So I really don’t like GIS day. I’ve made it a point to not participate probably for the last 5 years..and this year I’m bowing to pressure and speaking at one event…and as soon as my coordinator gets back to me I’m announcing a Post GIS Day event. I’m more pumped about the postGIS Day event.
But one email did catch my eye on OpenStreetMap. They’ve got a plan for Geography week and it’s starting to take shape. So I’ll just repost the email here and let you start making plans. From Mikel Maron to the HOT/Talk-US List.
Hungry for maps? Join teachers, students, community groups, and map lovers around the world as we come together to celebrate geography and OpenStreetMap.
Geography Awareness Week is November 16-22, with GIS Day on November 19. Working with National Geographic Society, we’re promoting OSM in Education, with events held at colleges universities, clubs and groups around the globe. On Friday, November 21st, National Geographic will be hosting the flagship OpenStreetMap mapping party, based on this year’s theme, “The Future of Food.” We’re working on food related mapping projects and mapping guides … mapping farmers markets, agricultural areas in developed and developing countries, food pantries. More details on http://osmgeoweek.org/. And we’ll be launching the first version of http://teachosm.org/ (still in development), guides for bringing OSM into the classroom. We’re working for these events to make a big splash, and will be developing visualizations and tools to track all the activity.