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LocationTech Tour 2016 Workshops

A full day of hands-on-workshops and talks introducing and using open source spatial software. A big thanks to the University of Victoria for providing a venue - space may be limited so sign up early.

Wednesday Morning (David Turpin Building A251 or A253) 9AM - 11:30AM

2 hour workshop, bring your own laptop. VM with required software will be provided.

 • Welcome - quick orientation on open standards, data, source and software

• Introduction to GeoServer (9:30 am - 11:30 pm) Learn to load, style, and publish maps and data using GeoServer.

Wednesday Lunch (11:30 am - 12:30 pm) Networking and food.

Wednesday Afternoon Bring your own laptop. VM with required software will be provided.

• QGIS Introduction (12:30 pm - 3:30 pm) Introduction to QGIS Desktop GIS Software using a local civic dataset.
• GeoGig Workshop (3:30 pm - 4:30 pm) GeoGig is a Distributed Version Control System (DVCS) specially designed to handle geospatial data.

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  • Morgan T.

    Thank you to everyone that joined us for the workshops at UVic! We hope you enjoyed the workshops and found them helpful. There was interest in more advanced workshops for the next time. Please let us know if there are other workshops you would be interested in seeing!

    November 16

    • Morgan T.

      I can post a link to the thumb drive contents later today.

      1 · November 17

  • Morgan T.

    Apologies, there was a typo in the schedule. The workshops are over a single day on Wednesday. GeoServer and QGIS will be packaged inside a Virtual Machine using Virtual Box( To run the VM you should have at least 2GB of RAM, 512MB video memory, 3GB hard drive space, and Virtualization enabled in your BIOS settings. We will be helping everyone get setup in the morning and have USB sticks with the VM on them. If you would like help setting up we will be happy to help. I will also post links here to download the VM when it's ready.

    October 18

  • Alyssa P.

    Also, what are the recommended system specs for the GeoServer workshop (i.e. I want to make sure my laptop will be compatible with the software)? Thank you!

    October 18

  • Alyssa P.

    Hi - I am a little confused, as the info above says Wednesday morning, then Friday lunch and Friday afternoon - is this event spread over two different days?

    October 18

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