Iwi-Cat - an Open Source tool to Support the Use and Management of Iwi Spatial Resources
10-19, 14:00–14:25 (Pacific/Auckland), Te Iringa

Does the management and sharing of information present challenges for your organisation? Iwi-Cat provides an intuitive way to organise and use your data collections. Learn how Te Tauihu Iwi are implementing a FOSS4G stack to support cultural and Taiao use cases.

This presentation will demonstrate the use of an open-source geospatial stack to support the needs of Iwi. The issue at hand focused on the difficulty in managing and leveraging information available to the best effect. The solution consists of a stack of software with GeoNetwork opensource at its core with PostGIS and Geoserver in a Tomcat container in Nginx on a Debian based Catalyst Cloud server. QGIS and GeoCAT bridge augment the input of resources. This solution provides a reliable way to manage and utilise cultural and environmental data held by the Iwi and data such as consents and sea level rise information that may impact Iwi cultural and economic resources.

Byron has over 30 years experience as a leader in providing interoperability and data linking solutions in a large number of contexts across the globe. His greatest expertise is in Open Data Standards implementation and development - particularly in the geospatial realm.

Byron has served at various levels of government, the military and private industry, both in New Zealand, Australia and the US. He has often been turned to by organisations wishing to develop, organise and manage their disparate data using standards based interoperability solutions.

In recent years Byron has contributed to multiple international interoperability efforts including the W3C Spatial Data on the Web, numerous test bed and interoperability experiments for the Open Geographic Consortium and standards development for ISO Technical Committee 211.

In his spare time Byron enjoys exploring the Nelson region, getting to know the local craft beers, keeping abreast of current affairs, and picking on his mandolin when its all becomes a bit too much.

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