OSGeo Events, FOSS4G 2008

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The Open-Geo Stack: OpenLayers, GeoServer, PostGIS

Justin Deoliveira, Tim Schaub, Chris Holmes

Building: Cape Town International Convention Centre
Room: Addo Room (Room 1.40)
Date: 2008-10-03 01:30 PM – 05:00 PM
Last modified: 2008-08-27


This workshop aims to get you set up with what it takes to deploy a full open geo-stack. Focusing on open source, open standards, and open data, you end up with solid technologies that provide flexibility in building your web mapping solution.

We begin with geodata; whether you're sitting on terabytes of information or setting up a service to collect your first point, you need a place to store your data. From persistence, we'll move on to publishing. Deploying a service that can flexibly handle reading/writing of your data, regardless of formats or origins, provides a solid core to your stack. That service will communicate with a variety of clients. We'll dive into browser-based clients--demonstrating tools to efficiently display your data and allow for editing, all from a web browser. Finally, we'll go beyond the browser to demo virtual globes, and we'll discuss mix-and-match solutions that involve proprietary and open source components in harmony.

This workshop will focus on an open stack made up PostGIS as the backend datastore, GeoServer as geospatial middleware, and OpenLayers as the front end map viewer.

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