Open Source GIS Desktop Smackdown*
See the leading open source GIS desktop systems solve real world problems.
Open Source GIS software has proven to be reliable, fast, and cartographically pleasing on the WWW, however it has traditionally lagged behind commercial systems on the desktop.
In this session we will highlight the capabilities of some of the leading, most feature-rich, desktop applications in the open source ecosystem. Each presenter will demonstrate a specific set of tasks from cartography to analysis in a specific software platform. The programs featured are: Quantum GIS, gvSig, OpenJump, and MapWindow.
Darrell wrangles data and corrals systems for a green energy startup. In his copious free time he rows and teaches GIS at Portland State University. He holds a BS in Geography from Portland State University, and an MS in Geography from Penn State University, where he studied Environmental Justice and the Political Ecology of e-waste in Accra, Ghana. He has an unfortunate travel addiction.
- Title: So, You Want to Make a Map?
- Track: Chemistry
- Room: B304
- Time: 10:00 – 11:45am
Practical cartographic geekery for accidental and padawan mapmakers: a crash course in Mapping 101 where we’ll talk about the anatomy of maps and what you need to know when creating them. Topics include cartographic standards, projections, visualization, and the fine art of finding, deciphering, and using geodata and metadata. Included will be examples of the good, the bad, and the ugly, as well as resources for further exploration.
- Speakers: Sarah Beecroft, Darrell Fuhriman
portland state university
David Percy has been the Geospatial Data Manager for Portland State University’s Geology Department since 1998, and for the Institute for Metropolitan Studies since March 2010. Before PSU, he spent 15 years as a database manager and programmer/analyst in the field of medical research. Since 1999 he has taught technology courses related to GIS, including GIS for the Natural Sciences, GIS Programming and Web GIS at the university. He is actively involved in international data standards regarding geospatial data transmission through the Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information. He is actively involved in the Open Source GIS movement through OSGEO and is a collaborator on a web-mapping framework named Map-Fu. His work in the domains of glaciology, coastal studies and web mapping has been published in several journals and open file reports. Percy has degrees in Geology and Economics.
Blue Sky GIS / PDX-OSGEO
Christian Schumann-Curtis is a GIS professional with 15 years’ experience focused on empowering colleagues and clients with GIS processes and information products.
Recent projects include:
→Reverse engineering school attendance boundaries to make school-specific demographic profiles for the entire nation.
→Testing, documentation, and training for aerial and terrain-based multi sensor platform to rapidly generate 3D digital models of terrain and vegetation along utility corridors
→Cartography for litigation support
Other projects include:
→Established eight production centers delivering GIS products and services in five countries, training over 50 technicians and five production supervisors, once in Spanish.
→Training the team of technicians which produced the set of nationwide high-resolution aerial photography which populated the technology which became Google Earth
Resolving issues that arise in projects while meeting the needs of supervisors and clients is a dynamic challenge in which I thrive.