2019 FOSS4G Bucharest Talks speaker: Jody Garnett

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State of GeoServer 2019

State of GeoServer provides an update on our community and reviews the new and noteworthy features for 2019. GeoServer is a web service for publishing your geospatial data. using industry standards for vector, raster and mapping.
We have an active community and a lot to cover for 2.14 and 2.15 release, as well what is cooking in September’s 2.16 release.
Each release provides exciting new features, this talk covers diverse improvements across GeoServer:

  • Support for Java 11 deployments
  • And update on the ongoing work on WFS 3.0 and next generation of WMTS
  • Extensions to WPS for better controlling status and progress of processes
  • JAI-EXT enabled by default, and what that means for your raster map publishing
  • Map algebra support
  • Data store functionality improvements, including news for MongoDB and PostGIS
  • Styling subsystem improvements
  • And much more…

Attend this talk for a cheerful update on what is happening with this popular OSGeo project. Whether you are an expert user, a developer, or simply curious what GeoServer can do for you.

GeoServer feature frenzy

What can you do with this GeoServer thing? This talk covers some of the basic (and not so basic) ways to use GeoServer to publish your geospatial data and make it look great!

GeoServer made its first release in 2001 and has grown into an amazing, capable and diverse program. This also means the “feature list” is spread over years of release announcements, presentations, mailing list archives!

This presentations provides a whirlwind tour of GeoServer and everything it can do today!

This talk is a visual guide to the features of GeoServer. Are you just getting started with GeoServer, or considering it for the first time? Attend this talk and prioritize what you want to look into first. Are you an expert user who has been running GeoServer since version 1.0? Attend this talk and see what tricks an optimizations you have been missing out on!

One click data publishing for QGIS to support OGC/INSPIRE

You may have heard about the GeoCat Bridge plugin for ArcMAP. A plugin to facilitate hybrid open source/proprietary environments. We’re planning a similar tool for QGIS. We'll present the current status and challenges in this presentation. Main goal of this plugin is to ‘facilitate publication to an open OGC/INSPIRE SDI as easy as possible’. To facilitate this we apply various principles:

  • Publish data as layer/coverage/featuretype in GeoServer or Mapserver
  • Require minimal metadata to comply to OGC/INSPIRE
  • Register datasets in a catalog with proper linkage to/from the data services
  • Migrate data to GeoPackage, Postgres or reference existing data

An important aspect to focus on is metadata management. Last year an initiative started to improve metadata management in QGIS. Some major improvements have been introduced. The Bridge tool will benefit from these developments. New options are the ability to import, export, validate and publish INSPIRE/ISO metadata. Improve SLD creation (for usage in Geoserver). Proper linkage between the catalog and the gis server.

Open Source Procurement and the perfect Hotdog

We have a well developed and respect for procurement of software and services. How does open source effect what you are shopping for?

This talk introduced some of the procurement advantages, trade offs, and options to consider when introducing open source into your organization. A key theme is the additional purchasing power open source offers, additional transparency afforded, along with the responsibility and benefits available through greater control.

This talk looks at what makes the perfect hotdog, including several popular options and the authors regional favourite.

State of JAI

The Java Advanced Imaging is a powerful Java image processing engine underlines our popular OSGeo open source projects - including GeoTools, GeoServer, GeoNetwork, GeoNode, and more!

This talk explores:

  • Capabilities that make JAI attractive for GeoSpatial work
  • How JAI has been used in our community
  • The JAI-EXT project by GeoSolutions
  • Secret stuff that may be ready by August

One of the reasons our community has been so addicted to this library is its power. It explored concepts like parallel processing, and distributed parallel processing in 1999, well ahead of the curve. It is an excellent example of engineering and software design.

Tragically there has been one problem with this ... the JAI library is not open source! The library originated at Sun Microsystem as a core component of the Java Runtime Environment, but was not included as part of OpenJDK collaboration.

Importantly we will cover the search for an open source alternative, and the exciting progress made thus far. Come see how this foundational library is being propelled into an open source future by our community.

Open Source Practice and Passion at OSGeo

Open Source is more than just a license - join us at FOSS4G to dig into the “best practices” that can help your project succeed with open source. This talk builds on the lessons learned by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation in twelve years helping project teams and building the foss4g community.

This presentations looks at the core values that OSGeo as an organization ask projects to adopt. We will discuss why we consider these factors critical to success, and practical ways they can be applied to your project.

  • To introduce OSGeo principles we will look at what is required to list an open source project on our website.
  • Our community program is used to explore how these principles are applied in practice.
  • Unpack how each principles is realized in the OSGeo incubation program, using examples of “OSGeo Projects” to explore different ways of achieving success.

We invite project teams interested in succeeding with open source to attend this talk (and list your project on the OSGeo project directory after the presentation).

If you are new to open source, or cautious, consider this talk an introduction to some of the risk factors associated with open source and community work - and mitigation steps to consider.

The FOSS4G Journey

Open geospatial is an amazing journey. Join GeoCat in a look at what makes this community great, and the new opportunities for open source to thrive. We also have an important project announcement to share.