Author Archives: Steve Coast

Bristol restrospective

The Bristol mapping party was a week ago now, and we collected some great data:

We were at the Watershed and had about 40 people turn up in all. We almost ran out of GPS units despite the rain, and some good social events happened on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Laurence and I did an interview you can here here with the local radio station. All in all a good weekend!

Thanks very much to all who helped.

The State of the Map

Thanks to a lot of hard work from all involved, we have a conference web site up over here. Please spread the word! This will serve as a base for info for the upcoming event:

  • The State of the Map – First openstreetmap international conference
  • Manchester, England
  • 14-15 July 2007

There’s a Call for proposals up. Got something to speak about? We’re interested in a broad range of topics:

  1. Freeing Up Access to Geodata – The political, commercial and opensource implications of open Geodata
  2. Redrawing the Map the OSM Way – GPS, surveying, data editing methods and additional sources of base data.
  3. New Uses For A New Style of Geodata – A look at new and existing uses for OSM data.
  4. Cartography 2017 – where are we headed?
  5. Building Blocks for Collaborative Mapping – Data storage, processing, scalability and delivery in a wiki-like environment.

It doesn’t have to be exclusively about openstreetmap – feel free to suggest mini-talks, talks, BOF sessions, posters and more. Oh, and it wouldn’t be an openstreetmap conference without mapping all of the city either, would it?