- Water Quality
- Coastal Hazards
- Ocean Conditions
- Marine Ecosystems
- Data Management
Thursday, March 8, 2012, 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Marine Science Building, Room 314
For more information about the workshop, please contact Richard Coughlin
This workshop will demonstrate how participants can build their own open-source stack of GIS software using the PostgreSQL database with the POSTGIS extension, the GIS platform Quantum GIS, the map server GeoServer and the viewer GeoExplorer. These products are used behind the PacIOOS Pacific Data Explorer (http://pacioos.org/geoexplorer), a web-based map viewer with a multi-regional and multi-project focus. Multiple methods of loading, viewing, serving and accessing data will be demonstrated with shapefiles, imagery files, database tables, WMS & WFS services.
For the first part of the workshop, participants may work along with the demonstrations either by using 1 of the 16 computers that will be loaded up with the software, or by downloading and installing the following software products on your own laptop:
NOTE: Other versions/releases may be installed; however, the versions listed above are the versions currently used by the presenter and are known to integrate well. These will be the versions used for the workshop. Also, OpenGeo Suite includes Geoserver and the PostgreSQL database. Please ignore downloading the individual Geoserver and PostgreSQL applications if the OpenGeo suite runs on your machine. There are reasons the presenter prefers to have the separate applications; this will be discussed during the workshop.
Please install the following datasets from the State of Hawaii GIS web page to follow along with the presenters during the workshop:
The workshop will use the Windows operating system, but most of the software products are available for other popular operating systems as well. Some of these applications are meant for server installation, but they run well on most machines. If workshop participants choose to install these applications on their own machines, the software may or may not install properly or may vary in performance. Please note that the workshop presenters will not have time to install software or to repair installations. Participants with faulty installations will have to rely upon one of the available computers. Also, if the number of participants is high, available machines may need to be shared.