Book: QGIS Blueprints

I wrote QGIS Blueprints (2005), published by Packt Publishing.  QGIS Blueprints covers web mapping application construction via open source software, centered around QGIS — the popular open source desktop GIS package. I developed the material around practical blueprints for building web applications.  Topics covered in the book include: performant and user-friendly applications, raster and topological modeling, choosing and…

UD/USDA Lima Bean Data Interface

Developed a data interface, in collaboration with Dr. Nicole Donofrio et al. (University of Delaware).  The Lima Bean Data Inteface is part of a USDA funded multi-institution lima bean research grant.  The interface provides capabilities for disseminating the work of the plant and soil scientists to stakeholders, such as processors and growers and other scientists.  The interface allows visualization,…

Colored Conventions

Developed a digital humanities website, in collaboration with Dr. Gabrielle Foreman et al. (University of Delaware).  The site illuminates the so called Colored Conventions, postbellum meetings of Black Americans around the profound issues of the day, through mapping and digital humanities methods.  This project was built on the Omeka CMS for Digital Humanities and Neatline, Geoserver integrated…

UD Map

Developed UD Map, a total rebuild of the previous ArcIMS/Tomcat-based online campus mapping system.  UD Map, a sophisticated integrated system leveraging: crowd-sourced and locally developed map layers; GUI data editing capabilities; operationalized publication of crowdsourced data; and API and web service functionality, providing exposure to other campus web applications.  UD Map utilized a fully open source stack including:…

Geostories

Developed a multimedia content heavy web application in collaboration with Dr. April Veness et al.  Geostories was on top of a highly configured instance of Drupal PHP CMS via and integrated with ArcGIS Server.  An earlier version was built on Adobe Flex.

z0: Fully Open-Source Web-based GIS

Led a class through design and development of a full open-source web based GIS, “z0”.  This involved GUIs for uploading, editing, styling, rendering and serving geospatial data content for map production, and modules for statistical analysis.  The open-source technologies leveraged included: Geoserver, OpenLayers, Postgres/Postgis, and PHP.