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Haris Kurtagic

Haris Kurtagic
CEO, SL-King


Haris’ background is computer science. He received an M.Sc degree in information science from the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia. Very early on he became interested in the spatial dimension of application development and in 1996 he started his own company, SL-King focussing on developing spatial applications using Autodesk and ESRI platforms. Always an early adopter, very soon after the initial releases of Oracle Spatial, Haris became interested in the possibilities of spatially-enabled relational database management systems and began developing spatial applications using Oracle Spatial and AutoCAD. His most successful and best known application is the utility infrastructure management application that he designed and developed for the City of Sarajevo Construction Permitting Office where he designed a replacement for the paper-based system that had been in place for over 40 years using Autodesk Map, Oracle Spatial, and Oracle Workspace Manager. Haris has explored other dimensions of Oracle Spatial, and had developed applications using Oracle Topology Manager and Oracle Network Model. Last year Haris became interested in the opportunities offered by the OSGEO. He submitted his FDO Oracle data provider, King.Oracle, which has received a lot of positive attention. The King.Oracle provider supports Oracle XE (the free Oracle) as well as Oracle Locator and Spatial. He also developed www.GeoREST.org a web-centric framework for distributing geospatial data. Haris is currently a member of the MapGuide and FDO PSC (Project Steering Committee).


Location: Ballroom III Level: Novice
Haris Kurtagic (SL-King), Geoff Zeiss (Autodesk, Inc.)
We present an open source project (www.geoREST.org) whose objective is web-searchable open government geodata and show how governments can easily publish their geospatial data in a web-searchable format such as HTML, JSON, and KML. GeoREST is also an open API that allows developers to embed open geodata access in their applications. Read more.