State of the Map US is around the corner. We’re sending a robust delegation to the United Nations for the biggest OpenStreetMap conference ever.
This is a critical meeting for OSM and for open data. OpenStreetMap is becoming too big to fail. It is now critical infrastructure for everything from urban planning to disaster response. We’ll join 1000 open mappers from dozens of countries at a truly international venue to discuss new opportunities and responsibilities for OSM.
We’ll be talking about:
- OSM-as-a-platform — What if governments could roll OSM internally as an open source stack to manage road data between agencies? Will wider use of software behind OSM lead to better OSM data? Better OSM software? Check out Olaf’s talk on our experience rolling out OSM-as-a-platform in the Philippines. Or talk to Olaf, Derek, or Anand.
- Organizing mapathons — Robin will deliver a lightning talk on organizing mapathons. Hit her up to talk about making mapathon magic.
- OpenAerialMap — OpenAerialMap will be an open catalog of satellite and aerial imagery. Find Nate, Alireza, and Marc to talk about our contributions to OAM.
- OSM Meta Data — Want to understand the OSM community? The answers are in the metadata. Find Marc and Drew to talk about our efforts to open OSM changeset metadata and measure OSM growth
- Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team — Nate is always scheming about how to improve the HOT imagery pipeline. We all have a ton of HOT love and thoughts on OSM in disaster response.
We hope to see you there. There are still a few tickets left if you want to join us in New York and geek out on open mapping.