Azavea is pleased to announce our participation in the 2nd annual LocationTech Tour which will feature a stop in Philadelphia. Registration is now open for the 2014 Geo Open Source Conference on November 20th in Philadelphia at ph.ly/opengeo.
Azavea is now in its second year as members of the Eclipse Foundation and its working group, LocationTech. We are glad to be joined by the likes of Boundless, IBM, Oracle, Google, and others. This group functions as a thriving community for open source geospatial software to which we are proud to contribute. The LocationTech Tour is 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 map enthusiasts, is involved in the organization and presentation of this event. Since its founding in fall 2013, the group has grown to over 375 members and has held 12 events. Philadelphia’s LocaitonTech tour event, 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.
This year’s event will feature talks by:
- Lauren Ancona, Assistant Director at the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts
- Matthew Amato of Analytics Graphics
- Ingrid Burrington of Mapzen
- Ryan Arana and Josh Yaganeh of Esri PDX
- Rob Emanuele of Azavea
- and more!
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 individuals interested in geospatial and open source technology. You can find a more information about last year’s events 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. Founding supporters of the 2014 Tour include Azavea, Boundless, Mapzen, Oracle, and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).