[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: FOSS4G 2010 Workshops ready for inscriptions

Oscar Fonts oscar.fonts.lists at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 03:10:45 PST 2010

There is a typo in the workshops announcement.
The correct link to the FOSS4G 2010 home page is:

Corrected version in:

Sorry for the inconvenience,


2010/2/26 Oscar Fonts <oscar.fonts.lists at gmail.com>:
> [FOSS4G 2010 press release 5 - please promote]
> Barcelona, Spain. 26 February 2010.
> The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) conference
> is pleased to announce this year's Workshops panel.
> Workshops are a unique experience to learn about open source software
> from the experts in a hands-on environment. Workshops are 3 hour
> courses presented in full computer labs, with two attendees per
> computer, in the Barcelona School of Computer Science.
> We are offering 14 workshops this year, in two sessions, on Monday
> afernoon, September 6, and on Tuesday morning, September 7. When
> registering, workshop attendees will be asked to choose one workshop
> in each session.
> Following is a breaf description for each workshop. For more detailed
> information and registration, please visit FOSS4G 2010 web page:
> http://2010.fos4g.org.
> In the Conference web page you will also find the Tutorials panel, to
> be held during the conference days, September 7-9, which are included
> in the conference fee. And you can take the opportunity to book the
> gala dinner tickets too.
> Workshops have a high demand, and classroom capacity is limited.
> Register soon, dont't miss them!
> ----
> September 6 Workshops (Monday afternoon, 15-18h)
> W-01: Web mapping with GeoServer
> Attendees will learn how to load, publish, and share geospatial data
> with GeoServer. Discussion will include navigating the GeoServer user
> interface, loading and publishing data, OGC web services, and styling
> data with SLD. Also showcased will be Styler, a browser-based
> graphical style (SLD) editor.
> W-02: gvSIG 1.9 user workshop
> The main objective of the workshop is to show the new features
> included in the last stable version of gvSIG desktop (1.9). Also a
> brief introduction on gvsig.org, the main collaborative web portal of
> the gvSIG project.
> W-03: Setting up an OpenStreetMap rendering toolchain
> This workshop will walk the participants through getting raw
> OpenStreetMap data, rendering map tiles with Mapnik, and displaying
> them with OpenLayers. They will learn how to install and configure a
> mimic of the main OpenStreetMap toolchain, using the same
> technologies, that can be later customised to render other datasets.
> W-04: Introduction to PostGIS
> PostGIS is an open source spatial extension to the PostgreSQL open
> source enterprise relational database. Spatial databases such as
> PostGIS, Oracle Spatial and DB Spatial are used for high-performance
> multi-user access to large seamless data sets. If you are managing
> large volumes of read/write spatial data, using a spatial database can
> improve access speed, ease management overhead and guarantee data
> integrity. Built as an object extension to PostgreSQL, PostGIS has
> been certified as "Simple Features for SQL" compliant by the Open
> Geospatial Consortium.
> W-05: Introduction to the Mapbender geoportal framwework
> This workshop gives an in-depth introduction to the software
> Mapbender, a managed, web based geoportal framework. Mapbender is
> implementing the publish / register, find, bind, execute paradigm for
> geospatial data. The focus of the workshop lies on building web
> mapping applications with distributed Spatial Data Infrastructure
> components and how to manage user access. All this will be done by
> using Mapbender's administration interfaces, without the need to
> modify any source code.
> W-06: Solid web mapping with Python
> Covers the Shapely and GeoJSON libraries from the GIS Python Lab. It
> shows how to use these libraries together with SQLAlchemy and its GIS
> extension, GeoAlchemy, to create HTTP web services in an application
> developed with the Pylons web development framework. The workshop then
> teaches how to use MapFish to make the development of GIS web services
> easier.
> W-07: Practical introduction to ZOO, the powerful WPS platform
> The ZOO-Project provides a WPS (Web Processing Service) compliant and
> developer-friendly framework to easily create and connect OGC
> Webservices. During this workshop, participants will install the
> ZOO-Kernel and related material on their computers; upon installation
> the users will be ready to use and implement WPS 1.1.0 services.
> ----
> September 7 Workshops (Tuesday morning, 9-12h)
> W-08: Getting started with MapServer
> This hands-on workshop is intended as an introduction to Web mapping
> with the University of Minnesota MapServer. The participants will go
> through the process of setting up a MapServer environment which
> includes configuring a Web server and creating a MapServer
> application.
> W-09: Quantum GIS and PostGIS: Solving spatial problems and creating
> web-based analysis tools
> Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a powerful open source GIS desktop application.
> It excels at viewing and manipulating a wide variety of GIS data and
> services, performing geographic analysis and preparing data for
> MapServer and GeoServer applications. QGIS has an extensible "plug-in"
> architecture and now provides comprehensive support for using and
> managing PostGIS databases. This workshop/tutorial will give students
> hands-on experience for applying QGIS to real-world spatial analysis
> problems and the development of PostGIS tools for web-based mapping
> and services.
> W-10: FOSS4G routing with PgRouting tools, OpenStreetMap road data and GeoEXT
> pgRouting adds routing functionality to PostGIS. This introductory
> workshop will show you how. It gives a practical example of how to use
> pgRouting with OpenStreetMap road network data. It explains the steps
> to prepare the data, make routing queries, assign costs and use GeoExt
> to show your route in a web-mapping application.
> W-11: Working with OpenLayers
> This workshop will guide participants through the library core,
> providing the experience necessary to build interactive mapping
> applications. We will cover best practices for dealing with a variety
> of raster and vector data sources, investigate client side styling,
> and discuss options for integrating OpenLayers with other JavaScript
> libraries.
> W-12: GeoNetwork for dummies, or how to setup an SDI in 3 hours
> The workshop will focus on the implementation of a GeoNetwork
> opensource based catalog to serve and access geospatial data in a
> Spatial Data Infrastructure. A local catalog will be installed and
> configured. Harvesting of spatial data resources from remote servers
> will be configured and geospatial web map services will be set up
> using the embedded GeoServer and configured for access through the
> catalog web interface.
> W-13: Geospatial for java
> This GeoTools session is back by popular demand in a new long format
> workshop. Offering a visual introduction for Java developers we will
> exploring how you can integrate GIS services into your next project.
> For those new to the GeoSpatial scene we provide an introduction to
> current concepts and projects, and how to avoid common pitfalls.
> W-14: Practical introduction to GRASS
> The workshop has two parts: a brief GRASS overview and a hands-on
> session by the attendees. The aim is to allow the first time users to
> understand the logic of the software and to experiment some
> significant, although necessarily limited, data processing for
> technical and environmental GIS applications. The workshop provides a
> brief introduction to GRASS and then a step by step tutorial to guide
> beginners in the basic applications of the software, highlighting
> GRASS' interoperability with other FOSS and proprietary software.

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