Open Source GIS and Open Data
MAC URISA in conjunction with MAGTUG(Mid Atlantic Geospatial Transportation User Group) is pleased to present a spring symposium on Open Source GIS and Open Data. We have assembled some of the top experts to present their visions of Open Source * and Open Data ** and the effects each will have on the geospatial community. There will be a full day of presentations and a panel discussion with ample opportunity for peer interactions.
*Open Data is provided through format free, on demand and often automated data downloads or through direct data stores or streams which allow users to customize and re-purpose the data to their needs. Instead of providing data tools to view data, Open Data policies are meant to provide data access and ensure the validity, security and quality of the information rather than the format.
**Open Data can support and promote government, interagency and departmental communication to use resources more effectively lowering the barriers to published data which allows users to receive desired information faster. Open Data promotes civic engagement which can be richly rewarding for organizations with limited resources by enabling interested parties to perform data analysis and representation.
8:00am to 9:00am- Breakfast & Registration
9:00am to 9:15am- Welcome and MAC URISA Business
9:15am to 10:15am Presentation - The Many Meanings of ‘Open’ and the Role of Open Geospatial Consortium Standards- Presented by: Scott Serich from Open GIS Consortium (OGC)
10:15am to 11:15am Presentation – Tools and Use Cases: Moving Toward an Open World but Reflecting on Where We’ve Been- Presented by: Mike Wiley from AppGeo
11:15am to 11:30am- Break
11:30am to 12:30pm Presentation - Transportation and the Future of Open Source- Presented by: Robert Cheetham from Azavea
12:30 to 1:30pm- Lunch & Networking
1:30 to 3:00pm Panel Discussion - The Importance of Open Data to the Geospatial Community and the Public
- Kathryn Killebrew from Azavea
- Lauren Ancona from City of Philadelphia’s Office of Open Data
- Ed Farrell, NJ Office of Information Technology, Office of GIS
Registration fee is $25 and includes a light breakfast and lunch.
Venue Address and Parking- Rutgers Eco-Complex- Environmental Research and Extension Center- Bordentown, NJ