One of the highlights of our annual calendar, FOSS4G is THE conference for geospatial professionals.
As usual, we’ll be sharing our expertise and experiences as well as learning from others.
On the 29th September, our metadata guru, Jo Cook, will be delivering a session in conjunction with Paul van Genuchten from ISRIC. If you’re interested in giving your data the audience it deserves, you’ll enjoy their thoughts on GeoNetwork and Search Engine Optimization. With the majority of geospatial data consumers accessing data via search engines, this talk is relevant to anyone whose data will be useful to external users.
Later that day, Jo will share how advances in technology have enabled automated data discovery and metadata production. If you’re keen to enhance your service delivery, this is the talk for you. Metadata Nirvana: Data discovery and metadata creation untouched by human hands will inspire you to rethink your data management strategy so you can reduce the amount of costly dark data you hold, eliminate duplicated datasets and ensure that your metadata is optimised for both search engines and users.
In his personal capacity, one of our developers, Ian Turton, will be joining Andrea Aime on the 29th to reveal The secret life of open source developers. This talk offers a frank and thought-provoking insight into what drives developers to give up their own time, without the promise of recompense or recognition, and how users can easily overlook the contribution they make. Both Ian and Andrea will draw upon personal experience gained whilst working on GeoServer development in what their families would laughingly call their ‘spare time’.
On 30th September, Matt Travis, one of our GIS consultants, will share his technical expertise in a talk on Deploying QGIS using command line options. He’ll summarise the command lines options available to QGIS to open it with specific UI config and certain plugins set for use. He’ll also demonstrate how command line options can be used to deploy QGIS silently within a Windows environment.
Finally, on October 1st, we’ll share how our partnership with The Ramblers has enabled 50,000 miles of lost historic paths to be found. Dan Ormsby, our Head of Ops, and Matt Walker, our Geospatial Architect, will join Jack Cornish from The Ramblers to deliver “Don’t Lose Your Way”: How 4000 volunteers found 50,000 miles of lost historic paths in England and Wales using OSGeo technology. Join us if you’re interested in OSGeo, old maps and protecting the great British countryside.