Join us for a great night together with other entrepreneurs, developers, and designers in the area. This group is focused on tech startups and general entrepreneurship.
This month we will be learning about The Kaart Group.
The Kaart Group is small tech company based in Grand Junction, CO. With the primary focus of updating metropolitan areas on OpenStreetMap in Central and South America. Kaart makes trips to different countries about once a month bringing back tons of data. The data is then unpacked here in GJ and uploaded onto OSM. Their goal is to make top-of-the-line maps used for vehicle navigation and hope to eventually conquer (map) the world!
SPECIAL Beer and Business Agenda!
For this Beer and Business event, we will be focusing on updating OpenStreetMap (OSM), the open source map of the world. We will get debriefed on OSM, organized into small groups, and head out on foot to tackle different areas surrounding downtown. We will be mapping on 2 smartphone applications; we ask that you download these apps prior to the event and maybe even play around and familiarize yourself with them. They should work on IOS and Andriod.
APPS TO DOWNLOAD
MAPS.ME – A viewing and editing application
OpenStreetView – A street view viewing and uploading application
6:00 – 6:30pm
BEER AND NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS WILL BE PROVIDED
Grab a drink and mingle!
6:30 – 7:00pm
Nolan McDonald from Kaart. Nolan will be teaching us how to use some of the mapping apps they use at Kaart.
7:00 – 7:30pm
After hearing from Nolan, we will break into teams and attempt to actually go out and map some of the cool features in Downtown GJ
7:00 – 8:00pm