Software Freedom Day Wellington is being run as an unconference – but several of Wellington’s finest have already put their hands up for a tech talk / speaking spot. We’ll be telling you about several of them to give you an idea of what to expect.
Rainer Spittel: Ocean Survey 20/20 Bay of Islands project: Using open standards and open source tools for a GIS project
Rainer leads the development team at SilverStripe. He is an experienced software developer with deep knowledge of web standards such as the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards. He is passionate about open data initiatives and implementing highly available, scalable distributed software solutions
SilverStripe has undertaken a number of portal and website projects aiming to publish geospatial data to the public in a transparent and standardised way. One of the key projects is the Ocean Survey 20/20 Bay of Islands portal project for NIWA and LINZ. It has been implemented on the principles of open data initiatives and supports international standards to make data available to the public in various ways. The majority of the data publishing services are compliant to international standards, such as Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and ISO standards.
At Software Freedom Day in Wellington, Rainer will be talking about the underlaying infrastructure of the OS 20/20 Bay of Islands project, the open-standards and open source tools used to build this solution and how developers can use those tools to publish their data.