The presentation will examine the selection, installation, and the current and planned use of a CentOS_based system running FOSS4G to support student education, research, and projects with state and local organizations. A system was designed to foster collaborative work between an educational institution and the community.
Specifically, it is being used to better understand and enhance distribution systems associated with local agriculture producers and consumers. Part of this work is the development of a web-based system to process and serve geospatial information in an effort to improve communication between food producers and consumers, i.e. restaurants, farmers markets, and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). This presentation will demonstrate how the system was built to:
Continue investigation of the general principles and approaches for designing food distribution systems to enhance local food networks
Provide access to a web-based system for geospatial computations and data management
Serve as a resource for the community to access information in support of the broader goals of the CEDS research center
Act as an map server
Act as the server supporting deployment of geo-aware mobile phone applications implemented by the department to enhance the learning process on field trips and other field work
Collect, process, store, and serve data from environmental sensors to support education in weather, climate, and the environment