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  • Best of Strange Maps: Present your favorite strange map and why you like it. Proposed by Igal Koshevoy.
  • Expanding Calagator's Geo-awareness: Discuss proposed changes to Calagator (an open source community calendar) so it can support content in multiple regions properly, so one website could effectively offer events in any area. Proposed changes include the ability to browse, search and get feed listings for events and venues based on location and range. We'd like to hear suggestions about how to best do this in terms of backend implementation, frontend interface, and content management so we can continue providing quality content for these new areas. Proposed by Igal Koshevoy.
  • Post-Digital Mapping: Combining digital data with real-world artifacts.
  • Map Standards-Who Needs Them Anyway?: Was: Cartographic Standards. This session used the International Standards for Orienteering Mapping as a jumping off point for discussing mapping standards and how or why they are useful. - Rafa Gutierrez.
  • …add the session above this line!

Suggested sessions

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  • Cartographic Standards in NeoGeography While new avenues for learning about cartography continue to permeate the (neo)geographer's world, it is suggested that there are key concepts within various disciplines (such as orienteering mapping) that offer cartography a fresh perspective. Proposed by Rafa Gutierrez.
  • Expanding Calagator's Geo-awareness: Discuss proposed changes to Calagator (an open source community calendar) so it can support content in multiple regions properly, so one website could effectively offer events in any area. Proposed changes include the ability to browse, search and get feed listings for events and venues based on location and range. We'd like to hear suggestions about how to best do this in terms of backend implementation, frontend interface, and content management so we can continue providing quality content for these new areas. Proposed by Igal Koshevoy.
  • Best of Strange Maps: Present your favorite strange map and why you like it. Proposed by Igal Koshevoy.
  • Battle Royale To Determine The One True Map Projection: Mercator? Gall-Peters? Dymaxion? Kavrayskiy VII? Cahill's Butterfly? McArthur's Universal Corrective? …? Whose projection will reign supreme? Proposed by GeoMonkey.
  • OpenStreetMap U.S. Local Chapter Formation There has been discussion of forming a local chapter in the US for OSM. Are you interested in helping or becoming a member? Proposed by Kate Chapman
  • Geographic information as a tool for social/environmental justice How do we use geographic information and tools to build a just society? Proposed by Darrell Fuhriman
  • Processing and Analyzing Big Data: Patterns and Anti-Patterns The size of geographic and related non-geographic datasets poses a unique set of problems with respect to workflow and analytical techniques. This session will (hopefully) start the work of developing a catalog of "design patterns" that make the work of data collection, processing, and analysis easier for practitioners. Proposed by Webb Sprague.
  • Visualizing BioRegionalism: How to make sens of competing standards for measuring and mapping bioregions? How can the use of bioregional datasets and mappings ignite the cultural imagination? Could we make it one of the standard GoogleMap views? Proposed by Zack Denfeld
  • Future GPS: New GPS devices have full-time access to the internet. Besides social traffic data and POI reviews, what other features would people like to see? By Wm Leler and Valerie Yakich
  • Data matrices for local nodes QR codes have a great application for geo-apps. Let's share ideas, discuss apps that read and generate codes, and share other data matrices of interest.
  • Mapping real-time sensor networks, traffic, weather, financial and emergency information using The Real Time Web. Google App Engine and Yahoo Pipes explained, and how they may interface to WordPress. For example, StreamHub enables live charts on a browser without requiring any plugins or security-policy changes. Proposed by Sam Churchill
  • Command Line Cartography Generate publishable images using only command line tools and geodatabase libraries like PostGIS. (I don't know how to do this – I am hoping someone else does and will take the session. Extra points for a good ascii-art map of Portland!)
  • Open Source vs. Traditional GIS: As more and more open source tools come into play, both the end users and service providers have more choices in GIS that can be tailored to fit everyone's needs and budget. Let's share interesting applications, discuss about good practices and scenario, or lessons learned, and explore the possibilities!
  • Map Gallery This is not exactly a session topic, but we should pick one of the big blank walls at Metro and tape up any maps that we want to share. Proposed by Jim Cser.
  • Post-Digital Mapping From tangible to digital and back again, talking about projects like Mapping Papers and the WhereCampPDX booklet. Proposed by Audrey Eschright.
  • HostGIS Linux Or, how to get MapServer running and still have hair left on your head.
  • Social Media and Geospatial Community Building A brainstorming and strategy sharing session on using the social media toolbox to form value based relationships with each other. Can we forge connections between normally disparate groups? No social media experts allowed! Justin Houk
  • Revisiting The HeadMap Manifesto (.pdf) a wiki book written way back at the dawn of the geo-spatial web (2002). What came true, what didn't and should there be a new version released? Proposed by Zack Denfeld
  • RLIS: Twenty years of regional data at a crossroads A brief history of the Regional Land Information System and open discussion on the future of the dataset. Metro wants to hear input from the open source community as we examine new methods and formats for distribution. Proposed by Zac Christensen
  • Open Initiatives at the City Introduction of myself, my role, and plans for open GIS data coming soon to a City near you. Proposed by Rick Nixon
  • Web-based map surveys: Discussion on developing a general purpose spatial survey design/publishing platform that incorporates drawing map features into the survey process. What's out there, are there any standards/research/best practices. Discussion on useability issues. (Spatial Survey Demo) Proposed by Tim Welch, Ecotrust.
  • …add your suggested session above this line!
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