Mexico City is the stage of the Open Government Partnership summit, bringing together 1500 open data advocates from civil society, businesses, and government officials from 70 countries. One big theme at this years conference will be open geodata.
Managing geo data is one of the areas that traditionally has been overlooked, despite its importance for government. Mikel Maron has a great post on how open geodata is going to be vital to achieving global development goals. It’s great to see that open geo is a substantial part of this year’s agenda and that the open geo community has rallied around the event. Please join us at any of the following sessions:
- Wed 12:30pm — join the OSM Mapathon and contribute to a better map
- Wed 5pm — Civic Tech: the New Tool for Democracy will include OpenStreetMap founder Steve Coast
- Wed 6pm — we will showcase our work on OSM as a software platform during a speed geek session organized by GeoCensos
- Wed 7pm — have a drink with us at the Open Mapping happy hour and talk mapping, open geo and open tools in general
- Thu 9am — the So you want to Open Geo panel highlights the practical aspects of opening up geodata
- Thu 12pm — The Open Mapping Revolution and What It Means for Government will cover the best of opening geo from within government
Related, on Wednesday at 3pm, we’ll talk about Open Tools for Open Government, which will discuss the benefits of open source tools to managing open geodata.
Photo by Eneas De Troya