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Bringing Rails down to Earth: Building Geospatial Applications with RGeo

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Headliner: Eric Theise: Software developer/artist

6:30 - 7:00: Open mic: get help; strut your stuff

7:00 - 8:15: Featured presentation

8:15 - 8:30: Jobs Offered / wanted / door prizes

Presentation Abstract
It's no secret that browser-based and mobile technologies are combining with server-side APIs to create new and novel mapping experiences. While it's easy for a Rails programmer to add longitude and latitude to a model and render it via a Google map, mor

We'll cover enough geography to steer clear of disaster, and make use of easy, essential add-ons, such as QGIS. Along the way, we'll look at relevant pieces of the FOSS geo-ecosphere, including OpenStreetMap, Mapnik, and alternatives to OpenLayers.

Bio:
Eric Theise is a software developer and artist whose idea of a good time is attending the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. Formally trained in industrial engineering/operations research, he's increasingly drawn to themes that emerge from the social sciences and liberal arts.

Pre-meetup nosh:
We usually meet at the Biryani House (Shattuck @ University) around 5:00pm for snacks and tech talk. Either Rich or Jon will be there... or someone else from the group. Join us if you can and enjoy the food and the discussion.