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Quantum GIS (qGIS)
I'll be discussing the Quantum GIS open-source Geographic/Geospatial Information System (qgis.org), applications, and extension through the creation of plug-ins using PyQt, a Python binding of the cross-platform GUI toolkit Qt. Qgis is powerful tool that lets us visualize, question, analyze, interpret, and understand data in new ways that can reveal relationships, patterns, and trends. A blog post on setting up the development environment for Qgis under Ubuntu can be found at https://wrbishop.com
Mr. Bishop is an entrepeneur and consulting technologist with over 25 years of science, technology, and business achievement. Mr. Bishop has won two Academy Awards for his cutting edge work in creating imaging and production systems used internationally. Mr. Bishop has worked closely with engineers and researchers to develop laboratory and production systems for institutional and corporate clients. These include NASA, IBM, the Mayo Clinic, the National Institutes of Health, NOAA, NIST, Oracle, the United States Air Force, Lockheed Martin, and numerous universities around the country.
Using Solr and NLP
The customers in the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense that ISS serve have a big data challenge. The sheer volume of data being produced, and ultimately consumed by large enterprise systems has grown exponentially in a short amount of time. Providing analysts the ability to interpret meaning, and act on time-critical information is a top priority for ISS. In this talk, we will explore our journey into building a search and discovery system for our customers that combines a variety of open source components - Apache Solr, OpenNLP, UIMA, Tika, Jackrabbit, and Hadoop to enable analysts to "Shrink the Haystack" into actionable information.
Wes Caldwell is CTO for ISS and is responsible for technical oversight of a variety of programs at ISS, supporting the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and Federal Agencies. Wes has successfully led large scale implementations of mission-critical enterprise systems deployed into strategic and tactical environments. Prior to ISS, Wes held key technical positions at Kaman Sciences, General Dynamics, as well as a few software startups. His interests include service-oriented architectures, cloud computing, search, and big data analytics.
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