Cartonama Conference

Making the most of geospatial data, community mapping, and location-based services.

http://cartonama.com/2012/

The ‘Where’ question is central to our everyday lives. Geospatial data shapes our ability to answer that question and build intelligent applications, whether on the web or on your mobile device.

Supported by contributions from crowd-sourced data projects and open source software, geo data and its technology spectrum has grown impressively in recent years. In the face of this massive and diverse range of spatial data and technologies, the ability to choose effective methods for storage, retrieval and visualisation becomes critical .

The Cartonama conference is about geographic data, the technology behind it, the applications built around it and the overarching aspect of community and mobility.

Workshops

We will organize workshops along with the conference. The goal would be to provide hands-on training to collect, store and visualize geographic data, and finally, to build location-based services with these tools. Workshop theme falls into:

  • Nature of Geospatial Data: Structure, Formats and Operations
  • Collection, Storage & Delivery of Geospatial Data: Crowd-sourced Models, Standards and Databases
  • Location-based Services: Front-end and Back-end tools to build and manage your applications
  • Leveraging Open Geographic Data Repositories: Using OpenStreetMap to visualize and tell stories through maps

You can submit your workshop proposals via the submissions through the funnel below.

Speaking submissions

You can submit a proposal to speak at Cartonama via the submission funnel below. Please describe your proposal in as much detail as possible. Detail is important if you'd like to be voted up into the schedule.

Your submission will be up for public voting for up to 2 weeks before the event. For the final tally, we will only consider votes from ticket holders, as a way to ensure participants get exactly what they pay for.

Making a funnel submission does not guarantee final selection. Selected speakers will get a free ticket to the event (limited to one speaker per proposal). Proposers whose talks are not on the final schedule will be able to purchase tickets at the prevailing rate for the day on which they made their proposal.

You can buy a ticket to the event here.

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Arun Ganesh

@planemad

The basic cartography workshop

Submitted Aug 7, 2012

The basic cartography workshop gives participants an overview of GIS concepts, mapping and hands on knowledge in using free and open source digital cartography tools. You will also learn about copyleft licenses and how to add your work to wikipedia.

Outline

Introduction

  1. Open source community, licenses, digital cartography and the openstreetmap (OSM) project. 30 mins

Basics of GIS

  1. GIS concepts and OSM model. 30 mins
  2. Field mapping. 1:30 hours
  3. Editing and uploading data to OSM. 1 hour

Geovisualization and cartography

  1. Presentation on OSM , open source GIS tools and open geodata. 30mins
  2. Extracting and processing data from OSM, rendering tools: Maperitive, Tilemill, QuantumGIS. 1hour
  3. Styling and rendering your first map. 1hour
  4. Add your map to a wikipedia article. 30mins

Requirements

Iinternet connection
Projector
Access to a B/W A4 printer
Whiteboard/Blackboard to write stuff and plan

Speaker bio

Arun Ganesh has been reading atlases since childhood and loves to understand the earth using charts and diagrams. His belief in the benefit of open knowledge has resulted in a large number of contributions to Wikipedia and the OpenStreetMap Project which have now trickled into numerous spots in the physical world.

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