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Open Spatial Systems

The world of open-source geographic information systems (GIS) and graph databases is rapidly expanding, yet we are lacking the conceptual paradigm shift by which these technologies can be efficiently applied to any number of new, revolutionary areas. These areas are currently the separation between academic pursuit and technological endeavor in realms of computer science, social science, engineering, and the arts. The Open Spatial Systems initiative pursues ground-breaking ideas, efforts, and developments as it draws these disciplines together. This process will include, but is not limited to, hands-on sessions in relevant software and hardware, focus groups on ideological and practical issues within and between disciplines, and networking to ensure broad inclusion within the local and global community of interest. In doing this, Open Spatial Systems aims to significantly advance the definition of cyberspace and cyberplace through the human and physical geographies shaping these environments on multiple scales.

Topics will include: QGIS; OpenGeo; any relevant open-source software; programming languages (Python, C, Java, etc.); hardware interfaces (arduinos, transducers, Oculus Rift, etc.); any relevant social science areas (geography, anthropology, philosophy, sociology, art, etc.); pretty much anything regarding advancement of open-source GIScience software and/or cyber geographic concepts.

Tags: cyber, geography, GIScience, hacking, making, engineering, software, social science, art, computers, innovation

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  • Angela P.

    Joe and Cam, thank you for delivering a brilliantly articulated presentation of Open Spacial Systems and graph databases. I'm looking forward to more of the same very soon!

    May 19, 2014

  • Joe B.

    Thanks to everyone for making this a great event; I hope to see you next time!

    1 · May 17, 2014

  • Cameron H.

    We've got some fun ground to cover. Joe will be talking about QGIS, we'll have a demo of GeoMesa (cloud-scale geospatial), and I will be covering graph databases and "cyberspace" mapping tools.

    I'm also planning on ordering in lunch, so please let me know if there are any dietary restrictions.

    May 15, 2014

    • Chris W.

      Low-carb is always appreciated.

      May 16, 2014

    • Angela P.

      Thank you, Cameron!

      May 16, 2014

  • Toivo

    Next one, though! This is relevant to my interests.

    April 29, 2014

    • Cameron H.

      Plan is to hold it monthly :)

      April 29, 2014

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