gvSIG Festival: webinars in English

adictos-redes-socialesAs you know, the 1st gvSIG Festival will be held from May 23rd to 27th.

At this post we are going to summarize the webinars that will be given in English. For registrations you only have to press on the title of the webinar.

On Monday, May 23rd, we will start with a webinar about Introduction to gvSIG. The main characteristics about the gvSIG project will be shown at this webinar, as well as several videos about the main functionalities of gvSIG Desktop.

At the same day, Giuliano Ramat and Maurizio Fòdera will speak about gvSIG applications in East Africa – Kenya and Somaliland.  This presentation concerns two projects in east Africa where it has been offered a similar approach adapting the proposal to the different needs of the partners. The main goal was to provide local partner and authorities with a GIS product easy to use and update regularly; fully developed with open source technology to ensure future sustainability; replicated in other main similar neighbouring environments and, especially for urban cadaster, is able to provide a precise measurement of interesting targets.

On Tuesday there will be two webinars in English. At the first one, César Martínex (Scolab. gvSIG Association) will present one of the last products of the gvSIG Association, gvSIG Online, the alternative to ArcXXX Online, with the presentation gvSIG Online: the solution for Spatial Data Infrastructures on Open Source software.

The second one will deal with Digital field mapping with Geopaparazzi and gvSIG, given by Andrea Antonello, from Italy (HydroloGIS. gvSIG Association). Geopaparazzi is an application for fast field surveys. Its simplicity and the possibility to use it on as good as any android smartphone makes it a trusty field companion for engineers and geologists, but also for tourists who wish to keep a geodiary and any user that needs to be aware of his position even in offline mode. The plugin for Geopaparazzi in gvSIG supplies a userfriendly GUI with GIS functionalities to visualize all the data collected in the field, GPS tracks, text notes, pictures and form based notes and gives the possibility to save them as shapefiles.

The scripting module will be shown at the first presentation on Wednesday: Scripting in gvSIG, given by Óscar Martínez, from the gvSIG Association. Here you can discover all the possibilities that gvSIG 2.3 offers!!

At the same day, Silvia Franceschi, from HydroloGIS (Italy) and gvSIG Association, will give another interesting presentation in English, about GIS tools for water supply systems: an implementation using Epanet and gvSIG, tools that can be used by professionals and public administrations to design and verify water supply systems.

On Thursday there will be a presentation from India. Gowtham Gollapalli, from KAIINOS company, will speak about Evaluating temporal changes to water bodies in Medak India. In this presentation the presenters will analyze the effect of change in water spread on the population of Medak district, in India.

The next presentation at that day will deal with New tools for LiDAR, forestry, river management and hydro-geomorphology with jGrassTools in gvSIG. Andrea Antonello and Silvia Franceschi will speak about this issue.

And finally, at the last day of the gvSIG Festival, Manuel Madrid will present Monitoring Global Urban Expansion: Assessing the quality of urban layouts. This webinar will show the basis of a methodology developed by the New York University (NYU) and the gvSIG Association for assessing urban layouts, which is based on digitization on high resolution satellite imagery and on the use of open source software.

The webinar platform allows to connect to the webinars from any operating system, and in case you can’t see some of the webinars, you will be able to watch them at the gvSIG Youtube channel later.

See you at the gvSIG Festival!

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