Welcome to the 2019 TUgis Conference. TUgis: Maryland’s Geospatial Conference is a cooperative undertaking of three primary partners—Maryland State Geographic Information Committee, Maryland Department of Information Technology, and Towson University. TUgis is dedicated to growing and empowering the GIS community throughout the Mid-Atlantic. The annual conference connects the Maryland GIS community to new ideas and trends and offers ample opportunities to find ways to collaborate.
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Wednesday, August 7 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
Big Data Geoprocessing with the Postgres, QGIS, and Python

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This course introduces attendees to the world of big data geoprocessing in the context of free and open source software. For the class you will learn how to load, prepare (pre-process), analyze, and present really large, nasty datasets. In the morning we’ll work together with some smaller datasets to help you understand the concepts and processes, and in the afternoon we’ll finish the class with some very large databases. Some of the concepts you’ll be introduced to are spatial databases, spatial indexing, spatial SQL, statistical and spatial procedures to summarize data, and the concepts of distributed and parallel processing. In the afternoon, we will harness the power of each computer in the room to process a really large data set. This is an advanced workshop, and not for novices. On the other hand, you don’t have to be a Mensa member, either. Rather, it is geared toward GIS analysts who are comfortable using GIS software like QGIS or ArcGIS. The course only has 15 available spots due to the deep nature of the subject matter.

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Arthur Lembo

Professor in the Department of Geography and Geosciences, Salisbury University
Art Lembo is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Geosciences at Salisbury University.  He also serves as the Technical Director for the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative (ESRGC).  Art has been using GIS technology since 1983, in both the private sector and in academia... Read More →

Wednesday August 7, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
LA 4114 Liberal Arts Building - 251 University Ave. Towson, MD 21204

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