Our May meetup will look at OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/), the "wikipedia of geodata". We'll have a quick introduction to OpenStreetMap, and then dive into lightning talks on new features that make using and contributing to OpenStreetMap easier, and show some successful examples of OpenStreetMap in use. So far on the lineup we have:
Tom MacWright (https://twitter.com/tmcw) and Ansis Brammanis (https://twitter.com/aibram) will demo the new iD editor (http://mapbox.com/blog/id-for-openstreetmap-reaches-beta-1/) for OpenStreetMap, walking through how you can now make edits to map data in just minutes. Kevin Webb (https://twitter.com/kvnweb) will talk about Traffic Engine, a project all about putting speed and traffic data onto OSM using GPS data from mobile devices + using that GPS data to improve the OSM basemap. Trent Tinker (https://www.linkedin.com/in/trenttinker) will demonstrate LuciadLightspeed (http://www.luciadlightspeed.com/), a next generation software solution used in mission-critical C4ISR and ATC/ATM systems, with a global dataset of OpenStreetMap data in a seamless 2D/3D environment showcasing high performance and accuracy.
GeoDC meets the first Wednesday of every month to talk GIS, geodata, maps, geography, and all things location based. For updates, join the meetup group and follow us on Twitter at @geo_dc (http://twitter.com/geo_dc).
Stetsons is a 21 and over venue. If you are underage and want to attend, please contact us via the meetup page and we'll do our best to get you in.