Registration for State of the Map 2008 is now open

We’re pleased to announce that registration for the State of the Map 2008 is now open. Go to the registration page to sign-up.

To give you a taste of the talks you’re likely to hear we’ve selected a handful of the best proposals for early release, take a look at the speakers page or read on for a preview.

  • For the cyclists out there, we’ve got Andy Allan, creator of the cycle map – an online map which uses OSM data to produce a map specially designed for cyclists.
  • Mobile fans will be kept entertained by Graham Asher, who’s CartoType mapping library now consumes OSM data. Graham’s going to talk about some of the challenges faced by a new-comer to OSM tyring to use OSM’s data.
  • Schuyler Earle and Mikel Maron are both well known on the geo-hacking scene. This February they travelled around India, promoting OpenStreetMap and open source as part of the Free-Map India project. Ask them about the dancing girls over a drink in the bar on Saturday night.
  • Ed Freyfogle of UK property search engine Nestoria has been a long term supporter of OSM – sponsoring mapping parties and pioneering the commercial use of OSM data.
  • Legal eagles will be happy to see Jordan Hatcher – the man responsible for drafting the Open Data License. Now’s the time to exercise the IANAL daemons.
  • Everyone loves spinny globes. KDE users now have their very own spinny-globe, thanks to Torsten Rahn’s Marble project, which uses OSM data.
  • Proving that maps don’t end with roads, Nick Whitelegg will be talking about new additions to his Free-Map country-side mapping project

We’re still accepting proposals for talks and workshops. If you have something to talk about, head over the the call for papers page for more details.

This is looking like being one of the top geo conferences of the year. We’re looking forward to seeing you all in sunny Limerick.

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