State Of The Map 2007

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OpenStreetMap's first conference was at the centre of the geographical industry universe on the weekend of 14/15 July 2007, supported by Manchester University's School of Environment and Development.

What happened?

Lots took place over the two days, including a full programme of talks, workshops, mapping, and of course, drinking.

Talks & Panel debates

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Time Speaker Title Video Audio Slides
10:15 - 10:45 Steve Coast This Mapping Stuff Could Really Take Off vimeo audio recording slides on Slideshare
10:15 - 10:45 Richard Fairhurst Why Mash-ups Suck (and Cartography Matters) vimeo audio recording slides as 2.1Mb PDF
11:45 - 12:00 Steve Chilton Map Room 101 vimeo audio recording slides as 1Mb PDF
12:00 - 12:30 Barry Crabtree Bringing Maps to Life [1] [2] [3] [4] audio recording
12:35 - 13:00 Andy Robinson STAGS - A standardised tagging schema for OSM audio recording
14:00 - 15:00 Panel Debate Licensing OSM’s Data audio recording
15:00 - 15:30 Mike Calder Liberating GIS from the OS audio recording
16:00 - 16:30 Steve Chilton Here be Dragons audio recording slides as 1.6Mb PDF
16:30 - 17:00 Etienne Cherldu OSM and the art of bicycle maintenance vimeo audio recording slides on Slideshare
17:00 - 17:30 Artem Pavlenko Putting the map into OSM: rendering geo-data with Mapnik vimeo audio recording slides on Slideshare
17:30 - 18:00 William Cartwright Developing Concepts for an Effective Atlas vimeo audio recording


Time Speaker Title Video Audio Slides
09:45 - 10:15 Ed Parsons The Cathedral and the GPS - a Personal View vimeo audio recording slides on Slideshare
10:15 - 10:45 Frederik Ramm Route Planning With OSM Data vimeo audio recording Slides as pdf and as odp
10:45 - 11:15 Harald Holone Non-Vehicle Route Planning in Experience Augmented Networks audio recording
12:00 - 12:30 Andrew Turner & Henri Bergius GeoClue - Geographic Information Service System audio recording slides on Slideshare
12:30 - 13:00 Phil Winstanley Why is tracking vehicles so bloody hard? audio recording
14:00 - 14:20 Iván Sánchez Ortega The State of Spain Videoclip shown audio recording
14:20 - 14:40 Jeroen Dekkers The State of the Netherlands vimeo audio recording
14:40 - 15:00 Tim Waters OSM On Your Phone audio recording slides on Slideshare
15:00 - 15:30 Mikel Maron OpenStreetMap. A Disaster Waiting To Happen vimeo audio recording slides on Slideshare
16:00 - 16:30 Muki Haklay OSM and the public - what barriers need to be crossed? audio recording slides on Slideshare
16:30 - 17:00 Sean Phelan and John McKerrell 20 Years of Web Mapping audio recording

Lightning Talks

Speaker Title Video Audio Links
Schuyler Erle Mashups with OpenLayers vimeo audio recording
Peter Miller OSM and Personal Mobility audio recording
Christian van den Bosch Mapping Ireland from the bedroom audio recording
Julian Todd Surveying caves audio recording
Luka Frelih Bike-mounted wireless network surveying with Frida V. vimeo audio recording Link to Frida V.
Ojw Mashups without pushpins vimeo audio recording
Rob McKinnon Political Boundaries audio recording
Robert Scott KDE Geo-aware Desktop audio recording
Sean Gorman and Chris Ingrassia Democratising Geo-data audio recording
John McKerrell OSM and Multimap audio recording
Etienne Cherldu Osmarender 5 vimeo audio recording slides on Slideshare


Talk Links
Countryside Mapping - Nick Whitelegg audio recording
Surveying Techniques - Andy Robinson audio recording
Osmarender - Etienne Cherldu audio recording


The conference itself was held at the Humanities Lime Grove building on the main Manchester University campus.

On Saturday evening, many of the delegates enjoyed a group meal at the Al-Bilal Restaurant, one of the restaurants on Manchester's famous "Curry Mile". The cost of the meal was included in the conference price, covered by the generous corporate sponsorship received.

The Kro Bar, 325 Oxford Road, acted as an unofficial second home during the conference, serving food and drinks until very late.

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