FOSS4G 2019 Bucharest Workshops speaker: Paul van Genuchten

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GeoNetwork Advanced: User Interface and Schema customization

During this workshop we will learn how to customize an INSPIRE ready spatial catalog.

At the end of this workshop, attendees will know how to :
* adapt the user interface
* modify the metadata editor
* modify the schema
* create validation rules
* add filters to the search index

Attendees of this workshop must have basic knowledge of HTML, CSS and XML.
Attendees of this workshop should have basic knowledge of GeoNetwork.
Attendees of this workshop could have basic knowledge of metadata standards.

Thriving in hybrid ESRI & Opensource environments

A hybrid architecture of proprietary components (ArcGIS, FME, Oracle) and open source components (OpenLayers, OGR, QGIS, GeoServer) is common in many organizations. But it has its challenges. Data and map projects are hard to share between departments, due to proprietary formats and encodings. In this workshop we introduce you to a set of best practices and tools that will facilitate better interoperability within the organization and with external partners. Ground principle is the adoption of OGC standards, which are generally supported in open and proprietary software. Alternatively various plugins are available to support these standards. GeoCat Bridge is such a tool, an ArcGIS Desktop plugin which gets you, as an ArcGIS user, easily started with OGC standards and the OSGeo stack.

After this workshop you will be able to identify challenges in any hybrid data infrastructure, have awareness how to prevent and solve them. If you bring a device having ArcGIS Desktop, you will also publish your first map from ArcMap to GeoServer and visualize it in OpenLayers without touching a line of code.

Introduction to GeoNetwork Opensource

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 the catalog to find resources via the website or directly from a GIS application like GeoNode or QGIS. The catalog records can also be ingested by other catalogs and search engines to facilitate wider discovery.

In this workshop the main contributors to the project will explain use cases around spatial catalogs, relevant OGC (and W3C) standards, the use of GeoNetwork in local and regional setups and an introduction to the GeoNetwork community. We’ll quickly go through setup and configuration and try to fill it with your own data.

At the end of the workshop, attendants will understand what a spatial catalog is, how it relates to a Spatial Data Infrastructure and they will be able to deploy and administer their own spatial catalog.

GeoNetwork OpenSource is used as regional or national catalog in many countries all over the world. The catalog is ready for INSPIRE, it facilitates various (meta)data encodings that are ingested and exposed through OGC and W3C services.