Azavea is now in its second year as members of the Eclipse Foundation and its working group, LocationTech. This group functions as a thriving community for open source geospatial software to which we are proud to contribute. This year will mark the second of what we hope will become an annual LocationTech Tour, a federated series of global events demonstrating and discussing new technologies and concepts with open source geospatial software and open data.
GeoPhilly, Philadelphia’s meetup group for almost 400 map enthusiasts, is involved in the organization and presentation of the Philadelphia’s LocationTech tour event. Interested in learning more about what open source geospatial technologies can accomplish? The 2014 Geo Open Source Conference presented by GeoPhilly and LocationTech will be held on Thursday, November 20th and feature a speaker series in the afternoon and a social event in the evening. Additionally, a LocationTech Code Sprint will follow on Friday, November 21st to be held at Azavea’s office. This event is a one day code sprint featuring opportunities to work on LocationTech project code with experts. Join us to learn and network with industry experts in a friendly collaborative atmosphere with plenty of camaraderie.
Last year’s event in Philadelphia had a turnout of over 100 people interested in geospatial and open source technology. You can find more information about last year’s event as well as videos of presentations in this recap.
Our deep gratitude to the organizers, speakers, participants, and supporters who make the Tour a success. Supporters of the 2014 Tour include Azavea, Boundless, Mapzen, Oracle, and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).