OpenGeo CEO to Deliver Presentation on GeoNode Spatial Distribution Infrastructure
New York, NY July 03, 2012 — OpenGeo, the company committed to bringing the best enterprise open source geospatial software and support to organizations and governments worldwide, will be an active participant in this year’s Geoinformatics Forum taking place in Salzburg, Austria from July 3-6, 2012 at the University of Salzburg. This international, English-language event will run concurrently with the highly regarded German language conference on Applied Geoinformatics (AGIT), and sharing the innovative AGIT EXPO exhibit.
On the afternoon of Wednesday, July 4, 2012, OpenGeo’s CEO Eddie Pickle will be providing an update on OpenGeo’s developing spatial data infrastructure, GeoNode. His talk, “GeoNode: Incorporating Geovisualization in Support of SDI” will be a part of the Spatial Information & Society II block. This talk is the much anticipated follow up to Mr. Pickle's presentation on GeoNode at 2011 GI_Forum.
Of the conference, Pickle says, “OpenGeo is happy to once again be a part of the GI_Forum and reconnect with our peers in Central Europe. This year, I’m looking forward to presenting on our work with geovisualization, MapStory, and GeoNode, and sharing with the community the many ways that open source geospatial is helping to advance data visualization and cartography for users of all levels of geospatial expertise.” As an international open source geospatial company, OpenGeo is committed to representing the cutting-edge in open source geospatial software to users and developers worldwide.
OpenGeo is a social enterprise working to build the best web-based geospatial technology. The company brings the best practices of open source software to geospatial organizations around the world by providing enterprises with supported, tested, and integrated open source solutions to build the Geospatial Web. OpenGeo also supports open source communities by employing key developers of PostGIS, GeoServer, and OpenLayers. Since 2002, the company has provided successful consulting services and products to clients like the World Bank, US Department of State, NYC DoITT, Ordnance Survey Great Britain, SFMTA, Portland TriMet, MassGIS, GeoScience Australia, NOAA and the Federal Communications Commission. OpenGeo is the geospatial division of OpenPlans, a New York-based 501(c)(3) non-profit that informs and engages communities through journalism and open source software. All of OpenGeo's revenue has been and will continue to be re-invested into innovative and useful software in support of the OpenPlans mission.
About GI_Forum 2012
GI_Forum 2012 is the 6th annual Geoinformatics Forum. The Program offers full-fledged, intertwined tracks on geospatial information science, technology, and learning with a focus on geovisualization, society and learning, and their interrelationship. Four keynote speakers, distinguished researchers in these scientific areas, contribute to the quality of this year’s programme. Oral presentation, discussion and poster sessions will provide a unique stage to facilitate the exchange of experiences among presenters and audience. A Young Researchers’ Forum takes place on Monday and Tuesday, and offers PhD students a unique possibility to present and discuss their research plans in an inspiring academic community of PhD students and experienced researchers.