Thursday, January 27, 2011

Geospatial in the cloud

As mentioned previously, earlier in the week myself, Brian Timoney and Chris Helm did a set of presentations and demos on geospatial technology in the cloud, to the Boulder Denver Geospatial Technologists group. We were aiming to give a quick taste of a variety of interesting geo-things currently happening in the cloud, and we did it as six slots of about ten minutes each, and apart from my introductory opening slot these were all demos:
  • Peter: Why the cloud?
  • Brian: Google Fusion Tables
  • Chris: the OpenGeo stack on Amazon (PostGIS, GeoServer, OpenLayers, etc)
  • Peter: Ubisense myWorld and Arc2Earth
  • Chris: GeoCommons
  • Peter: OpenStreetMap
We got a lot of good feedback on the session. Here's the video (for best quality click through to vimeo and watch in HD):

Geo in the cloud from Peter Batty on Vimeo.

Here are links to the demos we used, or related sites:
And finally, here are my slides on slideshare:

Monday, January 24, 2011

Google Chrome notebook review

Today I was very happy to receive out of the blue a Google Chrome notebook. It's very black and stealth-bomber-like! I've written a short review of it over on my new posterous blog, where I'll be writing about (mainly) non-geo-things, including general tech, photography, videography, travel and anything else that comes to mind!

Speaking at Boulder-Denver Geospatial Technologists meeting tomorrow

Just a quick post to say that I'll be speaking at the Boulder-Denver geospatial technologists meeting tomorrow, together with Chris Helm and Brian Timoney (and maybe Andrei Taraschuk, though he's doubtful because of other commitments). We'll be doing a pretty informal set of demos and discussions on geospatial in the cloud. Examples we'll cover will include Google Fusion Tables, GeoCommons, the OpenGeo stack (PostGIS, GeoServer, OpenLayers) running on Amazon, and Arc2Earth Cloud and Ubisense myWorld running on Google App Engine. It's at the Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Building at 6pm tomorrow, Jan 25.