This Meetup was canceled.
The Geospatial Information landscape is changing rapidly. Cloud and Web-based Geospatial platforms can be characterised by two parallel development streams, which are often inter-linked: Open Source, and Commercial/Proprietary.
Steven Feldman is a leading UK Geospatial consultant, chairman of the firm geo.me, and one of the organisers of the international OSGeo FOSS4G conferences. Steven will explore the open source business model and the motivations of individuals, organisations and businesses that contribute to open source projects in his talk titled "Open Source Economy - good for people using open source but not contributing".
Gad Benram, Lead ML Engineer at DoiT International, will present the capabilities of Google Cloud's BigQuery GIS combined with the power of BigQuery ML in his talk titled "Predicting the Geospatial Availability of Mobility Services like Bird and Lime using BigQuery GIS and ML".