This month, we are hosted by Everbridge at their training center. Everbridge is also sponsoring food and drink.


NASA World Wind is an open source virtual globe that makes it easy to build 3D geospatial applications. World Wind provides APIs for Java, Android, and JavaScript, and includes a powerful set of capabilities for visualizing and interacting with spatial data and imagery. In the first part of this presentation I will discuss some the main features of World Wind, as well as the World Wind team's development philosophy. The second part of the evening will be an interactive workshop, in which we will build a simple geo application using the Web World Wind JavaScript API.


Parker Abercrombie is a senior software engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and is the project lead for OnSight, a mixed reality tool that allows scientists and engineers to work virtually on Mars. Parker is also the lead developer of the science targeting software for the upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission. Prior to joining JPL, Parker worked on geovisualization software for NASA's Ames Research Center and the U.S. Department of Energy, including World Wind, winner of the NASA Software of the Year Award in 2009. Parker holds an M.A. in Geography from Boston University, and a B.S. in Creative Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara (which he swears is more technical than it sounds).


The building is on Hudson Ave, between Colorado and Green St. The meeting room is off Hudson, next to the first floor gym with the classic glass walls and gym equipment. You are responsible for your own parking. The onsite parking is very expensive. Please check the Parkopedia link for your options or take public transit.


7:00pm - People start to arrive and socialize

7:30pm - SGVLUG meeting begins with announcements, Linux in the News, and then the presentation

9:00pm - End meeting, clean up, and then head over to Du-Par's (214 S Lake Ave, Pasadena) to socialize further.

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