FOSS4G-Asia 2023 Seoul

Jody Garnett

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


Getting Started with GeoServer
Jody Garnett

GeoServer is a much loved 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 installation of 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 one-click-publishing from Desktop GIS 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, and you are welcome to bring your own data.

This is a hands-on workshop: If you are comfortable installing software on your laptop you are encouraged to do so. If you can not install it is okay - GeoCat will provide a hosted GeoServer (so only a browser is required to attend).

General Track(Talks, Online Talks, Lightning Talks, Workshops)
Circle Room
Welcome to Geonetwork
Jody Garnett

Welcome to GeoNetwork and FOSS4G! GeoNetwork is a leading open-source web catalog for keeping track of the spatial information. For those transitioning to FOSS4G from an integrated environment we help explain how everything fits together.

This orientation session introduces GeoNetwork (as a software component), providing a high-level view to explain how foss4g software is intended to work together. If you are transitioning from an ESRI environment this critical talk to attend as open source technology is often presented in isolation.

This presentation covers:

  • 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 show 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.

General Track(Talks, Online Talks, Lightning Talks, Workshops)
Seoul Archive
State of GeoTools
Jody Garnett

GeoTools is the “Java Geospatial Toolkit” responsible for powering a wide range of applications, tools and utilities!

A quick update from the Project Team on this popular Open Source Geospatial Foundation project.

General Track(Talks, Online Talks, Lightning Talks, Workshops)
Seoul Archive
State of GeoServer
Jody Garnett

GeoServer is a web service for publishing your geospatial data using industry standards for vector, raster and mapping, as well as to process data!

GeoServer widely used throughout the world by organizations to manage, disseminate and analyze data at scale. GeoServer is an established open-source components used projects like GeoNode, geOrchestra and MapStore.

This presentation provides an update on our community as well as reviews of the new and noteworthy features in GeoServer. Attend this talk whether you are an user, a developer, or simply curious about what GeoServer can do for you.

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.

General Track(Talks, Online Talks, Lightning Talks, Workshops)
Vium Hall