Tribute: Collaborative Reflections on Dr. Harold Moellering’s Contributions to Cartography and GIScience

A tribute session entitled, Collaborative Reflections on Dr. Harold Moellering’s Contributions to Cartography and GIScience, was convened at International Cartographic Conference 2017 on the afternoon of Thursday July 6, 2017.

HalMoelleringToTributeProf Harold Moellering presenting his ‘final words’ at the tribute session

Colleagues, friends, family and former students gathered to reflect on decades of cartography and GIScience scholarly contributions made by Professor Harold Moellering to the realms of analytical cartography, spatial data standards, cartographic visualization, and spatial data infrastructure. Tim Nyerges, Professor, University of Washington, moderated a panel discussion among, Keith Clarke, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, Robin Fegeas, Geographer, US Geological Survey, retired, A Jon Kimerling, Professor, Oregon State University, retired, Antony Cooper, Principal Researcher, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, and Bengt Rystedt, Professor, University of Gavle, retired. Panelists discussed contributions within the four realms while synthesizing views among the realms. Members of the audience contributed their personal perspectives. Hal was provided an opportunity for ‘final words’, filling in the interpretation gaps as needed. A reception followed the panel session enabling participants to imbibe in food and drink while reminiscing and continuing the reflective conversation. Event sponsors were the University of Washington’s Dept of Geography, Arizona State University’s Dept of Geographic Sciences and Urban Planning, The Ohio State University’s Dept of Geography, the Cartography and Geographic Information Science Society, and the ICA Commission on Spatial Data Infrastructure and Standards.

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/