After this Sunday prices go up for the State of the Map, the OpenStreetMap conference coming to Portland, OR the weekend of October 13-14, from the discounted rate of $80 (and $50 for OpenStreetMap US chapter members). The conference is a great chance to learn about OpenStreetMap and how you can use it, meet people leading and contributing to the project, and pick up some new mapping skills. If you do mapping work and care about open data, you’ll want to get involved in OpenStreetMap. You can register here.
Our team will be out in force, leading several sessions at the conference. The schedule itself, while not yet public, is really exciting. Here are a few talks we’re particularly interested in, and there are some other highlights listed on OpenGeoData.
- Maps as art and cartography tricks from Eric Fischer
- Foursquare on the successes and challenges of its switch to OpenStreetMap
- Disaster response and preparedness with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
- Adding aerial imagery (balloon mapping!) to OSM from the Public Laboratory
- The State of the Map in Portland, one of the most detailed U.S. cities mapped in OpenStreetMap