PRESENTATION - January 23, 2013

Node.JS and MongoDB to Build Your Own Spatial Application

You have seen the stuff that FourSquare has done with spatial and you want some of that hotness for your app. But, where to start? Have no fear – by the end of this session you will have all the pieces necessary to write your own location based app. The OpenShift platform already has MongoDB plus the spatial bits installed, so there is no need to find a VPS or convince your IT dude to install stuff. What’s OpenShift? It’s Red Hat’s free auto-scaling Platform as a Service. This session will start with a quick intro on firing up an OpenShift instance with MongoDB and Node.JS. Then we will load some data into MongoDB, show you how to handle spatial data, do some command line spatial operations, and finally plugin in some JavaScript code to build simple REST services to query your data. When you go home you will be able to amaze your friends and supervisors with some spatial magic goodness you can control.

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