Cohesive OSM Experiences Across the Screen and Paper

A session at State of the Map US 2013

  • Steve Kashishian

Saturday 8th June, 2013

2:45pm to 3:15pm (PST)

In this session Steve will discuss his last year working as lead developer on an ambitious successor project to the popular Field Papers platform called CaerusGeo, currently being tested in Syria, Afghanistan, and Libya.

CaerusGeo is different than the typical web mapping platform in that an substantial amount of conceptualization and testing was undertaken to ensure its viability in “frontier” environments where analog mediums such as paper and verbal communication solely rule data collection. This talk will focus on the extensive amount of work needed to create an system that gelled with the environment’s workflow, as opposed to replacing it outright, and also the trials and tribulations experienced in integrating with Mapfish Print, an extremely powerful but lightly documented component for producing excellent wallmap and atlas PDFS.

Steve will also discuss the fork brought into the Mapfish codebase to meet the project’s needs, why he chose Leaflet for the frontend, and how contributing multiple pulls to that project has made him a better Javascript programmer.

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Time 2:45pm3:15pm PST

Date Sat 8th June 2013

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