The March Geo DC meetup is tonight at 7:00 pm at Stetson’s. This monthly gathering brings out folks working in mapping, GIS, international development, government, and other sectors to talk about new geo projects, technology, and approaches. There are four great lightning talks on the lineup tonight:

  • Barney Krucoff, Maryland’s Geographic Information Officer, will talk about the state’s efforts to make geo data available with iMap.Maryland.gov.
  • Jim Duncan from the World Bank will talk about the geography of international river basins, disputed waterways, and how climate change could make this all the more challenging.
  • Kyle Johnson will talk about how he switched from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap for the tracking website FoodTruckFiesta.
  • Tom MacWright will talk about the politics, implementation, and theory of map projections and give a demo of making a projection from scratch.

Geo DC holds meetups regularly on the first Wednesday of the month. For updates, follow @geo_dc on Twitter and join the meetup group. Hope to see you tonight!