FOSS4G 2023

Jody Garnett

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.


GeoServer Orientation and Demo
Ian Turton, Jody Garnett

Welcome to GeoServer, a popular web service for publishing your geospatial data using industry standards for vector, raster and mapping.

If the previous sentence made no sense to you, or if you are new to foss4g, or even just new to GeoServer, attend this talk to get pointed in the right direction!

This presentation provides a gentle introduction to FOSS4G and we will do our best to say the quiet part out loud:

  • Demo: We have learned from experience, and will introduce GeoServer using a demo.
  • Usage: Concepts using both a demo, and diagrams to connect to your data and publish as a spatial service.
  • Checklist: Preflight check-lists capturing common oversights when deploying GeoServer for the first time.
  • Value: What role GeoServer plays in your organization and what value the application provides.
  • Community: How the project is managed, and a discussion of the upcoming activities.
    Attend this presentation to get a running start on using GeoServer in your organization!

Attend this presentation to get a running start on using GeoServer in your organization!

Transition to FOSS4G
UBT F / N212 - Floor 3
GeoServer Feature Frenzy
Andrea Aime, Jody Garnett

GeoServer is a web service for publishing your geospatial data using industry standards for vector, raster and mapping. It powers a number of open source projects like GeoNode and geOrchestra and it is widely used throughout the world by organizations to manage and disseminate data at scale.

What can you do with GeoServer? This visual guide introduces some of the best features of GeoServer, to help you publish geospatial data and make it look great!

GeoServer has grown into an amazing, capable and diverse program - attend this presentation for:

  • A whirl-wind tour of GeoServer and everything it can do today.
  • A visual guide to some of the best features of GeoServer.
  • Our favorite tricks we are proud of!

New to GeoServer - attend this talk and prioritize what you want to look into first. Expert users - attend this talk and see what tricks and optimizations you have been missing out on.

State of software
UBT F / N212 - Floor 3
State of GeoServer
Andrea Aime, Jody Garnett

GeoServer is a web service for publishing your geospatial data using industry standards for vector, raster and mapping. Choose additional extensions to process data (either in batch or on the fly) and catalog records.

GeoServer is widely used by organizations throughout the world to manage, disseminate and analyze data at scale. GeoServer web services power a number of open source projects like GeoNode and geOrchestra.

This presentation provides an update on our community as well as reviews of the new and noteworthy features for the latest releases. In particular, we will showcase new features landed in 2.22 and 2.23, as well as a preview of what we have in store for 2.24 (to be released in September 2023).

Attend this talk for a cheerful update on what is happening with this popular OSGeo project, whether you are an expert user, a developer, or simply curious what GeoServer can do for you.

State of software
Outdoor Stage
GeoNetwork Orientation and Demo
Jody Garnett, Jonna Bosch

Welcome to GeoNetwork and FOSS4G! GeoNetwork is a leading open-source web catalog for keeping track of the spatial information.

This is an orientation session, so if you are new to foss4g we can help explain how everything fits together, and how the pieces of the puzzle form a whole. If you are migrating from ESRI environment this is a critical talk to attend as open source technology is often presented in isolation.

Jody is an experienced open source developer, digging how this technology works. Jonna is part of the QGIS community looking how to successfully use GeoNetwork.

This presentation shares our findings and experience with you, and touches on what makes GeoNetwork succeed:

  • We look at what GeoNetwork is for, the business challenge it is faced with, and the amazing technical approach taken by the technology.
  • We will demo the the publishing workflow to see what is required, and look at how harvesting can jump start your catalog contents
  • We peek under the hood at how the editor works, and discover the central super-power of GeoNetwork
  • Look at examples of how GeoNetwork has been extended by organizations to see what is possible with this technology

GeoNetwork is an established technology - recognized as an OSGeo project and member of the foss4g community for over a decade. We would love to welcome you to the conference and share what this project has to offer.

Transition to FOSS4G
How to join OSGeo (for projects)
Tom Kralidis, Jody Garnett

Welcome to the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, proud hosts of FOSS4G, and advocate for free and open source geospatial software everywhere. This is a call out to open source software developers; please join OSGeo and help us help you!

Join OSGeo today:

  • Even just listing your project on the website is a great first step. Help us promote your technology so users can discover and enjoy your software.
  • The OSGeo “community program” gives project teams a chance to join the foundation with an emphasis on supporting innovation and new projects. The foundation provides some direct support, assistance along with endorsement and recognition from our board.
  • For established projects please join our “incubation program” to be recognized for excellence and as a full OSGeo committee.

Unlike other foundations OSGeo does not require that you give up or transfer any Intellectual Property; we simply ask that you be spatial, open-source, and open to participation.

This presentation gives clear instructions on how to join OSGeo, and representatives from recent successful projects will be on hand to answer your questions.

Community & Foundation
GeoServer used in fun and interesting ways
Andrea Aime, Jody Garnett

GeoServer is the start of so many great open source success stories.

This talk introduces the core GeoServer application and explores the ecosystem that has developed around this beloved OSGeo application. Our presentation draws on the GeoServer ecosystem for use-cases and examples of how the application has been used successfully by a wide range of organizations.

Each use-case highlights a capability of GeoServer providing an overview of the technology drawn from practical examples.

  • Andrea Amie is on hand to share success stories highlighting GeoServer use in managing vulnerable ecosystems, agriculture information management, and marine data management.
  • Jody Garnett will look at how GeoServer technology powers cloud services
  • Gabriel will look at am amazing remixes for Cloud Native GeoServer
  • GeoServer technology powering the OSGeo community, including GeoNode, geOrchestra
  • A showcase of examples collected from our user list

Attend this talk to learn what GeoServer is good for out-of-the-box, and for inspiration on what is possible using GeoServer and the FOSS4G community.

Use cases & applications