Our March meetup will be on Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00 pm at Stetson's Bar and Grill (http://stetsons-dc.com/). Four speakers will give five minute lightning talks. Come for the presentations, and plan to stay after to discuss these topics and anything else with others working in geospatial data, GIS, and mapping.
Jim Duncan from the World Bank will talk about his recent research into the geography of international river basins, including where there are gaps in treaty coverage and what it could mean in the context of climate change. Barney Krucoff (https://twitter.com/#!/BarneyKrucoff), Geographic Information Officer in Maryland, will talk about the state's efforts to make geo data available, specifically with iMap.Maryland.gov (http://imap.maryland.gov/Portal/) and other attempts to expand participation and data. Tom MacWright (http://developmentseed.org/team/tom-macwright/) will talk about the politics, implementation, and theory of map projections and give a demo of making a projection from scratch. Kyle Johnson (https://twitter.com/#!/foodtruckfiesta) from FoodTruckFiesta (http://foodtruckfiesta.com/) will talk about a web entrepreneur’s journey of migrating from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap. This talk is less about the intricacies of cartography and more about the open source (and home-grown) tools used to make the transition and serve up the final self-hosted map tiles.
Geo DC meets once a month on the first Wednesday of the month. Mark your calendars for future meetups! Join this group and follow us on twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/geo_dc) for updates on topics and speakers.