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Teaching Mapping + GIS: August Meetup

In August we'll hear lightening talks from different people in the geo space in DC. Speakers will include:

  • Nuala Cowan from George Washington University has spent the last several years integrating OpenStreetMap into her upper level GIS curriculum. Recently, she and her classes worked closely with the American Red Cross to map disaster prone communities. Nuala will talk about her experiences in integrating OSM into a traditional GIS academic setting.
  • Willie Shubert will talk about Knowledge Common DC's slate of resourceful mapping classes and their approach to teaching maps in the community classes. He'll also talk a bit about the Flag It program he's working on with InfoAmazonia.
  • Juan Marin will present on the latest work that OpenGeo is doing around the QGIS platform, and how the community can get involved
  • Betsy Emmons, student at Gettysburg and summer fellow for the MapStory Foundation, will talk about about her experience working with high school teachers and students who are interested in integrating geospatial and mapping into their classroom.

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 you'd like to share with the group? 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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  • Gary T.

    Great presentations and enthusiasm. All very interesting and thought provoking.

    August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Finally have the chance to make it again.

    August 7, 2013

  • Nadine T.

    I have started an environmental GIS consulting business and am looking for 1 or 2 people who might be interested in joining me in this venture. You can contact me before the meetup and/or I will try to make an announcement there.

    July 21, 2013

    • Ryan T.

      Great - look forward to speaking with you! I'm interested in integrating GIS into international development projects.

      August 7, 2013

    • Nadine T.

      Wow I am so excited at all the prospects, can't wait to talk with all tonight. I don't know if I posted my website, it's in extremely early stages and I am planning quite a few changes that need to be made, but check it out if you guys want to get an idea of where I am coming from and want to go. It's And everyone please feel free to email me directly if you like at [masked]. Maggie, I'd love to check out your web site if you've got one yet.

      August 7, 2013

  • Maggie

    Excited to finally make it down from Baltimore! I recently started teaching QGIS and can't wait to hear tips and stories from the speakers.

    August 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    "Oh Myyyyy"

    August 6, 2013

  • Ms. L.

    Hi! Excited about this...
    I'm a graphic designer working on a custom "interactive" mapping system. Lovely icons but GIS, OSM and PostgresSQL / PostGIS present a challenge. Love to chat big data and typography with you all.

    August 3, 2013

  • Timothy R.

    There is an event on using predictive mapping and drones to help prevent poaching in Africa on August 8. More details can be found at Feel free to come if you are interested.

    August 2, 2013

  • Marten H.

    gots to make it this time!

    August 2, 2013

  • Beth

    I'm a professional data analyst in the energy industry who is new to GIS and looking for some ways to practice my new skills. If you're looking for a volunteer (<10 hours a week), I'd be interested in helping out. Find me if you're interested!

    August 1, 2013

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