Open & Candid: Julia West

OpenPlans throws out the orange carpet and grandly welcomes Julia West to Civic Works.  Julia’s past experience as an entrepreneur, web designer and social do-gooder puts her in the enviable position to further OpenPlans’ work of improving civic engagement, making information accessible and just plain making the world a better place. Julia took some time to Read more…

Make Haste to Streets of the Future: A Benefit for Streetsblog & Streetfilms

Be like that guy and run to the Streets of the Future Times running out to buy tickets. Get them here: Streets of the Future 2011 Tickets Streets of the Future: A Benefit To Support Streetsblog and Streetfilms Thursday, November 17, 2011, 7:00 PM Bicycle Habitat, 476 5th Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn Step lively!   The event is Read more…

Open & Candid: Martin Davis

OpenPlans welcomes Martin Davis, a leading figure in the geospatial development community, to the OpenGeo team. Martin will be working out of OpenGeo’s Victoria office.  Prior to joining us Martin contributed to the development of the JTS Topology Suite, and also initiated the JUMP Universal Mapping Platform, JCS Conflation Suite and RoadMatcher projects. At this years FOSS4G conference, Martin Read more…

Expenses, As Fun As They Wanna Be

Expense reports, expense report.  So vital to spend the money, so horrible to make the reports.  We brainstormed on ways to get OpenPlansers to submit their expense reports on time:  ”Let’s punish those who are late” “Let’s reward those who are early!” “Let’s have knife fights!” Clearer heads prevailed we realized a carrot, not a Read more…

Urban Systems Collaborative Lecture: John Reinhardt, IBM’s City Forward Program Manager

Please join the next Urban Systems Collaborative online seminar on Friday, November 18th at 12:30pm ET. John Reinhardt, IBM’s City Forward Program Manager, will present the next Urban Systems Collaborative seminar: ‘Making Open Data Accessible to Communities: City Forward and other Data Visualization Tools’. Screen share code: https://join.me/openplans Dial-in number and access code will be available after Read more…

Streetfilms en Guadalajara

Guadalajara Visitor of the Week, Streetfilms’ Clarence Eckerson thinks that Guadalajara “has the conditions for the use of the bicycle”.  You know what that means! What else did Clarence tell the Guadalajarans?  More updates this week on Clarence’s tour de Mexico. Stay tuned…  

OpenBag: Vizzuality

Vizzuality, the Madrid-based geo-spatial mapping company, has been co-habitating in OpenPlans’ office since June and we’ve had the chance to get to know them well. Javier de la Torres, Lead Developer and Co-founder stepped up at OpenBag this week.  While his face is familiar around these parts, Vizzuality work wasn’t; like finding out that your best Read more…

Tri-Met Regional Trip Planner launches

Transit maps are objects of identities of the city, they spark infinite discussion and, of course, help people get to where they want to go.  For decades, the 2D map was the primary way for a customer to interact with the system. Designers were constrained by the physical limitation and customers were constrained by just Read more…

OpenGeo Open Source Panel at GEOINT

Last month,  OpenGeo attended the GEOINT 2011 Symposium in San Antonio where open source received some serious attention. There were two panels on open source technologies and multiple keynote addresses highlighting the benefits of open source and the need to reduce software licensing costs. OpenGeo’s COO, Eddie Pickle, sat on a panel moderated by John Scott, Co-Chairman of RadiantBlue and Dr. Christopher Read more…

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