MASHUP Camp 2 Already Planned!

Apparently the MASHUP camp was so successful that they’re already planning a second camp! There’s over 300 people already signed up to the camp. So if you’re interested, I’d at least put my name on the lists ASAP since space appears to be semi-limited. They don’t see to know exactly where the camp will be held as of yet, however.

A VerySpatial Podcast on the Road

So, this week we firmed up our spring conference schedule, and we will be headed to the AAG Annual Meeting in Chicago next week. March 17-18th, we will be in Palm Springs, CA for the ESRI Developer Summit. At the end of April, we’re heading down to San Juan, Puerto Rico for the Society for American Archaeology’s Annual Meeting. Finally, we’ll be in San Jose, CA for O’Reilly’s Where 2.0 Conference June 13 and 14th. Whew! That’s some serious frequent flyer miles, and that doesn’t even include the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego at the beginning of August.

For each of the conferences, we’ll be recording daily updates and thoughts, and grabbing interviews with attendees and speakers. If any of you are going to be at any of these events, drop us an email if you’d like to chat or have thoughts on what you’d like to see us cover.

Mashup Camp

On February 11th and 12th, the first Mashup Camp was held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The goal of the camp was get anyone interested in mashups, from mashup developers to API providers to mashup enablers, together in one place to talk about and see all kinds of mashups and get hands on experience. Some of the mashups weren’t necessarily geospatial, but a number of well-known ones like were highlighted. The response was so overwhelming, the organizers are already planning Mashup Camp 2, and the advance signup list on their webpage already has 308 names.

Podcast and blog panel at AAG

While we have enough people for our AAG panel on podcasting and blogging in Geography, I would like to add another 1 or 2 folks to round it out. If you are a blogger or if you are just a heavy blog and podcast visitor/listener and are interested in joining us Wednesday morning at the AAG in Chicago then email me and we will see if we can fit you into the panel. Of course, if you are not interested in being part of the panel you should still come to the session to get a hold of some AVSP swag.

Where 2.0 Registration Now Open

Details on some of the speakers for O’Reilly’s Where 2.0 Conference, which will be held June 13-14 in San Jose, California, are now up on the conference website. Some of the presenters already confirmed are Mike Leibhold from the Institute for the Future, Di-Ann Eisnor from Platial, and Steve Lombardi from Microsoft. More speakers will be announced as the schedule firms up. Registration is now open and, even though it’s pretty steep, there are discounts for students and some others.

5th International Symposium on Digital Earth – SF2007

We came across information on the 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth that will take place in the summer of 2007 in San Francisco. The call for papers should be coming out soon and abstracts will be due in June. In addition, there is information on the Inaugural Digital Earth Summit on Sustainability that will take place in August in New Zealand

5th International Symposium on Digital Earth – SF2007

Intergraph 2006 – International Users Conference

This year Intergraph has decided to roll its user conferences together under one name and time.  Intergraph 2006 will be taking place in Orlando, June 12-15.  My question here is whether or not to the GIS portions of the conference will be minimized in this new format.   As we know, there was a significant response to a less than exciting quarterly report recently and there is a changing of the guard in the SGI division…where will this leave GeoMedia and its related toys in IUC2006?
Intergraph 2006 – International Users Conference

Open Source Geospatial Foundation begins…

Schuyler Erle over at has a round-up of Saturday’s activities in Chicago. The upshot is that we now have the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, OSGeo (eventually to be at The organization will support several ongoing open source and free projects including MapServer, GDAL/OGR, PostGIS, GRASS, GeoServer, GeoTools, Mapbender, and Ka-Map to name a few. I will post more as more is announced (and as I continue to read the IRC log). I think this will be a great step forward that will build on the initial ideas of the MapServer Foundation.  Unfortunately, we had already finished the podcast for this week so it won’t be in the podcast news until next week, and hopefully we can drag someone for an interview on the OSGF once things have settled down.
Also noted on Spatially Adjusted, PerryGeo, Spatial Galaxy, SlashGeo and import cartography