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Thanks to a successful conference bid by Kiri Carini, Geospatial Specialist at UA Library and Blake Joyce from UITS, the national conference for OpenStreetMap (OSM) will come to Tucson in 2021 for the 10th Anniversary event with speakers, programs and a hackathon.
About OpenStreetMap and State of the Map: OpenStreetMap is the most detailed map of the world, powered entirely by open data. The State of the Map (SOTM) will bring together hundreds of OSM enthusiasts from private companies, humanitarian organizations, government agencies and the technology sector to learn new mapping technologies and share uses. SOTM draws people representing an incredibly broad range of interests from the individual hobbyist to major companies contributing to OSM. SOTM is among the most significant gatherings on mapping innovation and community. This year is the 10th anniversary of SOTM and it will be exciting to reflect on the progress made thus far. Bringing this conference to Tucson demonstrates UA's commitment and leadership in geospatial data literacy, open source software and open data. Conference information can soon be found here: https://2020.stateofthemap.us/
The lack of women mappers is part of a bigger problem facing the tech industry, where women are underrepresented, said Patricia Solis of Arizona State University’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.
In this episode Justin and Richard talk with Maggie Cawley, Executive Director of the American OpenStreetMap US and Alyssa Wright, current Board Member of OpenStreetMap US. If you’ve never heard of OpenStreetMap US you will learn all about what it is, how you can use it, how you can edit it (YES, it’s editable like Wikipedia), and how it differs from Google Maps.