A Multidisciplinary Exploration of FOSS
2021-09-29, 15:30–16:00, Salta

Python for Open Source GIS is multidisciplinary by nature and continually learning from adjacent disciplines. This talk will highlight how tools from the PyData community are augmenting the toolboxes of geospatial professionals. You will also come away with a sampling of key open source GIS tools that are being used across multiple disciplines.

Description: The general format of the talk will be as follows:

  • General overview of the multidisciplinary nature of FOSS tools
  • Highlight of some recent interesting applications using FOSS
  • Quick overview of some key libraries that are enhancing the multidisciplinary nature of FOSS tools

Authors and Affiliations

Collins, Brendan (1)
(1) makepath, U.S.


Use cases & applications


Data visualization: spatial analysis, manipulation and visualization


1 - Principiants. No required specific knowledge is needed.

Language of the Presentation


Brendan is Co-Founder and Principal at makepath, a geospatial data science firm in Austin, TX. A lover of all things open source, he created the Xarray-Spatial library for large scale spatial analysis and actively contributes to existing libraries. He has worked with companies including Microsoft, NASA, Anaconda, NVIDIA.