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