Martijn tells us about the latest in OpenStreetMap local conferences:
Prices are set to increase for State of the Map – US, in Portland after this Sunday, 16 September 2012, so register now for just $80 ($50 for US Local Chapter members). The conference is right around the corner, happening on October 13-14. It will be great to keep the energy going from Tokyo.
The program is shaping up, with more then 50 sessions in the works.
Some highlights include:
- Steve Coast, the founder of OpenStreetMap, will kick off the conference with a keynote presentation.
- Trimet, Portland’s public transportation service agency, will talk about how OpenStreetMap data powers their trip planner.
- Foursquare and Flickr will talk about how and why they use OpenStreetMap.
- The World Bank will talk about its work using OSM to help build more resilient communities.
- The National Park service will show off its new basemap.
- Community leaders working in Portland, Macon GA, and Indonesia will present on their communities and what they’re doing locally.
The full schedule is due out in the new few days. Watch @sotmus and stateofthemap.us for updates, and be sure to register now to not miss out on the lowest rate possible. Excited to see everyone in October!