OSGEO Meeting this Wed. April 25th at Collective Agency

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Sarah Beecroft

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Apr 23, 2012, 2:50:45 PM4/23/12
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Hello WIGIS,
Just wanted to pass on this announcement for the PDX Open Source Geospatial User Group meeting coming up this Wednesday the 25th. Looks like some good speakers lined up...

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From: Tim Welch <tim.j...@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 10:50 AM
Subject: [pdx-osgis] Re: Meeting this Wed. April 25th at Collective Agency
To: PDX OSGIS <pdx-...@googlegroups.com>


Correction, we are meeting on Wed. the 25th. not the 23rd ;)  See you then.

On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 10:45 AM, Tim Welch <tim.j...@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi folks, two talks lined up this month so we'll be jam packed with mapping goodness.  We're meeting this Wednesday evening 6-7:30 at Collective Agency in Old Town.  Beer at nearby pub to follow, probably Pints.


When Google Maps Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade - Wm Leler - @wmleler 

Google Maps has long been the choice for embedding maps on your website, or building map mashups. But Google's recent announcement that they will start charging for maps (or including ads on maps) has people looking at other options. As an added bonus, many of the alternative solutions have significant advantages over Google Maps. If you are a website owner with an embedded simple map, this talk will show you how you can dump Google Maps and switch over to other solutions in minutes (both free and paid). If you are a web designer, you'll see how you can customize maps so they will look the way you want them to look, not the way Google wants them to look. If you are a programmer building map-based webapps, you'll see how open source mapping APIs like Leaflet and Modest Maps make it faster and easier to build map mashups and have them work the way you want.

Bio - Wm is a principal engineer at Flightstats, where he draws lots of airplanes, airports, weather, and other things on maps, and a Fellow at the Banff Centre for the Arts, where he has worked with some amazing artists on web-based, virtual reality, and location-based mobile projects

MapBox - Justin Miller - @incanus77. 

Justin will be joining us again to show what MapBox has been up to lately (and they've been busy) including their strategy in the Google Maps space, their new iOS SDK, MapBox streets layer, custom styled maps, what Artem from Mapnik is doing now that he's joined the team and what MapBox doing with open source in general. Something for everyone and a great follow-up to Wm's talk.

Bio - Justin brings a wealth of mobile application development experience to MapBox. He has expertise in client-side programming on the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, as well as server-side programming and administration on UNIX platforms.

Directions:

Collective Agency
322 NW 6th Avenue Suite 200
Portland, OR 97209

Buzz '200' when you arrive.  The phone rings once or twice and you'll be buzzed.  Elevator access and indoor bike parking available.  Located on the green and yellow max lines.  Car parking within a few blocks.

Collective Agency space is made available to our group through a generous grant from Stumptown Syndicate - http://stumptownsyndicate.org/

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