In a little over two weeks many folks on the MapBox team will head to San Francisco for the annual US-based OpenStreetMap conference. We’re gearing up for an interesting and productive trip and are especially looking forward to meeting and exchanging ideas with the 350+ OpenStreetMap users and contributors who will be attending the conference.
With MapBox Streets, our street-level map of the world powered by OpenStreetMap data, we’re invested in improving the map data itself as well as using OpenStreetMap to make beautiful maps. We’ll be talking about our experiences in both areas throughout the conference, and specifically in these sessions:
Artem will reveal the secrets of Mapnik, the open source rendering engine powering OpenStreetMap and MapBox maps, plus a slew of others.
Tom and Eric Fischer will report on the OpenStreetMap Data Report, a project visualizing the quality of data and contributions to OpenStreetMap to help plan to fill gaps and keep all data fresh.
We’re also participating in several hands on workshops happening on the Friday before the conference (separate registration required). These sessions will walk through OpenStreetMap tools and cartography tricks in greater detail:
We hope these sessions will spark conversations around common experiences and an exchange of ideas. To talk about them or anything about the MapBox stack or what we’re up to, look for our team at the conference and the many social events which we’ll be sure to hit.