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Welcome to the UN training page

GeoForAll is supporting UN in their migration to geospatial open source applications. In this page we list the training material available for some products that UN will use. Please add your training material here, putting also the reference to all data used in such a way that everybody in using your material can be autonomous.

  • QGIS
    • FOSS4G GeoAcademy Curriculum - 35 hands-on labs written primarily for QGIS with some cross over with GRASS and Inkscape. Labs are aligned to the Geospatial Technology Competency Model. Development was sponsored by a Department of Labor Grant and is released under Creative Commons Attribute 3.0 Unported license. All labs currently written for QGIS 2.8, but we are about to release labs for QGIS 2.14. In addition to labs, lecture material is also developed and being uploaded. All lab instructions and data are available online on our lab website.

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  • gvSIG
    • gvSIG is a powerful, user-friendly and interoperable GIS. It is easy to work in a variety of formats, vector and raster files, databases and remote services. There are always available all kinds of tools to analyze and manage geographic information.

gvSIG Desktop is designed to be an easily extensible solution, allowing thus continually improving the software application and developing tailor made solutions. It is open source software, GNU / GPL license, this makes its free use, distribution, study and improvement.

gvSIG Online is an Open Source solution for Spatial Data Infrastructures. It is an integral platform for the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) implementation, 100% open source software. A fast and powerful solution for start up the infrastructure necessary to manage spatial data in an organization in an efficient way.

  • Geoserver

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  • OpenLayers

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  • PostreSQL

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  • PostGIS

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  • Geonode

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  • rasdaman
    • Big Geo Data Lab - Spatio-temporal sensor, image, simulation, and statistics data of unlimited size are served rapidly by rasdaman ("raster data manager"). As a multiparallel, distributed analytics engine, rasdaman achieves unparalleled service flexibility, scalability, and performance. Being OGC WCPS and WCS Core Reference Implementation, rasdaman enables access, subsetting, and processing on the fly using open standards interfaces. The WCS suite is a central cornerstone for SDIs: a large, growing number of open-source and proprietary tools supports it (MapServer, GeoServer, OpenLayers, QGIS, ESRI ArcGIS, ...) and the OGC standards are under adoption by ISO (as forthcoming 19123-2) and INSPIRE ("Coverage Download Service"). Significant training material is available already, and is being augmented continuously:
    • Link to material: OGC Big Geo Data standards and rasdaman workshops | hands-on lab on Big Data Standards | Big Earth Data (53min TV documentary)
    • Point of Contact: Peter Baumann - baumann@rasdaman.com
  • OSGeo-Live

OSGeo-Live contains 50 of the best geospatial applications, pre-installed with datasets, along with project overviews and 10 to 15 minute quickstarts for each application. The documentation provides an excellent high level overview of the breadth of geospatial open source applications. It is also used as a plaform for many open source geospatial workshops.

Website: http://live.osgeo.org

Contact: Cameron Shorter <cam e r onDoTs hort erA T g mai l.com>

  • Bringing GEOSS services into practice

The "Bringing GEOSS services into practice" workshop aims at teaching how to configure, use and deploy a set of open source software (PostGIS, GeoServer, GeoNetwork, PyWPS, QGIS) to set up a spatial data infrastructure (SDI). Trainees will learn how to publish and share data and metadata using OGC and ISO standards and how to register services into the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).

Website: http://www.geossintopractice.org

Lab: GeoForAll - ISE, University of Geneva: http://www.unige.ch/tigers/fr/autres-reseaux/geoforall/

Contact: Gregory Giuliani <gregory.giuliani AT unige.ch>

  • GeoMOOSE

GeoMOOSE is a Web Client JavaScript Framework for displaying distributed cartographic data. GeoMOOSE has a number of strengths including modularity, configurability, and delivers a number of core functionalities in its packages. GeoMOOSE is also very light weight for servers making it easy to handle a large number of users, with a large number of layers, and a large number of services without stressing a server.

The GeoMOOSE core is written using JavaScript and HTML. It is entirely possible to run GeoMOOSE with nothing more than a basic web server (Nginx, Apache, IIS). But besides the basic client core, GeoMOOSE also comes prepackaged with a number of built in services written in PHP. These services add the ability to perform drill-down identify operations, selection operations, and search data sets. If you have existing scripts that perform similar functions, GeoMOOSE can be tuned to work with those services, no matter which language they were written in.

Website: http://www.geomoose.org

Online Demo: http://demo.geomoose.org/master/

Package download (includes demo data): http://geomoose.org/download.html

GeoMOOSE is also compatible with MS4W.

Contact: Bob Basques <bbasques AT sharedgeo.org>