State of the Map 2018: Milan transit rocks. Europe is an oven. Damn the mosquitoes!
A contingent of our team recently attended the 2018 State of The Map International Conference in Milan, Italy. Attendance covered the spectrum in the OSM community, from original die hard individual contributors to more recent corporate contributors — it was an interesting mix that came with a bit of tension at times. With three of us in attendance, we were able to cover most of the sessions over the weekend (+Monday). This post includes a few of our takeaways from the conference.
The heart of OSM is still beating.
The incomparable Kate Chapman shared the stage with fellow OSM super supporter, Heather Leson, to set the tone for the conference and remind everyone what the community is about — for all of us old and new — which is to build a free and open map of and for the world! They gave great examples that demonstrated just how big and diverse the OSM community is getting — from OpenCatMap to OSM Cake Blogs — OpenStreetMap is a platform that will support whatever you can imagine.