This month we'll feature demos of three new tools that approach mapping in new and interesting ways. Come out to see them in action presented in five minute lightning talks. Here's our lineup:
• Stephanie Nguyen will demo Landmark, a mobile app from Silica Labs for intuitive walking directions focused on photos of landmarks, not maps. Landmark combines beautiful photos with a strong crowdsourcing community who are passionate about their city and the architecture around them, all to provide directions in a different way.
• Karl Phillips will show his work mapping historical changes in cities around the country and demo how he's using MapStory to crowdsource this work and release the data openly.
• Jon Nordling will show off the Geographical Open Data Kit, a mobile data collection and storing platform for geo-referenced information that's fully open source.
• Trevor Gerhardt will demo CarFreeAtoZ, a commute planner Conveyal has been building for Arlington under their Transit Tech Initiative, and will talk about using OpenTripPlanner's journey profiler and using public census data to analyze accessibility in a region.
Come out at 7pm to grab a drink and bite to eat. We'll kick off introductions and lightning talks at 7:30pm. There will be time after to talk with our speakers and everyone else. 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 learn, network, and talk 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.
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