Adena Schutzberg, executive editor, interviewed PlaceMatters president and CEO, Ken Snyder about that organization's efforts to include citizens in planning issues in their communities. PlaceMatters spun out of the Orton Family Foundation, the group behind the CommunityViz software.
A gathering of the European OpenStreetMap communit, State of the Map Europe, took place in Karlsruhe, Germany in June. Hundreds of attendees met to discuss various aspect of the project. Ed Freyfogle details how OpenStreetMap (OSM) has come a long way.