FOSS4G-NA 2019 Recap

Slides: http://bit.ly/foss4gnarecap

FOSS4G-NA 2019 Recap

Slides: http://bit.ly/foss4gnarecap

Terminology

  • Free (F)
    • This is a loaded term in English
    • gratis: free donuts!
    • ====> libre: free speech <====
  • Open Source Software (OSS)
    • Source code can be modified and shared
  • Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G)
    • Geo subset of the FOSS world

Criticality

Open Source

Cool Tech

Criticality

Open Source

Cool Tech

Critical Data Visualization

Will Geary (@wgeary)

"The view of infinite vision is an illusion, a god trick."

Donna Harraway

"Maps reflect and perpetuate relations of power"

Rhiannon Firth

Purpose of Data Visualization

Deriving Insights

Provoking Conversations

Empowering Civil Society with PostgreSQL

Albert Kochapum

Data: Open Data & persistent open records requests

Tools: PostgreSQL & QGIS

 

Criticality

Open Source

Cool Tech

The Middle Passage: Open Source Gets Old(er)

Paul Ramsey (@pwramsey)

Criticality

Open Source

Cool Tech

Notebooks

  • Python
  • R
  • Julia
  • ...and more!
  • JavaScript

Why notebooks?

Jupyter

Observable

  • JavaScript notebook 
  • Uses your browser's JavaScript engine as the environment 
  • Change a cell, all dependent cells update (i.e. no hidden state)
  • Some idiosyncrasies to fit JavaScript in notebook paradigm
  • Still a very new project
  • Active community

You might even get help from one of Observable's developers!

LiDAR Tools/Resources

Drones + Cesium

Source: Cesium

Source: Cesium

Asset Inspection

Source: Trendspek

Site Inspection

Source: Propeller Aero

Dashboarding w/ Elasticsearch & Kibana

  • Search & analytics engine
  • Quickly query large, unstructured data
  • Rapidly growing support of spatial querying
  • Graphical user interface for running queries
  • Rich, interactive dashboarding
  • Share dashboards to web or as images

THE END

Thanks for listening!

FOSS4G-NA 2019 Redux

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