When: June 8-9, 2013
The U.S. Chapter of OpenStreetMap (OSM) has announced that the 2013 U.S. State of the Map conference will be held in San Francisco, Calif., on June 8-9, 2013.
State of the Map US in San Francisco will be a gathering of experts and enthusiasts in one of the fastest growing technologies today, geodata, which is the basis such critical efforts as mapping, city planning, disaster recovery and environmental monitoring.
The conference will take place at the Mission Bay Conference Center, an exciting new meeting and event destination in the new life-sciences campus for teaching and research of the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF).
The main conference, Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, will feature a series of community-led sessions on OpenStreetMap case studies, technology, mapping groups, ideas and tools to help the community improve the U.S. map, and much more.
Friday, June 7, will offer a day of workshops to introduce newcomers to mapping and using OpenStreetMap data, as well as an evening social event to kick off the full conference.
Monday, June 10, will be “Hack Day,” a full day for technologists to share and create code to improve today’s mapping tools and to invent tomorrow’s.
The State of the Map US brings together the many individuals, organizations and companies that comprise the OpenStreetMap community. Coffee breaks, social events and generous space for informal meetings give everyone numerous opportunities to connect with colleagues and to meet new mappers.
The conference web site is at http://stateofthemap.us. See also the official announcement on the US Chapter of OpenStreetMap's blog.
For more information, please visit the OSM Press Portal.