The global open mapping community is coming to Brussels this September. The organizers are calling it Maptember and invite map enthusiasts worldwide to join!

  • On Thursday September 22nd, the Humanitarian OSM Team has their yearly conference. In the evening, Médecins Sans Frontières will host a Mapathon in their Brussels office (free for all, with drinks). So it won’t just be interesting, it will also allow you to network with people deeply involved in humanitarian mapping community.
  • That same Thursday, the Belgian OSgeo (the people behind Qgis) have their yearly conference too.
  • Friday to Saturday, it’s State of the Map – the global meeting of OpenStreetMap people. It’s about mapping, technical challenges, and interesting data use. It’s not just a community conference, it will also be hosting big names like the World Bank.
  • Monday, OSgeo and OSM people will get hands on with the tools and have a Hackday.

You’ll find the registration pages through this handy website:

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— Kristien Ooms