This evening event is a must attend session on Enterprise class digital mapping & building location-aware systems with open source components. It is part of the LocationTech tour, a 6 city roadshow featuring the best of location aware open source technology.
We start the evening with a round of free drinks followed by 3 different perspectives and technologies. We then shift to entertaining and informative lightning talks before concluding with another chance to network with peers in the industry, academia, community, and government.
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
18:30 - Welcome
18:40 - Dave McIlhagga, CEO at Mapsherpa and DM Solutions Group
Make open source your strategy, not your business
The open source movement has become a powerful force within the information technology industry that draws together community with a unique spirit of collaboration. This unique nature of open source software development can be addictive and take on a life of it's own within your business, producing both positive and negative effects. In this talk you'll learn how your company can embrace and harness open source as a critical component of your technology development activities, while keeping a razor focus on your business fundamentals so that you can reap the business rewards of an effective open source strategy.
19:10 - Dylan Shields, Drupal Developer at OpenConcept Consulting
Maps in Drupal: An intro to OpenLayers
While there are a number of approaches to geomapping in Drupal, the most adventurous mapping applications can be handled best by leveraging the work that has been done on OpenLayers. Because the OpenLayers suite of contributed modules is based on Drupal's cherished Views module, source data for maps is built on top of Drupal's core fieldable entities, providing the user with the ability to filter through map data, using values of any field associated with the actual geographical data. See how simple it can be to take a geographical coordinates pair, an outlined region from a kml file, or a postal address and plot your desired geographical data on a variety of nice-looking maps.
19:40 - Break & Networking
20:00 - Amos Hayes, Geomatics Research Manager at Carleton University
Nunaliit: An interactive atlas framework for new media
The Nunaliit atlas framework aims to make it easier to tell stories and highlight relationships between many different forms of information from a variety of sources, using maps as a central way to connect and interact with the data. An open source product of the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre at Carleton University, Nunaliit has evolved to focus on mapping applications where distributed data, robust replication, user contributed content, and flexibility of data design all serve to tell new stories with information that has not traditionally found itself on maps.
21:00 - Networking
21:30 - Wrap up
When & Where
LocationTech is a vendor neutral community for individuals and organizations who wish to collaborate on commercially-friendly open source software that is location aware.
LocationTech hosts technology projects and helps cultivate both an open source community and an ecosystem of complementary products and services.