Processing data with Open Source Software using OSGeoLive
2021-09-28, 09:00–13:00, Berta Cáceres

This workshop provides a practical, overview of key Open Source Software software that can be used for processing.

It will be useful for business people and techies with little or no experience with the range of Open Source Geospatial software, and who would like first hand experience with these tools.

In the workshop we will use OSGeoLive and the Open Source software and sample data shipped with it to get to know the components of an SDI.

We will get our hands dirty using some of the leading applications, and will introduce a lot of amazing software on OSGeoLive and when they are used.

When we talk about processing we show you how to handle and process geographic data - vector and raster data - with different tools and for different needs.

Processing can be done on the command line, in the database or with a graphical user interface.

We will start with an introduction to different types of geographic data and will show you how to handle the data with QGIS. In QGIS you will get to know the processing toolbar. You will learn how to load data from OSM via Overpass-API and process this data.

As second step, we will have a look at the command line. After an introduction in the work with the command line, you will get to know the power of GDAL/OGR and PROJ.

Then we will move to Jupyter Notebooks and discover the Python world with many great projects and R.

We also will give you an introduction to ORFEO Toolbox library and show you the power of point cloud processing with pdal.

For sure you will also hear about the relational database PostgreSQL with the extension PostGIS to store and process spatial data in the database.

After the journey through all the components you will be familiar with some of the Open Source processing tools and you will not fear to use the command line. You will know where to look for deeper insights into the more powerful features of the various tools.

Authors and Affiliations

Tzotsos, Angelos (1)
Emde, Astrid (1)
Enock, Seth (1)

(1) Open Source Geospatial Foundation


2 - Basic. General basic knowledge is required.

Requirements for the Attendees

OSGeoLive 14 has to be provided locally.
There are tutorials at

Astrid Emde is an active member of OSGeo and a Charter Member since 2010. In 2017 she was elected to the OSGeo Board of Directors and as OSGeo Secretary. She recieved the Sol Katz Award in 2018 at FOSS4G 2018 in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania).

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Enock Seth Nyamador is an advocate for Free/Libre and Open Source Solutions and Communites of Practice. He is always looking forward to learning, meeting and sharing.

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