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Tuesday, October 9 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
A Practical Introduction to Open Source GIS - Full-Day Workshop

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A Practical Introduction to Open Source GIS
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Sara Yurman, GISP, Principal, Spatial Focus LLC, Avondale Estates, GA
Tim Poe, GISP, Enterprise GIS Technical Manager, Byers Engineering , Atlanta, GA 

Free and open source software (FOSS) has been offering choices to computer users for a number of years.  This workshop offers a quick dip into open source, focusing on the use of a common suite of GIS open source software.  Both technical and management discussions of open source development will be accompanied by a series of exercises that start with freshly installed software and progresses through creating a spatial database for use by a work group, along with examples of data analysis and web publication.  

Participants are invited to bring their own laptops and follow along with the step-by-step instructions.  The workshop ends with an overview of a wide variety of open source software packages that can extend the capabilities explored in the exercises.

Exercises include:
  • Using QGIS
  • Using PostgreSQL/PostGIS
  • Reading from web services
  • Publishing data as web services
  • Creating a web map in GeoServer

Intended Audience: Anyone interested in free and open source geographic information system software. The workshop will suit both managerial and technical needs and it does not require any prerequisites.

Cost: One full-day or half-day workshop is included with full conference registration; $195 if only attending a workshop  

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Sara Yurman, GISP

Principal, Spatial Focus, LLC
Sara Yurman, GISP, is a founding partner in Spatial Focus, a consulting firm specializing in addressing and spatial data.  In that capacity she has worked nationally and internationally, handling projects in locations as diverse as Little Rock, Arkansas, Bandah Aceh, Indonesia and... Read More →

Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:30am - 5:00pm PDT
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