It’s a busy week for folks interested in mapping and GIS, with meetups from Geo NoVA and DC Women in GIS, plus a mapping party to test out a new transit map and an OpenStreetMap workshop. See below for details on these and other events happening this week in Washington, DC.
Monday, September 17
Power Wheels Racing Interest Meeting : Ever wanted to trick out your power wheels to impress your friends? HacDC is giving you that option, building out cars to race in the upcoming Power Racing Series.
Tuesday, September 18
Geo NoVa Meetup : Have you been running into the wall trying to solve a spatial problem? This meetup will allow folks to throw out their spatial issues and questions to discuss and troubleshoot with the crowd.
Thursday, September 20
MongoDB Meetup : MongoDB Version 2.2 has been released! This event will dial into the free online conference being put on by 10gen to introduce new features, discuss updates to the core server, and cover how to update your deployment.
DC Women in GIS : Come out to meet women working in GIS, mapping, geography, and related fields! This meetup is always a great time to meet other women in an intimate and friendly environment.
Saturday, September 24
OpenStreetMap Introductory Workshop : While in New York City, I thought it worth mentioning this hands on workshop being led by Alex introducing OpenStreetMap, walking through how to edit and contribute to it, and showing examples of what you can do with free, community map of the world.
Sunday, September 23
Mobile Traffic Mapping Party : Come test out a mobile map designed to help transport agencies in developing countries cheaply and easily collect and analyze real-time traffic data from the World Bank and Open Plans. Before it goes abroad, you can test it out here while walking and biking around DC.