“Africa Bees - Geonode business portal for Drone Mapping in Africa” Justin Saunders · Talk (20 minutes)

Africa Bees was hatched at FOSS4G 2018 in Tanzania! The power of drones and the demand for more detailed mapping in Africa has boomed in many sectors such as development, construction, flood prevention, humanitarian response and environmental safe guarding. Based on open source Geonode servers an…


“The open geospatially anchored superverse ecosystem (Open AR Cloud)” Jan-Erik Vinje · Talk (20 minutes)

Augmented Reality when connected persistently to the physical world through 1:1 scale 3d real-time updated digital twins allows us to create a shared programmable space or superverse that lets us paint the world with data and let our digital lives escape from the small glowing rectangles into the r…


“GeoHealthCheck: QoS Monitor for Geospatial Web Services” Tom Kralidis, Just van den Broecke · Talk (20 minutes)

Keeping geospatial web services operational is best paired with monitoring. Downtime is a key performance indicator, however so are service functionality and performance. The OGC has created a Quality of Service and Experience Domain Working Group to research and provide best practices, illustratin…


“Working with 3D city models in Python” Balázs Dukai · Talk (20 minutes)

Semantic 3D city models are one of the cornerstones of the so-called "smart city" applications, yet they are very difficult to manipulate/edit/update. While they are relatively easy to generate, their use and maintenance is limited by the available software and the cumbersome data model. Have you e…


“Ammunition in the Sea: How OpenSource is used to locate mines, bombs and other ammunition from the World Wars.” Jann Wendt · Talk (20 minutes)

Our seas and oceans are substantially polluted by conventional and chemical munitions from the two World Wars. They were introduced by different pathways e.g. mine laying, naval battles and shipwrecks. However, the biggest amount originates from large scale ammunition dumping activities after World…


“Case Study of Data Collection & Data Sharing for Rural Water Supply Management in Rwanda” Larissa Dusabe, Jin Igarashi · Talk (20 minutes)

Water and Sanitation Corporation (hereinafter, called WASAC) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (hereinafter, called JICA) are coducting the project for strengthening operation and maintenance of Rural Water Supply Systems in Rwanda (hereinafter, called RWASOM) since 2015. RWASOM mainly su…


“Spatial data analysis for gender policy lobbying” Céline Jacquin · Talk (20 minutes)

From the data activism in Mexico (OpenStreetMap, Geochicas, and individual), I sought to make the civil and public actors aware of the use of data, the analysis, the research of rich and varied data, the integration of data from the citizens, in particular with a Gender perspective. In Mexico, wher…


“Next generation OGC web services with pygeoapi” Tom Kralidis, Jorge S. Mendes de Jesus, Paul van Genuchten · Talk (20 minutes)

A new era is upon us. The OGC service architecture is undergoing a clean break in an attempt to modernize geospatial API standards. REST, JSON and OpenAPI are now common terminology in emerging OGC API standards. This change will greatly lower the barrier to implementation of services, clients a…


“Taking community mapping to a new level (literally) in Tanzania” Asha Mustapher, Samhir · Talk (20 minutes)

Community mapping efforts in Dar Es Salaam are enabling local leaders to leverage information about the most granular level of community administration that exists in Tanzania. Originally intended to demarcate 10 households (ten-cell boundaries), these "shina" boundaries now encompass hundreds of h…


“Design and development of the UN Vector Tile Toolkit” Hirofumi Hayashi, Hidenori Fujimura, Oliva Martin, Takenori SATO, Nobusuke IWASAKI, Diego Gonzalez Ferreiro, Yoichi Kayama, Yusuke Motojima, Francis Mugambi · Academic paper (30 minutes)

The UN Open GIS Initiative is catalyzing the development of an open community for basemap vector tile providers. The Initiative promotes the UN Vector Tile Toolkit, a package of open source tools designed to enable public basemap providers, such as the United Nations geospatial information services…


“Shortest path in the database and more with pgRouting” Vicky Vergara · Talk (20 minutes)

pgRouting extends the PostGIS / PostgreSQL geospatial database to provide shortest path search and other network analysis functionality.

This presentation will show the inside and current state of the pgRouting development, from its wide range of shortest path search algorithms and other algorithms…


“Using Open Street Mapping to map Incidence of Malaria among Vulnerable People of Luano District, central Zambia” Chomba Chishala · Talk (20 minutes)

Using Open Street Mapping to map Incidence of Malaria among Vulnerable People of Luano District, central Zambia
This is a Research project for the YouthMappers.
This study investigates the incidence of malaria among the vulnerable people living in a remote area of Zambia. Since the area is prone to…


“Building an open source mapping system for support of regulatory activities in the field of electronic communications networks” dr. Tomaž Šturm · Talk (20 minutes)

Agency for Communication Networks and Services of the Republic of Slovenia (AKOS) is the national regulator and one of its missions is to promote competition, to ensure equal conditions for the operation of electronic communication network operators and service providers. AKOS established open sour…


“Supporting Urban Design with Open Source Geospatial Technologies” Serena Coetzee, Megan Haynes, Victoria Rautenbach · Academic paper (30 minutes)

The role of urban designers is to shape the physical features of a city with the goal of making the city functional and pleasant to live in. For this, the urban designer has to gather information about the current situation, design improvements, and communicate these to stakeholders. The use of spa…


“Urban Geo Big Data” Francesco Pirotti, Michele Munfò, Mattia Crespi, Antonio Pepe, Piero Boccardo, Maria Brovelli, Gloria Bordogna · Academic paper (30 minutes)

Nowadays about 54% of world population lives in urban areas and, according to the 2014 UN-ESA report, this percentage is expected to increase up to 66% by 2050. We are clearly facing a rapid and global trend, that will affect daily life in the next few decades. It is, therefore, crucial to managing…


“Visualization of Big GeoData: An experiment with DINSAR deformation time series” Mariarosaria Manzo, Antonio Pepe, Pasquale Imperatore, Paola Carrara, Manuela Bonano, Gloria Bordogna, Candan Eylül Kilsedar · Academic paper (30 minutes)

Big Geo Data (BGD) constitute a challenge for monitoring and assessing the status of and changes in the natural and in the built environment where most of the people live.

Nevertheless, to convert BGD into value, we need to fill the gap existing between the current form in which BGD are represented…


“Geodesic algorithms: an experimental study” Vissarion Fisikopoulos · Academic paper (30 minutes)

The figure of the Earth can be modelled either by a cartesian plane, a sphere or an (oblate) ellipsoid, in decreasing order with respect to the approximation quality. The shortest path between two points on such a surface is called a geodesic. Studying geodesic problems on ellipsoids dates back to …


“Exploratory study of urban resilience in the region of Stuttgart based on OpenStreetMap and literature resilience indicators” Jörn Birkmann, Daniel Feldmeyer, Holger Sauter · Academic paper (30 minutes)

Training spatio-temporal OSM-indicators based on the resilience core from Cutter (2016) and exploring the implications for urban planning in the light of revealed thematic tags in the region of Stuttgart.
“Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change”
Rayendra Pac…


“An open risk index with learning indicators from OSM-tags, developed by machine learning and trained with the WorldRiskIndex” Jörn Birkmann, Holger Sauter, Daniel Feldmeyer · Academic paper (30 minutes)

Developing learning crowed based spatio-temporal indicators to model the components of the WorldRiskIndex based on OSM tags and machine learning

Climate change is already reality in many parts of the world and even more threatening our future well-being. The SDG 1.5 explicitly aims to reduce by 203…


“Fine spatial scale modelling of Trentino past forest landscape (TRENTINOLAND): a case study of FOSS application” Marco Ciolli, Nicola La Porta, Clara Tattoni, Paolo Zatelli, Duccio Rocchini, Maria Cantiani, Stefano Gobbi · Academic paper (30 minutes)

Stefano Gobbi(1,2,3), Maria Giulia Cantiani(1), Duccio Rocchini(1,2), Paolo Zatelli(1), Clara Tattoni(1), Marco Ciolli(1), Nicola La Porta(2,3).

1 Università degli Studi di Trento, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale e Meccanica, Trento, Italy
2 Fondazione Edmund Mach, San Michele all’Adi…


“A Scalable Approach for Spatio-Temporal Assessment of Photovoltaic Electricity Potentials for Building Façades of Entire Cities” Christian Braun · Academic paper (30 minutes)

The assessment of renewable energy potentials in urban environments gained a lot of interest in the recent decades due to CO2 reduction goals by cities, national policies as well as directives by the EU. In combination with advances in data creation and processing as well as the definition of stand…


“Creating Wallonia's new very high resolution land cover maps: combining GRASS GIS OBIA and OTB pixel-based results” Eléonore Wolff, Pierre Defourny, Benjamin Beaumont, Céline Bassine, Julien Radoux, Taïs Grippa, Moritz Lennert · Academic paper (30 minutes)

Land cover (LC) (and land use (LU)) maps are an essential components for regional decision-making.They inform policy-makers about the structure of their territory and frame policies including spatial and urban planning, environmental management, transport optimization, risk assessment, etc. The LC …


“Evaluating student motivation and productivity during mapathons” Victoria Rautenbach, Cameron Green, Serena Coetzee · Academic paper (30 minutes)

When disaster strikes developing countries, a lack of geographic data is often a hindrance to first response and relief operations. To address this lack of geographic data, remote mapping and especially mapathons have played an important role in collecting geographic data in OpenStreetMap (OSM) tha…


“Open Science, Knowledge Sharing and Reproducibility as Drivers for the Adoption of FOSS4G in Environmental Research” Steffen Konrad, Ionuț Iosifescu Enescu, Lucía de Espona Pernas, Marielle Fraefel, Gian-Kasper Plattner, Rolf Meile, Dominik Haas-Artho, Thomas Kramer, Martin Hägeli, Leo Bont · Academic paper (30 minutes)

EnviDat is the institutional data portal and publication data repository of the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL. EnviDat actively implements the FAIR (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability) principles and provides a range of services in the area of research data manageme…


“OSS Technologies in Modelling Spatial Accessibility of Primary Health Care in Malawi” Yamikani Phiri, Kondwani Munthali · Academic paper (30 minutes)

Accessibility to primary health care (PHC) in developing countries is crucial and remains a challenge with conflicting statistics in Malawi. For instance, the Health Sector Strategic Plan II, 2017-2022 reports accessibility at 90 % while the Demographic Health Survey puts it at 56 %. The discrepanc…


“Database Transformation, Cadastre Automatic Data Processing in QGIS and Implementation in Web GIS” Heike Weippert, Franz-Josef Behr, Hamidreza Ostadabbas · Academic paper (30 minutes)

On a judicial basis of § 196 Baugesetzbuch (BauGB, 2018) every municipality in the Republic of Germany must publish standard land values in €/m² for the whole district area in a biennial cycle. The standard land values have to be derived comprehensively for different land use within a district. The…


“An open drought monitoring system for the Deduru Oya basin in Sri Lanka in the context of the 4onse project.” Bopagoda Hettiarachchige Sudantha, Rangajeewa Ratnayake, Emeshi Warusavitharana, Daniele Strigaro, Massimiliano Cannata · Academic paper (30 minutes)

During the last decades, many climatic parameters are more and more deviating from the average according to the mean values registered since consistent weather observations are available. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) stated that the 2015, 2016 and 2017 years were the warmest since 18…


“Open data in health-geomatics: mapping and evaluating publicly accessible defibrillators” Maria Brovelli, Guido Francesco Villa, Andrea Pagliosa, Piero Brambilla, Enrico Gianluca Caiani, Lorenzo Gianquintieri · Academic paper (30 minutes)

Geomatics is the key resource in analyzing the deployment of publicly accessible Automated External Defibrillators (AED). Since AEDs are only effective if used within 6 minutes from the onset of an Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA), they have a limited area of effectiveness (i.e. ‘catchment are…


“A Tensor Based Framework For Large Scale Spatio-Temporal Raster Data Processing” Ulrich Leopold, Christian Braun, Dr. Sukriti Bhattacharya · Academic paper (30 minutes)

In this paper, we address the course of dimensionality and scalability issues while managing vast volumes of multidimensional raster data in the renewable energy modeling process in an appropriate spatial and temporal context. Tensor representation provides a convenient way to capture inter-depende…


“Geo-Analytic Functions for UN Field Operations – UN Open GIS: Spiral 3 Geo-Analysis” HaeKyong Kang, Timur Obukhov, Minpa Lee · Academic paper (30 minutes)

As the United Nations (UN) is a complex organization carrying out divers tasks in the world, most functions for an enterprise GIS are required. In order to support the requirements from the UN, the UN Open GIS Initiative was founded in 2016 with goals to provide GIS solutions for the UN based on op…


“Overview of open source software for close range photogrammetry” Giuseppina Vacca · Academic paper (30 minutes)

In the photogrammetric process of the 3D reconstruction of an object or a building, multi-image orientation is one of the most important tasks that often include simultaneous camera calibration. The accuracy of image orientation and camera calibration significantly affects the quality and accuracy …


“Urban Development Plan Using Open Source Geospatial Technology.” Anjana Vyas, Vishal Gupta, Darshana Rawal · Academic paper (30 minutes)

Approximately by the year 2030, 40% of population of a country will be urbanised. This indicates a tremendous opportunity in sector of constructing units for fulfilling Residential as well as commercial requirements.
Construction activity takes place on land, it must be noted that land solely is no…


“OSGeo UN Committee Educational Challenges: A use case of sharing software and experience from all over the world” HaeKyong Kang, Ketty Adoch, Silvia Franceschi, Maria Brovelli, Serena Coetzee, Christina Hupy · Academic paper (30 minutes)

The OSGeo United Nations (UN) Committee promotes the development and use of open source software that meets UN needs and supports the aims of the UN. Following a meeting between the OSGeo Board of Directors and the UN GIS team at the FOSS4G conference in Seoul, Korea, in September 2015, the Committ…


“Fast insight about the severity of hurricane impact with spatial analysis of Twitter posts” Barbara Pernici, Federica Migliaccio, Daniela Carrion, Katarina Spasenovic · Academic paper (30 minutes)

Social media have shown significant contribution in disaster reliefs. It could be very valuable source of the on-site information shared by the affected citizens. Particularly, Twitter is currently one of the most popular social media used for the exchange of information connected to the disasters.…


“Automated GIS-based Complex Developed for the Long-term monitoring of Growing Season Parameters Using Remote Sensing Data” V. Yu. Tsepelev, Evgeny Panidi, Ivan S. Rykin · Academic paper (30 minutes)

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A number of climate change research projects discover dependencies between dynamics of vegetation indexes and dynamics of meteorological parameters, which make possible estimation and monitoring of growing season parameters using remote sensing data. In our study, we use…


“Inter-comparison of the Global Land Cover Maps in Africa Suplemented by Spatial Association of Errors” Maria Brovelli, Daniele Oxoli, Gorica Bratic · Academic paper (30 minutes)

During the last decades, production of Land Cover maps (LC) at a continental and global scale has increased thanks to the progress in Earth Observation capacities, as well as due to high demand for these maps for many applications (e.g. climate change monitoring). However, the usefulness of these m…


“Human Geography with Open GIS as a Transformative Introductory Higher Education Course” Joseph Holler · Academic paper (30 minutes)

Curricula in geography and GIS can be transformed by integrating open source GIS with critical human geography. This integration requires students to develop strong skills in assessing error and uncertainty and in questioning the powerful social implications of spatial information technologies, and…


“Analysing Geographical Access to Health Care in Nigeria using QGIS” Anthonia Ijeoma Onyeahialam · Academic paper (30 minutes)

This study explores geographical access to healthcare delivery and facilities of sampled households in Nigeria based on spatial access using Availability – number of local service points available and Accessibility -travel impedance (distance, types of transport, mode of transport, costs of transpo…


“Comparing INSPIRE and OpenStreetMap data: how to make the most out of the two worlds” Michael Lutz, Marco Minghini, Alexander Kotsev · Academic paper (30 minutes)

With the exponential growth of the variety, heterogeneity and volumes of geospatial data, a wide range of actors have increased their need to combine information from multiple sources such as private, crowdsourced and public sector repositories. The purpose of this study is to compare two sources c…


“SMODERP2D Soil Erosion Model Entering Open Source Era with GPU-based Parallelization” Petr Kavka, Ondrej Pesek, Jakub Jerabek, Martin Landa · Academic paper (30 minutes)

SMODERP2D is a runoff-soil erosion physically-based distributed episodic model used for calculation and prediction processes at agricultural areas and small watersheds. The core of the model is a raster based cell-by-cell mass balance calculation which includes the key hydrological processes, such …


“Destination Unknown: Design Dimensions of Open Source Travel Mapping Tools” Brookelynn C · Talk (20 minutes)

How can interactive maps help people plan great travel experiences? Destination travel is a popular way to experience the world for millions of people. Until now, little research has been conducted to establish what this type of user might actually need in a map-centric application. Most current ap…


“Mesh: GIS data beyond raster and vector” Lutra Consulting, Peter Petrik · Talk (20 minutes)

Most real world features can be presented as vector or raster layers. In open source world, GDAL provides a comprehensive set of tools to interact with such datasets. But vector or raster is not always a suitable description of real world features. Data from oceanography, metrology, hydrology, etc …


“Input: A touch friendly mobile app for data collection” Lutra Consulting · Talk (20 minutes)

Data collection is an essential part of most GIS users. There are several mobile apps (open source and proprietary) which can be used carry out such tasks.

We have extended QGIS libraries to take advantage of QT Quick framework and introduced QGIS Quick library.

QGIS Quick library has become a par…


“OneMap initiative – “Collective efforts make a difference to solve common problems together”” Kyoung-Soo Eom · Talk (20 minutes)

The OneMap Initiative, its concept was born in FOSS4G 2018 in Dar es Salaam, has been established to improve or produce and share geospatial information data over the countries, where accurate and up-to-date geospatial information is not available or insufficient, in a coordinated/cooperated manner…


“Deforestation Monitoring using Change Detection” Jil Bournazel, Damon Rand, Padraic Harley · Talk (20 minutes)

In 2018, Ecometrica Ltd. was tasked with identifying potential deforestation over 7000 sites spread across South America over a one year period. This required the analysis of more than 15 Terabytes of satellite imagery, and was equivalent to processing a total area of approximately 25 million km2 f…


“Remote Sensing Analysis for Urban Research at Scale” Ran Goldblatt · Talk (20 minutes)

Image classification of urbanization processes require reference data either for training or for validation. However, there is scarcity of reference labeled datasets specifically to detect urban areas. In this talk, I will present three approaches for collection of open-source reference data that m…


“A framework for collaborative, open-access, and interactive GIS educational resources” Matthew Haffner · Talk (20 minutes)

Developing meaningful and interactive materials for the GIS classroom is a major challenge for educators. In this talk, I present a framework for developing GIS educational resources - including interactive in-class activities and out-of-class exercises - through an open and collaborative approach.


“Free Satellite Data for Stronger City Resilience” Ran Goldblatt, Brad Bottoms · Talk (20 minutes)

Open data and publicly available satellite imagery are transforming how cities can prepare for disaster and climate risks and strengthen urban resilience. In this talk, we present a data-fusion approach that utilizes free satellite imagery (Sentinel-1 and 2) to identify flood prone areas in develop…


“Mapping Green goes Open with the GIS Collective” Szabo Bogdan · Talk (20 minutes)

The Open Green Map app has been used by map makers around the world to collect thousands of green sites over the last decade. With a new implementation, the Open Green Map has potential to truly live up to its name, and achieve a sharable, scalable, fast and easy to use application. This is what th…


“Show me the good grass: an open GIS powered call center for livestock herders in Mali.” Alex Orenstein · Talk (20 minutes)

A call center powered by an open GIS platform helps livestock herders in Northern Mali find pasture and water through the "Sustainable Technology Adaptation for Malian Pastoralists" (STAMP) programme. Herders can now access life-saving information by phoning call center agents, who in turn provide …


“Designing for Crisis” Eriol Fox · Talk (20 minutes)

Ushahidi designers have been investigating what makes communities strong, resilient and what empowers them to feel like they are an integral and valued part of a whole.

Building on a research led hypothesis, that more communicative and integrated communities fair better and recover faster when disa…


“Open Source Design with Humanitarian tools” Eriol Fox · Talk (20 minutes)

Open Source design has a plethora of hurdles to leap before it could become fully adopted by the global design community. Exploitative ‘work for free attitudes’, workflows and how design functions/roles connect up through a product life cycle, how our software doesn’t yet allow for robust and colla…


“State of deegree 2019” Torsten Friebe, Dirk Stenger, Stephan Reichhelm · Talk (20 minutes)

State of deegree 2019 provides an update on our community and reviews the latest and noteworthy features of deegree webservices.
Initiated in 2002 the OSGeo project deegree has developed over the last 17 years to an important building block for Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI). As the implementat…


“Continental Scale Point Cloud Data Management and Exploitation with Entwine” Connor Manning · Talk (20 minutes)

The defining characteristic of point cloud data is that they are large, and tools such as Entwine and the Entwine Point Tile specification can help you overcome their bigness. We will discuss how we used Entwine and EPT to construct point cloud web services for the USGS 3DEP LiDAR data of the Unite…


“BruGIS Data Management (BDM) : QGIS plugins to manage and edit data” BruGIS · Talk (20 minutes)

BruGIS® is a cartographic tool developed by a public interest organization (Urban.brussels) and used for the management and planning of the territory in the Brussels Capital Region. BruGIS Data Management is a QGIS client to update spatial data published on the BruGIS platform. Implemented with Ope…


“Spatial Support in MySQL” Norvald H. Ryeng · Talk (20 minutes)

MySQL 8.0 was a huge step in terms of spatial support -- a step up from flat Cartesian coordinate systems to ellipsoidal geography. In this talk we'll go on a quick tour of the spatial support in MySQL. We'll cover data types, functions, indexes, coordinate reference systems and other core topics. …


“User-Generated Offline Maps With Serverless Frameworks” Max Malynowsky · Talk (20 minutes)

Operating in the humanitarian sector of South Sudan comes with an endless number of challenges. High personnel turnover makes it difficult to maintain servers, and VSAT-only connectivity results in dial-up performance for both city and field locations. Despite this, there is a great need to communi…


“Integration of GIS in non-GIS applications” Tomislav Obad · Talk (20 minutes)

In GIS software development there is often a need to seamlessly integrate a simple or more complex GIS solutions into new or existing non-GIS applications. Depending on the non-GIS system, number of different integration technologies are used. From communication standpoint there is a client-side in…


“Case Study of Non-Revenue Water Management of Narok water in Kenya” Jin Igarashi, akinori okamura, Ronoh Kennedy · Talk (20 minutes)

Narok Water and Sewerage Services Company (hereinafter, called NARWASSCO) supplies water at Narok town and Ololulung'a town in Kenya. As of February 2019,we have 4,689 water connections and 74,314m3 of water consumption in Narok, also have 580 water connections and 5,736m3 of water consumption in O…


“Addresscloud: how we built a business on FOSS” Mark Varley · Talk (20 minutes)

Having worked with geospatial technology in the insurance industry since 2003 I had my eyes opened to open source at FOSS4G 2013 in Nottingham. I came away excited and energised by what I had seen and it planted the idea for how we could do things differently. 2 years later I quit my day job as a…


“Key Aspects of Choosing to Use FOSS4G in Teaching and Projects” Francesco Pirotti · Talk (20 minutes)

FOSS4G in education and research is key to providing students and researcher with tools for analysing spatial data avoiding vendor lock-ins and fostering a healthy freedom to test different solutions. OS tools stimulate proactiveness in students by providing a wide range of possibilities, from usag…


“The Open Data Cube Sandbox” Alex Leith · Talk (20 minutes)

FrontierSI have been working with the Open Data Cube Community to develop simpler ways of running the ODC, and one of these is the ‘Sandbox’ project, where we have built a pre-configured ODC instance as a reference deployment.

The Sandbox aims to provide developers, data scientists, decision maker…


“Users management, authorization and usage analysis on Croatian SGA Geoportal” Dragan Podvezanec · Talk (20 minutes)

After initial deployment of Croatian SGA Geoportal, it made a great impact on the usage of GIS viewer and OGC web services in the country. After a few thoushands registered users, it's time to analyze who is using it and how much. Also, there was a need for the administrators to be able to have rep…


“FOSS tools for modelling natural hazards: the HortonMachine library” Silvia Franceschi · Talk (20 minutes)

The climate change and the recent extreme events occurred all over the world draw again the attention to the natural hazards both for prevention and for management aspects. In this context, environmental modelling can help in mapping hazards and risks zones and to support decision makers in buildin…


“Geopaparazzi state of the art of the digital field mapping application” Andrea Antonello · Talk (20 minutes)

Geopaparazzi is an application for field surveys and digital field mapping for Android devices. Its simplicity and the possibility to use on as good as any Android device makes it a trusty field companion for engineers and geologists, but also for tourists who wish to keep a geodiary and any user t…


“Open Source Business Models: making money & playing by the “rules”” Michael Terner · Talk (20 minutes)

The large number of sponsors, many of them very large companies, found at FOSS4G events indicates that there are significant commercial interests and opportunities associated with free and open source software (FOSS) technologies. This talk will describe several recurring patterns and business mode…


“Metadata catalog Cookbook for Argentina's SDI” Malena Libman · Talk (20 minutes)

The present talk has the objective of describing the best practices for Metadata catalog setups, developed for the National Spatial Infrastructure of Argentina. Bringing together the notions needed to implement the 19115 ISO Standard, thinking about the processes of the geographic information in ea…


“The FOSS4G path in Argentina” Malena Libman, Andrea Trovant, Ariel Anthieni · Talk (20 minutes)

We would like to present how our small community of Geoinquiet@s Argentina works. Since 2012 we have been working hard in order to evangelize about free and open source software. Drawing inspiration, and a name, from the Geoinquietos Spain micro chapter a few people started gathering (beer in betwe…


“The European Flood Awareness System (EFAS)” Maurizio Latini · Talk (20 minutes)

The European Flood Awareness Ssytem (EFAS) operates on a pan-European scale to provide coherent medium range flood forecasts and related informations and which serves as an independent reference information set for most of the hydrological services responsible for flood forecasting in Europe. EFAS …


“Streaming and rendering the Turin 3D geospatial content through GIS and BIM integration” Fabrizio Massara (CSI Piemonte), Fabrizio Provera, Adelaide Ramassotto (CSI Piemonte) · Talk (20 minutes)

We started working on BIM (Building Information Model) and GIS integration in 2016. At that time, as one of the results of EU funded research project DIMMER, we linked the simplified representations exported from BIM to the urban environments in Turin, Italy and Manchester, UK.

Since 2016, our work…


“The UN Open GIS initiative – Vision, strategies, and achievements” Timur Obukhov, HaeKyong Kang, Rick Arias, Maria Brovelli, Ki-Joune Li, Kyoung-Soo Eom · Talk (20 minutes)

With an aim of developing and delivering open source geospatial solutions to the UN, the UN Open GIS Initiative was established in March 2016, taking full advantage of mission partner expertise from UN member states, technology contributing countries, international organizations, academia, NGO’s an…


“Safer Navigation Using Electronic Navigational Charts, AIS and RADAR Data powered by FOSS4G” Bogdan Grama, Unnamed user · Talk (20 minutes)

Ships have long been required to carry nautical charts and nautical publications to plan and display the ship's route for the intended voyage and to plot and monitor positions throughout the voyage. Today we have complex electronical navigational charts and many of them are freely distributed and a…


“Stac-chat: spatiotemporal assets in your chat” Darren Wiens · Talk (20 minutes)

This talk will present an overview of the SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog (STAC) specification, and provide a use-case and example of an API to query STAC items (by space and time), resulting in imagery and associated metadata, even within your favourite chat application.


“Three-D Change Detection: A QGIS Plugin with Python 3” Jordan Bates, Muhammad Hasan Mustafa, Tanmoy Chakraborty · Talk (20 minutes)

With the increase of sensor capabilities and popularity of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) there has been an increase in the detail and types of digital elevation models (DEMs) that can be produced. With these improved products and their 3D characteristics, more can be derived from their analysis i…


“VectorTile for SeaWind” YeonHwa Jeong · Talk (20 minutes)

Introduce process that the world sea surface wind data(ASCAT, WindSAT, SCATSAT) of 12.5km or 25km resolution was displayed mapbox vector tile specification.
The process overview is described as being merged into 12 hours, transformed to a geostationary coordinate system, converted to a mapbox vecto…


“Using FOSS4G in HPC environment” Kylli Ek · Talk (20 minutes)

In Finland, the government has decided to provide free of charge HPC resources for all universities and state research institutes for open research. For long time, these HPC resources were used mainly for chemistry, (micro)-biology, physics and material sciences. In recent years, we have installed …


“Creating Stunning Maps in GeoServer, with SLD, CSS, YSLD and MBStyles” Andrea Aime, Mauro Bartolomeoli · Talk (20 minutes)

Various software can style maps and generate a proper SLD document for OGC compliant WMS like GeoServer to use.

Several topics will be covered, providing examples in the various GeoServer styling languages, including:

  • Mastering common symbolization, filtering, multi-scale styling
  • Using GeoServer …


“State of GeoServer 2019” Andrea Aime, Jody Garnett · Talk (20 minutes)

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 rel…


“GeoServer feature frenzy” Andrea Aime, Jody Garnett · Talk (20 minutes)

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 “fe…


“Mapping the world beyond Web Mercator” Andrea Aime · Talk (20 minutes)

Most popular mapping presentations today, ranging from clients to servers, show and discuss only maps in web mercator, the popular Mercator derived projection used by OSM as well as most commercial tiles providers.

There is however an interesting, exciting world of map projections out there, that a…


“Development of a flood risk monitoring system to support flood risk reduction through community-driven drainage cleaning and drain adoption(Twaa Mtaro) in Dar es salaam city.” Edgar Vitus Mlowe, Beatrice Charles Mkumbo · Talk (20 minutes)

Dar es Salaam, the primary city of Tanzania is highly vulnerable to flooding even from minor Storms, floods in 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2015, caused loss of life,injury, and severely impacted diverse sectors. Dar es Salaam’s flooding problems are largely a function of inadequate storm drainage and poor…


“Running QGIS Server in production” Eric Lemoine · Talk (20 minutes)

QGIS Server has become a serious competitor in the realm of map engines for the web. Maps served by
QGIS Server are designed in QGIS Desktop, and rendered by QGIS Server with the same rendering engine as QGIS Desktop. This makes it possible to leverage QGIS advanced styling capabilities, which, i…


“Calculating CO2 emissions for Urban Land Use Planning with FOSS4G tools” Sanna Jokela · Talk (20 minutes)

Can you calculate the CO2 emissions for your city now or for the future? Ubigu Ltd, Tietotakomo, Gispo Ltd, Finnish Environment Institute and City of Tampere in Finland have crafted an open source climate tool during spring 2019. It was created using QGIS, PostGIS, GeoServer and Oskari map service…


“Real time mapping with SMS where there is no internet” Lambert Marie-Julie · Talk (20 minutes)

In the Sahel, the survival of pastoral and transhumant communities depends directly on the access to water and pasture for their livestock. The availability of these resources is mostly influenced by the erratic rainfall conditions that characterize the Sahelian climate. To reduce the vulnerability…


“Extracting cloud free images in an area of interest from a remote sensing archive” Jesko Zimmermann · Talk (20 minutes)

Open source satellite imagery becomes increasingly important in many areas of research and business. In the case of agriculture, it is being used to assess land use, support subsidies, and to help farmers to manage their land more efficiently. Many of these applications require regular revisits to …


“TEAM Engine - Validation of new OGC standard WFS 3.0 and status update of project” Dirk Stenger · Talk (20 minutes)

TEAM Engine is a testing facility enabling developers and users to test geo services, such as WFS or WFS, and geo formats, like GML or GeoPackage. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) provides various test suites for TEAM Engine to support implementing and testing of GIS software basing on OGC stan…


“CNN-based tools in GRASS GIS” Ondřej Pešek, Martin Landa · Talk (20 minutes)

Object detection and image segmentation have always been a big task in the field of geospatial sciences. With the growth of open satellite and aerial images, focus on this field is getting bigger and bigger.
In the general computer vision field, there is one big term shaking the field in the last …


“Custom workflows in QGIS thanks to Python - a non technical introduction” Marco Bernasocchi · Talk (20 minutes)

This talk introduces the integration and possibilities of Python within and around QGIS in its latest version. Being an introductory talk it is not aimed at developers but much more at [future] QGIS users that would like to know what possibility exists for customizing your workflows thanks to PyQGI…


“PyQGIS the comfortable way - tricks to efficiently work with Python and QGIS” Marco Bernasocchi · Talk (20 minutes)

With PyQGIS you can write scripts and plugins to implement new features and perform automated tasks within QGIS, let's see how we can do that more efficiently thanks to some nifty tricks.

Thanks to tricks like using decorators and the qgis.utils module one can improve readability and performance by…


“QGIS is dead, long live QGIS! - the very best new features of QGIS 3.x” Marco Bernasocchi · Talk (20 minutes)

QGIS 2.18 has been discontinued - the king is dead.
QGIS 3.4 is the new long term release - long live the king!
QGIS 3.10 is being developed - The princess is growing

In this talk, I'll try to highlight the very best features available in the QGIS 3.x series like:

  • User profiles
  • Multiple map views…


“Self-replicating Technologies: Open Source & Patents” Sonal Bhoraniya · Talk (20 minutes)

This talk will provide an analysis of U.S. caselaw regarding self-replicating technologies, such as open source code, and patent exhaustion rights. It will discuss what it currently means to "sell" a "product" sufficiently to invoke patent exhaustion, and how that corresponds to the normal ways in…


“3.6 million points to polygons – lessons learned while generating voting districts with QGIS, PostGIS and OpenJUMP?” Topi Tjukanov · Talk (20 minutes)

Parliamentary elections were held in Finland in April 2019 and to better visualize the results, I went on a quest to generate polygons for each of the 1937 voting districts. Voting district polygons are not open data except for few major cities, but address points for buildings are open data in Fin…


“Current Status of mago3D, an Open Source Based Digital Twin Platform” Sanghee Shin · Talk (20 minutes)

I'll talk about the recent achievements and improvements of mago3D project, an open source based 'Digital Twin' platform. mago3D(http://mago3d.com) is relatively new project first released in July 2017. The ultimate goal of mago3D project is developing an open source based digital twin platform tha…


“Let's Power the Analytics and 3D to the Web Based Military Geo-Portal using FOSS4G!” Sanghee Shin · Talk (20 minutes)

I'll introduce the web based military geo-portal system which was implemented on top of numerous open source projects such as PostGIS, GeoServer, Cesium, mago3D, OpenGXT. This military geo-portal system provides search, layer control, satellite image retrieval, spatial/terrain analysis, reading coo…


“Introduction to MapStore, mashups made simple” Mauro Bartolomeoli · Talk (20 minutes)

MapStore is the Open Source product for creating, saving and sharing in a simple and intuitive way maps and mashups created selecting contents from public services like Google Maps and OpenStreetMap or other servers implementing OGC and ISO protocols. Thanks to MapStore the user can mix her own dat…


“Crunching Data In GeoServer : Mastering Rendering Transformations, WPS Processes And SQL Views.” Mauro Bartolomeoli, Andrea Aime · Talk (20 minutes)

This presentation will provide the attendee with an introduction to data processing in GeoServer by means of WPS, rendering transformations and SQL views, describing real applications and how these facilities were used in them. We'll start with the basic WPS capabilities, showing how to build proce…


“Geospatial data processing for image automatic analysis” Raphaël Delhome · Talk (20 minutes)

Deep learning algorithms appear as a major breakthrough in GIS scope: neural networks are able to do semantic segmentation on aerial images, so as to identify building footprints, roads, and so on.

Oslandia is an opensource company studying and exploiting geospatial data, with an extensive R&D …


“OpenMapTiles: news, thematic layers, and coordinate systems” Petr Sloup, Dalibor Janak, Petr Pridal · Talk (20 minutes)

OpenMapTiles is an open-source set of tools for processing OpenStreetMap data into zoomable and web-compatible vector tiles, which are ready to use in OpenLayers, Mapbox GL, Leaflet, QGIS as well as mobile applications.
This talk gives an overview of the major changes in the project.
Apart from pr…


“Revamp of Coordinate Reference System management in the OSGeo C/C++ stack with PROJ and GDAL” Even Rouault · Talk (20 minutes)

In this talk, we will give an overview of the recent works that have occurred in the PROJ, libgeotiff and GDAL libraries regarding Coordinate Reference Systems (CRS). Those improvements have mostly taken place in the venerable PROJ library that has evolved over the last 30 years from handling “only…


“SHOGun, GeoServer & QGIS Integration: Manage WebGIS Applications from your Desktop” Till Adams · Talk (20 minutes)

SHOGun is an Open Source WebGIS framework, that is widely used in private companies, public administrations and also research projects.
SHOGun combines user-, data- and application management through a webfrontend, like many others do.
Learning new workflows and familiarizing yourself with new ap…


“Mapillary Mobile Apps & SDKs” Christopher Beddow, Voda Ovidiu · Talk (20 minutes)

Mapillary SDKs enable any developer to easily build apps with functionality for geotagged image capture, Mapillary authentication, and uploading to Mapillary. In this session, we will explore the SDKs, demo some Mapillary apps that are built on the SDKs, and look at how these apps are being used to…


“From Planetary Scale to Street Level Detail: Instant 3D Map Data Fusion with VTS” Tomas Kavan · Talk (20 minutes)

A global 3D map works with data from various sources: DEMs, orthomosaics, vectors or even 3D city models. The data is acquired by diverse sensors and processing techniques and varies vastly in resolution and geospatial coverage. Need for partial updates may arise as more recent or higher resolution…


“Improvements of the Public Safety Map service Using a Chatbot” Hyoung Seong, Park · Talk (20 minutes)

Korean government has launched the 'Public Safety Map' to provide safety information, with a web map service since 2013. It collects 160 pieces of information from 29 agencies, and compiles Public Safety Information maps in eight categories. In 2018, we analyzed performance and usage patterns to ev…


“GeoStyler - a generic graphical style editor for geodata” Christian Mayer, Till Adams · Talk (20 minutes)

GeoStyler is a react-based Open Source UI library for creating style editors for WebGIS applications.
Cartographic styling of geodata on the web has been a recurring topic in the geoinformatics world. There are various standards - official standards as well as industry standards and project-relate…


“gFlowiz, an open science framework to analyze and geovisualize networks and flow datasets” Nicolas Roelandt · Talk (20 minutes)

Geographic flow visualization (gFlowiz) is an interdisciplinary project dedicated to flows and networks in the geoweb.
It is led by a team of French researchers and engineers in Geography, Cartography and Computer Science from both IFSTTAR and CNRS.

gFlowiz follows the new paradigm of « visualizati…


“Has she access? Mapping accessibility of Sexual and Reproductive Health care” Martin Van Aken · Talk (20 minutes)

A lot of public organisms, from governments to global funds are investing into more and better reproductive health care services in low income countries. This means measuring availability, quality but also accessibility of key services for the target populations. In particular, taking into account …


“Natural Language Processing meets FOSS4G – Introduction of Document Mapping” Eita Hori · Talk (20 minutes)

Natural Language Processing, in short, NLP is one of the most high-lightened technologies these days. What I would like to bring on FOSS4G 2019 is an experimental approach which integrates NLP with mapping system. Just for convenience, I call this approach “document-mapping”. In this approach, docu…


“Crash Analysis System (CAS) – a crash data analytics and visualisation platform” Antonin Caen · Talk (20 minutes)

Orbica and partner Catalyst developed a user-friendly web application to live stream New Zealand Transport Agency’s database of 1.5 million crash records on a map so that transport planners and engineers (with no SQL knowledge) could build complex stacked spatial and aspatial queries with drag-and-…


“GlobWetland Africa Toolbox: Implementing Earth Observation based Wetland Monitoring Capacity in Africa” Radoslaw Guzinski · Talk (20 minutes)

The availability of the growing volume of environmental data from the Sentinel satellites represents a unique opportunity for the operational usage of Earth Observation (EO) for wetland inventorying, assessment and monitoring on global scale. However, it also poses major challenges in terms of data…


“Are we going back to Command Line GIS ?” Nicolas Roelandt · Talk (20 minutes)

In the early ages of Computer Science, there was only Command Line Interface (CLI).
No mouse, no windows. But computers was already able to do more than just calculus.

First of this kind -- in the early eighties ! -- GRASS GIS was able to manipulate,
analyze and visualize geospatial data. All in CL…


“Computer Vision at scale with RoboSat.pink” Olivier Courtin · Talk (20 minutes)

Check where and how vectors OpenData as OpenStreetMap,
are accurate enough compared to an aerial or satellite Imagery, with Deep Learning approach.

And do it at scale, with RoboSat.pink as a Semantic Segmentation toolbox.

Quality Analysis and Change Detection with low resolution imagery,
and Feat…


“One Geonode, many Geonodes” Alessio Fabiani · Talk (20 minutes)

GeoNode is a Web Spatial Content Management System based entirely on Open Source tools whose purpose is to promote the sharing of data and their management in a simple environment where even non-expert users of GIS technologies can view, edit, manage, and share spatial data, maps, prints and docume…


“From Text to Map, a state of art.” Olivier Courtin · Talk (20 minutes)

Natural Language Processing, has been revivified by Deep Learning approaches.
This presentation will show what we already can achieve to convert plain Text to Map.
Think for instance, to retrieving geometries conveys by an article, a book or a Tweet.


“SIRA – a single framework to search and view complex datasets through OGC services” Alfieri Paola, Costamagna Simona, Navarretta Antonello, Sanmartino Diego · Talk (20 minutes)

Complex alphanumeric information originating from heterogeneous sources (e.g. administrative procedures, cadastre/registry, environmental measures…) are relevant both as search keys of elements on maps and as essential knowledge layers. Regione Piemonte project addresses the need of integrating geo…


“A geo-spatial big data infrastructure for Asset Management” Marcello · Talk (20 minutes)

The talk will present case architectural solutions behind a cloud platform for Asset Management. The platform manages geo-spatial information and provides analytics services and tools for critical assets and infrastructures monitoring, for customers and prospects worldwide. The huge amount of geo-…


“QWC2 viewer for QGIS server with micro service architecture” Pirmin Kalberer · Talk (20 minutes)

QWC2 is a responsive web mapping client optimized for publishing maps with QGIS Server. A modular architecute based on micro services (running as Docker containers or WSGI modules) allows scaling from basic setups up to highly customized service environments.


“From desktop to spatial data infrastructure with QGIS” Marco Hugentobler · Talk (20 minutes)

If a company discovers GIS as a usefull tool, it normally starts with a few desktop GIS (most likely QGIS) users. Later on, if GIS is more widely used within the company, the need for a spatial data infrastructure (SDI) arises. This presentation shows how to step-by-step create a slim SDI around Q…


“Vector tile benchmark” Pirmin Kalberer · Talk (20 minutes)

Vector tiles are an established format to publish highly interactive maps for use on mobile devices and desktop browsers. A benchmark compares MVT tile generation and tile serving performance of specialized servers like t-rex and proven map servers like UMN Mapserver.


“GIS Migration Paths - Tools and strategies to move to open source GIS” Mario Baranzini · Talk (20 minutes)

This talk highlights the issues that need to be addressed to successfully migrate from a GIS solution based on commercial products to a solution based on open-source software, in particular QGIS.

What can be done? Where to start? What are the potential elements to convert?
Which strategy to adopt?


“Open Street Map, get beyond just the nice map” Lars Agerskov Christensen · Talk (20 minutes)

Open Street Map is a great data provider and database in areas where data is lacking, its most well-known product is the Open Street Map Basemap, but other than overlaying your data over OSM basemaps, did you know that there are ways to map and interact with all that data in a multitude of ways. To…


“From paper to pods: Revolutionised fibre planning process at Deutsche Telekom AG with FOSS4G components” Torsten Drey, Emmanuel Belo, Marc Jansen, Markus Neteler · Talk (20 minutes)

Compared to other industrialised countries Germany ranks rather low when it comes to the availability of broadband internet via fibre. In order to change this and to cope with the needs for the new mobile standard 5G, Deutsche Telekom AG (DTAG) revolutionised the planning of fibre networks. The mai…


“Social protection portal Kampala - On open source portal for humanitarian use” Lars Agerskov Christensen · Talk (20 minutes)

In close collaboration with UNICEF Uganda and GeoGecko, KCCA spearheaded the development of an online open source portal to provide a visual presentation of key social services available in Kampala. The tool is built on the backbone of four pillars aimed at (i) identifying key partners’ operations …


“GRASS GIS in the cloud: actinia geoprocessing” Carmen Tawalika, Markus Neteler · Talk (20 minutes)

Initially called GRaaS (GRASS as a Service), actinia has been developed to exploit GRASS GIS functionality via HTTPS REST API. GRASS locations, mapsets, vector and raster data as well as spatio-temporal data are available as resources to allow their management and visualization. With the existing (…


“WebAssembly - a new technology and its potential for geospatial application” Pirmin Kalberer · Talk (20 minutes)

WebAssembly is a binary runtime format designed for efficiency, speed and safety. Version 1.0, standardized in a W3C Working Group, is now supported by all major browsers. It opens up a whole new way to create performant web applications and gives new possibilities to share (geospatial!) libraries …


“Data is USELESS!” Lars Agerskov Christensen · Talk (20 minutes)

What is the value of data? This presentation will be about value of data and why data is useless unless it is collected and used in a right way or with the knowledge on how it is collected and therefore what its limitations are.
We will look at official data and Open Street Map and show some examp…


“How will you use Orfeo ToolBox in the next few years ?” Yannick TANGUY · Talk (20 minutes)

Orfeo ToolBox (OTB) is already used in numerous Remote Sensing & geospatial processing chains, throught its C++ or Python interface. OTB users can also deal with almost 100 applications through their own graphical interface or via QGIS.
We would like to talk about future interfaces for OTB, esp…


“How digging into the earth for the fibre roll-out took GRASS to the cloud” Markus Neteler, Markus Metz, Anika Bettge, Torsten Drey, Carmen Tawalika · Talk (20 minutes)

Deutsche Telekom AG (DTAG) revolutionises the planning process of fibre networks (FTTH) to
* increase number of connected households and industries dramatically, and
* shorten the time to market in general.

For this goal DTAG, advanced geoprocessing algorithms including artificial intelligence (A…


“Fun with Foreign Data Wrappers (FDW) and PostgreSQL” Astrid Emde · Talk (20 minutes)

With Foreign Data Wrappers (FDW) you can access remote objects from SQL databases. This feature is part of the SQL/MED (SQL Management of External Data) specification that was added to the SQL standard.

With PostgreSQL you can make use of this great functionality. You can access different remote da…


“Create Web Application with Mapbender” Astrid Emde · Talk (20 minutes)

Mapbender is a content management system for geospatial data services and map applications. With Mapbender you can create applications without writing a single line of code. Mapbender is a flexible client for OGC services. Mapbender is based on Symfony, JQuery and OpenLayers.

Mapbender is based on …


“Oskari technical developments” Sami Mäkinen · Talk (20 minutes)

Oskari (GitHub) is a open source product for creating geoportals built on top of distributed spatial data infrastructure (like INSPIRE) and is currently incubating for becoming an OSGeo project. This talk is a year in review of what has happened on the technical side of the project and our experien…


“Behind the mirror : how we run an OpenSource company” Vincent Picavet · Talk (20 minutes)

All of you are OpenSource software users. While you know how the software runs, you may not know what is behind the mirror.

Nowadays, most OpenSource software are written by employees of companies. There are plenty of organizational models for these companies. In this presentation we drop the mask …


“Global land cover monitoring and updating: big data challenges” Dainius Masiliūnas · Talk (20 minutes)

The Copernicus Global Land Service (CGLS) aims to provide yearly-updated land cover maps, including land cover fractions (i.e. the fraction of each land cover class within each pixel). It makes use of FOSS software (Python, R, GDAL) for all data processing steps. Our work in the project focuses on …


“GeoServer WFS3: introduction to the RESTful, schemaless, JSON first download service” Andrea Aime · Talk (20 minutes)

The WFS 3 specification introduces a number of significant changes in the protocol
compared to older versions, to mention just a few:

  • Small core with basic functionality, extra functionality provided by extensions
  • OpenAPI/RESTful based
  • GeoJSON first, while still allowing serving data in GML
  • No ma…


“Open source tool set for geology” Julien Cabieces · Talk (20 minutes)

You recently saw a picture of a big hole in space. We now propose you to visualize holes in the ground.
As a science directly based on location, Geology makes intensive use of GIS softwares, not only to see boreholes.

As a matter of fact, geology needs efficient tools to store, visualize and analy…


“Standing up a OSM clone with GeoServer and CSS” Andrea Aime · Talk (20 minutes)

See that little map on the geoserver.org web site? While looking a lot like plain OpenStreetMap tiles, it’s actually rendered by a GeoServer, using CSS styles, off a PostGIS database.
The map aims to be a very close clone of the actual OSM official one, meaning it has a lot of little details often …


“Big Data above and beyond, OpenLayers and Power BI working together” Daniel Urda, Florin Iosub · Talk (20 minutes)

The sheer amount of statistics collected as the world entered the age of Big Data transformed computers from simple tools for processing data into complex machines able to present the results of this processing as compelling visuals with little to no human input. And when it comes to presenting the…


“State of GeoExt” Seth Girvin, Christian Mayer, Marc Jansen · Talk (20 minutes)

The GeoExt project [1] is a JavaScript library combining the OpenLayers mapping library [2] and the JavaScript framework ExtJS [3]. The talk will give a brief history of the project, and a summary of its dependencies and versions. Several new features recently developed for the latest GeoExt releas…


“Composing and securing spatial data interfaces. When? Why? How? Serverless edition.” Dennis Bauszus · Talk (20 minutes)

A comprehensive presentation of the design process leading to a NodeJS framework which acts as a spatial data and application interface. The XYZ framework also provides a control library and responsive views tying everything together. Library methods make use of function composition in javascript t…


“What’s new in OSGeoLive 13.0 ?” Nicolas Roelandt, Angelos Tzotsos, Astrid Emde · Talk (20 minutes)

OSGeoLive is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB thumb drive or Virtual Machine based on Lubuntu, that allows you to try a wide variety of open source geospatial software without installing anything. It is composed entirely of free software, allowing it to be freely distributed, duplicated and passe…


“Battle of 3D Rendering Stacks: CesiumJS, VTS Geospatial or iTowns?” Ladislav Horký · Talk (20 minutes)

When you choose a 3D rendering stack to work with your 3D city model, your best options are open-source: CesiumJS, VTS Geospatial or iTowns. While it is not trivial to make a direct one-to-one comparison because each stack is built on slightly different philosophy, they all strive for the best poss…


“An OSM-based 3D Street Map of the Earth” Ladislav Horký · Talk (20 minutes)

OSM has long since established itself as the leading global street database. Interactive multi-resolution 3D-globe-streaming technology has been around for quite some time. Yet little effort has been made so far to create a global OSM-based 3D street map. In this talk we will show how OSM, vector t…


“Metadata workflow, history and draft in GeoNetwork” François Prunayre, Antonio Cerciello, Paul van Genuchten · Talk (20 minutes)

SDI's typically have a challenge of a data publication requiring a review phase before becoming approved and accessible. It is relevant for each aspect of data publication; data, transformations, service and metadata. The review phase should be as complete as possible (including INSPIRE/OGC/QOS val…


“Resilience Academy as a sustainability solution for urban resilience skills development in n Tanzania” Msilikale Msilanga · Talk (20 minutes)

This abstract focuses on the Resilience Academy which represents the commitment of the World Bank to improve Tanzania’s skill base and to maximize the impact and sustainability through the establishment of university partnerships that transfer skills and risk management tools to the next generation…


“One click data publishing for QGIS to support OGC/INSPIRE” Jody Garnett, Paul van Genuchten · Talk (20 minutes)

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 a…


“A COG In The Machine - Using Cloud Optimised GeoTiffs to Query 24 Billion Pixels In Real-Time” Tomas Holderness · Talk (20 minutes)

How do you find one pixel in a billion?

Cloud Optimized GeoTiffs are a new standard for raster data that support file-level access via the internet. Combined with serverless cloud technologies, raster data can now be queried by client-facing applications without the need for a spatial database or …


“Analyzing floating car data with clickhouse db, postgres and R” Tom van Tilburg & Anne Blankert · Talk (20 minutes)

Spatio-temporal datasets like sensor-data or floating car data can be rather overwhelming because they quickly get in the order of billions of records.
In this talk I show how we made billions of floating car data entries into a workable datastream that outputs visually attractive and useful maps …


“Field data collection strategies - using QField and QGIS” Matthias Kuhn · Talk (20 minutes)

After collecting data on the field, it needs to be brought back to the office for analysis, visualization and archiving.

Depending on the amount of field workers involved and the complexity of your geo data infrastructure, different approaches need to be taken for an optimized workflow.

In this tal…


“State of PyWPS” Jáchym Čepický · Talk (20 minutes)

PyWPS is an open source, light-weight, Python based, implementation of the OGC Web Processing Service (WPS) standard. It provides users with a relatively seamless environment where to code geo-spatial functions and models that are readily exposed to the Internet through the WWW.

Initially started i…


“Transition to open source - Israel's geospatial portal” Uri Dorozko · Talk (20 minutes)

Govmap - Israel's national geospatial portal.
The national geospatial portal managed by the Survey of Israel, contains various governmental and public information and provides extensive applications of various aspects such as data collaboration, planning, weather, transportaion etc.
Our main proje…


“Gisquick: Let’s share GIS much quicker” Jáchym Čepický · Talk (20 minutes)

Gisquick is an open source geospatial data publishing platform. We have developed it for rapid sharing of our projects created with QGIS. We put together minimal set of functions for useful generic web mapping application - a web client for QGIS projects. With Gisquick, you can share GIS outputs wi…


“Exploiting PDAL + Entwine in the wild” Adam Steer · Talk (20 minutes)

The PDAL and Entwine stack is a powerful toolkit for managing and exploiting massive point clouds - and small point clouds, and weird point clouds. Because they're given freely to the community, small enterprises can pick them up and do incredible things - which are normally the reserve of governme…


“Development of a public toilet search system using open data and chatbots” Yoichi Kayama · Talk (20 minutes)

Tokyo Metropolis publishes a lot of data, and holds an application contest using that data every year.
The 2017 contest had the challenge of "developing a tool that would allow everyone to find the perfect toilet for them on the go".
I applied for the contest on this subject.
There is a chat tool n…


“State of MapServer” Seth Girvin, Daniel Morissette, Michael Smith · Talk (20 minutes)

MapServer 7.4 was released earlier this year. The main focus of this release is MapScript - MapServer’s scripting language, and we'll review the various language options available along with other changes and lesser known features from recent releases. A summary of development from the recent OSGeo…


“MapServer, Optimize for performance” Lars Schylberg · Talk (20 minutes)

MapServer, Optimize for performance

The MapServer software offers many powerful and advanced features that many users haven’t found yet. Come and learn some of the tricks to optimize configurations to achieve excellent performance in the rendering of stunning cartographic maps. Complex road shiel…


“What's new in PostGIS” Darafei Praliaskouski · Talk (20 minutes)

PostGIS is a spatial extension to PostgreSQL database. This year it gets new major release, 3.0, after seven years of being in 2.x. We'll go deeper in what was changed, and why you will want to bring these changes into your setup as soon as possible.


“OGC Overview: programs, processes, standards baseline and new developments relevant for the OSGeo community” Athina Trakas, Stephan Meißl, Tom Kralidis, Angelos Tzotsos · Talk (20 minutes)

The coordination of increasingly faster development of geospatial Free and Open Source Software and more longer term oriented standards presents some challenges which have been identified and taken up by key organizations of the domain. OGC and OSGeo have a long history of cooperation, since many y…


“OSGeo and the OGC Innovation Program” Stephan Meißl, Athina Trakas · Talk (20 minutes)

OGC and OSGeo have a long history of cooperation. Since many years we work together through a Memorandum of Understanding, which amongst other aspects provides OSGeo to a certain extent access to the OGC standards development process. The cooperation is meant to bring in requirements, ideas, and ex…


“Mapping the Fate of the Dead in North Korea with Free & Open Source Software and Data” Dan Bielefeld · Talk (20 minutes)

For the last four years, the Transitional Justice Working Group's mapping project has interviewed North Korean escapees living in South Korea in an effort to determine where the victims of the regime have been killed and buried.

This talk will present the mapping system we've developed, the chall…


“OGC standards development and the role of OSGeo” Tom Kralidis, Athina Trakas, Angelos Tzotsos · Talk (20 minutes)

OGC and OSGeo have a long history of cooperation, since many years we work together through a Memorandum of Understanding, which amongst other aspects provides OSGeo to a certain extend access to the OGC standards development process. The cooperation is meant to bring in requirements, ideas and exp…


“G3W-SUITE: a new framework for the QGIS projects WEB publication.” Lami Leonardo · Talk (20 minutes)

G3W-SUITE is a modular, client-server application for managing and publishing interactive QGIS cartographic projects of various kinds in a totally independent, simple and fast way.
The application can organize cartographic contents in a hierarchic way, helping the content management in structured c…


“ISRIC:152160 - The Homolosine Projection in a Big Spatial Data framework” Luís Moreira de Sousa · Talk (20 minutes)

Marinus of Tyre's and Mercator's are by far the most popular projections used today in the Earth Sciences. However, they expand the surface area of the Earth respectively by 50% and 200%, imposing serious overheads in data storage, and more importantly, computation costs. While an equal-area projec…


“State of GDAL” Even Rouault · Talk (20 minutes)

After a brief introduction to the project, this talk will focus on the two feature-oriented releases which have occurred during the last year, GDAL 2.4 and GDAL 3.0.
We will explore new drivers (Google Earth Engine Data API, NextGIS Web, GeoJSON sequence, TileDB, ...), improved drivers (BAG, GeoTIF…


“Algorithm Walk-through: How to Visualize a Large GeoTIFF on Your Web Map” Daniel J. Dufour · Talk (20 minutes)

GeoRasterLayer is a plugin for Leaflet that enables users to add GeoTIFF files to their web maps. By removing the need for a tile server, GeoRasterLayer can save users a lot of effort and money, but building the plugin didn't come without its challenges. This talk walks through the algorithm for …


“GC2/Vidi: What’s new in the spatial data infrastructure project” Martin Høgh · Talk (20 minutes)

The GC2/Vidi platform helps you build a spatial data infrastructure quickly and easily. Powered using open source components for a scalable solution focused on freedom rather than fees.

GC2/Vidi comprises two software projects:
- GC2 – makes it easy to deploy PostGIS, MapServer, QGIS Server, Ma…


“OMERO: an open source tool for a cross-disciplinary geospatial Odyssey” iLaria Marengo · Talk (20 minutes)

Imaging data, whether from cameras, satellites, drones, “go-pro”, multibeams, or sonar devices despite linked to spatial data are not embedded in traditional relational databases, rather tend to be stored separately and accessed from one or more directories. As a result, managing images turns to be…


“Open Green Map - a geospatial tool for sustainable living” Ciprian Samoilă, Wendy Brawer · Talk (20 minutes)

Created to serve a locally-led global map making network, the original Open Green Map (OGM) - www.opengreenmap.org, a social mapping platform, was launched by Green Map System in 2009. In the decade since, an 8 language interface and mobile site collector are among the features that attracted users…


“OpenEO: Earth Observation data cubes” Jeroen Dries · Talk (20 minutes)

OpenEO is a H2020 project that aims for a new web service standard for Earth Observation data cubes that supports data extraction, processing and viewing. Both the standard and its implementations are Open Source projects, with an active community of contributors. Under the hood, the client and bac…


“Linking geospatial free and open-source technologies with big data in biodiversity research” Spyros Theodoridis · Talk (20 minutes)

Understanding and predicting the distribution of life on Earth represent major research tasks in the face of global environmental change. These tasks often require the integration and analysis of big and diverse datasets that reflect properties of wild organisms and their abiotic environment across…


“LEOWorks, an educational open source software” Claudia Ifrim · Talk (20 minutes)

LEOWorks is an educational open source software for inspecting and analyzing satellite images. It represents the main tool for demonstrating Earth Observation techniques within the European Earth Observation Web Site for Secondary Schools - EDUSPACE, belonging to the European Space Agency (ESA) and…


“Geochicas OSM” María Ballesteros · Talk (20 minutes)

GeochicasOSM is a community of mainly Spanish-speaking women, from Latin America and Spain, work mapping OpenStreetMap (OSM) and Wikipedia, and related to the geo world and geotechnologies, which work with the goal of closing the gender gap in different communities in which they participate through…


“Developing a GIS-based roads maintenance management system” Laura Mugeha · Talk (20 minutes)

Roads are essential in our day to day activities. In developing countries especially in Africa, the road sub-sector accounts for over 80% of the total passenger traffic and 76% of freight leaving a small proportion to water, rail and air transport. For this reason, they need to be in their best con…


“Open Source Procurement and the perfect Hotdog” Jody Garnett · Talk (20 minutes)

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 …


“State of JAI” Jody Garnett, Andrea Aime · Talk (20 minutes)

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 communit…


“Modernization of land administration in Colombia based on FOSS4G and standards” Germán Carrillo · Talk (20 minutes)

Colombia is facing a huge challenge to formalize land tenure in an efficient, massive and decentralized manner. The Swiss cooperation provides all different actors with a common conceptual and technical framework. On the one hand, a Colombian profile [1] of the LADM (ISO:19152) was built, constitut…


“Open Source Practice and Passion at OSGeo” Jody Garnett · Talk (20 minutes)

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.…


“Kia ora - The Learnings of FOSS4G SotM Oceania” Edoardo Neerhut · Talk (20 minutes)

Putting together a conference is a huge amount of work, but one that can reap ongoing benefits for the community that makes it happen. Creating one from scratch is a scary thing, but this is what we attempted to do for Oceania in 2018. In the spirit of openness, we'd like to share what we as a regi…


“Assessing & improving client support for INSPIRE data” Alexander Kotsev, Marco Minghini, Thorsten Reitz, Stefania Morrone · Talk (20 minutes)

The INSPIRE Directive aims to establish an EU interoperable Spatial Data Infrastructure. With the approaching of implementation deadlines, an increasing number of datasets are made available on the INSPIRE Geoportal in the GML format. Within the INSPIRE Maintenance and Implementation Work Programme…


“The UN Open GIS initiative – Spiral 4 for geospatial data collection” Yong-Bok Choi, Byeong-Gon Kim, Impyeong Lee, Kwang Woo Nam, Jong-Hoon Lee, Anandavel Kannan, Ki-Joune Li · Talk (20 minutes)

Working Group 4, also called Spiral 4, of the UN Open GIS Initiative aims to provide solutions to collect geospatial data for UN missions. Due to the diversity and complexity of source data and mission fields, one single solution for geospatial data collection could not satisfy the requirements fr…


“WPS with Qgis processing - From desktop to server” René-Luc DHONT, David Marteau · Talk (20 minutes)

We will discuss the implementation of a full featured WPS service built upon the Qgis processing toolbox. From this, we will show how we can use the algorithms managed from the desktop Qgis directly on a serveur backend.

Will we show use case from the context of a deforestation study that uses proc…


“mapillary2osm: OpenStreetMap Data from Computer Vision” Edoardo Neerhut · Talk (20 minutes)

Mapillary’s computer vision extracts point data from street-level images, with these detections being used to fix and update maps. Earlier this year, Mapillary worked with OpenStreetMap communities to turn automatic computer vision detections into better map data. This was an insightful project tha…


“inous Initiative - An eco-system for OGC IndoorGML” Do-Hun Kang, Byeong-Gon Kim, Yongsu Song, Ki-Joune Li · Talk (20 minutes)

Due to the growing population in urban areas, the building structures become more huge and complicated. The demands for geospatial information and services in indoor space are increasing as well as outdoor spaces. An OGC standard, called IndoorGML, was published to provide a standard indoor spatial…


“USE OF OPEN-SOURCE SOFTWARE IN TRAINING MODULE AS A PART OF PANAFGEO PROJECT” Špela Kumelj; Geological Survey of Slovenia · Talk (20 minutes)

PanAfGeo (Pan-African Support to the EuroGeoSurveys-Organisation of African Geological Surveys (EGS-OAGS) Partnership) is an ongoing project which supports the training of geoscientific staff from African Geological Surveys through the development of an innovative training programme.
It aims to in…


“GNOSIS Map Tiles: Open specifications for tiles of vector, imagery, coverages, point clouds, referenced and embedded 3D models” Jerome St-Louis · Talk (20 minutes)

An overview of the GNOSIS Map Tiles (GMTs) open specifications for tiling geospatial data developed by Ecere in conjunction with OGC Testbed 13 and 14 and the latest draft specifications can be found in OGC Engineering Report:
http://docs.opengeospatial.org/per/18-025.html#GMTSpecs
GMTs can cont…


“Street-level Imagery as Open Data” Christopher Beddow · Talk (20 minutes)

Not all open data comes in traditional geospatial formats: for years, organizations around the world have collected photo and video logs of roads for annual surveys, but until recently these have been overlooked as a form of open data. Mapillary now hosts over 500,000km of government road imagery. …


“GNOSIS Cartographic Map Style Sheets (CMSS) - an elegant and powerful styling language for both classic and 3D cartography” Jerome St-Louis · Talk (20 minutes)

An overview of GNOSIS CMSS, a styling language for both classic and 3D cartography.
Ecere developed the GNOSIS Cascading Map Style Sheets language in conjunction with the OGC Innovation Program's Tetstbed 13 and 14, and the open specifications for it are available in a public Engineering Report: ht…


“QGIS: No more plugins only processings” René-Luc DHONT, David Marteau · Talk (20 minutes)

With QGIS 3 and the processing module refactoring, it is easiest to add tools without the complexity of plugins.

We will discuss the way to add algorithms in python to QGIS and the advantage of using processing. We will also discuss the limit and future of processing modules. As described by Victo…


“Offline viewing and editing Geographic Information for Forest Fire Defense” René-Luc DHONT · Talk (20 minutes)

As part of the Open DFCI project: Geographic Information Portal for the Defense of Forests Against Fires, the Entente Valabre for the Mediterranean forest wished to put in place a solution of offline viewing and editing geographic information.

We will presents the context: OpenDFCI web portal based…


“Using the OGC Web Processing Service (WPS) to move business logic to the server” Ian Turton · Talk (20 minutes)

In the past, desktop GIS were necessary to handle complex spatial business decisions. This lead to problems with data management, model updates and an increased cost to the organisation in hardware and (often) software maintenance. As organisations move to more cloud based solutions and provide sta…


“Lizmap to create Web Map Applications” René-Luc DHONT · Talk (20 minutes)

Lizmap is an open-source application to create web map application, based on a QGIS plugin and a Web Client. The project started in 2011 and the 3rd version has been published in 2016. In 2019, the project has to be adapted to QGIS 3.

We will present the state of the project, the connected projects…


“Building cloud environments with open source software to offer processing of large environmental data sets” Milana Vuckovic, Sylvie, Stephan Siemen · Talk (20 minutes)

For almost 5 decades, ECMWF, the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecast, has been producing numerical weather forecasts and maintained one of the largest archives of meteorological data. Recently the European Commission has entrusted ECMWF with the implementation of the Copernicus Climat…


“The secret life of open source developers” Ian Turton, Andrea Aime · Talk (20 minutes)

A common question seen on many open source mailing lists is “When will you guys fix my bug? It is critical to my company!” This is often followed by one of the developers replying to say “When you write a fix or pay someone to do it”. This leads to the user complaining to everyone that this “snarki…


“HERE XYZ Deep Dive on Creating Custom Web Maps” Oliver Fink · Talk (20 minutes)

A comprehensive look behind the scenes of HERE XYZ to demonstrate the components starting with the approachable, browser-based Studio to build maps, large data management operations with CLI all the way to developer APIs. You’ll discover the history of XYZ, what projects currently run on the servic…


“A digital 3D maquette on country scale with pointclouds, postgis, 3D tiles and cesium” Tom van Tilburg & Anne Blankert · Talk (20 minutes)

More open pointcloud data is released every year and with it there is an increasing request for automatically generated large scale digital maquettes that can be used in city-planning, environmental modelling and 3D data-analysis. We will show how we use a pipeline of OS software that goes from po…


“GeoNetwork Opensource: What’s Happening and Upcoming” Florent Gravin, Paul van Genuchten, François Prunayre, Antonio Cerciello · Talk (20 minutes)

The GeoNetwork Opensource project has been an OSGeo project since a decade. It is a catalog application facilitating discovery of resources within any local, regional, national or global SDI. Users can register their spatial datasets, services, maps, sensors in a central catalog. Others can query t…


“Building a national vector tile set for the Netherlands” Steven Ottens · Talk (20 minutes)

The road traveled to get to a consistent, accurate and fast national vector tile set: Over the past two years we've been testing various open source tools to create and maintain cartiqo: a vector tile set for the Netherlands aimed at creating beautiful webmaps. In this talk we discuss these various…


“pycsw project status 2019” Angelos Tzotsos, Tom Kralidis · Talk (20 minutes)

pycsw is an OGC CSW server implementation written in Python and is an official OSGeo Project. pycsw implements clause 10 (HTTP protocol binding - Catalogue Services for the Web, CSW) of the OpenGIS Catalogue Service Implementation Specification, version 3.0.0 and 2.0.2.
pycsw allows for the publish…


“Visual Hierarchies in 3D Cartography with vts-geospatial” Ondřej Procházka · Talk (20 minutes)

The brave new world of 3D mapping has taken little notice of time-proven rules of cartography, as if arbitrary viewing angles could somehow obliterate the need to convey a clear hierarchy of features. In this talk we will show how the vector styling capabilities in vts-geospatial may be used to ove…


“Using a QGIS for small scale agriculture mapping” Tim Sutton · Talk (20 minutes)

I have been using QGIS for a looooooong time....as a developer platform, not so much as a 'production GIS user'. In March 2019 I bought a smallholding in Portugal, moved my family, 2 dogs, 2 cats, all my gardening tools and a lot of stuff I probably won't need from South Africa to Portugal. Now wha…


“vts-mapproxy - The 3D Geospatial Streaming Server” Ondřej Procházka · Talk (20 minutes)

vts-mapproxy is an open-source, C++ based, high-performance 3D geospatial data streaming server. Features include dynamic TIN generation from GDAL-supported DEMs, CesiumJS terrain provisioning, WMTS tiles with on-the-fly CS conversion etc. Though Mapproxy has been developed as part of vts-geospatia…


“OpenLayers 6 - There And Back Again” Olivier Guyot · Talk (20 minutes)

The last few months have been quite a ride for our good ol’ web mapping companion. What should have been a peaceful rest after a lengthy refactoring in version 5 did in fact end up being an involved rewrite of its rendering code: better performance, nicer vector tiles, smoother WebGL, more options …


“Establishment of Integrated Disaster Response System through the Analysis of Disaster Response Work” Jinyi Park · Talk (20 minutes)

The patterns of recent disasters in Korea such as typhoons, mountain fires and earthquakes are becoming increasingly complex and extensive. At the same time, there have been repeated problems with the government's ability of disaster response system. It is important to look at the disaster from a u…


“How to make a crafty Vector Tile map: Custom tiles, the perfect sprite, animating stuff and random hot air balloons!” Niene Boeijen · Talk (20 minutes)

Vector tiles are a challenge for the creative mind. In this talk we will take you along the path of making artistic styles for your vector tiles like this Crafty map and the Paradise in the Polder map. Starting from the importance of having a good and clear tile set to making your own sprites and g…


“ZOO-Project: News about the Open WPS Platform” Gérald Fenoy · Talk (20 minutes)

ZOO-Project is a WPS (Web Processing Service) platform which is implemented as an Open
Source project and following the OGC standards, it was released under an MIT/X-11 style license and
is currently in incubation at OSGeo. It provides a WPS compliant developer-friendly framework to
easily create a…


“MapMint: The service-oriented platform” Gérald Fenoy · Talk (20 minutes)

MapMint is a comprehensive task manager for publishing web mapping applications. It is a robust
open source geospatial platform allowing the user to organize, edit, process and publish spatial data
to the Internet. MapMint includes a complete administration tool for MapServer and simple user
interf…


“Implementing an openEO compliant back-end for processing data cubes on the JEODPP” Pieter Kempeneers · Talk (20 minutes)

Funded be the European Commission as a H2020 project, openEO aims for a new web service standard to process Earth Observation data cubes.
At its core, openEO provides an http application programming interface (API) that defines how users can discover Earth observation data cubes and process them on…


“Exploring large amounts of weather forecast data through Open Source software” Mr Cihan Sahin · Talk (20 minutes)

ECMWF is an operational centre, producing global numerical weather predictions. ECMWF also operates many services for the EU Copernicus programme .
ecCharts is a suite of web based services to visualise and explore ECMWF real-time forecast. The service
offers a Web Map Service (WMS) as well as an …


“When building, maintaining & continuously improving a SDI isn’t enough: DevOps processes to the rescue” Markus Neteler, Emmanuel Belo, Torsten Drey, Marc Jansen · Talk (20 minutes)

Deutsche Telekom AG (DTAG) revolutionises the planning process of fibre networks in order to increase the number of connected households and industries dramatically as well as to shorten the time to market in general. A brand-new world comprising the build up of a major SDI, lots of geodata and hea…


“State of GeoNode” Alessio Fabiani · Talk (20 minutes)

GeoNode is an open source framework designed to build geospatial content management systems (GeoCMS) and spatial data infrastructure (SDI) nodes. Its development was initiated by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) in 2009 and adopted by a large number of organizations i…


“Breaking the curse of raster processing software-as-a-service” Iván Sánchez Ortega · Talk (20 minutes)

The emergence of software-as-a-service platforms for geoprocessing of large raster datasets provides a tempting and fast way to try new raster algorithms or indicators. As with any other SaaS platform, the downside is the inability to run the same process in our own computers; be it because of reck…


“geOrchestra - INSPIDE SDI” Emmanuel Belo · Talk (20 minutes)

geOrchestra gathers an open source community to build an INSPIRE compliant Spatial Data Infrastructure. The result is a customizable, interoperable and free INSPIRE SDI, based on the best geospatial open source components.

Referenced on Github, geOrchestra offers a solution to publish and share s…


“State of the QGIS project” Andreas Neumann · Talk (20 minutes)

The presentation is more a "behind the scenes" talk, covering topic such as:

  • the people behind QGIS
  • the infrastructure behind QGIS
  • quality assurance efforts
  • organization and charter
  • challenges and changes in our organization
  • financial situation
  • challenges from being a large OSGEO project


“Geographic measures in Boost Geometry: length, area and beyond” Vissarion Fisikopoulos · Talk (20 minutes)

How to compute the two closest points between two administrative units in a city and how this differs from distance computation? What happens when some points are on opposite/antipodal sides of the globe? How can one create equidistant points along a trajectory modelled by line segments?

We discus…


“Geospatial open data for everyone, from global to local” Nicolas Bozon, Dalibor Janak · Talk (20 minutes)

Reusable satellite and street maps data will be presented in this talk. Powered by open data and build with open source! Learn about the MapTiler data infrastructure and the high-resolution imagery available for Europe and the US, ready for your next project.

Open geospatial data is the new raw mat…


“GeoMapFish - Project Status” Yves Bolognini · Talk (20 minutes)

GeoMapFish is an open source WebGIS platform developed in close collaboration with a large user group. It targets a variety of uses in public administrations and private groups, including data publication, geomarketing and facility management.

OpenLayers and an OGC architecture allow to use differe…


“Complying with administrative data model requirements like INSPIRE, a Swiss perspective” Matthias Kuhn · Talk (20 minutes)

To be INSPIRE compliant is a requirement implied by the European Union. From an administrative view, the desire for standardized data for aggregation is very comprehensible. Producing and delivering data that complies with these requirements comes with a great set of challenges but is key to bring …


“Spatial Reference Systems Transformations with Boost.Geometry” Adam Wulkiewicz · Talk (20 minutes)

What are spatial reference systems and how to convert between them? What are various ways of creating transformation representation in Boost.Geometry and how to use them to convert between polygons on the surface of a globe and flat surface of a map?

We discuss solutions to those questions highligh…


“Open source contributors do more than they should. QGIS as a reference project to find sustainable ways to rock!” Régis Haubourg · Talk (20 minutes)

QGIS - like Geoserver, Mapserver and all the great OSGEO project - do no longer need to prove they can do the job.

We now have millions of users, with great expectations, growing budgets and growing communities. Still we lack funding for boring tasks : packaging, bugfixing, documentation, QA and ma…


“MapML: The (new) "map" HTML element, now in MapServer, GDAL and OGR” Daniel Morissette, Peter Rushforth · Talk (20 minutes)

The W3C Maps for HTML Community Group is working to define a (new) "map" HTML element that would be used to define map contents in a web page and would be directly supported and rendered by web browsers in a standardized way. All this is done by building on existing standards such as WMS, WFS and T…


“Cesium applications made awesome with TerriaJS” Stephen Davies · Talk (20 minutes)

CesiumJS is a fantastic library for 3D geospatial visualization on the web, but it can be a huge amount of work to build a full-featured application on top of it. Enter TerriaJS. It builds on top of CesiumJS - and is released under the same open-source license - while adding a responsive UI for exp…


“In-situ observation renaissance with istSOS and IoT” Daniele Strigaro, Milan, Massimiliano Cannata · Talk (20 minutes)

From the 80s, while the climate changes issue starts to rise interest, due to financial constraints and the advent of satellite era, monitoring networks begin to decline [1]. Remote sensing with its capability of global monitoring put on a side the direct observation that often requires high invest…


“Extracting channel heads from digital elevation models (DEM) using machine learning techniques” Naman Jain · Talk (20 minutes)

Identifying the correct location of channel heads remains a challenging aspect in
hydrogeomorphic analysis. Though field mapping is a reliable method, this may become
infeasible for large basins. High resolution remote sensing data provides another way to
predict channel heads. Existing literatures…


“Making thematic mapping and geospatial development easier than ever” Víctor Velarde · Talk (20 minutes)

Vector rendering has been around for a while. Sending raw data and delegating the rendering to the web browser is a reality not only for privative providers but also available to modern Open Source web-mapping frameworks. Still, vector symbol definitions for thematic mapping is still a challenge. S…


“Shared-bike services: from open data platforms to a dataviz application” Raphaël Delhome · Talk (20 minutes)

Taking advantage of the emergence of Open Data platforms dedicated to urban services, one can try to understand the functioning of cities. The biggest challenge is no more to get the data; but to structure it, analyze it, extract new information from it, and design clever representations in order t…


“Evolutions of SNAP and the SENTINEL Toolboxes” Mickael Savinaud · Talk (20 minutes)

The Sentinel Application Platform (SNAP), host for the Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 Toolboxes, has become the reference tool for the Sentinel’s data exploitation. Thanks to the great acceptance that it has had among the remote sensing community, it has been possible to carry out a constant…


“MAPPING FOR BETTER AND CLEAN COMMUNITIES.” Nicera wanjiru kimani · Talk (20 minutes)

According to the recent survey that we conducted in Mukuru informal settlement here in Kenya. Total organic waste per house hold is 11.065 kg per week. Toxic waste is 1.089 kg per week. Recyclable waste is 3.5 kg per week. Total average waste per week is 15 kg the question is where does this waste …


“From proprietary GIS to OpenSource : overview of a software stack” Vincent Picavet · Talk (20 minutes)

The GIS market evolves at a fast rate. OpenSource GIS solutions have a much stronger maturity now than a few years back.

We see a global trend with big companies modernizing their IT and their GIS solutions, seriously evaluating OpenSource GIS compared to their former proprietary softwares, and lau…


“Borehole Data Management System: a web interface for borehole data acquisition” Milan, Massimiliano Cannata · Talk (20 minutes)

During the last years, a Borehole Data Management System (BDMS) has been developed by the Federal Office of Topography of Switzerland (Swisstopo). To facilitate the data exchange procedure, a standalone application built with closed source software is used, but this approach starts to feels too har…


“Discover huge raster files in the Browser with geotiff.js” Fabian Schindler · Talk (20 minutes)

Although always a popular format, with the recent specification of Cloud Optimized GeoTIFFs, the TIFF format has had a renaissance as a cloud enabled storage format. Traditional processing software like GDAL took advantage of that, but is not available for browsers and had to rely on server-side pr…


“QGIS 3D: current state and future plans” Lutra Consulting · Talk (20 minutes)

QGIS 3D native rendering has been introduced since QGIS 3.0, thanks for the funding we received from QGIS.org. Over the past couple of years, we have added several features and enhancements.

QGIS 3D can now render raster, vector and mesh layers. Depending on the data or geometry type, there are va…


“EOxCloudless: Level-3 Analysis Ready Satellite Data” Joachim Ungar, Petr Sevcik, Elias Wanko · Talk (20 minutes)

Having an enormous amount of data available can be difficult to handle. At EOX among other things we create global satellite basemaps (https://s2maps.eu), therefore we understand that saving resources increases reliability of any tool, product or data. While working on the basemaps we found out we …


“Mapchete - tile-based geodata processing” Joachim Ungar · Talk (20 minutes)

Mapchete (https://github.com/ungarj/mapchete) is a tool written in Python which helps processing large amounts of geodata such as global high resolution datasets. It does so by executing a user-defined Python function on smaller chunks of data (tiles).

The standard tiling schemes follow the well-kn…


“The shift of trade powers – Understanding China’s growing importance in global economic activity with FOSS technologies” Arne Schumacher · Talk (20 minutes)

It is widely known that China will soon be the leading player in world economy overtaking the traditional hubs of North America, Europe and South-East Asia. Its economic activities increasingly influence countries beyond its own borders and dominate global economic growth. The analysis of the shift…


“Deep Transfer Learning for Land Cover Classification on Open Multispectral Satellite Imagery” Yoni Nachmany · Talk (20 minutes)

Automatic large-scale mapping of land cover classes facilitates applications in sustainable development, agriculture, and urban planning, and is therefore a commonly studied topic in remote sensing image processing, but typical deep learning approaches use models pre-trained on everyday image datas…


“Interactive GeoPlatform for Public Administrations” Andrea Pogliaghi, E. Cattaneo · Talk (20 minutes)

The new Spatial Data Infrastructure of the Veneto Region (IDT-RV 2.0) has been completely redesigned to move from the older structure, based on commercial products, to state of the art FOSS4G software, providing methods to simplify data publication.
Operational innovations introduced by the new inf…


“Building a geo marketing tool with open source geospatial software” Bart Saelen · Talk (20 minutes)

Building a geo marketing tool with open source geospatial software

We want to tell about the journey we undertook to build a geo marketing platform using open source geospatial software. The platform is also powered using open data. We used Postgis, Open Layers, QGis, Geo Server and many more.
We w…


“Cooking with PostGIS” Rhys · Talk (20 minutes)

The ingredients are existing data that may or may not have a spatial component, your understanding of said data at your disposal and finally PostGIS and the bevvy of functions that it ships with.

No need to venture into the kitchen or even ignite your stove; 'Cooking' here refers to the practice of…


“3D geo data in the Mapbox-gl viewer with 3D tiles” Tom van Tilburg & Anne Blankert · Talk (20 minutes)

Mapbox GL JS is a powerful JavaScript library that uses WebGL to render interactive maps from vector tiles and other sources. Mapbox has recently added custom layers to its set of allowed layer types. The custom layer allows developers to render custom data while directly using the the WebGL render…


“Interactive (EO) data visualization in the web” Lubomír Bucek, Daniel Santillan Pedrosa · Talk (20 minutes)

Browser capabilities have exploded in the past years and with it the possibilities to run large applications without the need of additional software.
Still when combining interaction and visualization of larger datasets the number of nodes such as with SVG becomes quite difficult to handle (limited…


“Up and Running with Martin” Rhys · Talk (20 minutes)

Martin is a PostGIS vector tiles server written in rust. It is Fast.

Getting vector tiles out to the web has never been easier.

This will be a simple presentation showing how to get started using Martin and having your data being pushed to Leaflet, OpenLayers or Mapbox GL in under 20 minutes.


“The case of PULSE: fostering sustainable environments using geodata with a participatory approach” Andrea Pogliaghi · Talk (20 minutes)

PULSE (Participatory Urban Living for Sustainable Environment) is an EU-financed project that aims to develop a set of models and technologies to predict and manage public health problems in cities and promote health. It follows a participatory approach where citizen provide data through personal d…


“I’ve got geodata – How do I get out there (on the web)?” Arne Schumacher · Talk (20 minutes)

GIS systems and ICT technologies are often at odds with each other for historical reasons. GIS software has developed in niches, predominantly through monolithic and proprietary systems. The growing need to expose geodata on the web, e.g. sparked through open data policies, leaves developers with a…


“Comet Time Series (CometTS)- Visualizing Temporal Trends in a Time Series of Satellite Imagery with an Open Source Tool” Jake Shermeyer · Talk (20 minutes)

Comet Time Series (CometTS) is an open-source tool that facilitates analysis and visualization of satellite imagery time series. Such analysis can enable population estimation research, change detection methods, or natural disaster monitoring. Historically, analyzing large time series of satellite…


“Geodata on IPFS” Volker Mische · Talk (20 minutes)

Storing and distributing large data sets is still challenging. There are issues like corrupted files, bandwidth limitations or just unreliable networks. This talk is an introduction into peer-to-peer technologies and IPFS. You will learn how these technologies can help you with the previously menti…


“Struggle with WebGL to render vector data” Raúl García, Belén Sáez, Simone Dalmasso, Enrique Soriano · Talk (20 minutes)

Spatial information and its treatment has evolved from the centralization and publication of this in a single repository via standards such as WMS to the service of the information as it is to be processed by browsers via WFS.
However, the WFS protocol has some shortcomings in terms of performance …


“Serverless infrastructure to manage vector and tiff data: pbf and COGs” Raúl García, Belén Sáez, Simone Dalmasso, Enrique Soriano · Talk (20 minutes)

Classical spatial information architectures have required a server for the dissemination of spatial information at vector and raster level.
With the evolution of technologies and the empowerment of navigators, new alternatives to the dissemination of spatial information in vector and raster format …


“Interactive map of geospatial information in the City of Buenos Aires” Ariel Anthieni · Talk (20 minutes)

The map is based on the concept of geographical management that highlights the importance of the location of events or objects, which allows, for example, to understand how they are spatially related, to analyze proximity and their distribution within an area.

In addition to the public map, there i…


“Building an OSGeo Community - Experiences from Ireland” Peter Mooney · Talk (20 minutes)

OSGeoIE was formed in 2015 and this year we held our 3rd annual conference. In our mission statement we aim to "create a networked community of OSGeo/FOSS4G users, developers, practitioners, teachers, advocates, etc in Ireland". Our talk will discuss experiences since 2015: Developing a shared und…


“Data Science with OpenStreetMap and Wikidata” Nikolai Janakiev · Talk (20 minutes)

This talk will be about how to use OpenStreetMap and Wikidata in common data science questions using Python. We will go through the similarities and differences between OpenStreetMap and Wikidata, explore the structure of both data sets and go through some key figures and statistics. The goal is to…


“Como llego to infinity and beyond” Andrea Trovant · Talk (20 minutes)

Buenos Aires has a wide public transport network that includes more than 180 bus lines, 7 trains, 6 subway lines and 195 km of bicycle lanes that it offers to 4.5 million residents. and different alternative visitors when they travel. How I arrive (How I get there) is the official application deve…


“Building FOSS4G friendly ecosystem in Central Europe” Jáchym Čepický · Talk (20 minutes)

In the Czech republic and countries in the central-east European region, the market share of the open source software for geospatial is on very slowly ascending curve. We asked a question, what is the market missing, so that the acceptance of the FOSS4G software could be done in much faster way?

We…


“It's open source, how could that possibly go wrong!?” Marco Bernasocchi · Talk (20 minutes)

Migrating to opensource is a No-Go, some say... No support, No warranties, No sales reps, No help, just a bunch of Garage companies...
or is it, migrating to opensource is a no brainer… No licenses, No costs?

When evaluating a migration to opensource we should definitely consider all the points ab…


“Block grid system usage at the example of Estonian Postal Services” Kemo · Talk (20 minutes)

Manual polygon digitization on maps by non-gis people creates possibility to encouter with topology exceptions and user mistakes like holes, slices and so on.

We used solution to build blocks grid over Estonia so whole country is covered with various size of blocks based on versatile information li…


“GeoEasy, free surveying calculations” Zoltan Siki · Talk (20 minutes)

GeoEasy is a complex open source tool for land surveyors’ calculations. It has a quite long history, its development started in 1997, but new among the open source software. The license was changed to GPL in 2017. GeoEasy is available on Linux and Windows platforms, too. A graphical user interface …


“Thematic Mapping with Oskari” Timo Aarnio · Talk (20 minutes)

Oskari is a multi-purpose web map platform optimized for utilizing modern spatial data infrastructures. Currently incubating to become an OSGeo project Oskari supports a wide variety of OGC services including the WFS 3.0 draft specification. However Oskari's speciality is it's support for statistic…


“Social Dynamics in Urban Context (SoDUCo) : Open tools, models, and data – Paris and its suburbs, 1789-1950” Bertrand Duménieu, Pierre-André Le Ny · Talk (20 minutes)

The SoDUCo is a research project proposes to develop methods and models to study the evolution of the urban spatial structure in relation with social and professional practices. It allows the qualification of geo-historical sources (maps, directories, etc.), the semi-automatic extraction of the inf…


“Reconsidering Default. Why default parameters matter and how to make them meaningful” Mykola Kozyr · Talk (20 minutes)

Working with the software for geospatial data visualization or analysis, we always spend time to change styles, define the extent, grid size or influenced area. It is not just a time-consuming activity and a threshold for newcomers - for lot’s of cases using default parameters could mislead the res…


“From visualization to analysis. Stop using heatmaps to discover spatial patterns” Mykola Kozyr · Talk (20 minutes)

It is a common thing when pattern analysis cases are just about visualizing the features. The talk would start with a gentle introduction into pattern analysis algorithms. I would focus on the benefits of using analysis in comparison to visualizing methods, present cases and show pitfalls in usage …


“State of GRASS GIS Project: 35 years is nothing!” Markus Metz, Markus Neteler, Martin Landa, Veronica Andreo, Anna Petrasova, Luca Delucchi, Moritz Lennert · Talk (20 minutes)

After 35 years of of continuous development, GRASS GIS comes again with great improvements. Being a community-driven project, it offers geospatial analysis, earth observation, time series processing and visualization. It supports large raster files (billions of cells), vector topology, and coupling…


“SpaceNet: Automation Levels for Foundational Mapping” Ryan Lewis · Talk (20 minutes)

There has been an explosion of research into computer vision focused on deep learning. These significant advances in image classification, object detection and image segmentation have profound implications for foundational mapping applications. Recent open source initiatives such as SpaceNet have s…


“STAC and OS software” Matthew Hanson · Talk (20 minutes)

The SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog specification is an emerging standard for to cataloging geospatial data from different sources, and a specification for serving that data in an API. This talk will be a detailed overview of STAC illustrating it's usefullness in integration with cloud-based processin…


“Simple is Better: An Intro to Event-Driven Serverless Architectures for Faster Disaster Response” Joe Flasher · Talk (20 minutes)

In a disaster or humanitarian relief context, time obviously matters. This talk will show how, without concern for the details of servers and storage, you can use small amounts of code to quickly build powerful solutions, using a prototype disaster response pipeline as an example.


“How to host and access STAC Imagery using Google's gRPC Remote Procedure Call framework and Protobuf messages” David Raleigh · Talk (20 minutes)

At Swiftera we've built a Spatio Temporal Asset Catalog (STAC) service using the gRPC framework and protobuf messages (instead of the OpenAPI framework and JSON messages) . The Remote Procedure Call framework, gRPC, and the protobuf message format are what Google uses internally for it's micro-serv…


“Finding Sasquatch or how to fake a moon landing” James Banting · Talk (20 minutes)

A recent fun blog post turned into an idea for synthesizing imagery training data for ML applications. In the post we presented a method for identifying sasquatch using cloud native geospatial methods and tools. This talk will describe the cloud native approach we took and the opensource tools that…


“JuliaGeo: A Fresh Approach to Geospatial Computing” Maarten Pronk, Martijn Visser · Talk (20 minutes)

2018 saw the release of Julia 1.0, a high-level, high-productivity programming language, with the performance of a low-level language like C. That means looping over all features or cells and applying your own functions is encouraged. The JuliaGeo organization was first started in 2015 to provide s…


“Enhancing & re-designing the QGIS user interface - a deep dive” Sebastian Ernst, Maria Müller · Talk (20 minutes)

Having been around for two decades, QGIS clearly is an organically grown project. It has primarily been fulfilling the various special needs of its developers. From an outsider's perspective, it is an amazingly rich patchwork of features. However, some are deeply hidden in numerous layers of user i…


“How open-source software made CubeSatData.com possible” Matthew Hanson · Talk (20 minutes)

Over the last several years, Element 84 has been centrally involved in NASA’s transition to the cloud, supporting their Earth Observing System (EOS) and Earthdata programs representing over 20PBs of remote sensing data and preparing for an order of magnitude increase with upcoming missions. Based o…


“Flood Vulnerability Index for coastal communities linked to mangrove forests based on the COASTMAP URABÁ project in Colombia” María Fernanda Peña Valencia · Talk (20 minutes)

Natural hazards such as floods are receiving a lot of attention around the world and the vulnerability assessment is a strategy to develop prevention and mitigation plans. But it is important to work under a conceptual framework that considers communities as socio-ecosystems, especially with climat…


“Establishing a Sharing Port for Shared Mobility Services by Analyzing Last Mile Commuting trip” Junyoung Choi · Talk (20 minutes)

Korea's first- and second-generation new towns have been developed as self-sufficient cities that can accommodate about 100,000 people. However, many new town residents are commuting to a longer distance and feel uncomfortable about their last mile commuting trip. A viable option to address this is…


“SAGA GIS 7.3 - new LTR” Johan Van de Wauw · Talk (20 minutes)

SAGA (System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses) is an open source geographic information system (GIS) used for editing and analysing spatial data. It includes a large number of modules for the analysis of vector (point, line and polygon), table, grid and image data. Among others the package incl…


“INSPIRE Reference Validator: status and next steps” Belén Sáez, Iñaki Díaz de Cerio Paniagua, Carlos Palma, Enrique Soriano, Jon Herrmann, Clemens Portele, Michael Lutz, Marco Minghini · Talk (20 minutes)

The INSPIRE Reference Validator is the tool adopted by EU Member States to validate the resources of their Spatial Data Infrastructures. It is an implementation of the ETF, an open source testing framework based on ISO and OGC standards, which performs tests organized into Executable Test Suites (E…


“PinSout: Accelerating 3D Indoor Space Construction from Point Clouds with Deep Learning” Kyoung-Sook Kim · Talk (20 minutes)

With the LiDAR developments, point cloud is becoming a valuable resource to build 3D models of Digital Twins, the virtual representation of a real world physical feature (object or system). Even though 3D point cloud can be more suitable to depict the real world, it requires HPC. 3D model represent…


“I3S – an open standard to bring 3D to Web, Desktop and Mobile platforms” Tamrat Belayneh · Talk (20 minutes)

Indexed 3d Scene Layers (I3S), is an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standard for streaming massive amounts of heterogeneously distributed geospatial data for an interactive experience for web, desktop, mobile and embedded clients.
I3S supports storage and transmission of very large data consisti…


“The best of both worlds: Using open and closed source s/w to manage Transportation Networks and associated LRS” Gopi Kumarappan, Mike Huitson, Pano Voudouris · Talk (20 minutes)

Imagine having a leading-edge application that manages Transportation Networks. Every aspect is user configurable and it can deal with any type of network. You can define multiple linear referencing methods (LRM) that can be network-type specific or across all your network types. You can also defin…


“Publication of Inspire Datasets as Linked Data” Enrique Soriano, Rodríguez Pascual Antonio Federico · Talk (20 minutes)

In order to increase interoperability and facilitate the reusing of geospatial data, it is proposed a methodology of publishing INSPIRE-compliant datasets as Linked Data, using the RDF format and various ontologies such as the ones derived from the ARE3NA for the Annex I themes, or GeoSPARQL from t…


“INSPIRE as an Open Platform” Akshat Bajaj · Talk (20 minutes)

In this talk, we explain how open source platforms will enable data users to truly utilize geospatial data in Europe.

Open platforms based on standards, as INSPIRE, will enable new business models, applications and markets. However, there are still challenges in building them effectively.

A key com…


“National Forest Inventory (NFI) in the Czech Republic presented in Graphs and Maps” Vendula Hejlová · Talk (20 minutes)

National Forest Inventory is an independent survey on the state and development of forests. It is based on mathematical–statistical models. The inventory is now divided into three cycles, the first cycle was realized in 2001–2004, the second one was implemented in 2011–2015 and the third one has be…


“The new Forest Inventory Estimation and Analysis system” Jiří Fejfar · Talk (20 minutes)

The new Forest Inventory ESTimation and Analysis system (nFIESTA) is an open-source PostgreSQL extension capable to produce estimates of target parameters describing the condition of forests and its development.
The specificity of the nFIESTA estimation system is that it allows for an analysis of l…


“Demystifying AI in Geo” Andrew Chapkowski · Talk (20 minutes)

You are probably familiar with the terms artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL). However, do you really know how they work with GIS? In this session, we will use Python and various libraries to illustrate how artificial intelligence is used to detect deep and com…


“Bridging the gap between Planets Advanced EO Imaging Platform and ESA-CSCDA” Rene Griesbach · Talk (20 minutes)

Planet with the help of GAF AG has established an adapter system that bridges the gap between Planets Advanced EO Imaging Platform and the Copernicus Space Component Data Access (CSCDA) Data Warehouse (DWH) project. For contributing to the ESA-CSDA, required interfaces to the ESA Coordinated Data A…


“Planet - how GIS/RS users can leverage the product and services” Robert Nagy · Talk (20 minutes)

The talk presents the Planet overview, with a focus on Planet’s mission and vision and how satellite data users
leverage our products and services. We will emphasis on Planet’s products - PlanetScope and SkaySat imagery
Planet Analytics. Key verticals and uses cases.


“Open County Mapping for Accountability and Service Delivery” Joshua Ogure · Talk (20 minutes)

The talk aims to share with other participants how Map Kibera in partnership with World Bank are helping Counties in Kenya to map their projects. Producing maps to be used during participatory Budgeting forums with the public. The maps help inform what other projects citizens want implemented for t…


“Space-enabled opportunities in business incubation, applications and services” Joana Kamenova · Talk (20 minutes)

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“(G)EO hackathon: engaging indigenous communities” Diana Mastracci · Talk (20 minutes)

(G)EO Hack 19 is an innovative hackathon at the interface of traditional and scientific knowledge that will take place during the GEO Ministerial Summit.The EO-based challenges will be co-designed by indigenous youth communities throughout the world to encourage the co-development of innovative EO-…


“e-shape and PARSEC: Copernicus enabled business opportunities” Valentina Balcan · Talk (20 minutes)

The Copernicus data provided on a free, full and open access basis are an invaluable asset for both established and new businesses. EU funded projects such as e-shape and PARSEC aim to support developers and entrepreneurs through solid access to knowledge, technology, capital and markets. e-shape e…


“GEO 101 - an intro to the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). GEOGLOWS: EO and global streamflow forecasting” Julia Wagemann, Steven Ramage · Talk (20 minutes)

GEO 101 is a gentle introduction to all activities and developments of the Group on Earth Observations.
The GEO Global Water Sustainability Initiative (GEOGLOWS) changes the paradigm for how streamflow information is created and disseminated. Traditionally, each water organization was required to h…


“Remote Sensing Deltas” Liviu Giosan · Talk (20 minutes)

Deltas are the most productive and economically important global ecosystems associated with some of the largest coastal marine fisheries and the majority of global wetlands. They also the most extensive coastal lowlands threatened by climate change and human activities such as agriculture, navigati…


“Processing and refining European Land use Inventory LUCAS for National Needs: A Case study – Land Use and Soil Inventory for Ireland, LUSII” Gabriela Afrasinei · Talk (20 minutes)

The impact of land use and land use change and forestry (LULUCF) on soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is important for both national GHG inventory reporting and worldwide strategy to offset GHG emissions. Within the Irish Soil Organic carbon and Land Use Mapping (S…


“Automating Image-Based Boundary Delineation” Ivan Ivanov · Talk (20 minutes)

As intention to facilitate faster establishment of cadastral databases, different projects were initiated to support rapid automated approach for boundary extraction from remotely sensed imagery. Such project is the EU funded “its4land”, developed as a joint venture between several organizations in…


“EO Services: From Research to Business” Kamen Iliev · Talk (20 minutes)

Content of the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies:
1. About EARSC
2. The Value in Earth Observations
3. Supporting Businesses - The “Research to Business” Solution
4. Open Source Initiative
5. EARSC in the Region


“Multi-temporal Sentinel-1 based detection and mapping of changes of the ground properties induced by water content variations in Danube Delta” Valentin Poncos · Talk (20 minutes)

The Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is the most suitable remote sensing technology to detect profound changes of the ground. The microwave frequency is able to penetrate the vegetation and the surficial level of the soil and evidentiate invisible information to the optical sensors and naked eye. In …


“Free and Open Meteorological and Climate data - what is missing?” Julia Wagemann · Keynote Thursday (22 minutes)

Copernicus offers, besides the well-known Sentinel satellite data, a wealth of domain-specific open environmental data sets, e.g. data on climate, wildfires, air quality, floods.
One of the most popular data set useful for many environmental applications is the climate reanalysis ERA5 produced fro…


“The FOSS4G Journey” Jody Garnett · Keynote Thursday (22 minutes)

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.


“How Open is Revolutionizing Science” Matthew Hanson · Talk (20 minutes)

The FOSS4G community is much more than OS Software. The community, while small globally, has had, and continues to have an outsized impact on science using geospatial data. This impact starts with Open Ideas: the community fosters the free-flow exchange of ideas that lead to Open Standards for inte…


“The European Union's Copernicus program: Europe's eyes on Earth” Francesco Barbato · Talk (20 minutes)

The talk will introduce Copernicus - the European flagship Earth Observation programme - its support for European policy, the Copernicus startup and research programmes, and its contribution to the European Data Economy. The talk will also discuss the challenges and opportunities related to the la…


“Introduction by FOSS4G 2019 Chair Vasile Crăciunescu” Unnamed user · Introduction (30 minutes)

This is the introductory note by the FOSS4G 2019 Conference Chair.


“Welcome speech from Mr. Dumitru Prunariu, Romanian Space Agency” Dumitru Prunariu · Welcome speech (15 minutes)

This is the welcome speech of Mr. Dumitru Prunariu.


“OSGeo: Your Open Source Compass” María Arias de Reyna Domínguez · Keynote Wednesday (25 minutes)

Very brief introduction to the huge geospatial universe. On this
talk, we will cover most of OSGeo software and sibling initiatives to
prove that Free and Open Source Solutions is not only a complete stack
but the canonical solution when we want to have the best option
possible.


“Evidence based decision making: open source opportunities to drive global change” Steven Ramage · Keynote Wednesday (25 minutes)

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) has been advocating for and delivering access to open Earth observations (EO) data and information for more than a decade. The GEO Work Programme is a key implementation mechanism to help deliver the GEO vision and mission to deliver benefits to society via t…


“Open-Source GIS Technology for United Nations” Kyoung-Soo Eom · Keynote Wednesday (25 minutes)

The United Nations is an international organization mandated by its Member States with maintaining international peace and security, promoting economic and social development, and promoting and protecting human rights. The United Nations System consists of six subsidiary bodies which are responsibl…


“Using GPU-acceleration to Interact with Open Street Map at Planet-Scale” Aaron Williams · Keynote Thursday (22 minutes)

In this keynote, we’ll explore the explosive growth in quantity of geospatial data, and how this is fueling the need to more frequently join geospatial data with traditional data. We’ll explain how those new scale requirements demand a massive improvement in speed, and how GPUs can be used to accel…


“OSGeo Annual General Meeting” María Arias de Reyna Domínguez · OSGeo AGM (60 minutes)

This is the AGM of OSGeo.


“Awards ceremony” vasile.craciunescu · Talk (20 minutes)

This is the FOSS4G 2019 awards ceremony: Eo Data Challenge award, Sol Katz award, developer award


“Four-letter word” Iván Sánchez Ortega · Talk (20 minutes)

You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means.


“Closing ceremony” vasile.craciunescu · Closing ceremony (40 minutes)

This is the closing ceremony of FOSS4G2019 Bucharest!


“Coffee break” LB · Coffee break (30 minutes)

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“Coffee break” LB · Coffee break (30 minutes)

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“Coffee break” LB · Coffee break (30 minutes)

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“Coffee break” LB · Coffee break (30 minutes)

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“Coffee break” LB · Coffee break (30 minutes)

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“Coffee break” LB · Coffee break (30 minutes)

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“Coffee break” LB · Coffee break (30 minutes)

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“EO Data Challenge proposal” Teodora Selea, Ivian Adrian Albu, Bang Pham Huu, Vasil Yordanov, Iván Sánchez Ortega, Candan Eylül Kilsedar, Volker Mische · QGIS (90 minutes)

During this 90 minutes slot, the results obtained by the teams at EO Data Challenge will shortly present their results. The following talks will be presented:
Visualization and Analysis of Big Multidimensional Geospatial Data on the Web (Candan Eylül Kilsedar), STAC for the decentralized Web (Volk…


“The return of Crazy Data - Fires in the Amazon forest” Daniel Araújo Miranda · Talk (20 minutes)

Many of you have asked about the news of fires in the amazon forest and may have a lot of other questions to ask. There are many questions and many different analyses to be made. For the purposes of this presentation, I will propose the following question: “Is the amazon forest being burned in larg…


“QGIS on the road” Matthias Kuhn · QGIS (90 minutes)

Telling the story of Ms Maya Mielina, a retired GIS analyst and passionate beekeeper, we will show you features that you might not even have imagined existed in QGIS and that will allow you to dramatically increase your efficiency.


“Pivoting to Monetize Mobile Hyperlocal Gamification in the Cloud.. on the Blockchain” Schuyler Erle · Schuyler (5 minutes)

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“Introduction to Spatially enabled DataFrames” Andrew Chapkowski · Talk (20 minutes)

In this talk we will discuss and show how to use the Spatially enabled DataFrame or SeDF within the Python API for ArcGIS. This data structure is built upon the Pandas package and allows users to create the same geo-spatial workflows regardless if they are an ArcGIS/Esri or an Open Source shop. T…