Please join us Wednesday, February 26th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in the Hunter College Geography Conference Room (Hunter North 1004) for a talk by guest speaker Eric Brelsford, who will be talking about Free & Open Source Software for Geospatial Applications.
UPDATE: If you can’t make it in person, check out a live feed of the talk here.
Topic: Eric will give us an overview of the Free & Open Source Software for Geospatial Applications (FOSS4G) terrain, followed by a few examples of workflow. What tools are out there for making useful and interesting online maps? What is “open source” software and how is it different from other software? Where does it fit in with the history of web mapping, who are the people (and what is the technology) on the cutting edge?
Bio: Eric teaches web mapping (mostly open source) at The New School and co-runs 596 Acres. He’s never taken a GIS class or used ArcGIS, but has produced maps here and here and here (among other places). He’s also active in the Open Street Map community and just started a thing called Maptime (an idea that originated on the west coast, “Our mission is to create a safe space where interdisciplinary communities can learn, socialize, and code maps with each other (and for each other)”), where he led its first meeting.
He’s also on the internet @ebrelsford.