Emails are flying so I wanted to throw something up here
Confession: I’m on the conference committee. The final count came down to these numbers: 93 full talks, 36 half talks, 10 workshops, and 3 keynotes. You may look at this and go “OMG they are going to be talking about how to github a geojson raster into the cloud using geojava.node.whatmacallit and this is going to be nothing but confusing”
To randomly pick 5 talks:
Hiroshima Archive: The goal of the “Hiroshima Archive” is to ensure that future generations will be able to learn the true cost of atomic warfare. Using Cesium, the archive is able to provide a personalized experience. A user could be viewing a 1945 map while browsing survivors’ accounts and photos. They could then choose to switch to modern aerial photography to see how the location has changed since.
Processing Raster Data for Online Use: Have you seen georeferenced historical maps online that just look…fuzzy? That’s what we started with at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, and we would like to share the steps we’ve found to get clear, legible, zoomable map overlays.
Cartography with InkScape: Sometimes your map needs a little extra polish. In this talk, I will outline my workflow for bringing maps from QGIS into Inkscape and exporting to commonly used formats to produces a finished professional-quality map. It will include “do’s” and “don’ts” to help you develop your own workflow and avoid common pitfalls, as well as some features unique to Inkscape such as filters.
PostGIS Spatial Tricks: This talk will showcase spatial feats you can do with PostGIS Special focus will be given to features new in PostGIS 2.2 and upcoming PostGIS 2.3.
Precision Ag and Open Spatial Technologies: Autonomous Vehicles, Drones and Data Driven decisions happening on a sub inch level. A city of the future? No, a farm today. Come find out the current Precision Agricultural techniques for data collection, analysis and dissimulation and where FOSS4G tech plays a key role. From harvesting millions of data points generated from every vehicle on the farm, to the corporate dashboard and reports, FOSS4G plays a role.
State of QGIS: State of QGIS reviews new and noteworthy features for the QGIS project. This talk will cover both Desktop and Server components from version 2.14 just released by the community.
So if you’ve never been to one of these things – that’s some of the crazy good talks you’ll see. Even if you’re all ESRI all Day this is good information. I know we are going up against the old ESRI SERUG conference – but I think as far as pushing the envelope of technical talks have everyone else beat.
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