FOSS4G 2022 workshops

Setting up a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) with Open Source Software using OSGeoLive
08-23, 14:00–18:00 (Europe/Rome), 211

This workshop provides a practical, overview of key software used within a Spatial Data Infrastructure SDI.

In the workshop we will use OSGeoLive and the Open Source software and sample data shipped with it to get to know the components of an SDI.

We will get our hands dirty using some of the leading applications, and will introduce the other applications on OSGeoLive and when they are used.

A Spatial Data Infrastructure SDI is a data infrastructure that provides geographic data and metadata, which is accessible for several users and incorporates a variety of tools to accomplish different processes. It helps make data accessible, maintainable and findable throughout your organization. We will start with different types of geographic data and learn about how to store data in a PostgreSQL PostGIS database.

As second step, we will have a look at a service based infrastructure and you will learn about OGC services like OGC Web Map Service and OGC Web Feature Service.

You will learn how to create these services with software like QGIS Server, MapServer or GeoServer. We will practice with QGIS server. A client is needed to view and analyse data from services. We will learn about Desktop GIS and WebGIS and load Services in QGIS and publish data to the web using OpenLayers, GeoNode and Mapbender.

We will learn about metadata and how to make data traceable in a metadata system like GeoNetwork or pycsw. We will practice with pycsw and GeoNode. And you will learn how you can control the access to your data and setup a user management.

After the journey through all the components you will be familiar with the concept and the advantages of a Spatial Data Infrastructure, and will know where to look for deeper insights into the more powerful features of the various tools.

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Workshop will use OSGeoLive Version 15.0

See also: workshop material (.pdf) 2.1 MB (2.0 MB)

Astrid Emde is a Geospatial Expert and works in Bonn at WhereGroup since many years and works as Senior GIS Consultant on WebGIS solutions with FOSSGIS. Astrid Emde is an active member of OSGeo and a Charter Member since 2010. From 2017-2021 she was in the OSGeo Board of Directors and is OSGeo Secretary. She recieved the Sol Katz Award in 2018 at FOSS4G 2018 in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania).

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Nicolas Roelandt is a GIS engineer at the Gustave Eiffel University
He is active in the OSGeo-fr chapter board, the OSGeoLive PSC and he is a FOSS4G enthusiast.

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Enock is a craft OpenStreetMap contributor and community member from Ghana, West Africa and studying M.Sc. Cartography. He promotes and advocates using Free and Open Source Software and Communities of Practice. He was a member of the Local Organizing Committee for FOSS4G 2021 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). He volunteers in the OSGeo Marketing Committee and OSGeoLive PSC as well.

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