Rolling Your Own Google Maps
Scott Davis, Principle, DavisWorld Consulting
Track: Emerging Topics
Date: Tuesday, July 25
Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Portland 253
Thankfully, there are free and open source mapping solutions out there that allow you to match Google Maps feature for feature. Based on the book Pragmatic GIS, this talk will give you a step-by-step demonstration of how to build your own Google Maps using nothing but open source software including PostgreSQL, PostGIS, and GeoServer. We'll discuss open data exchange standards like the Open Geospatial Consortium's web services like Web Map Services (WMS) and Web Feature Services (WFS). We'll also discuss how to use the free, public domain map data made available by various governmental agencies from the U.S. and abroad.
If you've had no previous mapping experience, this talk breaks the domain down into easy-to-understand concepts. You'll come out with a better understanding of the challenges and rewards of hosting your own web mapping infrastructure.