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Friday, February 8th 2013
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FedGeo Day 2013 Schedule Announced

- This week FedGeo Day announced the conference schedule and full list of scheduled speakers. FedGeo Day is a one day event focused on modern, open geospatial tools to them taking place in Washington DC on February 28 at the Wooly Mammoth Theater.

The schedule showcases open source geospatial technologies and look at how they can, and are, being used in the government to improve services, increase efficiency, and bring cost savings. Attendees can expect to see panels and presentations on:

  • Interactive demonstrations of web maps that work
  • Conversation on improving federal geodata featuring end users and the government distributors
  • Case studies on open source geospatial implementations in use
  • Presentations the approach agencies have used to get open source tools into the government and through procurement.

Alongside of the main conference will be 15-minute technology talks focused on specific technologies like TileMill for cartography, OpenStreetMap, bridging Esri tools with newer options with Arc2Earth, through the web processing with WPS and the OpenGeo Suite and more. For those who work in the federal space FedGeo Day will be this years premiere opportunity to learn about new governmental technology policies, and how to get started using the latest and most powerful open geo technology.

The current list of speakers includes:

Mike Byrne, Federal Communications Commission

Mamata Akella, National Park Service

 

Matthew Loveless, Department of Energy

 

Dave Cole, MapBox

Liz Barry, Public Labs

Robert Simmons, NASA

Chris Herwig, MapBox

 

Phil Ashlock, Presidential Innovation Fellow

 

Mick Thompson, Code for America

 

Erek Dyskant, Democratic National Committee

 

Nathaniel Kelso, Stamen Design

 

Robert Soden, World Bank GFDRR

 

Mike Migurski

 

Ben Tuttle, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

 

Josh Campbell, U.S. Department of State

 

Liz Lyon, Army Corps of Engineers

Todd Stavish, In-Q-Tel

Chris Tucker, MapStory

The event has strong support from the open source and federal community with a set of sponsors that includes: OpenGeo, MapBox, RadiantBlue, Digital Globe, The MapStory Foundation, Arc2Earth and Azavea. These sponsors, along with influential figures in the open source federal community are the primary organizers of the event. FedGeo Day is being held on February 28 2013 at the Woolly Mammoth Theater in Washington, DC.

Related Links
http://fedgeoday.com/
FedGeo Day 2013
http://fedgeoday.eventbrite.com
FedGeo Day registration
https://twitter.com/fed_geo
FedGeo Twitter Feed

Media Contact
David Dubovsky
917 (388)-9077
david@fedgeoday.com

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