Oct 242011

ASPRS: The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society, Rocky Mountain Region

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, founded in 1934, is a scientific association serving over 7,000 professional members around the world. Our mission is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, GIS, and supporting geotechnologies. ASPRS members work as analysts, specialists, educators, engineers, managers, administrators, product developers, operators, technicians, marketers, scientists and researchers in the fields of Aerospace, Agriculture, Archeology, Biology, Cartography, Defense, Development, Ecology, Environment, Forestry, Geodesy, Geography, Geology, Homeland Security, Hydrology, Land Appraisal, Medicine, Real Estate, Transportation, Urban Planning and Water Resources. The Rocky Mountain Region serves ASPRS members in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. Continue reading »

Mar 292014

A workshop hosted by the Geospatial Centroid at Colorado State University

This is a great opportunity to learn about online mapping using open source resources.
Sign up early; space is limited!!

Introduction to GeoServer and PostGIS
A two-session, hands-on workshop

April 4 & 11, 2014
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Morgan Library
Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Course description:

PostGIS adds spatial data to PostgreSQL, a widely used free open source database. A database provides a reliable, high performance means of storing and analyzing your data, spatial or otherwise. At the end of the workshop, attendees should be able recognize the potential of using PostGIS for analyzing and managing their spatial data and feel comfortable getting started.

GeoServer is free open source software that provides a means for delivering spatial data via standards compliant services with support for many different data formats, including PostGIS. These services support web map interfaces, querying and editing facilities similar to ArcGIS Server. At the end of the workshop, attendees should be familiar with using GeoServer to publish data, OGC services, how web maps work, and recognize the potential of using GeoServer to develop web applications.  Continue reading »

Mar 292014

The Rocky Mountain Map Society and The Western & Genealogy Department of the Denver Public Library present:
“Map Month,” May 2014

This is a series of free map lectures and map fairs on Monday evenings from May 5th to June 2nd, 2014.
Each evening will feature a lecture on historic mapping by a prominent local historian together with a map feature where local dealers will offer a selection of original antique maps. The events will take place in Conference Room B – the lecture hall downstairs in the main branch of the Denver Public Library.
Open to the public.

5:00 PM Local map dealers will display maps for sale
6:00 PM Presentations (details below)
7:00 PM Peruse the displays of maps
8:00 PM Denver Public Library closes

May 5: Wesley A. Brown, “1500: the year of eight distinct world views”  Continue reading »