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July Meetup: Geo Data Formats

**CHANGE OF DATE! Due to the holiday, we're going to meet early this month so that folks who are leaving town won't have to miss the meetup! See you Monday, July 1!**

In July we'll be talking about different geodata formats-- what they do and how they are used. We're still pulling together our line up, but so far we've confirmed that we'll hear from:

  • Andrew Turner of Esri will give a introductory tour through the landscape of the Geodata fields and a few tools to make them manageable and usable.
  • John Firebaugh of MapBox will talk to us about the "JSON" and the "Geo" in GeoJSON, look at few pretty pictures of datasets that are already available as GeoJSON, and show ways of converting, publishing and editing your data in the format.
  • Ben Balter of GitHub will demonstrate how GitHub's recent support for geoJSON lets you go from data to map in mere seconds and what collaborative, open source mapping could mean for the geo community.


We'll meet at 7:00 pm at the upstairs bar at Stetsons at the intersection of 16th and U Streets NW. Introductions and lightning talks will start at 7:30 pm. Presentations will be followed by lots of time for questions, follow up, networking, and beers

Stetsons is a 21 and over venue. If you're not yet 21 but want to attend, message us via meetup and we'll do our best to get you in.

GeoDC meets on the first Wednesday of the month to socialize, network, and hear about the work people are doing with maps, GIS, geodata, and more. Join this meetup group, follow @Geo_DC on Twitter, and join our Google group for updates.

Do you have something to say about geodata formats? Let us know! We're still looking for speakers, so message us and let us know what you'd like to share.

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  • Ben B.

    Thanks to everyone who came out last night. Lots of great conversations. Slides below for those who were interested:

    * Slides:
    * Source:

    3 · July 2, 2013

    • Ed O.

      Great talk.

      July 2, 2013

    • elisabeth e.

      Thanks for slides, Benjamin J. ! So sorry to have missed this one.

      July 2, 2013

  • Sanna O.

    Hey there! Unfortunately I couldn't attend last night, but would be delighted if the two other speakers would like to share any materials. Thanks a lot Benjamin for doing so! I hope to see you in the next meeting!

    July 2, 2013

  • Rebecca W.


    July 1, 2013

  • Paula D.

    I got busy with trying to find a job and can't make it now. I'm very sorry. I was looking forward to it!

    July 1, 2013

  • Gary T.

    Couldn't make it after the changed date.

    July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking for a developer with GIS experience to join me on an exciting new startup. Hope to meet you on Monday.

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Steve G.

    Going to be in town that week.

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Akwasi O.

    Great to meet you all!

    June 24, 2013

  • George P.

    Always looking to learn more about geo formats

    June 24, 2013

  • elisabeth e.

    Stars and stripes and geodata forever!

    June 23, 2013

  • Elliott P.

    Ready for some geonerdiness!

    June 23, 2013

  • Adam S.

    Based off Wayne Folta comment, is this moved to the 10th of July?

    June 19, 2013

    • Kathleen D.

      Nope-- we'll be meeting the day before Independence Day!

      June 21, 2013

  • Wayne F.

    This meeting's actually moved to July 10th, correct?

    June 14, 2013

    • Kathleen D.

      Nope-- we're meeting the day before Independence Day!

      June 21, 2013

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