The NC GIS Conference is Coming Up - Register Today!

The North Carolina GIS Conference is in Raleigh from February 16-18. We have an outstanding program lined up this year. It’s among the best GIS conferences you’ll find anywhere in the country, and with a registration fee of only $125 if you sign up before January 27, you won’t find a better bargain. You can find registration information here.

February 16th is for workshops, and there are a number of great ones lined up. In particular, check out Using A Free and Open Source Geospatial Stack, given by Alyssa Wright of OpenGeo:

Learn how to use a geospatial stack featuring free, open source, and standards-compliant software. Starting with shapefiles, a spatial database will be created using PostGIS, a robust object-relational database system. The data will then be served with GeoServer using OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) protocols. Mention will be given to basic styling, as well as map composition. Map serving will be optimized via GeoWebCache, a tile-caching server, and finally displayed using OpenLayers, a popular JavaScript library for web mapping.

Training classes on open source GIS are hard to come by, and 8 hours of training in anything for $160 ($150 for Carolina URISA members) is just nuts. If you have ever wanted to get into open source GIS, this is your big chance. It has forever changed the way Mecklenburg County does GIS - it can do the same for you. The price includes refreshments and lunch, and it goes up to $185 after January 26th.

*Update: There’s a FOSS meet/drink-up at the conference being put together by Julia Harrell - head to geoglobaldomination for details!