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.
British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET
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
13.45 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
AGI Member Price: £60+VAT = £70.50
AGI Non Member Price: £90+VAT = £105.75
To register visit the AGI website here