On the first Wednesday of the month, we'll gather to socialize, network, and hear about the work people are doing with maps, GIS, geodata, and more.
7:30-8: Presentations and Announcements
8 - ?: More Socializing
Thomas Gertin will present on Visualizing Impact from OpenStreetMap Contributions. MapGive is a U.S. Department of State initiative that encourages and increases volunteer participation in the global mapping community and facilitates the creation of open geographic data to support humanitarian relief and development programs. To better highlight contributions to OpenStreetMap (OSM) projects, the MapGive team has recently launched the MapGive Dashboard as well as update its workflow when creating before & after map swipes. Tom Gertin will present these tools and go over how they were built using existing open source projects.
Emily Sin will present on the chronicling of shopping space closures for Retail Blight, a project attempting to better understand challenging economic problems through changes in the retail landscape. She will share the current state of the project and lessons learned while crowdsourcing store closure data.