Enhancing Monitoring with Spatial Data and Maps

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 4:00 pm5:30 pm

Derek Arnold


In the world of operations; monitoring plays a crucial part. In some cases, monitoring based on location is needed. The volume of interconnected devices only seems to growing. It may be useful to monitor spatial data to complement any other data one may collect. There are plenty of ways to visualize this data but, as a fan of the medium, my first thought is "what about maps?"

My mini-tutorial hopes to provide insight into the ways that data users can use spatial data to add geographic awareness to their data. There are many packages and languages that can be utilized for this task. I will use tools such as OpenLayers and spatial extensions to existing databases (E.g. PostGIS, MariaDB,etc.), to:

  • Show how data can be stored in a spatially aware manner 
  • Introduce GIS standards that illuminate ways to organize the spatial components 
  • Present methods for acquiring spatial data 
  • Adding spatial data to current data 
  • And of course...how to map this data in a clear and concise manner as a complement to other visualization methods

Derek Arnold[node:field-speakers-institution]

Derek Arnold has worked in many different parts of technology across multiple sectors as a system administrator, developer and instructor in the telecommunications, manufacturing, education and government sectors for the last 20 years.

@conference {207145,
author = {Derek Arnold},
title = {Enhancing Monitoring with Spatial Data and Maps},
year = {2017},
address = {San Francisco, CA},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},
Who should attend: 

People who are interested in using maps to visualize data and/or add spatial awareness to their data.

Take back to work: 

I would like the audience to have at least a path towards understanding spatial data and how it can be useful with their data.

Topics include: 

Data, maps, geographic information systems, visualization