Bob Basques

Abstract: Occasionally a project comes along that's both useful and fun to put together. The need: To field a self contained online mapping system interface to be connected to from devices in the field. The only requirements are that the end user device is Wi-Fi capable and has a browser. In addition to being self contained it still needs to be able to easily sync up with a master node by the end user over time. Join along in our efforts at building a mapping interface based on a FOSS4G software stack, that can run completely self contained on the Raspberry Pi (RPi3), a sub $45 computer. Topics covered: Hardware, Open Source software stack, capabilities, and a demo of a working field capable device.

Bio: From work at the City of St. Paul, Minnesota, Bob has extensive experience with GIS web services and enterprise geospatial publishing projects. His efforts to date have focused on design and management of the data catalog for the City’s Compass mapping interface, which feeds the enterprise master spatial data set to desktop applications such as AutoCAD and ESRI based products as well as web based mapping applications such as Compass. The Compass application is built on the GeoMOOSE open source project software, of which Bob is a founding member. Bob has been involved in GIS related community projects for the last fifteen years. Prior to SharedGeo, he has served in a similar capacity commercially providing geospatial services to the U.S. Census Bureau for their LEHD web services and OnTheMap product. From this diverse “front line” experience, Bob has gained extensive knowledge in data publishing and distributed data maintenance issues and techniques – a point of view that results in functional and effective solutions to real world geospatial problems.

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1360 University Avenue West
Suite 455
St. Paul, MN 55104

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