Posts Tagged ‘fosslc’

Slides from my 2012 PGCon presentation Making your Own Maps are now available

The presentation covered

  • Common reasons people render their own maps
  • Where to get OpenStreetMap data and how to load it into your PostGIS database
  • How to use Tilemill to design your own map style
  • How to render map tiles, both statically and dynamically
  • How to use OpenLayers to display your map

The presentation was recorded. I will update this post when the recording comes online.

I’ve been a regular attendee of PGCON since the first year it was held in Ottawa. Like past years I enjoyed the conference and I would like to thank Dan Langille for putting together another first-rate conference. My favourite part of PostgreSQL conferences is meeting and reconnecting with users people in the community.

Updated: The video is available here

Saturday was my first full day in Denver for the OpenStreetMap State Of The Map conference. A few years ago I presented a talk at PGCon on OpenStreetMap. I have now returned the favour and presented a PostgreSQL talk (What’s new in PostgreSQL 9.1) at an OpenStreetMap conference.


The slides from my PostgreSQL replication talk at FOSSLC are available here.

The talk covers both Slony and Streaming replication. The key points covered in the talk are

  • Why use replication
  • Some common load balancing architectures
  • 6 Simple steps to setting up Slony
  • 5 Simple steps to setting up streaming replication

I will update this post to link to a video of the talk when FOSSLC makes it available.

Updated: A video of the presentation is available at here

FOSSLC OpenStreetMap Talk

Posted: August 15, 2010 in Presentations, Uncategorized
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Yesterday I gave my “Intro to OpenStreetMap” talk at FOSSLC in Ottawa. I think the talk went well, no one threw things at me. My slides are available here.

The talks where recorded. I’ll post a URL to the recording as soon as they are put online.

I was surprised at the number of other talks that mentioned OpenStreetMap in one way or another. It is nice to see that the word is getting out there. Unfortunately the the map displayed in the closing session to show attendees how to get from the lecture hall to the restaurant for the dinner/pub night was not based on OpenStreetMap data.

Github and Ingres bought beer and food for us after the conference. They both deserve a thumbs up.

Update: A video of the talk can be found at fosslc, flash is required.