Hopefully you will find this of interest.
"geoweb-r" is a new email list for academic researchers who work at the intersection of spatial data and social media (what we call the geospatial web or geoweb). The list will provide a forum for critical discussion and announcements related to the geospatial web, "Volunteered Geographic Information", crowdsourced cartography, and similar topics. Obviously, there is quite a lot of overlap here with the activities of PLOTS.
We intend to use this list for the usual content of academic mailing lists: CFPs, job postings, etc. We will also have longer form discussions as a complement to our bi-weekly twitter chats that occur the hashtag #geowebchat (http://mappingmashups.net/geowebchat).
Here is the link to the mailing list:
Please forward this link to anyone who might be interested.
University of British Columbia