The State of the Map 2008 international OpenStreetMap conference website and blog is now live and the call for participation/papers has gone out. Speaker slots are limited and like last year are bound to fill up quickly, so send us your abstracts!
The conference is being held at the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel in Limerick, Republic of Ireland on 12th and 13th July 2008.
Remember when you book your flights to Where 2.0 that WhereCamp is afterward on May 17-18th at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA.
WhereCamp at Yahoo! last year was a total blast and I’m hoping for more werewolf games!
Check out this lovely historic animation over here of OSM over the years.
We at ZXV are working for a week to improve OSM. So far today we have Xin getting up to speed with OSM, Nick looking at name finder and I (SteveC) have added the friend map to the default user page and closed bug 578. We’ll be keeping our blog up to date.
Tom has a nice post about not making your map animations look like a 1942 bombing raid, viz the below image of ’91 forest fires in Oakland which also show up in work that he/Stamen did.
Oh and Ben at lunch mentioned paleo-future which is well worth a look.
David Earl (who mapped much of Cambridge) writes to the talk list to say “OSMers may be interested to know that this map [...] is currently being distributed to every home in Cambridge and most Cambridge University students via the colleges.”
On all accounts the OSM Brighton launch went swimmingly with posters distributed to all:
It was also the launch day for The Deckchair Guide – a guide to Brighton – using OSM maps!