Hi, my name is François Van Der Biest.
I live and map near Chambéry, Savoie, France. I'm registered as an OSM user since october 2006.
I'm also running QualityStreetMap.org server, which hosts several resources for the OSM community:
- the OSMQA application, which aims at assessing quality over surveyed areas,
- several OSM base layers, made with MapServer
- OSM data downloads as shapefiles, mainly administrative boundaries.
I've already held talks about OpenStreetMap and spread the good word at different occasions :
- Paris Capitale du Libre 2008. My slides can be found in
- GeoEvenement 2008 at the "OpenSource Village" (link to PDF)
- PUCA's Atelier "Information géo localisée et connaissance des territoires" (link to Meeting Minutes)
- Geomatique Expert june-july 2008 : PDF
- "La science de Pain" : a Swiss radio program on RSR (link to audio)
- Atelier GeoPerspectives 2009 at EPFL ... Slides online. This one was a true success, since it resulted in three WMS servers now accessible to the OSM community for open digitization of features.
- e-geo.ch Bulletin N°23 : PDF
- letemps.ch 2009-11-11 : article
- 2010-01-12 : OSM lecture at Unimail, Genève
- 2010-04-10 : OSM @ Barcamp CartoSatCamp
- 2010-06 : article in geomatik.ch "OpenStreetMap: plateforme mondiale de l'Information Géographique libre"
- 2010-06 : article in Geomatique Expert "La collaboration entre Brest Métropole Océane et OSM"
- 2010-06-02 : conference at the french "Assises nationales de l'ingénierie territoriale" : "can you get support when you use OSM data ?"
- 2010-07-11 : SOTM lightning talk - QualityStreetMap.org and OSMQA
- 2010-08-30 : article in EPFL's Flash Informatique (web & pdf) demonstrating the interest of releasing aerial imagery to the community.
- 2011-01-20 : OSM lecture at Unimail, Genève
- 2011-03-17 : Forum "données publiques, données ouvertes", Université Lyon 2
- 2011-03-19 : Startup meeting for Projet Finistère
- 2011-04-07 : OSM presentation at INRIA Montbonnot for "INTech seminary: Mobilité & Réalité Augmentée Urbaine"
Mapping parties attended : Lyon 2008-06-14, Chambery 2008-09-26
Mapping parties I organized: EPFL Lausanne 2009-06-04, Conseil General 94 (France)
We may have met at the SOTM 2009 & 2010 ... if not, then maybe at the next SOTM ?