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Jun 25, 2008

Open Source Map Group to Meet in Ireland

A group with the ambitious goal of creating a global 'open source' map that anyone can contribute to and use will hold its second annual meeting in Limerick, Ireland. The State of the Map will meet July 12 and 13 at the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel. The event is sponsored by a project with about 40,000 volunteers. The group enlists people across the globe to go out onto streets and using GPS, bikes, and notebooks, map their world.

Speakers at the conference will demonstrate how to make maps, how to customize maps, and what other countries are doing in this area. Then attendees will go out onto the streets of Limerick and map the area.

The group has launched a blog with information on the conference.