Online Seminar – Open Source in Commercial GIS Software


Sponsored by ASPRS, CaGIS and GLIS

Open Source in Commercial GIS Software

Date & Time: July 26, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Attendance is limited, so Register Now.

The American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) GIS Division in partnership with the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) and the Geographic and Land Information Society (GLIS) would like to invite our members to attend our next seminar in the series for 2013.

Abstract: Unknown to many in the GIS industry, open source software plays a key role not only in academia and research but also in the proprietary/commercial realm as well.  Most well-known commercial GIS applications leverage open-source software.  This talk takes an insider’s view of this phenomenon and explores why this happens and why it makes sense for everyone.  Using the most recent release of LizardTech’s Express Server as a specific case study, we’ll look at how we decided to use open source software in our product and how it worked out.  No math.  No code.  Just interesting insights into software we all use every day.

About the Speaker: Michael Rosen is the Software Architect at LizardTech, the company that makes the MrSID image compression technology.  He’s participated with and contributed to open source GIS projects over the past 13 years.

On-line Registration:

NOTE: Registration is limited to the first 95 people who sign up and log in to the seminar.

Questions, Contact:

David Alvarez, PCM, GISP
GIS Division Director (ASPRS)

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