OpenStreetWhat? Mapping The World With Open Data

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Accepted Session
Long Form
Beginner
Scheduled: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 10:00 – 11:45am in B302/303

Excerpt

Come learn about OpenStreetMap, a Wikipedia-like project with over one million contributors aiming to map the entire world. We'll talk about the project, the data, and how to do some cool things with it.

Description

Come learn about OpenStreetMap, a Wikipedia-like project with over one million contributors aiming to map the entire world. We’ll talk about the project, the data, and how to do some cool things with it like customize its styling, make a map for your website, use it in a mobile app, and even add your own data!

To participate in the programming portions, attendees should have some basic programming familiarity, but it’s not required to attend.

Tags

OpenStreetMap, maps, GIS, mapping, open data, Wikipedia, PostgreSQL, tilemill, mapbox, leaflet

Speaking experience

I've spoken at past OSB's, OSCON, CocoaConf, State of the Map, FOSS4G, Drupalcon, local user groups, and other venues in a half-dozen countries. I'm comfortable in front of people and I try to connect with everyone and make sure no one's getting lost.

Speakers

  • Rafa

    Biography

    Rafa Gutierrez heads up support at MapBox. He helps developers integrate MapBox into their applications, he produces documentation, screencasts, and blog posts, and he works closely with the engineering team to make sure problems get fixed fast.

    Before joining MapBox, Rafa worked as a GIS manager for an environmental consulting firm and freelanced in cartography and web development. He is an active participant in the open source geospatial community of Portland, Oregon and an avid orienteer.

    Rafa holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Geography from the University of Georgia.

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    Justin Miller

    Mapbox

    Biography

    Justin began the mobile efforts at Mapbox in 2010 and today helps lead development of the iOS and Android SDKs, works on experimental prototyping, and assists with teambuilding efforts. He’s been working in Apple’s programming environments for fifteen years, programming professionally for twenty, and has a background in systems administration, web development, and building startups. He ran a solo consultancy for five years during the early days of the app stores, creating apps for clients and for himself. In his free time, Justin enjoys world travel, photography, hiking, and baking pies.

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