Open Source Geospatial in the Federal Government
FedGeoDay 2020
June 11th and 12th
Online

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Keynote

Katie Baynes - NASA

Using Open Source to build innovative programs, enable fully remote work & expose massive data for more effective use

Agenda

Panel Day
Thursday, 6/11/2020

Time
Sessions
8:00 AM
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9:00 AM
Check-In
Open virtual reception room for group chat. Volunteers compile and sort new questions.
9:00 AM
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9:10 AM
Welcome
Speaker
Eddie Pickle
Senior Director Of Insight Solutions - Maxar Technologies
9:10 AM
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9:45 AM
Morning Keynote
Katie Baynes
NASA

Using Open Source to build innovative programs, enable fully remote work & expose massive data for more effective use
9:45 AM
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10:45 AM
Open Mapping for Program Success
Panelists
Erika Nunez
U.S. Department of State
Will Mortenson
NGA
Omar Shafrir
FEMA
Maggie Cawley
OpenStreetMap US
Derald Dudley
Department of Transportation
Josh Sisskind
Maxar
Moderator
Steve Gillotte
CEO - Reinventing Geospatial, Inc
10:45 AM
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10:55 AM
Ignite
10:55 AM
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11:55 AM
Panel 2
Open Ecosystems for Humanitarian Assistance / Disaster Response
Panelists
LCDR Erik Bates
Tyler Radford
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Rhiannan Price
Maxar Open Data Program
Dr. Jamese Sims
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Dr. Patricia Solis
Arizona State University
Katie Picchione
FEMA
Moderator
Bryan Lane
General Services Administration (GSA)
11:55 AM
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12:05 PM
Ignite
12:05 PM
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1:05 PM
Panel 3
Applications for COVID Response, Monitoring & More
Panelists
Sophia Liu
United States Geological Survey
Tony Boyles
Rob Emanuele
Azavea
Moderator
Daniel Dufour
CEO - GeoSurge
1:05 PM
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1:15 PM
The Opportunity Project Ignite Presentation
The Opportunity Project: Solving Environmental Challenges with Open Data and Human-Centered Design
Speaker
Dominica Zhu
Director of Strategic Impact and Program Management - Census Open Innovation Labs
1:15 PM
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1:30 PM
Day 1 Wrap Up
Speaker
Guido Stein
President - OSGeo US Chapter

Hands-On Day
Friday, 6/12/2020

Time
Sessions
9:00 AM
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12:00 PM
Morning Concurrent Sessions
Introduction to QGIS
This workshop is designed to introduce you to QGIS 3, an Open Source GIS software for viewing, editing, and managing spatial data in a wide variety of commonly used vector and raster formats. It is lightweight, flexible, and can be installed on Windows, MacOSX, and Linux. We will cover installing the software, displaying and symbolizing data and creating a map.
Randal Hale, North River Geographic Systems
PostGIS Introduction
This session will leverage online, interactive tutorials provided by Crunchy Data that will walk participants through fundamental concepts and features of PostGIS. Crunchy Data will have their subject matter experts on hand to guide participants and answer questions.
Crunchy Data Staff
OpenStreetMap US & TeachOSM
This session will include an introduction to editing in OpenStreetMap (the free, editable map of the whole world) followed by a mapathon.

Participants will gain a basic understanding of adding data to OpenStreetMap and then we will map part of the world together using the Tasking Manager. This session is open to mappers of all skill levels! No cost to join, but there is a suggested donation to OpenStreetMap US, the nonprofit that supports the OSM community in the US.
Steven Johnson & Richard Hinton, TeachOSM
Introduction to GeoServer and MapStore
Introduction to GeoServer 9:00-10:30

This workshop will provide the basic information to get you started with confidence in using GeoServer, by covering: 1) Getting to know the GeoServer, 2) OGC Services implementations, 3) Setting up vector and raster data, and 4) Creating good-looking maps with the powerful style capabilities of GeoServer.

Introduction to MapStore 10:30-12:00

This training will provide an introduction to creating geospatial mashups using the MapStore Open Source framework, by covering: 1) Introduction to MapStore and its main functionalities (including dashboards, and GeoStories), 2) Introduction to the MapStore framework, with description of the various building blocks, 3) Installation and configuration of the MapStore framework.
Andrea Aime and the GeoSolutions Team
1:00 PM
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4:00 PM
Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
Data Visualization and Cartography with QGIS
This workshop will explore the wide range of data visualization and cartographic options available in QGIS 3. QGIS has seen remarkable growth in it's cartogrpahic capacities in recent years. You will learn many techniques unique to QGIS such as: use of inverted polygon shapeburst fills, blending modes, live layer effects and geometry generator symbol layers. We will also work with animating time based data, 3D views and Mesh data. If you want to take your map creation skills to the next level - this is the perfect workshop for you!
Kurt Menke, Bird's Eye View GIS
Introduction to pg_tileserv and pg_featureserv
This session is an introduction and overview of two new open source spatial services they released, pg_tileserv and pg_featureserv. These two new microservices make PostGIS more available for developers to easily integrate their spatial data in PostGIS into web based spatial applications.
Crunchy Data Staff
Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Paul Ramsey
Join Crunchy Data Executive Geospatial Engineer and founding contributor of PostGIS for an "Ask Me Anything" style session where attendees can ask Paul questions regarding PostGIS, Spatial data, and other spatial use cases. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions ahead of time so they can be grouped and addressed in an efficient manner. Attendees will be able to ask questions in real-time as well.
Paul Ramsey, Crunchy Data
The Opportunity Project Earth Sprints
The Opportunity Project works through 12-week technology development sprints that bring technology developers, communities, and government together to solve problems using open data. Learn more about this process through this workshop and on our website
The Opportunity Project Representatives

Organizing Committee

The Organizing Committee are volunteers dedicated to promoting open source geospatial and mapping technology.

Eddie Pickle

Co-Chair

Guido Stein

Co-Chair

Adam Van Etten

Program Committee

Bryan Lane

Program Committee

Daniel Dufour

Program Committee

Dominica Zhu

Program Committee

Josh Sisskind

Program Committee

Maggie Cawley

Program Committee

About

What is this conference all about.

For decades open source software has been at the forefront of innovation in data collection, analysis, and visualization. Today, open source geospatial software has evolved into an "open ecosystem" of software, communities, and companies that enable field data collection and advanced visualization and lead the way in drone, lidar, IOT, and satellite imagery collection and analysis.

When open source software is combined with open standards for interoperability, government agencies have the most scalable, stable, secure and cost effective tools available to support activities including:
  • Empowering disadvantaged communities with limited funding
  • Enabling real-time data analysis at planetary scale
  • Optimizing release schedules for constituent facing tools

Join us for this one day conference in the heart of Washington DC. The morning plenaries will share how open source geospatial tools have become a critical part of operations within multiple federal agencies. The afternoon break out sessions will tackle technical and management solution use cases.


Open Data

Providing information on demand and in a timely fashion is opening new opportunities for providing services

Open Mapping

Communities are collecting information to prepare for and improve responses to natural disasters

Open Geospatial Technology

Underpinning all the other efforts are the open source projects and open standards that can be deployed in a variety of ways for people to use in offices or in the field

Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

The Quick Version

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

Original source and credit: http://2012.jsconf.us/#/about & The Ada Initiative

Sponsorship

Please consider supporting FedGeoDay with a financial sponsorship. The goal of this conference is to build and educate existing government, NGO, and educational communities on open source geospatial tools and management. This conference will include panels, which bring together the community working on open-source and geospatial in the federal context. Sponsorship helps to keep the ticket price low for government, NGO, and educational communities. We hope to have 200 participants and have a mix of technical and managerial folks in attendance.

Below is a sponsor benefit grid including pricing. If you would like to discuss sponsoring further, please contact the organizers at help@osgeo.us

  Platinum Gold Silver Bronze
FedGeoDay Tickets 12 8 4 2
Hands-On Day Tickets 10 5 2 1
Logo Size on Website Large Large Medium Small
Sponsor Call-Out - Day 1 Day 1 or 2 Day 1 & 2
Sponsorship Cost $5,000 $2,500 $1,000 $500