While Mikel, Andrew and Schuyler are in Africa for Open Mapping Africa 2008, Steve Coast, the founder of Open Street Map, is back here in SF working tirelessly on OSM, CloudMade and setting up this weekend’s mapping party. If you have never had the opportunity to hang out with some extremely capable developers, map a route with a GPS unit, or drink libations at the Hotel Utah I strongly recommend you follow this link to the who/what/where/when page and pencil in a couple of hours for this Saturday or Sunday. Let them know if you plan on attending by heading over to Yahoo’s Upcoming and clicking in.
I had the opportunity to speak with Steve at some length the other day about Open Street Map and mapping in remote regions but will save that for that info for a follow-up post. In the mean time be sure to clear your schedule and break out the walking shoes.