State of the Map - Scotland
Love maps? Want to help make a free map of the world? Join the Scottish OpenStreetMap community to talk, workshop and hack for this two day event. We are being kindly hosted by the Electron Club at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. This will be an 'unconference' event, where all delegates can make suggestions for presentations or workshops and give lightening talks throughout the day(s).
We hope to attract mappers, hackers, artists, journalists, cyclists, cartographers and any organisations interested in the OpenStreetMap project.
The facilities include the Electron Club room with 16 spaces for laptops and a 70 seat cinema for presentations. There are also two open bar/cafe areas within the building and free wifi throughout.
Can't make the daytime? Join us in the CCA bar between 6-8pm on Friday and Saturday night for a friendly introduction/chat.
Let me know what you think. There will be a pre-conference workshp on Thursday 25 August, see details here
Here are some themes from the delegates attending
- Govan Together community mapping
- Travel website and railway station mapping
- Incorporating OSM into academic mapping sites
- ALISS.org - health site
- Putting nature on the (OSM) Map
- Data visualisation
- Edinburgh Fringe mapping
- OSM License change
- About wheelmap.org: Adding accessibility information on the go
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More about the Electron Club
The overarching purpose of GECO is to foster a community(ies) of users of geospatial resources (data, services, support). Geospatial, taken in its broadest sense underpins a vast array of academic endeavour - geography represents a fundamental organising axis for information.
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