Style sheets, pretty 3D maps and geospatial APIs

Jerome St-Louis
Talk Description: 

An overview of recent Research & Development at Ecere (http://ecere.ca), improving the GNOSIS geospatial visualization tools and underlying open-source and cross-platform Ecere SDK.

Topics will include:

* Quick overview of the Ecere SDK (http://ecere.org), eC programming language (http://ec-lang.org) and GNOSIS Visualization Engine (http://ecere.ca/gnosis)

* eC Cascading Style Sheets: powerful generic style sheets based on ECON (http://ec-lang.org/econ) and inspired from web CSS and CartoCSS, for styling anything from maps to user interfaces, with clear mechanics

* The new geospatial web API from the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) (https://www.opengeospatial.org/), leveraging OpenAPI, making access to geospatial data a lot easier for developers

* Maps in 3D, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality (on devices such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and MagicLeap)

* Automated generation of Python, C, and C++ bindings for eC libraries such as the Ecere GUI, 3D Toolkits and GNOSIS visualization engine

Bio: 
Jérôme Jacovella-St-Louis founded the Ecere Cross-Platform SDK project in 1997. He designed the eC language in 2004. Jerome founded Ecere Corporation in 2005, and is currently leading the R&D of the company as CTO. Ecere's latest focus is developing the GNOSIS geospatial visualization tools. Jerome is also involved with the OSGeo foundation, as co-chair of the Ottawa Local Chapter, and contributes to shaping the future of web mapping services collaborating with the Open Geospatial Consortium through its Innovation Program.