May 3, 2012
Introduction to gvSIG CE and geo-processing with SEXTANTE
Terra GIS is offering a 4 hours introductory class/hands on workshop about gvSIG CE desktop GIS and Sextante at the WAURISA Conference in Tacoma on Monday May 7th, 2012, 1pm - 5pm.
gvSIG is a powerful desktop GIS system that is known for having a user-friendly interface, being able to access the most common data formats, both vector and raster ones. It features a wide range of tools for working with geographic information (query tools, layout creation, geo-processing, networks, model builder, etc.) and provides excellent cartography and spatial analysis tools, and a wide range of spatial database connectivity. gvSIG CE is the open and international version that has many extensions such Sextante (raster and vector analysis), Raster and Remote sensing, and Network analysis natively integrated.
Preparations and downloads for workshops participants:
workshop data (zipped file, unzip to your hard drive)
Prior to the workshop please download and copy to your system the gvSIG CE software and the workshop data using the links below. Note that Java is needed to run gvSIG and Sextante and is included in the gvSIG CE download for Linux and Windows, but is a separate download for some Mac operating systems .
Update Monday May 7th:
workshop slides (PDF)
Picture from the workshop at WAURISA:
More information: Please contact us via email or call 206 905 1711 if you have additional questions
December 10, 2011
Terra GIS and Catholic Relief Services (CRS San Salvador office) joint forces for a three day long workshop to develop an interactive Web GIS for the GWI (Global water Initiative) Micuenca project (Integrated Watershed Management in Latin America).
Project Coordinator Paul Hicks (CRS) , Norma Minero (CRS) and Karsten Vennemann (Terra GIS) jointly lead a workshop with participants from each of the 4 countries in the Micuenca project: Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Two representatives for each of the countries attended the workshop. As a group we jointly defined and started building the functionality of the Micuenca GIS Viewer. Finally all where working in small groups to assemble and edit data for use in the Web GIS and data base.
October 5, 2011
This week Ruth Schönbucher from our Partner CSGIS (Munich / Immenstadt, Germany) joined the 3 day class Interoperable Web GIS Solutions with Free and Open Source Geospatial software as a class assistant.
The class was taught in Seattle at Office Nomads on Capitol Hill, October 3rd through October 5th, 2011. Ruth wanted to to renew her Open Source Web GIS skills (having written a MapServer book some years ago). We are sure that this will be the start for an intensive business partnership and GIS knowledge exchange between CSGIS and Terra GIS.