Paul Ramsey: The Unknowns: A Managers Guide to Open Source

I’m a big fan of this talk.

Published on Oct 5, 2012
Paul Ramsey delivers a introductory talk on open source for GIS and IT managers: history, motivation, why to consider it, how to get started with it. This keynote presentation delivered was at the Texas GIS Forum in October 2012.

And these too:

  • http://youtu.be/01yrhqCro7ISpatial IT and the Spatial WebPublished on Jul 13, 2012: Paul Ramsey discusses why the most innovative people in are no longer “doing GIS”. Paul highlights the weaknesses of traditional GIS, explaining that that the future is Spatial IT professionals working on the Spatial Web. This presentation was given at the 2012 FOSS4G North America conference as apart of OpenGeo’s Sponsor Day programming.
  • http://youtu.be/zNR8xKyDbMwUSGS National Hydrography DatabasePublished on Sep 18, 2012: Tim Schaub presents a prototype application OpenGeo created for the USGS to alleviate their pains when editing the National Hydrogaphy Database (NHD). The current process is time consuming and takes a good deal of expertise. OpenGeo prototyped a web-based alternative that would allow a broader range of stewards to engage in editing NHD data in a way that respects the topology rules inherent to the NHD.