forwarded from wikimedia-l and perhaps of interest to local
wikipedians: Open Street Map's conference will be in SF, June 7-10!

-- phoebe

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From: Tom Morris <>
Date: Fri, May 24, 2013 at 1:51 AM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] State of the Map US, San Francisco June 7-10
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Of possible interest to WMF staff and others in San Francisco, State
of the Map US is happening in a few weeks.


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.

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

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