Manifold GIS US User Conference: mapping the future of Manifold GIS
Room, 2nd Floor, University Commons (click for directions)
Description: The 2008 Manifold GIS US User Conference, held at Salisbury University,
is an opportunity to connect with other Manifold GIS users, and also work
together as a community to better understand the future direction of Manifold
GIS, and advocate for upcoming features in the software. This year's
conference will consist of presentations on the innovative
"technological edges" being explored by Manifold users, an extended
technology briefing by Manifold GIS, and break-out group sessions to
discuss user community wish-list items that are presented to the
Manifold staff for feedback. Please note, all users must sign a
non-disclosure agreement (NDA) in order to participate in the sessions.
Cost: registration is now closed.
Parking: Parking on campus is free, and you can park
behind the Commons
Building. See the campus map for more
Thursday - exploring the technology boundaries
This session consists of technology briefings on
numerous benchmark tests conducted over the last year, and will introduce
participants to user experiences in parallel processing, spatial database
integration, Internet integration, and cartography. These
presentations, along with Manifold’s “look ahead” will form the basis for our
break out groups to discuss future direction requests for the product.
8:30 - 9:00
Bagels, registration and sign in (sponsored by mapserving.com)
9:00 - 9:30 Introductions of participants
9:30 - 10:00 Manifold and parallel processing: from gaming to
GIS, results of benchmark tests for nVidia parallel
processing in Manifold GIS. Benjamin Sigrist,
10:45 Manifold and
enterprise-class spatial database servers: experiences with Oracle, SQLServer, and PostGIS. Kevin Ross, Adam Ruff, and James Mooney, Salisbury University.
11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:30 Manifold and Statistical Analysis: integrating Manifold with
3rd party applications – the “R” project. Michael Sumner.
11:30 - 11:45 Manifold and Cartography: extending Manifold’s
cartographic capabilities with Adobe Illustrator - what tools need to be
included directly in Manifold. Dennis Blum, Distributed GIS.
12:00 Wrap up and look ahead
12:00 - 1:15
Lunch (sponsored by Manifold GIS)
1:15 - 2:00 Manifold and Internet integration: Internet Map
Server development, Dave Brubacher, Geomatica
2:00 - 3:30 Manifold: a look ahead. Dimitri
Rotow, Manifold Systems.
3:30- 3:45 Break (sponsored by Distributed GIS)
3:45 - 4:30 Questions and answers
4:30 - 5:00 Assignment of work group teams and homework
mapping out the future
session consists of work-group meetings to discuss future enhancements to
Manifold GIS. Manifold staff will circulate among the workgroups,
as each group prepares talking points about future functionality within
Manifold GIS. Groups will come back together to discuss their top
items. Manifold staff will provide feedback on the talking points.
afternoon session will end with a panel discussion from numerous organizations
that have successfully integrated Manifold GIS. The topic items for these
success stories will be introduced at the conference.
9:00 - 9:30 Review of Thursday presentations
9:30 - 12:00 Work group sessions (i.e.: cartography, spatial
databases, spatial analytics, Internet integration)
12:00 - 1:15 Lunch
(sponsored by Manifold GIS)
1:15 - 2:00 Presentation of workgroup summaries
2:00 - 3:00 Manifold feedback
section will not have a formal break, however snacks will be available.
3:00 - 3:30 Natural Resource Assessment: Dennis Blum, Distributed GIS.
3:30 - 3:50 Engineering
Applications: James Burn,
3:50 - 4:10 TBA.
4:10 - 4:50 Group
discussion and Q&A. Making it work: successful
strategies for using Manifold in your organization.
4:50 - 5:00 wrap up
300 S. Salisbury Blvd.
Salisbury, MD 21801
Salisbury University GIS Conference to receive the $69 per night rate.
For the more
adventurous, dorm style living is available in Wicomico Hall, directly on
campus for $37.50 a night – now is the chance to relive your college