DevCSI / JISC GECO Open Mapping Workshop – Presentations & Materials


This event took place on Thursday 25th August 2011 and was held in the Electron Club room at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow. The original registration and information pages can be accessed on the DevCSI website, the full liveblog can be accessed here and images of the day are on Flickr.

Materials will be added here over the coming few weeks so please check back later in September to access all materials.

Introduction from Mahendra Mahey of DevCSI

Introduction and talk on Editing and re-using OpenStreetmap – Bob Kerr, OpenStreetMap

Map Styling Tools and Interactive maps on the web with OpenLayers – Addy Pope, GoGeo

Lightning Talks:

Aerial Images from Around the World – Andreas Buchholz, GIS and Research Curator for the National Collection of Aerial Photography

Introduction to the GECO Project – Nicola Osborne, Social Media Officer, EDINA

Getting started with PostGIS geographic database – Lasma Sietinsone, EDINA

In addition to viewing and listening to Lasma’s presentation you can also download most of the scripts she used from our Developer area.


Open Mapping Clinic

A session where participants could ask any mapping questions, try out techniques shown earlier in the day, discuss ideas etc. You can hear the first portion of this – introductory comments from attendees – below:

If you would like to write a guest blog post to share your own work with open mapping, open street map or similar open source technologies please email the GECO team (


 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>