OSGEO Philippines (OSGeo-PH), the University of Philippines Department of Geodetic Engineering (UPD-GE), OpenStreetMap Philippines (OSM-PH) and the Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC) organized a series of pre-symposium workshops showcasing free and open source technologies at the PhilGEOS 2012 last November 23-24, 2012 at Melchor Hall University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City (map).
This is our first FOSS4G event in the Philippines. Over 60 participants joined 8 workshops and 3 lightning talks. The OSGeo Live project was also presented in one of the parallel technical sessions in the main conference. Likewise, an exhibit booth was installed during the PhilGEOS conference for OSGeo and OpenStreetMap. Over ~50 OSGeo Live DVDs were handed out to conference participants.
|Time||Speaker||Title||Description||Slides and other resources|
|8:30 - 8:45||Ariel Blanco - PhilGEOS 2012 Conference Chair||Opening Remarks|
|8:45 - 9:00||Maning Sambale - OSGeo-PH||Workshop schedules and room assignments|
|Track 1: GE Lab|
|Track 2: GE Theater|
|9:00 - 10:30||Marx Tupas||GeoNode||Geonode (http://geonode.org) is an integrated platform for the management and publication of geospatial data. Its data management tools allow for integrated creation of data, metadata, and map visualizations. Each dataset in the system can be shared publicly or restricted to allow access to only specific users. Social features like user profiles and commenting and rating systems allow for the development of communities around each platform to facilitate the use, management, and quality control of the data the GeoNode instance contains.|
|10:30 - 12:00||Jules Bañgate||GRASS GIS||GRASS GIS (http://grass.osgeo.org/) is a software for performing spatial analysis. It consists of more than 350 modules for processing vector (2D/3D), raster and voxel data. Many interfaces to other programs in related domains like geostatistics, databases, mapserver and even other GIS software exist. It can serve as a Desktop GIS and as the backbone of a complete GIS infrastructure.|
|Track 1: GE Lab|
|1:00 - 2:30||Rally de Leon||Editing OpenStreetMap Data||OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/) is a project that creates and provides free geographic data and mapping to anyone who wants it. We started it because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in creative, productive, or unexpected ways. This session will introduce how to to edit data in OpenStreetMap.|
|2:30 - 4:00||Maning Sambale||Advance Cartography with Quantum GIS||Quantum GIS (http://www.qgis.org) is a user friendly GIS that runs on several operating systems (Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, Windows and Android). QGIS supports vector, raster, and database formats. QGIS is licensed under the GNU Public License. This workshop is a technical demonstration and hands-on tutorial in the use of QGIS using the advance cartographic styling features of the application.||Workshop materials|
|Track 2: GE Theater|
|1:00 - 2:30||RK Aranas||Remote Sensing with Opticks||Opticks (http://opticks.org) is an expandable remote sensing and imagery analysis software platform that is free and open source.|
|2:30 - 4:00||Ranel Padon||Mapping with Drupal CMS||Slides|
|Mario Basa||GeoFuse||Demo site, GitHub source repo|
|Wilfredo Rada||Geoprocessing with Python||Slides|
|Maning Sambale||About the OSGeo-Philippine Local Chapter|
Venue and available facilities
- GE Computer Labs - maximum 20 participants, with projector, computers and internet connection.
- GE Theater - maximum 80 participants, with projector, bring your own laptops for exercises, limited wifi connection.
- Post-event online evaluation form (http://bit.ly/UjcpuP)
- Booth will be ~2 x 2 meters, with electric plugs and a table
- Retractable banner (non-woven print and banner stand)
- Portable Literature Stand
- Table skirt
- Consumables (live-dvd, brochure)
- A computer running Live DVD and a slide deck loop for the apps
- FOSS4G books - OSM, PostGIS in Action, GRASS GIS 3rd Edition