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Boundless OpenGeo Workshops and Presentations – FOSS4G Seoul 2015

We recently returned home from a great time at FOSS4G 2015. As always FOSS4G provides a unique balance of community outreach, that great meeting of the tribes atmosphere, and a hint at what is next for our open source spatial community.

Boundless was pleased to sponsor this event, and we have asked our staff to provide a few words along with their presentation and workshop materials.

Andreas Hocevar (@ahoce)

For me it was the best conference since 2007. Back then, it was my first contact with the FOSS4G community, after I had started contributing to OpenLayers. This year after 8 years contributing to OpenLayers, I was psyched to present OpenLayers support for vector tiles, which I had been working on for quite a long time.

OpenLayers 3 Workshop


Eric Lemoine (camptocamp), Tim Schaub (Planet Labs) and myself were listed as presenters, but we also had Marc Jansen (terrestris) and Tobias Sauerwein (camptocamp) to help. I think this was the best presenter-to-attendee ratio we ever had in an OpenLayers workshop. The audience came from very different angles, and we covered everything from teaser-style examples to answering advanced questions.



OpenLayers 3 Feature Frenzy


Thanks to my co-presenters Eric Lemoine (camptocamp) and Tim Schaub (Planet Labs) for making this presentation, and OpenLayers, a success. We had a great time preparing the slides and examples together, and the result was very well received.


OL3-Cesium: 3D for OpenLayers maps


Guillaume Beraudo (camptocamp) and I showed what can be done with OL3-Cesium. I gave a quick introduction with two very simple examples that turn an OpenLayers map into a globe, and Guillaume showed all the other cool features he has been adding since we started a year ago.


Jody Garnett (@jodygarnett)

Thanks to my colleagues, the event organizers, and everyone who attended for a great event. 

Special thanks those who attended the workshops on Monday and Tuesdays. Installation is always a challenge for the BYO laptop format and I was happy to see so many people having a good time with GeoServer. 

GeoServer Performance Tuning Workshop


We’ll be making the Workshop materials will be available

GeoTools DataStore Workshop


ContentDataStore workshop is available in the user guide. Thanks to Ian Turton for running this “joint” workshop. 

State of GeoServer


Status update for the GeoServer project on
slideshare. Highlights from the GeoServer community with a status update and features from GeoServer 2.6, GeoServer 2.7 and GeoServer 2.8, as well as a sneak peek into the roadmap. 

Everybody wants (someone else to do) it: Writing documentation for open source software


I’d like to thank Mike Pumphrey for letting me give his talk on nurturing open source documentation. The presentation is available on

WPS Project Update


This status update is available on
slideshare. Shout out to presenters Jachym Cepicky (PyWPS) and Gérald Fenoy (ZOO-Project) for paving the way with WPS 2.0 implementations. It is really great to see the WPS specification being championed, and most importantly used! 

Check out the presentation for a massive set of updates from the ZOO-Project. GeoServer really focused on security and clustering, but we feel there’s more to do in 2016. 

OSGeo and LocationTech Comparison


Presentation available on
slideshare, thanks to everyone who turned out for last presentation of the conference. Thanks for the questions, will update the Q&A section when videos are available.

Tom Ingold (@TIBoundless)

I had an awesome time showing a very diverse group of people all the different ways to tweak GeoServer. It was great to run through some of the more advanced features and expose users to less well-known things like multi-dimensional support and WFS transactions…it’s fantastic seeing people’s eyes light up when they realize the possibilities. Thanks everyone for coming out and keeping me on my toes with all the questions! 

Beyond GeoServer Basics (WS19)


Slides, containing outline and additional setup instructions are on
slideshare. Workshop materials will be available shortly.

Victor Olaya (@volayaf)

Thanks to organizers and everyone who participated in this year’s FOSS4G. There were plenty of interesting presentations and, as always, meeting with colleagues from our FOSS4G community was the best thing. 

Building OpenLayers Applications with QGIS


Slides are available 


Jody Garnett

Jody Garnett

Training Specialist

Jody looks after our open source projects as a community lead here at Boundless. As a member of the engineering team he provides technical leadership and develops Boundless’ training program. He is a member of the Project Steering Committee for GeoServer and GeoTools. Jody is a board member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, and on the steering committee for LocationTech.