How to set proprietary geospatial data free with GDAL/OGR and Proj4

A session at EuroPython 2012

Friday 6th July, 2012

9:00am to 9:45am (CET)

The good news is that there’s a lot of geospatial data out there, the bad news is that a lot of it is distributed in obscure, custom-made, proprietary formats which are not well supported by your preferred geospatial tools.

In this talk we show how to read, validate, correct and translate to standard GIS formats the official land-registry/cadastral data distributed by the Italian government in the custom-made CXF format with the help of the powerful geoprocessing and format translation stack in Python. The whole process and many intermediate steps are completely generic and may be applied to reading and translating any proprietary geospatial format.

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Alessandro Amici

CTO, B-Open Solutions

Alessandro currently serves as CTO and head of software engineering at B-Open Solutions (Rome, Italy), a software consulting company he co-founded in 2004, that develops geospatial solutions with Open Source Software. Prior to joining B-Open Alessandro was a remote sensing and GIS specialist in the Earth Observation R&D team at Telespazio SpA, a Finmeccanica company. In his free time he participated to a number of Open Source Software projects as a volunteer developer with commit access to GDAL and RivaTV source code.

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EuroPython 2012

Italy Italy, Florence

2nd8th July 2012

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Time 9:00am9:45am CET

Date Fri 6th July 2012


Ravioli, Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

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