research and teaching? Come and see the cutting-edge applications using FOSS4G under development at the PoliMi, Como campus in this international webinar from Dr. Maria Brovelli, Vice-Chancellor of the Como Campus.

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Achieving Impact In Water and Sanitation Sector With The Akvo FLOW Monitoring Platform

Keri Kugler | March 19th

Have you ever wondered how international development projects are monitored? Members of Water For People, an NGO working to provide safe and accessible drinking water globally, have developed Akvo FLOW monitoring system. Senior Manager of Monitoring and Evaluation, Keri Kugler, will be discussing how FLOW was developed, how Water For People and other NGO’s are using the FLOW, and how FLOW ensures that development activity is working.

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

Dan Getman | April 6th

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 potential of renewable energy at the national level, web based visualization of complex scenario based modeling, and sharing of both datasets and analysis methods with industry, academia, and the public through web services. In this presentation, we describe an integrated system in which all of the steps from data acquisition through analysis and collaborative research to sharing results with the public are accomplished using free and open source software and frameworks. Technologies used include R, Python, GDAL, OGR, Geoserver, Postgres, PostGIS, Mongo, QGIS, NodeJS, Leaflet, OpenLayers, Ruby on Rails, CKAN, D3, and several other analysis and web based visualization libraries.

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Open Source GIS Professional Discussion Panel

Dave Murray (GIS Coordinator, City of Westminster), Dan Getman (Lead GIS Analyst, NREL), Ted Quinby (Ubisense), Christopher Rice (Colorado Cartography) + Matthew Baker (Senior GIS Analyst, DPS)  |  April 23rd

The U.S. Department of Labor has identified the Geospatial industry as one of the fastest growing in the nation. The need to train workers in all aspects of GIS is evident. Proprietary software is the current standard here in the U.S., but other countries around the globe have a different take on how they use GIS. Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) has a wide install base in Europe and Asia. It is also catching on in South America and Africa. As a GIS professional or someone interested in the field, FOSS4G is a quick way to gain additional skills and develop your career. Hear from experts working in the FOSS4G area speak about the potential for growth in the U.S. and elsewhere including: Who is using FOSS4G; Where are the best opportunities for utilization; and Where do you find training for this technology?

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