OpenStreetMap US

We’re happy to announce craigslist as top sponsor of this year’s State of the Map US conference in San Francisco, June 8 & 9. Their support as our Diamond level sponsor is particularly exciting seeing how craigslist’s implementation of OpenStreetMap last year turned some heads .

Jim Buckmaster , CEO at craigslist, views the conference as an opportunity to support and strengthen ties with the OpenStreetMap community:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for craigslist, not just to give something back to OpenStreetMap, but to exchange notes with other developers, and generally connect with the OpenStreetMap community.”

craigslist hosts their own tiles with a custom style created in-house. Their maps are integrated with the Leaflet Javascript library. Take a look at a couple examples.

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craigslist’s map style (left) as compared to OpenStreetMap’s standard style (right)

We’re excited to connect with craigslist in San Francisco this summer, meet their developers and mappers, and hear more about how they’re using OpenStreetMap, as well plans for future use. And if you’re looking for a job, craigslist is hiring in San Francisco , and is particularly interested in people with OpenStreetMap experience.

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State of the Map US

The annual State of the Map US conference is the largest gathering of OpenStreetMap community members from across the country. Come meet the people who create, analyze, and use OpenStreetMap with several days of talks, workshops, and social events. It’s the best party in mapping.

State of the Map US 2013

The 3rd State of the Map US conference took place at the Mission Bay Conference Center in golden-gated San Francisco, California.