FOSS4G Europe 2024 workshops

Styling Natural Earth with GeoServer
07-01, 14:00–18:00 (Europe/Tallinn), Room 335

This workshop is a practical introduction to advanced data styling with GeoServer using the GeoCSS styling language and Natural Earth data to build a multi-scale political map. Join to learn the basics of GeoCSS, and a number of interesting tricks to build an interesting, colorful, informative map.

Natural Earth is a public domain map dataset available at 1:10m, 1:50m, and 1:110 million scales. Featuring tightly integrated vector and raster data, with Natural Earth one can build a variety of visually pleasing, well-crafted maps with cartography or GIS software.

GeoServer GeoCSS is a CSS inspired language allowing you to build maps without consuming fingertips in the process, while providing all the same abilities as SLD.

This workshop will how how to style Natural Earth with GeoServer CSS, showing how simple, compact styles can be used to prepare a multiscale map, covering:
* Leveraging CSS cascading.
* Building styles that respond to scales in ways that go beyond simple scale dependencies.
* Various types of labeling tricks (conflict resolution and label priority, controlling label density, label placement, typography, labels in various scripts, label shields and more).
* Quickly controlling colors with LessCSS inspired functions.
* Building symbology using GeoServer large set of well known marks.

We will make available an all-in-one package to run the workshop as a Virtual Machine or a self-contained Zip file. This should be pre-installed on attendees laptops before the workshop.

Open source enthusiast with strong experience in Java development and GIS. Personal interest range from high performance software, managing large data volumes, software testing and quality, spatial data analysis algorithms, map rendering.
Full time open source developer on GeoServer and GeoTools, regular presenter at F0SS4G.
Received the Sol Katz's OSGeo award in 2017.


I'm krishna, I'm a web GIS Developer focusing on FOSS stack. I help my clients escape the trap of paying $$$ every month for technologies, that are available for free using FOSS.
Apart from development, I also do lot of content creation at related to GIS

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I am a research software engineer at the University of Glasgow working on the intersection of big geospatial data and AI. I am also a member of the GeoTools and GeoServer project steering committees and contribute code to both projects regularly.

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