Cesium at FOSS4G NA 2016

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Proposals are coming in for FOSS4G NA, and we are excited for the conference. The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial conference is one of our favorite events of the year!

The early bird deadline was January 22 (the final proposal deadline is February 8, so there’s still time to get your idea in), and the proposals look great. We’re thrilled by how many of them cover Cesium. Check out the proposals, and don’t forget to vote for the ones you’d like to see at FOSS4G NA.

  • 3D Tiles: Beyond 2D Tiling, by Sean Lilley, Cesium, and Patrick Cozzi, Cesium.
    • Introduction to 3D Tiles, the open specification for streaming massive heterogeneous 3D geospatial datasets.
  • Growing an Open-Source Community: Lessons Learned from Cesium, by Patrick Cozzi, Cesium.
    • Lessons learned from our experience growing Cesium’s community from a single developer to over 60 developers and 800 forum members.
  • Bringing OpenStreetMap to the Third Dimension with 3D Tiles and Cesium, by Matthew Amato, Cesium.
    • Our experience building Cesium’s first Open Street Map-based demo.
  • Migrating from Google Earth to Cesium: How to Begin Your Closed-to-Open Source Success Story, by Hannah Pinkos, Cesium.
    • How to migrate from Google Earth to Cesium, given the deprecation of the Google Earth plug-in and API.
  • “Hiroshima Archive” and Disaster Digital Archives Series, by Hidenori Watanave.
    • Describes this archive’s visualization of historical data, including survivors’ accounts, photos, and distribution of victims, as well as its migration from Google Earth to Cesium.
  • TrainNav: Visualization of Japanese Railway System on Cesium, by Hiroki Inoue and Hidenori Watanave.
    • The app visualizes trains’ locations and any delays using Cesium and Node.js.
  • Open Source Data Base on Community in Indonesia for Disaster Risk Reduction, by Nurjanah Nurjanah, Hidenori Watanave, and Kenya Tamura.
    • Improving communication to avoid disasters like the 2004 tsunami.
  • Tablets, Chromebooks, and the Web: Reaching Students across Platforms Using Cesium, by Jeff Smith, Pelican Mapping, and Jason Beverage.
    • The EarthViewer app and creating apps specifically for the classroom.
  • Visualizing GPS Tracks with RikiTraki, by Ricardo Morin.
    • Delves into the development of the RikiTraki app for tracking and visualizing outdoor sports, built with LeafletJS, CesiumJS, nodejs, MongoDB, OpenStreetMap, Thuderforest, and OpenShift.
  • Bringing it All Together: Real-Time 3D Spatial Analytics, by Jeremy Lindsey, Mosaic ATM.
    • Lessons learned from Mosaic ATM’s new prototype system for merging analytics packages with real-time data feeds to produce a web-based monitoring and reporting app using real-time analytics, Cesium, MongoDB, Node.js, Chart.js, WebSockets, PostGIS, GeoServer, and Redis.
  • 3D Web with mapguide-rest and CesiumJS, by Gordon Luckett, Arrow Geomatics.
    • Introduction to MapGuide, and how it fits with the mapguide-rest bridge and Cesium.
  • CanSat Mapping: Information Sharing Platform for Students to Learn Space Engineering, by Hidenori Watanave, Taiga Sano, and Shinnosuke Komiya.
    • Describes the CanSat Mapping app that tracks student-built “satellites” using Cesium and serves the CanSat competition, which introduces students to satellite technology.
  • Developing Web Contents about Close Participation Type Community with Local Geospatial Information in Japan, by Shiori Kimura, Kenya Tamura, and Hidenori Watanave.
    • Covers both the digital map built in Cesium that covers industry, tourism, and cultural information about Koshigaya, and also the Yokone archive, a smartphone app that captures historical information about the region.
  • Mapping the Planet from Outer Space, by Ryan Boller.
    • Demonstrates Worldview and apps that use the Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS) to build off NASA’s free satellite imagery of earth.
  • Migration from Google Earth to Cesium for Geoscience Education and Research Applications, by Declan De Paor.
    • Moving from Google Earth to Cesium for geologists and geophysicists, with special attention to subsurface exploration, geolocated GigaPans, and interactive 3D models of geological objects.
  • Easy Deployment of Mobile Sensors with OpenSensorHub, by Alexandre Robin, Sensia Software, and Mike Botts.
    • Introduction to the OpenSensorHub software, including covering Cesium for unmanned aircraft systems, laser rangefinder, and 3D plumes.
  • OpenSensorHub for SensorWebs and IoT, by Mike Botts and Alexandre Robin, Sensia Software.
    • Overview of OpenSensorHub and its open source community.

With such great talks being proposed, we can’t wait for the conference. We’re proud to be a sponsor of FOSS4G NA this year and to have Patrick Cozzi serving on the organizing committee. We’ll have a booth in Raleigh in May so be sure to stop by. Hope to see you there!

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