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Session

OSGeo: All About Maps - Aaron Racicot

Aaron Racicot, GIS Programmer, Ecotrust
Tom Fukushima, Autodesk, Inc.
David Percy, Geospatial Data Manager, Portland State University

Track: Products and Services
Date: Thursday, July 26
Time: 2:35pm - 3:20pm
Location: E141

Geospatially aware applications are all the rage today. The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) is an umbrella organization providing support and a common framework to house efforts by the open source community for "all things maps." We will provide an overview of the OSGeo as an organization as well as showcase how some of the ongoing efforts within the organization can help your efforts developing applications.

From open access to geographic data to application frameworks for both the desktop and web-based applications, the OSGeo has something for everyone interested in geospatial technology. The first year and a half of the foundation's existence has paved the way for a healthy and vibrant community working toward a common goal of open development and open access in the geo-spatial community.

We will highlight a series of short talks focusing on practical geospatial solutions for practical applications. Data and application interoperability and standards compliant development will be the focus. The sky is the limit when dealing with Open Source Geospatial technology and the OSGeo foundation provides an open and inviting venue for that development to take place...come and join us!