Join us for the Geo DC meetup tonight, Wednesday, December 5, at 7:00 pm at Stetson’s for short presentations on mapping data collected in real life and to meet other people working in mapping, GIS, cartography, and related fields. These meetups are a great opportunity to get introduced to new technology and approaches, see case studies of implemented projects, and meet people working in different areas of the local geo space, ranging from government to education to technology to international development, to name a few.

Tonight there will be three lightning talks about mapping data collected in every day life:

  • Bruno Sanchez will talk about how he mapped his training for this year’s Marine Corps Marathon, and then expanded that to include mapping data collected on all runners who completed the race. You can see a preview of his map here.

  • Kathleen Danielson will talk about how she mapped a recent three week trip around Europe, what easy travel mapping apps and tools she found, and which produced the best results.

  • Serdar Tumgoren will talk about mapping votes with OpenElections, a project working to make U.S. election results free, available, and easy to use and combined with other open public data sets.

Come out to hear more from these speakers and plan to stick around after to talk with them and other attendees about what everyone is working on and interested in relating to geo.

Geo DC meets every month on the first Wednesday of the month. For updates, join the meetup group and follow @Geo_DC on Twitter.

Running map made by Bruno Sanchez with TileMill of data collected during his training for the 2012 Marine Corp Marathon.