Photon – Geocoding with OSM Data @WhereBerlin

OSM is a collaborative project to create a free map of the world and provides a rich, fast-growing source for spatial data. It is widely used for displaying maps and has been adopted by many companies including Foursquare.

Despite its success there is still a missing piece in the OSM ecosystem: a powerful tool to search for places and addresses. Komoot released photon, an open source geocoder that addresses that missing piece by using elasticsearch, a robust open source search engine.

In his talk, Christoph will explain the challenges that photon addresses, the features it provides, and how you can benefit from photon and use it for your project too.

Take a look:

http://photon.komoot.de
http://github.com/komoot/photon

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WhereCamp Berlin 2014!

We are proud to announce the 2014 edition, which will take place between 13th - 15th of November in Europe’s rising center of location businesses and start-ups. We welcome again all of the geo-geeks and map gurus out there to have a great event.

For this year the headline is all around Navigation and Location Intelligence.

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We start this years session with a conference track on Thursday with a supreme list of speakers.

As in our last three editions we also offer a Barcamp session on Friday, where everyone is invited to present its own talks.

On Saturday we will close the event with a great Open Data Hackathon with Geo data, moderated by the Cluster ICT/Media/Creative Industries


Important: The event language will be English.

Presentations @WhereBerlin 2013

We had some great people at the event,  interesting topics and interesting discussions.

Have a look!

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WhereCamp Berlin…

…has started as an unconference and this year is moving to a mixed formula. It addresses to everyone who is passionate about geographical things. Participants & speakers will present and bring to discussion topics about maps, social cartography, augmented reality, funding, projects and art focused around location.

We invite you to take part at app demos, mapping sessions, hacking and debates about geo stuff.

You are free to…

…submit a call for presentation, make the event schedule in the uncoference day. In that day we start with a blank program and all the sessions are posted by you. As we experienced at the other 3 editions, some people put together a great presentation, others host debates and discussion – it’s up to you.

Who will you meet at WCB (WhereCampBerlin)?

Geo enthusiasts and passionate mappers, people from all geo-categories: geo-developers, geo-specialists, geo-scientists and geo-startuppers.

 Follow us on twitter @WhereBerlin and on our G+ page/ our Facebook page and find all the news about this edition.