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Welcome to NACIS 2014 in Pittsburgh! This is the annual meeting of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS). The theme for this year’s meeting is Cartography and Time. See the schedule below and go to the NACIS website for more details.

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The North American Cartographic Information Society, founded in 1980, is an organization comprised of specialists from private, academic, and government organizations whose common interest lies in facilitating communication in the map information community.

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Saturday, October 11 • 8:30am - 12:00pm
Let's Talk about Your Geostack (additional registration)

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This workshop is designed for cartographers and analysts who wish to set up an open source geospatial software stack on their own laptop. We'll begin by talking about the stack components and how they fit together. We'll import data from an OpenStreetMap extract of Pittsburgh into a PostgreSQL database, wire TileMill up to use that data, then create & serve simply-styled tiles. Next, we'll create a trivial webserver to return selected POI data from our PostgreSQL database and use Leaflet to layer it over the tiles created earlier. We'll step up our game and modify the server to return GeoJSON, then talk about the use of properties to affect display characteristics such as color, opacity, and when to display particular entities. Plan to devote a few hours in advance of the conference to installing software and downloading data. Get more info at http://erictheise.github.io/geostack-deck/.

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Eric Theise

Web & Geospatial Software Engineer, Self-employed software developer
Chicago born & raised; San Francisco resident since 1989. Open to new geographies. Talk to me about human perception, color, experimental film and composition, or foodways.

Saturday October 11, 2014 8:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Grand Ballroom 6 Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

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