Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Geosparc Workshop at FOSS4G 2011

Geosparc, the company professionally supporting the open source GIS development software Geomajas, today announced that it will be present at Foss4G, the international conference for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial, in Denver (US) from 12 till 16 September 2011.

At Foss4G the Company will demonstrate numerous GIS applications built with Geomajas whilst key members of its development team have been selected to give a workshop and no less than 3 technology sessions at the conference.

Workshop: Introduction to Geomajas

As the field of web GIS software gets saturated, it becomes increasingly difficult to select the right technology to solve your needs. This workshop will show how to set up an elegantly designed, user friendly yet powerful and secure web GIS application capable of working with thousands of vector objects on the map. The goal of this workshop is two-fold: to demonstrate the easiness of creating your first Geomajas application and to show how to handle very large data sets without having to turn to WMS to keep the performance at an acceptable level. The main technology used in this workshop is the client-server framework, called Geomajas. The focus of Geomajas is to provide a platform for a cloud server-side integration of geospatial data, allowing multiple users to control and manage the data from within their own browsers.

Technology session 1: Mobile GIS through Geomajas

With the increasing popularity of tablets and smartphones we have entered a new world where mobile devices reign supreme. It is obvious that the open source GIS community has to follow this trend. The question is how? The current generation of web GIS products have had to overcome a wide variety of browsers to support, and so too must the next generation of GIS solutions support an equally wide variety of mobile platforms. By leveraging the Google Web Toolkit (GWT), Geomajas has entered the mobile world successfully. This presentation will start with the current situation of the Geomajas project with regards to mobile and discuss the technical challenges that lie ahead of us.

Technology session 2: Geomajas, a GIS framework for the web

Geomajas, the GIS framework for the web, focuses’ on efficient data delivery, security and performance. The mantra is "integrate, transform and secure GIS data". It is cloud-ready and modular, has advanced caching and security. The framework can talk to many types of data sources and present them in several ways using our "faces".

Technology session 3: Securing GIS data

This session will focus on the implementation and architecture of security on GIS data as implemented in Geomajas. Details are given about possible use-cases, the choices that were made (including why). It also includes an explanation of how credential leakage is prevented and how this can be integrated with industry standard solutions.

For more information go to www.geosparc.com.


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