First question “Am I going?” Answer: “Dunno”.
We’re happy to announce that the 2014 State of the Map US conference will take place inWashington DC at the Convention Center April 12 and 13.
Plan to join us to connect with other mappers, learn how to work with OpenStreetMap data, and hack on the latest OpenStreetMap improvement. Connect with other OpenStreetMap users from an amazing ecosystem of enthusiast mappers, businesses, government agencies, and non profits, all collaborating around the free and editable map of the world.
Main conference: Saturday April 12 and Sunday April 13
Our main conference will feature a series of sessions on OpenStreetMap case studies from community, business, government and non profit sector. We will focus on technology, mapping parties, ideas and tools to help improve the map, and much more. Check out last year’s schedule for an idea of what’s in store.
Expect the conference web site, registration and a public call for session proposals to go out soon. Got something exciting to share about OpenStreetMap? We’d love to have you as a speaker. Watch this blog, the talk-us list, and @sotmus on Twitter for updates.
State of the Map US is designed to bring together the many individuals, organizations, and companies who make up the OpenStreetMap community – so expect to reconnect with and meet new mappers through hallway conversations, coffee breaks, and evening drinks and social events.
Sprint Day: Monday, April 14
Like at the last conference, there will be an extra day to get together, sit down, and get work done. On Monday April 14, we’ll provide a space for a day of hacking, plotting, improving today’s tools and inventing tomorrow’s – you name it.
We want State of the Map US to be accessible to all community members. To help we’ll be offering scholarships for contributors who need an extra hand to make it to Washington DC.
If you’d like to lend a hand shaping the event, get in touch and let us know. Right now we’re specifically looking to staff up our programming committee, but we’re also building up a list of helping hands for during the conference. Help make this an awesome conference.
See you in Washington DC!
We’re looking forward to seeing you at State of the Map US 2014 in Washington DC. Stay tuned here, to the talk-us list, @sotmus for the call for proposals, scholarship information, and other announcements and updates.
Registration is open: head over to the web site and and register today at the early bird rate.