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Mar 13 2015

FOSS4G North America 2015 – recovery time

Published by under SL In General

I’m filled to the brim with fresh map ideas from the most amazing crowd that I’ve ever conferenced with. So many ideas were shared with me, many of which change how I view the future of mapping. While there’s still plenty of utility and respect, I sincerely believe that the mapping world has already reached, or is months away from Peak Esri use.

That creates a space for FOSS, and an urgent need to update curricula in the US to keep up. The skills needed are not monolithic desktop apps, but rather freely extensible desktop frameworks—not proprietary servers but those without licensing costs that can be scaled out to cover the world with maps.

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