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CalGIS locationcon 2017


Boundless Community - Building Bridges

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Boundless is very excited to participate at the co-hosted CalGIS / locationcon 2017 Conference.

Join us for four sessions, hosted by Boundless team members Wes Richardet, Jody Garnett, and Anthony Calamito.

CalGIS LocationCon 2017 provides content for and builds bridges between the CalGIS community who focus on GIS best practices in government, non-profit, education and consulting in California, and the LocationTech community who develop advanced location aware technologies via collaboration with commercially-friendly open source software.

CalGIS is going on its 23rd year as the California GIS conference created by and for geospatial professionals in the state. From its inception, CalGIS has represented the best in California GIS user stories, technology trends and geospatial innovation. CalGIS conference content over the years has been morphing from a focus on commercial software solutions to content that includes open source tools and technologies. CalGIS is hosted by the four chapters of the Urban & Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) in Calfornia (BayGeo, Northern CA URISA, Central CA URISA and Southern CA URISA) and the GIS Education Center (GISEC) at City College of San Francisco.

Visit https://calgis2017.locationcon.org/ for ongoing updates, agenda information, and more!

What we will be up to:

Sessions and Workshops

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Jody Garnett  (Community Lead)

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.

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Introduction to GeoServer (part 1)

Monday, May 22, 2017 – 08:30 to 10:15 – East 1

GeoServer is an open source server that allows users to share and publish spatial data over the web.

In this tutorial, attendees will learn how to load, publish, style, and share spatial data with GeoServer. Discussion will include navigating the GeoServer user interface, loading and publishing data, OGC web services, and styling.

This is a popular workshop geared toward those with no prior GeoServer experience. Familiarity with basic GIS concepts is suggested.

Please note this is a hands on workshop and participants are asked to bring their own laptop. To prepare please ensure you laptop is ready with Oracle VirtualBox installed. We will be running a virtual machine with an installation of the GeoServer during the course.

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Introduction to GeoServer (part 2)

Monday, May 22, 2017 – 10:15 – 12:00 – East 1

GeoServer is an open source server that allows users to share and publish spatial data over the web.

In this tutorial, attendees will learn how to load, publish, style, and share spatial data with GeoServer. Discussion will include navigating the GeoServer user interface, loading and publishing data, OGC web services, and styling.

This is a popular workshop geared toward those with no prior GeoServer experience. Familiarity with basic GIS concepts is suggested.

Please note this is a hands on workshop and participants are asked to bring their own laptop. To prepare please ensure you laptop is ready with Oracle VirtualBox installed. We will be running a virtual machine with an installation of the GeoServer during the course.

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Understanding the Flexibility of Opensource

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – 10:30 – 11:05 – East 1
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – 10:30 – 11:05 – East 2

Open source is gleefully rewriting the rules of the GIS industry at all levels of industry and government. Adoption of open source in is well underway, with success stories illustrating the benefits. This decade we are going further – fostering a healthy, sustainable, working relationship between industry/government and open source:

  • This presentation digs into the flexibility of open source licensing and how organizations can meet the challenges of using and customizing open source.
  • We will look at the advantages of participation in open source at the project, institutional, and foundation level.

This is a celebrated talk using examples from open source geospatial software to illustrate how software can be used within your organization; and if you take the time to perform any customizations how they may be responsibly used within your organization.

Attend this talk to understand how your organization cannot only benefit from open source, but *be* open source.

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Anthony Calamito  (VP of Product and Chief Evangelist)

Anthony serves as the VP of Product & Chief Evangelist for Boundless and is responsible for product strategy and outreach, educational initiatives, and our ongoing commitment to the open source community. Anthony is a steering committee member at LocationTech, and and a Fellow of the American Geographical Society. His commitment to geography education and community outreach extends beyond Boundless — he is also an adjunct instructor at George Mason University.

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Unlocking Business Intelligence Insights with the Boundless Ecosystem

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – 14:15 to 14:50 – East 1

Open source adoption is taking place at an unprecedented rate by modern enterprises who want to drive competitive advantage and innovation within their industries. This is especially pertinent in the geographic information systems (GIS) community, where organizations need open source software to make the most of their location-based data. Oftentimes, proprietary software architectures prevent companies from reaching their full potential due to high costs and inability to scale.

The Boundless Ecosystem offers a complete GIS platform for managing data and building maps and applications across web browsers, desktops, and mobile devices. It is constructed on leading open source geospatial software, with a flexible architecture that enables organizations to reliably manage and publish location data. The Boundless open source framework can be integrated as part of a hybrid architecture, eliminating the need to “rip and replace” existing proprietary systems. This talk will cover the benefits of open source vs. proprietary GIS software and how to ease the transition by implementing a hybrid architecture supported by the Boundless ecosystem.

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Wes Richardet  (Software Engineer at Boundless)

Wes is a software engineer who focuses mostly on mobile products. He has 10 years experience working in geospatial software development. He also has a strong interest in data analysis and visualization.

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Adding Geospatial Alerting and Stream processing to GIS Applications

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – 15:00 – 15:35 – AB

Many tools in the geographic information system (GIS) domain are built around styling, author, and managing datasets. Many of these tools require you to have all the data in a database, file, or resource in order to transform it.  These tools built around bounded datasets do not make it obvious when something unique is added at a later date. One way this is solved is through visualization techniques and manually use temporal sliders and search to manually see what has changed.

Boundless Signal is meant to take unbounded data streams as input, and let the user be notified on their mobile device, in their email, or a web based UI. Using inputs such as edits to a feature from QGIS, geofencing a mobile device’s location, data streamed from and IoT device, or user events from the web can execute a workflow when the desired criteria is met. This enables a user to learn from the data they have, and define criteria in web based UI for what they see as a significant event.

What is this about:

We’re here for Education

Building Upon the Community

Boundless believes in the power of geography, and strives to promote geo-education wherever and whenever possible. Open source software provides the best tools to help educators and students learn about geography.

 Building upon the great work started by the GeoForAll initiative, and as a complement to course materials provided by the FOSS4G Academy, Boundless is proud to provide free access to the open GIS ecosystem, Boundless Connect. Connect provides a collection of tutorials, style files, plugins and premium datasets and a global user community to interact with.

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Where to Find Us:

Oakland Convention Center

550 10th St, Oakland, CA 94607