Many of you have kindly reminded me that I have not setup one of these recently. What a better time to get together over some pizza and beers? Let's talk geo.
This month we have two amazing presenters.
1.- Title: How you can escape the Google API trap
Summary: Google's geo APIs are awesome. That's a big problem! I'll explain why we all need alternative open geocoders, and how projects like DSTK, OpenStreetMap's Nominatim, and Foursquare's TwoFishes can help you escape from the restrictions.
Bio: Pete Warden is an ex-Apple software engineer, wrote the Big Data Glossary and the Data Source Handbook for O'Reilly, created the open-source projects Data Science Toolkit and OpenHeatMap, and broke the story about Apple's iPhone location tracking file. He's the CTO and founder of Jetpac, a city guide app driven by analyzing hundreds of million geo-located photos.
2.- Title: Planet Labs
Summary: An overview of Planet Labs. Planet Labs provides universal access to information about the changing planet. We will operate the world’s largest fleet of Earth imaging satellites to frequently image the entire planet and provide open access to that information.
Bio: Frank Warmerdam is best known for his work in the GDAL Open Source project and OSGeo. He recently left Google to join Planet Labs and is here to tell us about it.
Pizza and beer will be served (get early because it runs out!).
6:45p - 7:10p Social
7:10p - 8:30p Presentations
8:30p - 9:00p Wrap up
See you then.