Franz-Josef Behr joins SDI Monitoring Committee of Baden-Württemberg

Franz-Josef Behr, co-chair of this Commission, is invited to join the SDI Monitoring Committee of its home state Baden-Württemberg, south-west Germany.
In the meeting on 12th July 2017 he will introduce his background and the work of our commission.
Further topics include INSPIRE and SDI Germany, contribution to the INSPIRE Conference in Strasbourg, the INSPIRE monitoring, metadata, and land use classification.

SDI-Open 2017 – Presentations

Introduction to the ICA Commission on SDI & Standards. Serena Coetzee, Chair: ICA Commission on SDI & Standards
Collecting and organizing a Global Address Dataset. Ian Dees, OpenAddresses
Measuring the Quality of Address Data: Stakeholders, Challenges, and Approaches. Sean Uhl, US Census Bureau
SDIs in Belarus and neighbouring countries. Franz-Josef Behr, Elena Protasevich, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences
Introduction to the ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies, Silvana Camboim, Chair: ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies
What is open source and how do pay models for access /use/upgrade of open source coexist, Danny Sheehan, Carto, Inc., USA
OpenStreetMap hands-on session: Its History, Data Structure, License and Ecosystem. Franz-Josef Behr, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences
How and why open source software has become mainstream for GIS. Eddie Pickle, DigitalGlobe Radiant (formerly Radiant Blue)
OSGeo Live introduction. Vaclav Petras, Center for Geospatial Analytics, North Carolina State University, USA
Analytical data visualizations with GRASS GIS and Blender. Vaclav Petras, Anna Petrasova, Payam Tabrizian, Brendan Harmon, Helena Mitasova, Center for Geospatial Analytics, North Carolina State University, USA
Interactive visualization of open data and design maps with open source geospatial tools, including the Tangible Landscape system

SDI-Open 2017 – Programme

Saturday (1 July)
8:30 Arrival and registration
Session 1 – SDI & Standards
Chairs: Serena Coetzee & Franz-Josef Behr
9:00 Welcome
9:10 Introduction to the ICA Commission on SDI & Standards. Serena Coetzee, Chair: ICA Commission on SDI & Standards
9:20 Collecting and organizing a Global Address Dataset. Ian Dees, OpenAddresses
9:40 Measuring the Quality of Address Data: Stakeholders, Challenges, and Approaches. Sean Uhl, US Census Bureau
10:00 SDIs in Belorussia and neighbouring countries. Elena Protasevich, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences
10:20 Break
Session 2 – Open source geospatial technologies
Chairs: Silvana Camboim & Michael P. Finn
11:30 Introduction to the ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies, Silvana Camboim, Chair: ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies
11:40 What is open source and how do pay models for access /use/ upgrade of open source coexist, Danny Sheehan, Carto, Inc., USA
12:20 Lunch (at own expense)
Session 3 – SDI & Standards
Chair: Serena Coetzee & Franz-Josef Behr
14:00 OpenStreetMap hands-on session: Its History, Data Structure, License and Ecosystem. Franz-Josef Behr, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences
15:30 End
18:45 Dinner (at own expense)

Sunday (2 July)
8:30 Arrival
Session 4 – Open source geospatial technologies
Chairs: Silvana Camboim & Michael P. Finn
8:40 How and why open source software has become mainstream for GIS. Eddie Pickle, DigitalGlobe Radiant (formerly Radiant Blue)
9:00 OSGeo Live introduction. Vaclav Petras, Center for Geospatial Analytics, North Carolina State University, USA
9:20 Analytical data visualizations with GRASS GIS and Blender. Vaclav Petras, Anna Petrasova, Payam Tabrizian, Brendan Harmon, Helena Mitasova, Center for Geospatial Analytics, North Carolina State University, USA
10:50 Break
Session 5 – Mapping open data with open source geospatial tools
11:20 Participants interactively visualize open data and design maps with open source geospatial tools including Tangible Landscape system
12:50 Closing
13:20 Lunch (at own expense)

SDI-Open 2017 pre-conference workshop

Announcement

28th International Cartographic Conference pre-conference workshop on
Spatial data infrastructures, standards, open source and open data for geospatial (SDI-Open 2017)

Jointly organized by the Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies and the Commission on SDI and Standards

1- 2 July 2017 at the George Washington University, Washington DC, United States

Spatial data infrastructures aim to make spatial data findable, accessible and usable. Open source software and open data portals help to make this possible. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to SDIs, standards, open source and open data in a fun way. The workshop comprises invited presentations to provide an introduction and background to SDIs, standards, open source and open data. A number of hands-on introductions to open source geospatial software together with mapping tasks will give participants the opportunity to explore these tools. The workshop takes place in a computer lab with a limited number of seats. Please book your seat in advance to avoid disappointment.

Pre-registration required for this workshop through the ICC 2017 Registration Site, once available by December 1, 2016 at http://www.icc2017.org/

More details: 2016 Full Commission Meeting

The 2016 Full Commission Meeting will take place on the Töölö campus of the Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. The venue is less than 10 minutes walk from Kamppi, the central bus station and metro. We will start at 12:00 on Friday, 10 June and finish on Saturday evening. As agreed at the business meeting in Brazil, the Full Commission meeting will be used to initiate collaborative research on one or more of the following: Geospatial Interoperability Manifesto; ICA conceptual model for SDIs at universities; and Further work on the impact of SDIs on value added resellers.

For more information, please contact the Commission Chairs: Serena Coetzee or Franz-Josef Behr.