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Community Blog Posts

Check out the blog posts about FOSS4G 2017, from members of the community, by clicking the links below.

Title Author Link
A geospatial tinkerer’s feast: FOSS4G 2017 Adam Steer spatialised.net
A Visual Summary of FOSS4G 2017 Michele Tobias experimentalcraft.wordpress.com
Astun Technology Supports Most Successful FOSS4G Astun Technology astuntechnology.com
FOSS4G - Boston, August 2017 Peter Keum pkgeo.com
FOSS4G - it's getting better all the time Steven Feldman knowwhereconsulting.co.uk
FOSS4G 2017 Randal Hale northrivergeographic.com
FOSS4G 2017 Volker Mische vmx.cx
FOSS4G 2017 Boston Kurt Menke birdseyeviewgis.com
FOSS4G 2017 Recap Bill Dollins blog.geomusings.com
FOSS4G 2017 Recap Kitty Hurley geospatialresponse.wordpress.com
FOSS4G 2017 Trip Report Sarah Chow cesium.com
FOSS4G Boston 2017 Kerst blog.geolytix.net
FOSS4G International Comes to Boston, MA James Armstrong urisa.org; Page 5
Fulcrum Live 2017 Recap Cory MacVie fulcrumapp.com
GeoHipsters at FOSS4G in Boston GeoHipster Team geohipster.com
GeoSolutions Presentations at FOSS4G 2017 Simone Giannecchini geo-solutions.it
My FOSS4G - Boston Experience Feye Andal openstreetmap.org
Returning to FOSS4G, Five Years in the Making Raj Singh medium.com
Successful Workshops Across US East Coast and FOSS4G as a Growing Platform for GIS Community GIS Cloud giscloud.com
terrestris auf der FOSS4G 2017 in Boston terrestris terrestris.de
They say the happiest place on Earth is Disney World - They're wrong, it's FOSS4G Todd Barr medium.com
What We Learned About Open-Source Geospatial Technology at FOSS4G Peter Murray carto.com

Presentation Slides & Video Link

Check out the slides and video recordings from various presentations at FOSS4G Boston 2017 by clicking the links below.

Title Presenter Organization Presentation Type Date Slides Link Video Link
3D City Models for everyone Felix Kunde Beuth University of Applied Sciences Technical Session 8/17/2017 11:30 AM Slides
3D Tiles in Action Sean Lilley Cesium Technical Session 8/17/2017 10:30 AM Slides
A case study using Kubernetes/Docker routing , geocoding, and basemap microservices with QGIS and OpenLayersChristian Del PinoBoundlessTechnical Session8/18/2017 10:00 AMSlidesVideo
A history, status report, and outlook of Proj.4Howard ButlerHobu, Inc.Technical Session8/17/2017 3:00 PMSlides
A New Spatial Approach for Efficient Transformation of Equality - Generalized TSP to TSPMohammed ZiaGeomatics Engineering Department, Istanbul Technical UniversityTechnical Session8/18/17 12:30 PMSlidesVideo
A Journey through R for Geo Tina A. Cormier telluslabs Technical Session 8/17/2017 10:30 AM Slides
Accelerating Map Making with Artificial Intelligence Daniel Dufour First Draft GIS Technical Session 8/16/2017 4:30 PM Slides Video
Advanced geospatial technologies: The new powerful GRASS GIS 7.2 release Vaclav Petras North Carolina State University Technical Session 8/16/2017 4:00 PM Slides
An introduction to containerising geospatial apps with DockerJames Milner3D RepoTechnical Session8/16/2017 1:30 PMVideo
An open, standards based and flexible point cloud data service Adam Steer Australian National University Technical Session 8/18/2017 1:00 PM Slides
Analyzing Large Raster Data in a Jupyter Notebook with GeoPySpark on AWS Rob Emanuele Azavea Workshop 8/15/2017 8:00 AM Slides
AnOl, GeoExt, MapStore 2, ngeo, ... — An overview of extensions, plugins, libraries & frameworks around OpenLayers Marc Jansen terrestris GmbH & Co. KG Technical Session 8/16/2017 10:30 AM Slides
Another Perspective View of Cesium for OGC Moving FeaturesHyemi JeongPusan National UniversityTechnical Session8/18/17 1:30 PMVideo
Automatic generation of a 2-D-TIN for river hydraulics from 1-D cross section dataJörg HöttgesFH AachenTechnical Session8/17/2017 3:00 PMSlides
Big Data at the heart of open geospatial innovationMarc VloemansLocationTechTechnical Session8/16/2017 2:30 PMSlidesVideo
Breaking the 4th dimension: working with time in PostgreSQL and PostGIS David Bitner Boundless Spatial Technical Session 8/16/2017 2:10 PM Slides
Breaking Up is Easy to Do: Leaving ESRI Behind for QGIS - A Case Study Alex Cohn Chapin Hill, University of Chicago Technical Session 8/16/2017 11:00 AM Slides Video
Browser-based geoprocessing with Turf.js Numa Gremling geoSYS Technical Session 8/16/2017 2:00 PM Slides
Building a Frankenstein Open Data Portal with FOSS, sweat, and tears Mike Dolbow State of Minnesota Technical Session 8/16/2017 2:30 PM Slides
Building a Table Joining like service with Web Processing Services Ian Turton Astun Technology Technical Session 8/18/2017 9:30 AM Slides Video
Building and evaluating the user experience of an Open Source geoportal: the Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal Ryan Mattke University of Minnesota Libraries Technical Session 8/16/2017 11:30 AM Slides
Carto Connectors: data plumbing for geo-analystsJavier GoizueaCARTOTechnical Session8/17/2017 11:30 AMSlidesVideo
CartoView App Market: Configurable Web Apps for GeoNodeAhmed OsmanCartoLogicTechnical Session8/16/2017 4:30 PMSlides
Classification of remote sensing images with the Orfeo ToolBox and QGISManuel GrizonnetCNESWorkshop8/14/2017 1:00 PMSlides
Combination of satellite imagery and ground sensors to improve surface solar estimation: the e-space monitoring projectCaroline LallemandReuniwattTechnical Session8/16/2017 10:30 AMSlidesVideo
Containerizing your geospatial applications with DockerSteven LanderRGiTechnical Session8/16/2017 2:00 PMSlidesVideo
Creating input masks for QGIS using Python, PyQt, Qt DesignerNuma GremlinggeoSYSTechnical Session8/18/2017 1:30 PMSlides
Creating Stunning Maps in GeoServer : mastering SLD and CSS styles.Andrea AimeGeoSolutionsTechnical Session8/18/2017 12:30 PMSlides
Cross-Platform Mobile Mapping with React NativeLandon RobinsonBoundlessTechnical Session8/16/2017 11:00 AMSlides
Custom QGIS Symbols with Inkscape Michele Tobias UC Davis Library Technical Session 8/18/2017 11:00 AM Slides
D3.js in postgres with plv8 Steven Ottens Geodan Technical Session 8/16/2017 2:30 PM Slides
Data driven styling for fast GL mapsMolly LloydMapboxTechnical Session8/17/17 11:30 AMVideo
Density mapping of ship traffic using FOSS4G in C# .NETMorten AronsenFFITechnical Session8/18/2017 12:30 PMSlidesVideo
Development of an extension of GeoServer to provide handling three-dimensional spatial data Hyung-Gyu Ryoo Pusan National University Technical Session 8/18/2017 11:00 AM Slides
Developing Scalable Information Extraction Processing Pipelines using R for Earth Observation Applications Aniruddha Ghosh University of California Davis Technical Session 8/17/2017 11:30 AM Slides
DSG Tools: a toolbox for database management and vector data quality in QGISLuiz AndradeGeographic Service, Brazilian ArmyTechnical Session8/17/2017 10:30 AMSlidesVideo
Embracing Open Source for NASA's Earth Science Data SystemsKathleen BaynesNASA Earth Science Data and Information SystemsTechnical Session8/16/2017 10:30 AMSlides
End-to-End Geo Machine LearningIan SchulerDevelopment SeedTechnical Session8/16/2017 5:00 PMVideo
Everything old is new again: What open source Google Earth Enterprise means for Cesium and FOSS4G Matthew Amato Analytical Graphics Inc. Technical Session 8/17/2017 11:00 AM Slides
Exposing location data services through SQL Rafa de la Torre CARTO Technical Session 8/18/2017 10:30 AM Slides Video
Extending PostGIS with PythonBenjamin Trigona-HaranayPlanetTechnical Session8/16/2017 11:30 AMSlides
Extracting intelligent information from aerial images using machine learningMathilde ØrstavikNorkartTechnical Session8/16/2017 4:00 PMSlidesVideo
Facilitate Visualization and Distribution of NASA Environmental Science Data through Open Standards and Open Source Software for GeospatialYaxing WeiOak Ridge National LaboratoryTechnical Session8/18/2017 10:30 AMVideo
Fake Maps, Very Dishonest Steven Feldman KnowWhere Consulting Technical Session 8/17/2017 2:30 PM Slides Video
Forest Management - A FOSS4G ApproachJames CrossOntario Ministry of Natural Resources and ForestryTechnical Session8/17/2017 2:30 PMSlides
Generating quick and easy React/OpenLayers Web Maps Willie Nordmann Boundless Technical Session 8/16/2017 2:50 PM Slides
Geographic Update Partnership SoftwareChristopher WingateUnited States Census BureauTechnical Session8/17/2017 11:00 AMVideo
GeoMoose 3.0: React! OpenLayers! XML?Dan LittleBoundlessTechnical Session8/16/2017 3:00 PMSlides
GeoNetwork State of the ArtMaria Arias de ReynaGeoCatTechnical Session8/16/2017 3:00 PMSlides
GeoNode for DevelopersFrancesco BartoliGeoBeyond SrlWorkshop8/14/2017 1:00 PMSlides
GeoPoll: integrate cartographic questions in web forms, polls or surveysDaniel RappoMedia Engineering Institute, University of Applied Sciences, Western SwitzerlandTechnical Session8/16/2017 10:30 AMVideo
GeoServer Clustering Revisited: Getting Your Docker OnDerek KernUbisense Inc. Technical Session8/18/2017 1:30 PMSlides
GeoServer Feature FrenzyAndrea AimeGeoSolutionsTechnical Session8/18/2017 10:00 AMSlides
GeoServer in Production: we do it, here is how!Simone GiannecchiniGeoSolutionsTechnical Session8/18/2017 10:30 AMSlides
GeoTuple: a Framework for Web Based Geo-Analytics with R and PostGIS Roland Hansson Nova Spatial LLC Technical Session 8/17/2017 2:00 PM Slides
GeoViews: From exploratory analysis to custom GIS dashboards in a few lines of Python codePhilipp RudigerContinuum Analytics Inc.Technical Session8/16/2017 4:00 PMSlidesVideo
Google Earth Enterprise as an Open Source ProjectAndres TerrazasThermopylae Sciences and TechnologyTechnical Session8/17/2017 11:30 AMSlides
GPUs & Their Role in GeovisualizationTodd MostakMapDTechnical Session8/16/2017 11:30 AMSlides
Have Your (Raspberry) Pi, and Map with It Too.Jim KlassenSharedGeoTechnical Session8/16/2017 2:30 PMSlidesVideo
How to version my spatial database? Felix Kunde Beuth University of Applied Sciences Technical Session 8/16/2017 1:30 PM Slides
HOWL: 3D/4D mapping and visualization of Oregon's wildlands Ricardo Morin Ricardo Morin LLC Technical Session 8/17/2017 3:00 PM Slides
Imaging the earth every dayBenjamin Trigona-HaranayPlanetTechnical Session8/17/2017 11:30 AMSlides
Indexes in geo-temporal data sets... How much is enough? Christopher Eichelberger Commonwealth Computer Research, Inc. Technical Session 8/18/2017 1:00 PM Slides
Integrating Apache Spark and R for Big Data Analytics on solving geographic problemsZhang MengqiSingapore Management UniversityTechnical Session8/17/2017 3:00 PMSlides
Introducing the PostGIS Add-ons: An easy way to add functionality to PostGISPierre RacineUniversity LavalTechnical Session8/16/2017 10:30 AMSlides
Introduction to Serverless for Geo Mark Varley AddressCloud Technical Session 8/17/2017 10:30 AM Slides
LUMASS - a spatial System Dynamics Modelling FrameworkAlexander HerzigLandcare Research New Zealand LtdTechnical Session8/16/2017 4:00 PMSlidesVideo
mago3D: A Brand New Geo-BIM Platform on top of Cesium & World Wind Sanghee Shin Gaia3D, Inc. Technical Session 8/17/2017 1:30 PM Slides
Maintaining Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) using distributed task queuesPaolo CortiHarvard Center for Geographic AnalysisTechnical Session8/16/2017 11:00 AMSlides
Making Ocean Observations Accessible and Usable: A Standards and Software Case StudyMicah WengrenNational Oceanic Atmosphere AdministrationTechnical Session8/17/2017 3:00 PMSlidesVideo
Map Markup Language and the Web of Maps: How Hypertext Works For MappingPeter RushforthNatural Resources CanadaTechnical Session8/18/2017 11:00 AMSlides
MapBox Styles for GeoServer and OpenLayers Torben Barballe Boundless Technical Session 8/18/2017 1:00 PM Slides
Mapping Data in Jupyter Notebooks with PixieDustRaj SinghIBMTechnical Session8/16/2017 10:30 AMSlides
Mapping the world: going beyond web mercator with GeoServerAndrea AimeGeoSolutionsTechnical Session8/17/2017 11:30 AMSlidesVideo
MapStore 2, modern mashups with OL3, Leaflet and React Mauro Bartolomeoli GeoSolutions SAS Technical Session 8/16/2017 5:00 PM Slides
Mars in 3D across oceans of time: How we made Rewind the Red Planet Brian Jacobs National Geographic Technical Session 8/18/2017 9:30 AM Slides Video
Migrating to Vector Tiles Lizzi Slivinski NBT Solutions Technical Session 8/18/2017 9:30 AM Slides
National Collaborative Mapping of Forests and Natural Resources From a Government Initiative - The Rural Environmental Registry (CAR)Bernardo TrovãoBrazilian Forest ServicesTechnical Session8/17/2017 3:00 PMSlides
Noise: A new search index for semi structured data Volker Mische OnMyOwn Technical Session 8/18/2017 1:00 PM Slides Video
Non-cartographic visualizations of geographic dataAndrew TurnerEsriTechnical Session8/17/2017 1:30 PMVideo
Offline first mappingCalvin MetcalfApplied Geographics Inc. Technical Session8/16/2017 3:00 PMSlides
OGC SensorThings API with GOST Bert Temme Geodan Workshop 8/14/2017 8:00 AM Slides
OpenHistoryMapMarco MontanariModal Nodes, OpenHistoryMapTechnical Session8/16/2017 3:00 PMSlidesVideo
ORFEO ToolBox license change from CeCILL to Apache : diary of a long journeyManuel GrizonnetCNESTechnical Session8/17/2017 2:30 PMSlides
PDAL Project Status and IntroMichael SmithUS Army Corps of EngineersTechnical Session8/18/2017 1:30 PMSlides
Pirate Maps: Experiments with portable maps on the Raspberry Pi Ian Turton Astun Technology Technical Session 8/16/2017 3:00 PM Slides Video
Point Cloud Filters & Pipelines in PDAL Brad Chambers DigitalGlobe Technical Session 8/18/2017 9:30 AM Slides
Polygon aggregator for big time series of Amazon deforestation dataLuiz MottaBrazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural ResourcesTechnical Session8/18/2017 1:30 PMSlidesVideo
PostGIS Spatial TricksRegina ObeParagon CorporationTechnical Session8/17/2017 1:30 PMSlides
Processing conservation indicators with open source tools: lessons learnt from the Digital Observatory for Protected Areas Luca Battistella Joint Research Centre of the European Commission Technical Session 8/18/2017 9:30 AM Slides
Promoting your open source implementation and getting OGC free certificationLuis BermudezOGCTechnical Session8/17/2017 1:30 PMSlidesVideo
Protobuf based output formats for PostGISBjörn HarrtellSeptima P/STechnical Session8/16/2017 11:00 AMSlides
Providing API Access to Cutting Edge Forest Monitoring and Analysis ToolsAsa StrongWorld Resources InstituteTechnical Session8/16/17 1:30 PMVideo
Python Raster Processing on Serverless ArchitectureMatthew McFarlandAzaveaTechnical Session8/16/2017 4:30 PMSlidesVideo
QGIS Web Client 2 Pirmin Kalberer Sourcepole Technical Session 8/18/2017 12:30 PM Slides
QKan - Management of drainage system data with QGISJörg HöttgesFH AachenTechnical Session8/17/2017 2:30 PMSlides
R in the Z-dimension: Processing LiDAR data for free Tina A. Cormier telluslabs Technical Session 8/17/2017 2:30 PM Slides
Raster is a disaster, vector is a spectre: the tale of one startup on a budget, wading through the tile wars. William Morris Faraday Inc. Technical Session 8/18/2017 10:00 AM Slides
Real-time 3D visualization of geospatial data using BlenderPayam Tabrizian Center for Geospatial Analytics, NC State University Workshop 8/14/2017 8:00 AM Slides
Regional Wastewater Treatment Planning: FOSS RESTful API Stack & Web Application DevelopmentShawn GouletCape Cod CommissionTechnical Session8/16/2017 1:30 PMSlides
Rspatial.org, tutorials for learning Spatial R Alex Mandel University of California Davis Technical Session 8/17/2017 1:30 PM Slides
Sales and Support engineering in an Open Source SaaS start upJorge SanzCARTOTechnical Session8/16/2017 2:00 PMSlides
Scaling my SDI: Containers or VMs?Francesco BartoliGeoBeyond SrlTechnical Session8/16/2017 10:30 AMSlides
Sharing and Migrating GIS Projects with OGC GeoPackage Pirmin Kalberer Sourcepole Technical Session 8/17/2017 10:20 AM Slides
Solving the last mile problem with OpenTripPlanner (OTP), Mapzen Pelias, and open dataMadeline SteeleTriMetTechnical Session8/18/2017 11:00 AMVideo
Spatial Data Infrastructures for Everyone Maria Aria de Reyna GeoCat Keynote 8/18/2017 2:30 PM Slides Video
Spatially enable WordPress with WP-GeoMeta-Lib Michael Moore LuminFire Technical Session 8/16/2017 5:00 PM Slides Video
State of Geoforall - OSGeo global education and research labs networkHelena MitasovaDepartment of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences and Center for Geospatial Analytics, North Carolina State UniversityTechnical Session8/17/2017 10:30 AMSlides
State of GeoGigDave BlasbyBoundlessTechnical Session8/16/2017 5:00 PMSlides
State of GeoServerAndrea AimeGeoSolutionsTechnical Session8/18/2017 9:30 AMSlides
State of QGISLarry ShafferBoundlessTechnical Session8/18/2017 9:30 AMSlides
Story of Oskari - from a national geoportal towards an international OSGeo ProjectAarnio TimoNational Land Survey of FinlandTechnical Session8/16/2017 3:00 PMSlides
T-rex, a vector tile server for your own data Pirmin Kalberer Sourcepole Technical Session 8/18/2017 11:00 AM Slides
The Billion Object Platform (BOP): a system to lower barriers to support big, streaming, spatio-temporal data sourcesBen LewisCenter for Geographic Analysis, Harvard UniversityTechnical Session8/18/2017 12:30 PMVideo
The Data Observatory: an Open Source ETL and Metadata Framework for GeodataStuart LynnCARTOTechnical Session8/16/2017 4:30 PMVideo
The Making of Globe Nocturne - Building a Web Application for Night-time Satellite Imagery in Environmental & Socio–Economic Studies with Open Source Geospatial TechnologiesQing LiuUniversity of DenverTechnical Session8/16/2017 11:00 AMVideo
The MapStory approach to crowd-editing change over timeNitin GadiaMapSTory FoundationTechnical Session8/18/2017 9:30 AMVideo
The Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (MGGG)Justin SolomonMGGGTechnical Session8/18/2017 1:00 PMSlides
The UN OpenGIS InitiativeKyoung-Soo EomUN GIS, Information and Communications Technology Division (US)Technical Session8/16/2017 2:00 PMVideo
The Unlikely Road to Advanced Open Source 3D Mapping TechnologyOndrej ProchazkaMelown Technologies SETechnical Session8/18/2017 1:30 PMSlides
The Utility of Beautiful GeovisualizationsLaura TateosianNC StateTechnical Session8/17/2017 11:00 AMVideo
Towards A Web-Enabled Geo-Sample Web: An Open Source Resource Management and Registration System for Connecting Geo-Samples to the WebAnusuriya DevarajuCSIROTechnical Session8/16/2017 2:30 PMVideo
Towards an Improved Metadata Management in QGIS: Vision and RoadmapJoana SimoesGeoCatTechnical Session8/18/2017 10:30 AMSlides
Towards OSGeo best practices for scientific software citation: Integration options for persistent identifiers in OSGeo project repositories Peter Löwe German INstitute for Economic Research DIW Technical Session 8/17/2017 2:00 PM Slides Video
Transforming Geospatial Data for Visualization with D3Benjamin KreppCentral Transportation Planning StaffTechnical Session8/17/2017 10:30 AMSlidesVideo
Trillions of points - spatial indexing, organization, and exploitation of massive point clouds Connor Manning Hobu, Inc. Technical Session 8/17/2017 2:00 PM Slides
Tufts Spatial Data Rescue: Crawling at-risk Government DataKyle MonahanTufts UniversityTechnical Session8/17/2017 1:30 PMSlides
Using FOSS mapping and charting tools to visualize refugee and immigrant integration dataRachel WongPennsylvania State UniversityTechnical Session8/18/2017 12:30 PMSlides
Using Mapbox and GDAL to Visualize Trends in Ocean Phytoplankton from NASA Earth Observations Satellite Images Rob Chohan ePi Rational, Inc. Technical Session 8/16/2017 2:00 PM Slides
Vector tiles from OpenStreetMap with OpenMapTiles and TileServer GLPetr PridalKlokan Technologies GmbHTechnical Session8/18/2017 10:30 AMVideo
Visionmaker NYC: Browser-based cellwise raster editing for urban sustainabilityKim FisherWildlife Conservation SocietyTechnical Session8/17/2017 2:00 PMSlides
Visualization and analysis of active transportation patterns derived from public webcamsAnna PetrasovaNorth Carolina State UniversityTechnical Session8/17/2017 3:00 PMSlidesVideo
VTS 3D Geospatial Software StackOndrej ProchazkaMelown Technologies SETechnical Session8/18/2017 10:30 AMSlides
Weather from 250 Miles Up: Visualizing Precipitation Satellite Data (and Other Weather Applications) using CesiumJSMatthew LammersKBRwyle/NASATechnical Session8/16/2017 2:30 PMSlides
Welcome to the FOSS4G CommunityJody GarnettBoundlessTechnical Session8/16/2017 10:30 AMVideo
What defines a neighborhood?Michelle HoCARTOTechnical Session8/18/2017 9:30 AMSlides
What's up with diversity?Maria Arias de ReynaGeoCatTechnical Session8/16/2017 1:30 PMSlidesVideo
Why 3D? The benefits of 3D geospatial visualization beyond pretty pictures Hannah Pinkos Analytical Graphics Inc. Technical Session 8/17/2017 11:00 AM Slides
Why we code Paul Ramsey CARTO Keynote 8/16/2017 9:15 AM Slides Video
Why your map sucks and you don't even know itWill CadellSparkgeo.comTechnical Session8/16/2017 11:00 AMVideo
ZOO-Project 1.7.0: What is new about Open WPS Platform Gerald Fenoy GeoLabs SARL Technical Session 8/18/2017 10:00 AM Slides Video

Presentation Videos


Opening Plenary

Michael Terner, Guido Stein, Brian Hamlin, Jody Garnet Open FOSS4G Boston 2017 with a few short presentations welcoming the community to the event.

Why we code

Keynote Presentation by Paul Ramsey

Integrating Data in Digital Services for State Government

Keynote Presentation by Holly St. Clair

Coding as a first resort

Keynote Presentation by Joe Cheng

Free Software: Freedom, Privacy, Sovereignty

Free Software: Freedom, Privacy, Sovereignty by Dr. Richard Stallman
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Spatial Data Infrastructures for everyone

Keynote Presentation by Maria Aria de Reyna