Announcing FedGeo Day: Modern Geo Tools for the Government

December 07 2012 by Bonnie Bogle

Registration for FedGeo Day opened up yesterday. The one day event on February 28 in Washington, DC will showcase the latest open geospatial technologies, looking at how they can be implemented in government agencies to improve services, increase efficiency, and provide cost savings.

The mapping space has been transformed in the past couple years, with open source applications powering rapid advancement in web mapping, cartography, and GIS. New tools now exist that are powerful, open, and simply allow you to do more than you ever could before, more easily. FedGeo Day will present examples of some of the most innovative and effective uses of geo tools in both the government and private sector. Technology demos will walk through what specific geo applications can do and how to get started using them. FedGeo Day comes immediately after Esri’s Federal User conference, and will show tools that address the same shared needs and use cases in government, but that are open and in many cases more inline with new technology.

You can register now at fedgeoday.com, a full schedule will be available in the next few weeks. Our team will be there presenting on our open source cartography studio TileMill, the open data sets that power our street and satellite maps.