Next Meeting

  Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
  Time: 6:00pm - 8:30 pm
  Location: Holiday Inn - Akron West (map)
  Title: Geo for Many: Free & Open Source Spatial Technologies for IT Professionals
  Presenter: Stephen Mather is the GIS Manager for Cleveland Metroparks and has worked in the GeoSpatial industry for 16 years, working in the Free and Open Source side of the house for a third of that time. He has been privileged to work at a variety of spatial scales from engineering / planning grade mapping and analysis to continental scale work.

Stephen is an avid user of the PostGIS database extension, and is currently enamored with the possibilities of the very fine scale geographies possible with street level and UAS (civilian drone) level imagery. He lives in Berea, OH with his lovely wife and two children.
  Abstract: Rapid shifts in the geospatial industry toward the use of web and SQL standards widen and deepen the pool of persons able to engage and use geospatial technologies. Amongst these innovations are at least two great FOSS web map libraries, innovative use of web data structures including JSON and protobuf as web formats for geospatial data, and the ongoing growth of PostGIS, the PostgreSQL geospatial extension.

This presentation will touch on these changes, both the technologies involved and the implications for use by IT professionals.
  Cost: Free for AITP Members, $10 for non-members
  Registration: Registration via Eventbrite is Required