More details of UK Opensource GIS meeting

As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, The AGI Technical SIG is organising a meeting in Cambridge on the 27th April, there is now a detailed agenda.

The use of Open-Source software has become increasingly prevalent in many areas of information technology. For example, the majority of web sites run on open-source web server software e.g. Apache, Tomcat etc; operating systems such as Linux, BSD etc. have an increasing share of the market; open source web browsers are also increasing in popularity e.g. Firefox, Galeon etc. This event aims to investigate what the benefits and pitfalls of Open-Source are for the GIS community. Speakers will describe the impact of open-source software in various sectors and illustrate these with examples from both the research and commercial GIS communities.

Address
British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET

Programme
10.00 Registration & Coffee

10.30 Welcome – BAS
10.35 Introduction to Open Source in GIS – Martin Daly
11.00 Open Source GIS Server Systems – Norman Barker, Research Systems Inc.

11.30 Coffee Break

11.45 An introduction to MapGuide Open Source , Giulio Pagan, Autodesk Consulting
12.15 Census Interaction Data Service – Oliver Duke-Williams, Leeds University
12.45 ICEDS: using open source software to serve data and maps of the globe at full resolution – Jeremy Morley, University College London

13.15 Lunch

13.45 Developing an OGC Compliant Web Mapping and Download User Interface for the Satellite Image Data Service hosted at MIMAS – Gail Millin, Manchester University
14:15 MIDAS – Marine Information System based on OGC-compliant Open Source Software – Wyn Cudlip, QinetiQ

14.45 Coffee Break

15.15 CADDIE Crime and Disorder Mapping Application, Robin Brooke, Infotech
15.45 Q&A Session – Chair, Ed Parsons

16.10 Tour of BAS Facilities
17.00 Depart

AGI Member Price: £60+VAT = £70.50
AGI Non Member Price: £90+VAT = £105.75

To register visit the AGI website here

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