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WhereCampPDX 2011 Sessions

Metro, 600 NE Grand Ave (& Irving St), Portland, OR 97232

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  • Mapping with Python: Using matplotlib and Basemap. Presented by Nathan Bergey @natronics.
  • Modeling Fictional Worlds: Cartography is usually about simplifying and modeling reality. But can you use cartographic tools to breathe life into entirely fictional terrain? The Middle Earth DEM project does exactly that, come see Jeremy VanGelder talk about the processes used to model fictional terrain, and to share your own projects.
  • Tilemill Show and Tell: Rafa Gutierrez, Grafa Geographic Design. Using Mapbox, TileMill, or TileStream or just want to see/share some nifty demos? Here's the place. Demo of various data sources rendered to TileMill tiles and how to serve them up.
  • Do More With Location: Geoloqi co-founder Aaron Parecki, @aaronpk. Add location-based triggers to everyday life, including home automation, real-time gaming, safety and security, data viz, and location-based augmented reality. Bring your own projects to show if you'd like!
  • MapAttack!: MapAttack! is a location-based real-time strategy game for the real world. It was inspired by the PacManhattan street game built by Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley and others. The aim of the game is to capture geofences around the city streets. Game will last 25-30 minutes with 10 minute setup time. Bring Android 2.2 phones and iPhone 3GS and higher to play. Game is open source and runs on the Geoloqi platform. Fork us on Github!
  • History of Map Making at Metro: A brief record of past methods for creating maps and publications before GIS, a history of practices during the 1970s and 80s at Metro. This might be interesting to those who began their career with GIS. I expect this presentation to last about 15 minutes. Presented by Alan Holsted, recently retired from Metro.
  • GIS Education: what's good, what's bad, and what's missing?: What do you wish someone had taught you when you were learning GIS? What did you learn that was invaluable? What should the geospatial professional of tomorrow know? Let's discuss the future of GIS education. - Darrell Fuhriman
  • State of the Stack: A live demo of the OSGEO-live DVD debuted in September at FOSS4G in Denver. We'll bring a laptop and DVD and let evangelists come up and show off their favorite open source GIS software. The Stack refers to the various software that make up the open source GIS ecosystem, from data management (PostGIS), web map serving (Mapserver, GeoServer), to desktop and web clients (Quantum, gvSig, Openlayers, etc). Participants will include members of our local OSGEO-PDX chapter - Percy
  • PostGIS and the Geographic Names System (GNIS): A tutorial style presentation on loading data into PostGIS and running some basic spatial queries, using GNIS and TIGER polygon data (counties and pseudo zip codes). GNIS is a fascinating collection of geographic point features in the USA that are (for whatever reason) deemed worthy of receiving a name, ranging from well known churches to airports to unincorporated settlements. TIGER is the US Census Bureau's set of base geographic data. This will be mostly a terminal presentation, with a little bit of QGIS and a lot of ad-libbing. - WebbS.
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