It's today's contents. Firstly, I'd like to talk about Hokkaido. I explain you about background of this presentation. Secondly, I'd like to tell you how middle and small company use FOSS4G. Thirdly, I'd like to talk about our first local area event FOSS4G Hokkaido. Why we had local area event. How we made.
We have underpopulated area and have aging population and lower birthrate. Geography information is needed in various fields. There are many companies receives order from public works projects But public works projects decrease now We have to make new field's job.
Our main business is still to make paper map. Our main customer is public office, governmental department and local government. Our company is not well-known by general public, but well-known in the industry.
We are famous about to start digital process earlier than other competitors. Now we have hole japan's vector database, we provide various base map from one database. We can change scale, style, pick up specific sort After put main contents, adjust design, send data to printing process. Almost process are automatically.
We have original elevation data too. From elevation data and our base map data, we can make birds-eye map. This kind birds-eye map are highly-praised.
I think now you are wondering, which part process we use FOSS4G?? Sorry we don't use FOSS4G those processes, because we made this process before we meet FOSS4G. Back and forth process we use FOSS4G. In forth process example,
It's typical example 、 simple example to homepage. In public office, they need to release information to public. After make paper map, We change paper map information to homepage using openlayers.
Of course, we put some more information. Search function is related database. This example timetable of bus stop and station.
By FOSS4G, we can widen a kind of the work easy. We change contents our job step by step. gradually.
Let's get back to OSGeo.JP activity. We can exchange information to main community, asia community easy. They have meeting, study group.
We try to make local community for event. We had discus(in drinking party we talk about) which part is best for first local event? 2 site proposed 、 Nagoya & Hokkaido.
First thing we did is to contact to other groups. Digital Hokkaido, group of researchers & companies, their establishment purpose is to share data. This year's one of their work is make japanese original symbol set for QGIS. Second group is RS/GIS study group of Hokkaido research organization. They have QGIS lecture for their staff. Last, QGIS study group at Hokkaido Univ. most members are staff of construction consultation or Univ. They gave us a positive response.
Because we hope many quest from other part japan come to FOSS4G Hokkaido
We had two place proposed for . 2 reason, transportation and preparations are easy. We do not have to worry any infrastructure like electric, network, sound installation.
We would like to know what needs for FOSS4G guest have.
One is introduction of FOSS4G & OSGeo.JP One is QGIS customization especially printing function. Because public office still depend on paper map. continuous printing
Presenter and participants are very close, Friendly atmosphere
Information exchange becomes easy between participants.
This number of participants is almost same to OSAKA. We think our event is success. Most participants are from public office extre-departmental organization, researchers, construction consultation. We were surprised some participants are hospital works. They use QGIS for their marketing fields.
OSGeo.JP activities in Hokkaido & How FOSS4G changes a mapping companys jobs Kosuke ASAHI Steering Committee Member of OSGeo.JP
Todays contentsIntroduction of 1. Hokkaido 2. a mapping companys job Hokkaido chizu co., Ltd. 3. OSGeo.JP Activities in Hokkaido FOSS4G Hokkaido
HOKKAIDO● Japans second largest island The largest and northernmost of Japans 47 prefectures● Untouched nature Many great national parks and Shiretoko World Heritage● Cool climate August : average temperature ranges from 17 to 22 °C January : average temperature ranges from -12 to -4 °C
HOKKAIDO● Population : approx. 5,600,000 About 40% lived in Sapporo metropolitan area● Agriculture and Tourism are an important industry● Different Problems ● Maintenance of the lifeline of a wide range ● Medical care in a remote place ● Snow and ice control● The dependence percent to the public works is high
Hokkaido Chizu co,. Ltd.● The 1957 establishment● Around 100 employees● Have a process from drafting to print● A group member of OSGeo.JP
Hokkaido Chizu co,. Ltd.Old DaysWe had hand drafting process One DataBase to various maps After adjust design, Vector data send data to printing process of the all over JapanNowWe have digital process
Hokkaido Chizu co,. Ltd.Birds-eye maps are highly-praised This map got a prize at The 23th International Cartographic Conference
Which part?● Editing customers data Copy customers data Any format to PostGIS customer requested Convert to printing data Editing for paper map by QGIS
Which part?● Example of paper map to Homepage Cut paper map to tile images Information becomes available to tourists Input information by QGIS
OSGeo.JP Activities in JAPAN● We have FOSS4G Tokyo/Osaka since 2008 Guest from main community Guest from Asia since last year● Most of Steering Committee Members are at Tokyo/Osaka area
OSGeo.JP Activities in JAPAN● How about other areas in Japan??● Needs for foss4g everywhere● People have access to information by internet● Of course we can access foss4g if we have money, time, etc....● People in other areas who want to access Foss4g
OSGeo.JP Activities in JAPAN● This year, we had another FOSS4G● Most of Steering Committee Members are at Tokyo/Osaka area ⇒Lets make a local community!● Why we chose Hokkaido? ⇒ Some OSGeo.JP members & group member ⇒ GIS activities are active!
Make Friends● We are connected to ● NPO Digital Hokkaido ● RS/GIS study group of Hokkaido Research Organization ● QGIS study group at Hokkaido University
WHEN?● Chose June● Best season for sightseeing
WHERE?● Sapporo, The capital of Hokkaido Asahikawa is too small...● The place of convenience to transportation CoWorking Place “DORINOKI”
WHAT and WHO?● Its first OSGeo.JP event in Hokkaido Introduction of OSGeo.JP and FOSS4G● Various levels & Various fields, anybody can attend● Our priority is to ensure everyone has fun and can relax● To experience FOSS4G
1 DAY st● Core Day 6/30 Sat. 13:00 – 17:30● 2 Keynotes● 6 Presentation● Level : From beginner to expert● Fields : Education, Archeology, Forestry, daily work about public works, OSM, GDAL, QGIS Python API, Android Tablet
Participants● Core Day 66 (include staff)● Party! 43● Hands-On Day ● QGIS Beginner Class : 24 ● GRASS : 8 ● QGIS Middle Class : 22 ● Mapserver : 7
Voice of the participant● Almost everyone said it was “well done” or “beneficial”● There was an example that is beneficial● Wanted to see other examples like agriculture, fisheries, energy fields● There was something partly difficult● Need community for study Need more Hands-On, Example of how to use
Next Year● FOSS4G 2013 Hokkaido ? 3● We will make small study group specifically for software, specific level