This looks like an interesting event: Element84 are hosting a three-hour workshop on user-centred design with a specific focus on geospatial applications:

Join us for a comprehensive 3-hour experience tailored for UX Designers delving into geospatial patterns, Frontend Developers honing essential UX design skills, as well as Leaders and Management keen to understand the profound impact of effective design on geospatial workflows. Immerse yourself in geospatial patterns, tackle hands-on design challenges, and absorb essential UX principles meticulously crafted to meet the specific demands of the geospatial sector. Whether you’re looking to seamlessly integrate geospatial patterns into your design mockups, enhance your understanding of how users will interact with your software, or understand the value of a targeted design process, this workshop ensures you depart with practical skills for creating useful and impactful geospatial applications.

The workshop is scheduled for 19 March. Tickets are 75USD.

The recordings from this year’s PostGIS day are available on Youtube; just in time so you can add them to your festive tech playlist.

The very popular SatSummit is back next year on the 16 and 17 May, as always in Washington DC.

SatSummit convenes leaders in the satellite industry and experts in global development for 2 days of presentations and in-depth conversations on solving the world’s most critical development challenges with satellite data.

At this point, the organisers are looking for sponsors; if you have a couple of bucks to spare, consider sponsoring one of the few events that usually assembles a truly diverse set of speakers. The call for session proposals and registration have not yet been announced.

The recordings from FOSS4G Oceania, which took place just last week in Auckland, are already up on Youtube.

The global OpenStreetMap community will meet for their annual State of the Map conference in Nairobi, Kenya next year between 6 and 8 September.

We are thrilled to officially announce that the global conference of the OpenStreetMap community, State of the Map (SotM), will be making its way to Nairobi, Kenya from September 6th-8th 2024! This landmark event will bring together passionate mappers, data enthusiasts, technologists, and community members from all corners of the globe to celebrate the spirit of collaboration and open mapping.

The conference will be held in hybrid format, both online and in-person.

The call for presentations for next year’s FOSSGIS conference is now open until 6 November. Every year, FOSSGIS gathers German-speaking makers and users of geospatial open-source software and the OpenStreetMap community. The conference organisers are looking for proposals for presentations, lightning talks and workshops covering project news, use cases and research.

FOSSGIS 2024 will be hosted in Hamburg at the TUHH campus from 20 to 23 March 2024.

The dates and location for next year’s FOSSGIS conference have been announced. The 2024 edition of the German-speaking gathering of open-source builders and users in the geospatial space is scheduled for 20 to 23 March 2024 and will be hosted by the TUHH in Hamburg.

The call for papers is usually opens towards the end of the year and tickets usually go on sale early in the new year.

Forty-eight recordings of talks from this year’s State of the Map France are available on Peertube. Unfortunately, I can barely order a beer in French, so I won’t be able to recommend any talks.

Registration for FOSSGIS 2023, the German-speaking FOSS4G event, is now open. The conference will be held from 15 to 18 March 2023 in Berlin, Germany.

If you need convincing to attend, the conference schedule is also available. The program features a mix of developer updates, case studies, and practical applications of open-source software and OpenStreetMap, as well as a series of hands-on workshops diving into the latest and greatest open-source software for geospatial.

The recordings of all 22 talks from this year’s PostGIS Day are up on Youtube now. That’s almost eleven hours of PostGIS content to keep you warm this winter.

Notes From PostGIS Day 2022

Thanks to the excessive length of this year’s PostGIS-Day schedule, I could catch a couple of hours on Friday morning. Here’s a quick summary of some of the talks I saw.

Ryan Lambert of Rust Proof Labs took a deep dive into some fantastic PostGIS wizardry for routing outside of roads, such as waterways, indoors or on access-restricted private roads. A considerable part of the solution to these complex problems comes down to deep knowledge of PostGIS’ functionality but doing basic things like understanding your data, cleaning data, understanding and documenting edge cases and making decisions on the problems you don’t want to solve. Ryan also recently published a book on PostGIS and OpenStreetMap.

Brian Timoney showed how to create goal-scoring heat maps for NHL games, inspired shot-efficiency maps Kirk Goldberry did for the NBA. He used the public NHL API as the data source data, downloaded data using pgsql-http, and created the visualisation all in PostGIS. Also, what a refreshing way to present; I had a great laugh watching Brian.

Martin Davis talked us through some new features introduced in PostGIS 3.3), such as

Martin also gave a sneak peek to features landing in future versions of PostGIS, such as validating polygon coverage, simplify boundaries on coverage polygons, and simplifying inner boundaries while keeping outer boundaries unchanged.

Brendan Farrell presented db2vector, which creates bespoke vector-tile APIs from data in PostGIS. Db2vector allows you to specify a specific SQL query for each API endpoint, so you can quickly create different web maps from a single data source with great flexibility. (Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any page to link to detailed information about the service.)

And finally, Paul Ramsey talked about Moving Objects, a proof of concept he has built to demonstrate how updates to records in a Postgres database can be propagated in near real-time to clients. It uses a mix of triggers, Postgres notifications, and pg_eventserv to push notifications to web clients via WebSockets.

The program from this year’s Pacific Geospatial Conference in Fiji has been released. The focus of the 2022 editing is less on technology but on applications to problems specific to the Pacific region. For a pleasant change, the list of presenters doesn’t include the usual suspects from the industry.

NACIS, the North American Cartographic Information Society, have uploaded recordings of this year’s annual meeting in Minneapolis. The playlist contains over 100 videos covering all sessions from the meeting.