Cartonama Conference

Making the most of geospatial data, community mapping, and location-based services.

The ‘Where’ question is central to our everyday lives. Geospatial data shapes our ability to answer that question and build intelligent applications, whether on the web or on your mobile device.

Supported by contributions from crowd-sourced data projects and open source software, geo data and its technology spectrum has grown impressively in recent years. In the face of this massive and diverse range of spatial data and technologies, the ability to choose effective methods for storage, retrieval and visualisation becomes critical .

The Cartonama conference is about geographic data, the technology behind it, the applications built around it and the overarching aspect of community and mobility.

We will organize workshops along with the conference. The goal would be to provide hands-on training to collect, store and visualize geographic data, and finally, to build location-based services with these tools. Workshop theme falls into:

  • Nature of Geospatial Data: Structure, Formats and Operations
  • Collection, Storage & Delivery of Geospatial Data: Crowd-sourced Models, Standards and Databases
  • Location-based Services: Front-end and Back-end tools to build and manage your applications
  • Leveraging Open Geographic Data Repositories: Using OpenStreetMap to visualize and tell stories through maps

You can submit your workshop proposals via the submissions through the funnel below.

##Speaking submissions
You can submit a proposal to speak at Cartonama via the submission funnel below. Please describe your proposal in as much detail as possible. Detail is important if you’d like to be voted up into the schedule.

Your submission will be up for public voting for up to 2 weeks before the event. For the final tally, we will only consider votes from ticket holders, as a way to ensure participants get exactly what they pay for.

Making a funnel submission does not guarantee final selection. Selected speakers will get a free ticket to the event (limited to one speaker per proposal). Proposers whose talks are not on the final schedule will be able to purchase tickets at the prevailing rate for the day on which they made their proposal.

You can buy a ticket to the event here.

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Rajath Kedilaya


Map My Ride

Submitted Aug 22, 2012

There’s more to taxis than taking your drunken-self home. This session should tell you why!


Taxis are ubiquitous in a typical urban landscape, across the world. Until now, they have only been seen as just another mode of transport. But the proliferation of cheap location-tracking devices has pushed them to be a major source of data. But how useful is this data, and how it can contribute to the mapping community?
In this talk, we will look at insights we can derive from these meandering taxis. We will also briefly look at what we are building at YourCabs, and the challenges we face. This will be an introductory talk, trying to look at the bigger picture and skimming through the technical aspects.


An open mind along with questions, advice and criticism.

Speaker bio

Rajath (@rajathkedi) is the co-founder of YourCabs and an amateur mapping enthusiast. He dabbles with openstreetmaps during his travel, but is eager to bring more to the table through his startup.
Or, this could just be one of his efforts to display how cool car-rental companies can be!


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Cartonama is HasGeek’s conference on mapping and location-based services. more