Introduction to GeoServer and PostGIS

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Category GIS
Description A two-session, hands-on workshop
April 4 & 11, 2014
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
CSU Morgan Library

$90 Students
$120 CSU Affiliates (staff, faculty)
$150 Non-CSU Participants
Details PostGIS adds spatial data to PostgreSQL, a widely used free open source database. A database provides a reliable, high performance means of storing and analyzing your data, spatial or otherwise. At the end of the workshop, attendees should be able recognize the potential of using PostGIS for analyzing and managing their spatial data and feel comfortable getting started.

GeoServer is free open source software that provides a means for delivering spatial data via standards compliant services with support for many different data formats, including PostGIS. These services support web map interfaces, querying and editing facilities similar to ArcGIS Server. At the end of the workshop, attendees should be familiar with using GeoServer to publish data, OGC services, how web maps work, and recognize the potential of using GeoServer to develop web applications.

Ian Schneider has been developing scientific and spatial software for 13 years and has been an advocate and user of open source solutions. He contributes to the GeoTools, GeoServer, and GeoNode open source projects and is the technical lead for MapStory development. Ian has degrees in Geology and Computer Science from CSU.
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Familiarity with SQL and GIS would be beneficial

Participants are asked to bring their own laptop and will need to load the required (free) software in advance. Windows (not XP); OSX; or Linux. We will have a few laptops available, as needed.
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Event Starts4/4/2014 1:00 PM
Event Ends4/11/2014 5:00 PM
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