This week marks the beginning of the 2010 Major League Baseball season
in the USA. Let’s get out and map the major league parks and their
surroundings. Get the ball park to be sure, but let’s also make sure
that the points of interest to a visiting ball fan are mapped as well.
That means restaurants and bars, fast food and public parking lots,
souvenir shops and pharmacies (for sunscreen and bug spray). Street
addresses very much appreciated.
Read more about this Project of the Week, how you can participate and
Rogers Centre photo is cc-by Mike Babcock on Flickr
And a call for participation!
Do you have a mapping story that you would like to share? Do you have
a mapping project that could use some help? Are you starting to think
that my PotW postings are a little too, um, similar? You can help by
contributing a PotW.
Present your ideas, opinions or project to the world’s largest gathering of OpenStreetMap community members – The State of the Map
Do you have something to say to an audience of mappers, hackers and community activists who have revolutionised the way maps are made and used?
Yes? Then this is your opportunity to speak at The State of the Map 2010
– the largest gathering of OpenStreetMappers in the world – attracting hundreds of members of the OpenStreetMap
community from around the world to three days of talks, workshops and discussions.
Previous speakers at State of the Map conferences have included:
This year the State of the Map is inviting talks, posters and workshops on the following themes:
Mapping for the masses
OpenStreetMap has come a long way in the last 5 years. But how can we make sure OpenStreetMap continues to grow and thrive for the next 5 years? “Mapping for the Masses” invites speakers to present about their thoughts, opinions, projects or tools that will help OpenStreetMap grow and help its open map become the richest and most detailed in the world.
Living the map
Maps have long been a source of power, control and wealth in the world. How is OpenStreetMap’s free map changing the communities that you live in or work with? What are the social implications of a free and open map in different countries around the world? How can OpenStreetMap help make the world a better place.
OpenStreetMap has a vibrant community of hackers, systems administrators and app developers whose work keeps OpenStreetMap going and growing. Maybe you are working on a new OpenStreetMap editor, plugin, renderer, API or application that you’d like to share with everyone. If you hang out on OSM-Dev, dream in bash syntax and know OpenStreetMap’s API structure off by heart, this is the place for you to share your knowledge and ideas.
Powered by OpenStreetMap
In the last 12 months, OpenStreetMap powered apps have appeared in app stores and on the web like never before. More organisations from governments to universities, NGOs, navigation providers and web portals are using OpenStreetMap than every before. This session invites any users of OpenStreetMap to share their experiences creating OpenStreetMap powered applications and services.
OpenStreetMap moves at a very fast pace. If you are working on a project or have any idea that doesn’t fit into the themes above, we still want to hear from you.
Who Attends State of the Map?
Last year’s State of the Map attracted 300 attendees for three days of talks and workshops from organisations and companies including:
- OpenStreetMap mappers, developers and organisers from around the world
- Open source developers: OpenStreetMap, JOSM, Mapnik, OpenLayers, Ubuntu
- Universities and academic institutions around the world: University College London, MIT, Stanford, Cambridge
- Designers and cartographers: Stamen Design, OpenCycleMap
- GIS Industry professionals: ESRI, FortiusOne, Carmenta, Cartotype
- Web Portals: GeoCommons, Yahoo, Google, Bing, Nestoria
- Navigation and LBS: TomTom, TeleAtlas, Nutiteq, skobbler, Navteq, CloudMade
- OEMs: U-Blox, Nokia
- NGOs: MapAction, UNHCR
- Governments: Surrey Heath Borough Council, Amsterdam City Council
- Heritage: Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, Oxford Archaeology
Sign Up to Give a Talk, Poster of Workshop
Do you have something to talk about at The State of the Map 2010? This year’s conference will be held in Girona, Spain from the 9th – 11th July.
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From Where 2.0, Jeffrey Johnson (Open Solutions Group), John Crowley
(STAR-TIDES) and Schuyler Erle (SimpleGeo), “Haiti: CrisisMapping the
At the end, hundreds of OSM editors get a round of applause for
contributing to editing Haiti. And saving lives.
Google, Waze and OSMF have partnered on a common initiative to explore crowd-sourced mapping solutions. Yes, this is real. See:
for the full press release. Contact me if you want to be involved.