Come out to GeoDC on Wednesday, April 2nd, at Stetson’s. Beers at 7:00 pm, presentations kick off at 7:30 pm. The annual OpenStreetMap conference State of the Map is right around the corner, so this month we will gather to talk about how to use OpenStreetMap.

Lightning talk lineup:

  • Josh Campbell from the U.S. State Department will talk about MapGive, a resource that helps new volunteers learn to map and get involved through humanitarian crowd-sourced mapping initiatives using OpenStreetMap.

  • Aaron Lidman of Mapbox about will talk about OSMLY, a project that makes importing new data into OpenStreetMap easier, more accurate, and collaborative.

  • Andrew Wiseman will talk about how USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives uses and creates OpenStreetMap data to support overseas programs like Libya, Honduras, Haiti and Syria, including working with local groups to map areas and using the data for logistics.

We’ll be at the upstairs bar at Stetson’s near the intersection of 16th and U streets NW. We’re excited to chat over beers and look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday!

The GeoDC group meets once a month. For updates, join the meetup group or follow @geo_dc on Twitter. For more details check out the event listing. If you have any questions ping me @jeff_hurlock