[Wikimedia-l] State of the Map US, San Francisco June 7-10

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[Wikimedia-l] State of the Map US, San Francisco June 7-10

Tom Morris-5
Of possible interest to WMF staff and others in San Francisco, State of the Map US is happening in a few weeks.

http://stateofthemap.us/

Schedule: http://stateofthemap.us/schedule.html

They are discussing a wide variety of things which have crossover to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects including use of OSM in secondary and higher education, technical matters including building the new editor, vector maps, imports and operations, data analysis, community and social issues. Looks like fun.

The main State of the Map conference this year is in Birmingham, England in September. http://2013.stateofthemap.org/

In terms of governance stuff, the OSM Foundation is going through a similar process of long-term strategy as Wikimedia did many years ago: trying to decide whether to stay small or expand, how to work with community members, businesses who use OSM data, developers and so on. In these discussions, frequent reference is made to Wikimedia as a big sister. ;-)

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] State of the Map US, San Francisco June 7-10

Jon Davies
Re OSM future strategy:
I would be happy to talk to them and perhaps look for synergies.
Jon

On 24 May 2013 09:51, Tom Morris <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Of possible interest to WMF staff and others in San Francisco, State of
> the Map US is happening in a few weeks.
>
> http://stateofthemap.us/
>
> Schedule: http://stateofthemap.us/schedule.html
>
> They are discussing a wide variety of things which have crossover to
> Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects including use of OSM in secondary
> and higher education, technical matters including building the new editor,
> vector maps, imports and operations, data analysis, community and social
> issues. Looks like fun.
>
> The main State of the Map conference this year is in Birmingham, England
> in September. http://2013.stateofthemap.org/
>
> In terms of governance stuff, the OSM Foundation is going through a
> similar process of long-term strategy as Wikimedia did many years ago:
> trying to decide whether to stay small or expand, how to work with
> community members, businesses who use OSM data, developers and so on. In
> these discussions, frequent reference is made to Wikimedia as a big sister.
> ;-)
>
> --
> Tom Morris
> <http://tommorris.org/>
>
>
>
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