FOSS4GNA2018: The free & open source software for geospatial conference, St. Louis, MO.

May 19, 2018
Mr. Stace D Maples
St. Louis Arch

I've just returned from a week in St. Louis, for FOSS4GNA, the Free & Open Source Software for Geospatial conference, where the predominant topics this year were increasing integration of R and RStudio into the geospatial toolkit, big geospatial data management and analysis, and the management and analysis of an increasing array of high-resolution and high-cadence satellite imagery sources. A number of the presentations and workshops were worth passing along to Stanford 'geo' users, and are noted, below.

Highlights included:

Julia Wolf, Visual Journalist for FiveThirtyEight delivered a fantastic keynote: "Map Like a Journalist," outlining her formula for building compelling data narratives and visualizations. 

New data sources

Workshops and tutorials

Other highlights included:

For those interested in Free & Open Source Software for Geospatial, the FOSS4G International Meeting will be held Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at the end of August, this year.