Jul
05
2010
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A look at the venue

Only a couple more day and State of the Map is starting. Some of the organizers are already there to work on the last details to make this conference run smoothy. Henk is giving you a peek into the venue.

Written by henk in: Videos |
Jul
05
2010
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Intel to sponsor SOTM breaks and picnic

Intel is not only a microprocessor technology innovator, but also a co-creator of the open source software platform MeeGo and part of the GENIVI alliance. MeeGo supports multiple hardware architectures across various mobile devices types, including netbooks, tablets, mediaphones, TVs and in-vehicle infotainment systems.

MeeGo 1.0 for Netbooks already integrates OpenStreetMap maps and services in the core user experience. More collaboration is planned: input from the OSM community is more than welcome. Please visit http://meego.com for more information and downloadable images for your mobile devices.

Intel and MeeGo promote open and collaborative solutions, open data, open-source, and picnics.

Written by floris in: Sponsors |
Jul
02
2010
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Bing sponsoring State of the Map 2010

Bing is a decision engine from Microsoft, designed to help users make more decisions more easily. Location is pivotal to today’s search and the Bing Maps Explore site at www.bing.com/maps/explore now features Map Apps, a gallery of content and experiences built by Bing, its partners, and now open to developers using the Map Apps SDK. The King of Bing Maps challenge is currently on, to find the best Map App. Microsoft has a long history in online mapping, and today’s Bing Maps APIs provide mapping, imagery and location services with a choice of technologies, including REST, AJAX and Silverlight. More information at www.microsoft.com/maps.

Bing is proud to be a sponsor of State of the Map 2010.

Written by floris in: Sponsors |
Jun
29
2010
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Concert Contest on Saturday

As proven on previous SOTM’s mappers can actually be pretty creative. This year we decided to put up a song contest and we have received quite a few submissions. Ranging from own work to general ideas to Tenacious D. covers we can be sure this contest will ROCK!

Some songs need a bit of work and/or performers so please check out the the wiki.

Written by floris in: Updates,Updates |
Jun
29
2010
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Business Models – Panel and Elevator Pitches

Terence Faircloth http://www.flickr.com/people/atelier_tee/Talking about business models, Steven Feldman is chairing a panel discussion entitled “Cocktails on the Titanic”. If you can’t work out the relevance of the title you might want to think about businesses that do not adapt their business models to rapidly changing circumstances. The core of this panel discussion comes from a session he ran at wherecamp.euWe are all FCUK’d without a Business Model

The second half of the panel at SotM will be an opportunity for startups and small geobusinesses to do a one minute elevator pitch to the audience about their business. You need to pitch the Who? What? Why? and How Much? of your business model. Have a look at this old post if you need some background on the questions. No slides, just a mike and 60 seconds not a single second longer followed by some challenging questions from the panel and the audience. At the end the community will get to vote for their favourite pitch and a small prize will be awarded. The big opportunity for a startup is exposure and possibly even an investor!

If you or someone you know want to grab a slot for an elevator pitch mail Steven through this link or mail henk@stateofthemap.org

image: (C)(C) Terence Faircloth http://www.flickr.com/people/atelier_tee/

Written by henk in: Updates,Updates |
Jun
29
2010
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AOL Platinum Sponsor

AOLAOL Inc., a leading global web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience, has a strategic focus on local. MapQuest, Patch and City’s Best make up the three pillars of AOL’s local strategy.

  • Mapquest is one of the leading brands online, offering maps and directions reaching more than 49.2 million users in May 2010, according to Comscore unified UV metrics.
  • Patch is a hyper-local news and information platform operating in more than 65 communities currently. Patch is making an important investment in local journalism by placing professional journalists in each town it serves to encourage community participation and provide original, trusted coverage for each individual town.
  • City’s Best will launch in 25 major metro markets in September 2010 and add high-quality, city-specific content to its “best of” entertainment options for each metro audience.

AOL’s local strategy is focused on building a leading portfolio of the most trusted, comprehensive and accessible local content, products and services. We aim to delight our consumers with new feaures and functionality across mapping and content at both the local and metro level.

Written by henk in: Sponsors |
Jun
29
2010
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30% discount when traveling by train

TrainWith less than 2 weeks to go, it’s time to make travel arrangements to get to Girona. Good to know that we’ve arranged a 30% discount on train travel within Spain! Ideal when you’re flying to Barcelona: travel comfortably to Girona by train. Or … add a day visit to Barcelona right before or after the conference.

What to do: download this discount voucher. Print it and show it at the ticket counter when buying your train ticket.

This discount voucher is valid from wednesday July 7th until tuesday July 13th for RENFE tickets from/to Girona within Spain.

(image: CC-BY-NC by “NASA Videographer” via Flickr)

Written by henk in: Updates,Updates |
Jun
26
2010
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Mapping in Girona can be challenging

Girona is lovely old city with lots of characteristic features. That can also be challenging while mapping. Ivan explains in the short video about the difficulties with Girona’s renovated cathedral.
Do you have the perfect solution? Come to State of the Map and share it with us and the rest of the community.

Written by henk in: Videos |
Jun
25
2010
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What to do while you’re in Girona

There is more to Girona then just going to State of the Map. Ivan of OpenStreetMap Spain is telling a bit what you can do while you’re in Girona. He’s also throwing in a weather forecast. This may come in handy when you’re going to pack your suitcase….

Written by henk in: Videos |
Jun
24
2010
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Welcoming Ulmon Solutions

UlmonWe are happy to welcome Ulmon Solutions to the community and are pleased to announce, that Ulmon Solutions will participate as a sponsor in Girona.

Ulmon Solutions is focussed on delivering location-aware travel and navigation apps, based on openstreetmap and wikipedia data.

Their “2Go” Maps and Guides Apps have been very well received by users. Ulmon Solution has announced several innovations in the pipeline for this year. So we are looking forward to exciting discussions and networking with their representatives in Girona.

Written by henk in: Sponsors |

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