|Date:||Tuesday, September 30, 2014|
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
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|