Just finished up a great week at GSDI-10 in Trinidad. I came down with Justin Deoliveira; he put on a great workshop on Monday, and we both had talks on Thursday. Sometime soon we should post the workshop modules on the GeoServer blog, but I wanted to get my talk online as several people asked about it. It was a fun talk, bringing together a lot of what I spent my time thinking about in Zambia around SDI’s, open source and Google Maps/Earth. The conference is great, because it gathers many of heads of national mapping agencies and other important players who work with lots of data and really want to figure out the best ways to share it. I think my talk was really well received, the timing felt right for the message: that we need to figure out how to combine what’s going on in the Google Maps/Virtual Earth world with the broader GSDI initiative in to a single GeoWeb. I hope to turn the thoughts I presented in to a paper at some point, but in the meantime my too literal slides do get across much of my argument (sometime I’ll learn how to make visually compelling presentations…)
You can also download the powerpoint. Reading the slides you may notice the very soft launch of OpenGeo.org, which is going to be our rebranding of the geospatial division of The Open Planning Project, so it’s more clear that we offer services and support packages around GeoServer and OpenLayers. Still lots of work to be done, but we were excited to at least get a start for this conference. Once we get it ready for launch we’ll announce for real.
Oh, and the license for the slide show is Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.