FOSS4G 2022 workshops

GeoServer Beginners Workshop
2022-08-22, 09:00–13:00 (Europe/Rome), 211

GeoServer is a much open-source project and one of the most popular web mapping services in the world. This workshop provides a gentle hands-on introduction in setting up and enjoying GeoServer.

This workshop covers the advantages of using GeoServer; looking at the abilities of this open-source technology:

  • We will start with a demonstration of geoserver installation and touch on system requirements and installing optional extensions.

  • Hands-on publication of spatial data (vector, raster and database).

  • GeoServer styling and web mapping use

  • Preflight check-lists making sure your datasets, and web services, are ready for use.

  • Demonstration of automatic publishing from QGIS or ArcMap desktop using geocat-bridge tool.

  • For those migrating from ESRI software this workshop offers an opportunity to explore foss4g similarities and differences.

This session is a great way to get started, geared towards those with no prior open source experience. Familiarity with GIS concepts is recommended for attendees.

GeoCat will provide a cloud hosted GeoServer for attendees (so only a browser is required to attend). If you are comfortable installing software on your laptop are welcome to do so as part of this workshop (but this is not required).

Jody Garnett is an open source developer and advocate working with GeoCat BV. He has over 20 years experience consulting, training, building solutions, and guiding technology development. Jody is on the steering committee for the GeoTools, GeoServer and JTS projects, and volunteers as chair of the OSGeo Incubation Committee.

Sander is a software engineer at GeoCat BV and a loyal Pythonista, with a background in GIS. He is the product owner of both GeoCat Bridge for QGIS and ArcGIS.