If you are a regular user of PostGIS, you probably already know that Paul Ramsey is its most well known champion. In a keynote he gave at Geomatiqué 2016 in Montreal, he provided some insights on where GIS is evolving.
He explained how GIS tends to lag about five years behind most other technologies. […]
Even as FOSS4G 2016 was ending in Bonn barely two weeks ago, organizers are busily preparing for FOSS4G 2017 in Boston next summer. Among many other things, a Kid’s Map Gallery is being planned, with prizes to be awarded at the closing session. Since many children will not be able to attend […]
IntraMaps Roam is a free and open source app for offline tablet use, providing a field-friendly interface ‘skin’ on top of QGIS. On tablets we tested, panning, zooming, editing, and taking pictures were extremely smooth and fast. Our prototype tablet had enough local storage to include 4 GB for vector basemap layers plus locally hyperlinked […]
About a decade ago, a group of cyclists in the U.K. were frustrated with the lack of freely available street map data. Cyclists need to know how to get from here to there without freeways. This is what led to the founding of OpenStreetMap, or OSM, one of the world’s best known crowd-sourced projects. […]
Passing this along from SoCal URISA…
SoCal URISA, along with Palomar College, presents a Certified URISA workshop on Open Source GIS, with URISA instructor Sara Yurman.
Date: Saturday, April 25th, 2015
Location: Palomar College’s GIS Lab, 1140 W Mission Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069 (about 2 hours south of Downtown L.A.)
Cost: The […]
Claremont Graduate University invites you to a free Open Street Map event January 17th, 9am – 1pm Saturday. Discover how to easily digitize in support of humanitarian purposes (we’ll respond to urgent map requests in West Africa but can be performed for anywhere on the planet). Meet people, learn skills and volunteering for a great […]
If anyone missed the FOSS4G 2014 international conference in Portland, we can thank the presenters and event organizers for their generosity. This year’s 187 General Sessions were recorded […]
Passing this along from URISA.
URISA is pleased to announce the presentation of two of its most popular Certified Workshops via instructor-led web-based training. Normally full-day classroom sessions, each workshop has been re-packaged into three sections for presentation virtually without the travel expense and time away from work. The workshop content is thoroughly peer-reviewed and […]
SoCal URISA is hosting an Open Source Workshop, introducing attendees to PostGIS, Geoserver, OpenLayers and QGIS. (Bring your laptop.)
Presenter: Jeff Johnson from Boundless Location: Palomar College (about 30 minutes north of San Diego) When: Saturday, June 28, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Cost: Free for SoCal URISA members, otherwise purchase or renew your […]