FOSS for GIS video tutorials and screencasts
This is page is a try to create a central index of all available Video Tutorials and Screencasts about FOSS for GIS.
As creating a central repository is not easy due to licenses, video formats and disk space we are using this page to list all pages hosting interesting videos.
please add you contribute at the bottom of the list respecting the table layout
- 1 Screencasts and Video List
- 2 Presentations and long Speaches
- 3 OSGeo-related videos preserved at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)
- 4 How to do your screencast
- 5 Where to publish your screencast
- 6 GIS- and Geo-related Podcasts
Screencasts and Video List
this part is dedicated to short movies showing technical usage of FOSS GIS applications. Less than 10 mins each, please.
|title and link||author||license||duration||format||description|
|Mapping your Data||Chris Schmidt||not specified||4 min||flash movie||
Using QGIS, Mapserver and Openlayers to easily set up a web mapping application. Large description
|GeoServer Tutorials||Chris Holmes||not specified||many videos||flash movie||List of all official GeoServer tutorials|
|GRASS 6 Voxel tutorials||Soeren Gebbert||not specified||many videos||flash movie||Using GRASS 6 to create 3D flow simulations etc.|
|FOSS GIS tutorials||Aaron Racicot||CC||many videos||flash movie||Tutorials from www.reprojected.com. Examples include building a new Linux GIS box and building QGIS using Python bindings...|
|FOSS4G2006 conference video memories||Various||not specified||several videos||quicktime movie||Lightning Talks, Keynotes, Sponsor talks, ...|
|Riflessioni sul tema(tismo)||Pibinko||not specified||3min||flash movie||GFOSS.it video|
|Sextante examples ( gvSIG)||Victor Ayala||CC||several videos||flash and avi||Using Sextante with gvSIG|
Presentations and long Speaches
Long public presentations of FOSS GIS softwares
|title and link||author||license||duration||format||description|
|TikiWiki Map||Franck Martin||not specified||many videos||flash movie||Tutorials on setting up the TikiWiki map environment|
|Chris Holmes, GeoServer presentation at Google TechTalks||Martin Weis||not specified||54 min||flash movie||
|Mapserver WMS on Google Earth||Franck Martin||not specified||11 min||flash movie||Another video on using WMS from mapserver with Google Earth.|
The German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) ‒ Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology is a central specialised library, it is a national infrastructure facility for the provision of scientific information. TIB is actively collecting videos from past, current and upcoming OSGeo conferences and similar events.
- FOSSGIS Konferenz 2011 : Heidelberg, 05. - 07. April 2011 (2016-05: 24 vids)
- FOSSGIS Konferenz 2012 : Dessau, 20. - 22. März 2012 (2016-05: 47 vids)
- FOSSGIS Konferenz 2013 : Rapperswil, 12. - 14. Juni 2013 (2016-05: 30 vids)
- FOSSGIS Konferenz 2014 : Berlin, 19. - 21. März 2014 (2016-05: 71 vids)
- FOSSGIS Konferenz 2015: Münster, 11. - 13. März 2015 (2016-05: 69 vids)
- FOSS4G Seoul 2015 (2016-05: 2 vids)
- LocationTech Summit 2014 (2016-05: 14 vids)
- FOSS4G Nottingham 2013 (2016-05: 95 vids)
- BSDCan 2014 (2016-05: 24 vids)
All videos preserved by TIB receive a digital object identifier (DOI) to make them directly citable in scientific publications and wikis and blogs. Details on such video quotes
How to do your screencast
please add your suggestions on how you did your screencast. Please try to use and suggest Free Software.
- Easist way: recordmydesktop (on Mandriva, install with 'urpmi gtk-recordmydesktop')
- Ubuntu discussion over screencast
- Ubuntu screencast how to
- vnc2swf to record a flash movie (short vnc2swf usage tutorial)
- Taksi - Desktop Screenshot, Video Capture/Recorder - worked well for capturing OpenGL output (I used it to record from VTerrain's Enviro viewer)
Where to publish your screencast
Actually main free video hosting are using a strong dowsampling that does not allow a good video quality to present screencast.
Then you'll need to find your own web hosting or a free one that can host just the video without resampling.
There are specialized hosting services for tutorials:
- Learn2Use (German)
- What about distribution the videos with a bittorrent-style distribution? Maybe OSGeo could provide the infrastructure for this?
- TIB AV-Portal - Technical Information Library located in Hannover (Germany)
- TIB AV-Portal provides access to high grade scientific films from the fields of engineering, architecture, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics.
- FOSS4G and FOSSGIS conferences are published here
- Peter Löwe works at TiB
- Example Search for FOSS4G https://av.tib.eu/search?198&q=FOSS4G
Process to publish the videos from a conference at TiB
- he videas are needed as mp4
- it takes some weeks till the videos are published by TiB. This is why you have to publish the videos on a public server before and pass them to TiB afterwards
Contact persons at TiB
- Peter Löwe
- Tolga Karaarslan
Contact persons at OSGeo
Some people worked together with TiB already ([User:Astrid Emde | Astrid Emde]) You are welcome to aks for information.
What TiB needs
- video file in mp4 (example foss4g-2016-1047-provide_applications_with_geoportal_framework_mapbender3-hd.mp4)
- metadatafile (example foss4g-2016-1047-provide_applications_with_geoportal_framework_mapbender3-hd.xml)
- for example see: https://git.osgeo.org/gogs/astrid_emde/video.foss4g.org/src/master/foss4g2016/example
How TiB gets the videofiles?
You can give Tib a file with all wget requests to load the mp4 files to their server.
For example wget_foss4g2016.sh:
Astrid can give you a php script to create this file.
How to generate the metadata files
- for every mp4 file we have to upload (on an ftp server) a metadata file
- the metadata file has the same name as the mp4 file with ending xml
- this file can look like see https://git.osgeo.org/gogs/astrid_emde/video.foss4g.org/src/master/foss4g2016/example
- the xml-files can be generated by the schedule.json file from frab (http://frab.fossgis-konferenz.de/en/foss4g-2016/public/schedule.json)
- Astrid can give you a script to generate the file for each mp4 file
Some suggestions from the hivemind (note these are not necessarily open source specific):
- Directions Magazine http://www.directionsmag.com/ offers regular podcasts. They occasionally have open source related content by Adena Schutzberg (Directions staff) and others.
- http://hobu.biz/category/podcast/ (note: links seem to be dead as of 15 Jan '08)
- IT Conversations has a lot of good content, http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/index.html