Digital Geography

Maptime Berlin: what was/what will be

In the middle of September the first Maptime Berlin took place. I was totally amazed to see so many people sitting there, being interested in mapping, opensource, cartography and software. At least 40 people from different places of the world with different background (sociology, coding, styling, etc.) met at the Supermarkt Berlin (an open place to work together) to share their knowledge and learn new stuff. Here just a few photos: What was done at MaptimeBER After a short introduction from everyone Alsino presented what is Maptime all about: bringing people together, share the joy of creating and consuming maps…

FOSS4G is coming

Unfortunately we are German based and the travel cost will probably be higher than my monthly pocket money but maybe one of you would like to attend the FOSS4G conference from the 8th to 13th of September in beautiful Portland (Oregon). FOSS4G is the annual event of Open Source Geospatial Foundation.

short announcement – Digital Landscapes session @EGU2014, Vienna

At the EGU2014 in Vienna (27 April – 2 Mai, 2014) a session on Digital Landscapes (GM2.1) will be convened by J.K. Hillier, P. Tarolli and S. Conway. The session “aims to bring together ‘users’ analysing digital landscapes to exhibit the best quantitative methods and computational techniques, cross-fertilize best practice, and illustrate what can be achieved and what challenges remain.” ( The conveners especially invite Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to participate. This session is also a PICO session – Presenting Interactive COntent. So if you go to EGU, consider submitting an abstract there (until 16 January!) and don’t forget to…

useR! 2012 Conference

“Spatial data is, quite literally, everwhere” (Barry Rowlingson) this is so true! And because of that you guys will have the chance to take part in a great tutroial on using R for managing geospatial data, transforming, making maps and working with OGC standards. So visit this years useR! conference at Vanderbilt University; Nashville, Tennessee, USA. This year the event will kick off with first tutorial on 12th of June! useR! conference auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen