Open Source Workshop with URISA Instructor Sara Yurman

  • 25 Apr 2015
  • 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Palomar College GIS Lab
  • 7


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SoCal URISA, National GeoTech Center of Excellence, along with Palomar College presents a
Certified URISA workshop on

Open Source GIS
with URISA instructor Sara Yurman
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
7:30am - 4:30pm

Hosted at Palomar College's GIS Lab
1140 W Mission Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069
Palomar College, San Marcos in the Natural Science Bldg.   NS-127(GIS Lab) Directions and parking pass will be emailed out to registrants 

There are a limited amount of desktop computers available for use which will have the software downloaded on them. You can bring your own laptop and our reminder email will have software download instructions on them so you can install on your laptop before the workshop date. 

Sara will be utilizing  QGIS, PostGIS, and GeoServer

Preliminary Schedule:

8:00 am - Registration opens, grab a light breakfast too.
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch
3:00 pm - Break
4:30pm Conclude workshop

Topics covered:

Section 1 – About the Workshop
Section 2 – Introduction
Section 3 - Open Source GIS Development
Section 4 - Demo interlude:
 Prepare database
 Load up some data
 Style the data
 Make a map
Section 5 - Standards & Interoperability
Section 6 - Demo interlude:
 Prepare for maintenance
 Reading WFS data
 Publishing WFS data
Section 7 - How do I start?

The workshop is Free for SoCal URISA members, otherwise purchase or renew your membership.
$30  Annual Fee
$10 Student Annual Fee

Please don't forget to save you receipt from this event and use it towards your GISP credit.

About Sara Yurman:

Sara Yurman is an experienced GIS Manager and a founder of Spatial Focus, Inc. She has over 20 years of experience in both organizational and technical aspects of geographic information, encompassing government at the local, regional, and state levels. Her activities have included team-building and change management as well as implementations of raster and vector GIS, GPS data integration, system development, and database design. Before the founding of Spatial Focus, Inc. Ms. Yurman was a consultant for American Cadastre, Inc. Prior to that, she worked with a variety of clients on strategic and technical issues, advising clients on profit potential of existing geographic data within their organization. Ms. Yurman received a Bachelor’s degree from the California Institute of the Arts and a Master's degree in geography from Georgia State University. Sara was the Conference Chair for the 2011 URISA/NENA Addressing Conference.
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