Educational Meeting: Web Portals

  • Thursday, July 29, 2010
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Microsoft Facility, 835 Market Street, Suite 700, San Francisco, CA


  • Special price for members

Registration is closed

Location is new for this meetingJuly Educational meeting will be held in San Francisco at the Microsoft facility at 835 Market Street, Suite 700, San Francisco in Golden Gate South meeting room.

Location access:  Microsoft office is directly above the Powell Street BART station on the 7th floor of the Westfield Shopping Center. At concourse level (Muni/BART) follow signs for elevators to SF State University and go to 7th floor. Or from street level there is a separate 835 Market Street entrance just to the left of the mall access.

Date is newMeeting will be held on Thursday July 29 (not July 22 at MTC as previously posted on web).

Schedule is the same:  On-site Registration at 8:30 AM with a 9 AM start through to Noon.

We have three speakers lined up for you that will talk to web portals.

Malcolm Adkins

Michael Baker Jr., Inc.

The State of California, through the Office of the State Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA), identified the need to develop framework data services for a set of geographic data known as Minimum Essential Data Sets (MEDS), which include imagery, landmarks, and transportation.  Baker developed the first phase of MEDS, with the primary objectives of determining functional requirements within the user community, designing architecture to satisfy those needs by delivering framework data as web services, and demonstrating proof of concept through a working pilot of the data services for a geographic subset.  

Jeff Hobbs

San Jose Water Company

San Jose Water Company has taken on a project to create an ever-evolving GIS facilities tool, SJWC GDI Portal.  The portal, designed to replace legacy technology using the latest web APIs and open source technologies available (OpenLayers, GeoServer, Open StreetMap, Google Maps/Earth API, etc.), serves as a window into the company’s GIS data.   This presentation will focus on the challenges of implementing a stable, functional GIS portal within the constraints of the company’s technical infrastructure and extensive history.  The timeline of development (including the portal’s continued evolution after its release), and discussion of the role of the portal will be discussed.  The technologies used within the portal and their respective roles within the application will also be discussed.

Dennis Wuthrich

Farallon Geographics

The Getty Conservation Institute working with the World Monuments Fund and the Jordanian Department of Antiquities wanted to develop a new national GIS to assist in inventorying, monitoring, and managing the thousands of archaeological sites in Jordan. Farallon has developed a web-based, bilingual (Arabic-English) system that will be used by inspectors, archaeologists, scholars, and government planners involved in cultural heritage management and research. The scalable solution using Open Source software, will subsequently be adapted for use in Iraq and other countries.
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