Open Geo at the OGP summit


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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:

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.

Olaf and I will be in Mexico the whole week and look forward to meet all those that do interesting things in the space. Hit me or Olaf up on Twitter if you want to connect.

Photo by Eneas De Troya

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