Mashup/Open Source Workshop

Nianwei Liu of the City of Charlotte and I gave a Mashup/Open Source Workshop at the beginning of September for the 2007 Carolina URISA/GITA Conference here in Charlotte, NC. From the conference summary:

Mashup/Open Source Workshop

Presenters: Nianwei Liu, City of Charlotte, Tobin Bradley, Mecklenburg County
The workshop will cover freely available mapping application programming interfaces (API), specifically using mapping API’s to create a “mashup” or application that combines content from more than one source into an integrated experience. Topics include an introduction to the Google Maps (GM) and Microsoft Virtual Earth (VE) API’s, adding local GIS data to GM/VE, adding public data through KML, GeoRSS, and OGC WMS/WFS, performing spatial queries and mapping operations via AJAX, GM/VE tiling schemes and generating tiles from local GIS data, and using free/open source software (FOSS) client and server components to further extend the capabilities of your mashup.
Nianwei and I extend our gratitude to the workshop participants, who gracefully and attentively participated in our marathon 2.5 hour workshop. Below is a link to our presentations and all of the code samples we went over during the workshop. No warranties provided, use at your own risk, no animals were harmed in the making of these code samples, this message will self destruct in 15 seconds, yada yada yada. Enjoy!

Mashup/Open Source Workshop