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Open Geostack

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Location: Ballroom III

You have seen all those cool mapping applications, both on the desktop and on the web, and now you want to make some of your own.

This workshop will give you all the tools you need to build a complete GIS/Web mapping stack using a selection of free and open source tools. We will take shapefiles and put them in PostGIS. With this as the base we will use open source GIS desktop tools, GeoServer, WorldWindJava, Google Earth and OpenLayers, as viewers.

Paul Ramsey


Paul has been a developer and promoter of open source geospatial software for 10 years, as a founder of the PostGIS spatial database project, leader of an open source geospatial company, as a Director of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, and currently as a Senior Consultant for OpenGeo.org. Paul speaks regularly at geospatial conferences, teaches workshops on open source databases, and consults on the use and development of spatial databases.

Steven Citron-Pousty


Steve is the technology evangelist for deCarta. He has 7 years of Java programming expertise ranging from data processing and statistical analysis to ORM and web applications. He began doing geospatial work 16 years ago and has done geospatial programnming work on multiple platforms using JavaScript, .NET, and Java. He has spoken at numerous conferences including JavaOne, AjaxWorld, ESRI User Conference, and SAP TechEd. Before deCarta Steve also held a number of applied GIS and spatial technology research positions at Jones & Stokes, ESRI, Yale University, University of New Haven, and University of Connecticut. Steve holds a B.A. from Vassar College, an M.S. from University of Georgia and a Ph. D. in Ecology from University of Connecticut. He likes building interesting applications and helping developers create great solutions.