OpenStreetMap and open geo data will be a major topic at the upcoming Open Government Partnership Summit in Mexico City October 27th - 29th. The gathering of 66 signatory countries and civil society committed to accountability, transparency, and open data comes at the heels of the United Nations ratification of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development Data. Open geospatial data is one of the key data priorities within the Global Goals.

Mapping Mexico City with drones and OpenStreetMap for urban planning.

Open data commons like OpenStreetMap fundamentally transform how citizens and governments collaborate around data. There is a real opportunity to make more crucial data available to all, improve data quality, and drastically lower the cost of data maintenance for government.

There are five mapping sessions scheduled:

And at the end of the first conference day, there will be a happy hour to catch up and talk maps over a drink.

Open Mapping Happy Hour
Wednesday October 28th • 7:00pm
Rooftop bar at Hotel Downtown
Isabel la Católica 30 (Colonia Centro), Cuauhtémoc, Federal District
(ONLY 5 minutes walking from the venue)
RSVP on the invite page

If you’ll be at the Summit, or are in Mexico City and love mapping, reach out! And we’ll see you at the Summit, at the mapathon, or at the happy hour.