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ACM Event 5/20 in Cupertino: OpenStreetMap - free geographic data

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Post #: 8
San Francisco Bay Area Assocition of Computing Machinery

Presented by Steve Coast, CloudMade

Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2009, 6:30 PM
Location: Hewlett Packard (see directions), Pruneridge and Wolfe, Cupertino, Bldg. 48, Oak Room.
Cost: Free and open to all who wish to attend, but membership is only $20/year.

OpenStreetMap creates and provides free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. The project was started because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in ccreative, productive, or unexpected ways.

About the Speaker
Steve Coast is the founder of OpenStreetMap, a collaborative map of the world made by people like you. Steve has worked in many heavy lifting computing applications before co-founding a web consultancy firm with Nick Black in 2006. In 2008, this became CloudMade after investment by Sunstone Capital. Steve lives on planes and in airports and is most easily contacted by email.

His blog is at http://www.asklater.c...­
His company profile is at http://www.cloudmade....­

Sarah Manely is the community ambassador for OpenStreetMap in the Bay Area of California. As community ambassador she works to engage a wider range of participants in OpenStreetMap by organizing mapping parties, speaking engagements and collaborations with community groups. She is also working to develop a curriculum that utilizes OpenStreetMap's data and tools.

Before joining CloudMade, Sarah worked as an educator at a New York City-based environmental organization. There, she developed and delivered curriculum to students that focused on renewable energy technologies, local ecology and sustainable design. Sarah is also a co-founder and board member of an environmentally focused charter school in New York City.

Through her efforts, Sarah hopes to convert many Bay Area residents into avid OpenStreetMap contributors. Feel free to contact her with event ideas.

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