Sessions at EuroPython 2011 about GeoDjango

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Tuesday 21st June 2011

  • Spatial data and GeoDjango

    by Bruno Renié

    GeoDjango is the "world-class geographic web framework" everyone has probably heard of. The purpose of this talk, targeted at people familiar with Django itself, is to introduce in more details the capabilities of this framework.

    After learning the basics of Geographic Information Systems, we will see:

    • how to get started with a GeoDjango installation,
    • how to import, store and query spatial data,
    • how to geo-enable your forms to allow user-generated spatial data,
    • how to serialize and display your data using the different formats and mapping frameworks such as OpenLayers and Polymaps.

    During this talk we will be building a simple GeoDjango application to illustrate the different concepts introduced.

    At 12:15pm to 1:00pm, Tuesday 21st June

Wednesday 22nd June 2011

  • Saving Gaia with jQuery Mobile and GeoDjango

    by Calvin Cheng

    We had the privilege of working on a mobile web application for ETH Zurich, funded by ETH North-South Centre, using Django/Postgis, jQuery mobile and Openlayers technology.

    In this talk, I would like to share what we have learnt technically and the experiences and fun we had with polygon creation on a map and saving polygon vertices and related data into our spatial database via geodjango.

    This mobile web app is developed based on research by Dr Koh of ETH Zurich, specializing on Matrix-calibrated and edge-corrected species-area models that allow users to evaluate the biodiversity consequence and trade-offs of land-use decisions. The development and description of these models were published in Conserv. Biol. 24, 994 and J. Appl. Ecol. 47, 1063.

    At 12:15pm to 1:00pm, Wednesday 22nd June

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