FOSS4G-PH 2014



OSGeo Philippines (OSGeo-PH), the University of Philippines Department of Geodetic Engineering (UPD-GE) FOSSLab, OpenStreetMap-Philippines (OSM-PH) and the Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC) with support from the World Bank will organize a series of  workshops and technical presentations showcasing free and open source software for geospatial (FOSS4G) as part of the PhilGEOS 2014.


There will be a technical session for FOSS4G track in the main conference which will include 10-15 minute paper presentations that will also be included in the PhilGEOS proceedings journal.  The Paper submision and review will go through the similar selection process outlined by the PhilGEOS organizing committee. To register and submit an abstract click HERE.


On November 29, 2014, there will be seven three-hour hands-on workshops that aim to give the participants direct experience in using different FOSS4G software. The workshops will be at GE Theater 4th Floor Melchor Hall College of Engineering, UP Diliman (map) from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. To participate in the workshops, please bring your own laptops. The final workshop topics are listed below.

Title Description Leads # of Pax Requirements
InaSAFE and WebSAFE for Beginners InaSAFE is free software that produces realistic natural hazard impact scenarios for better planning, preparedness and response activities. It provides a simple but rigorous way to combine data from scientists, local governments and communities to provide insights into the likely impacts of future disaster events. Dianne Bencito, ESSC; Project NOAH 12 Basic QGIS skills
OSM for Beginners OpenStreetMap 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. OSM-PH volunteers, Project NOAH 30
Geoserver for Beginners GeoServer is an open source server for sharing geospatial data. Designed for interoperability, it publishes data from any major spatial data source using open standards Marx Tupas, UPD-GE 15
Geopandas: Consistency in processing data in Python Geopandas is a library enabling the processing of spatial data just like any other data in Python. Willy Rada, UPD-GE 15 Knows a little of Python
Making Interactive Maps with Leaflet Leaflet is a lightweight open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. RK Aranas, UPD-GE 15 Basic programming background
Image Processing with Grass GIS GRASS is a free and open source GIS software suite used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics and maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization. Jules Bañgate, UPD-GE  15
Web Mapping using Flask and D3 JS Creating simple web mapping applications using Data Driven Documents (D3) and Flask Python Web Framework Luis Panganiban and Charmyne Mamador (Tidal WebGIS Team) 15

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