Geo4LibCamp is a hands-on meeting to bring together those building repository and associated services for geospatial data. The main focus is to share best-practices, solve common problems, and address technical issues with integrating geospatial data into a repository and associated services. For the purposes of the camp, we broadly define geospatial data from scanned maps and aerial photography to highly structured shapefiles. We highly recommend that participants bring some sample GIS data and metadata from their institution to work with during the camp. The camp is structured as an unconference with suggested topics:
Modeling GIS data using Hydra/Fedora
Creating and managing GIS metadata
Discovery services with GeoBlacklight
Building a spatial data infrastructure
Working with your data and metadata
Following the camp, on Thursday and Friday, we will have optional post-conference working sessions.
The main event will be a 3 day unconference on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, followed by an optional 2-day working session on Thursday and Friday (see the detailed agenda). We will have a dinner on Monday evening, a catered lunch on Monday, and coffee/snacks each day.
Registration will open in September and is via EventBrite. The cost is $100 and we're limiting the event to 30 attendees. Please note that we are requiring a brief position statement (200 words or less) in which we ask that you please describe your key issues and/or interest with integrating geospatial data into a repository and associated services. We will share these statements with the attendees at the event.
Travel and Lodging
Stanford University is located in Palo Alto, CA which is near both San Francisco Airport (SFO) and San Jose Airport (SJC). The campus is connected to the Palo Alto Caltrain station and the campus itself has a free shuttle service called Marguerite. From the train station, you can take the P shuttle to the "Campus Oval" or the X / Y shuttles to elsewhere on campus. There is limited visitor parking available on campus. Uber, taxis, and metro buses are available too.
We've arranged a discounted rate (booking link) at the Cardinal Hotel in downtown Palo Alto (235 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301; 1-650-323-5101; http://www.cardinalhotel.com). The rate is $269 + tax for a standard room and $139 + tax for a room with shared bathroom, and these rates are available until January 5, 2016 or until sold out.
Aside from the Cardinal Hotel, there are numerous lodging options near campus and along the Caltrain route. The lodging expenses vary quite a bit in Palo Alto and the surrounding areas as we are located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Downtown Palo Alto (along University Avenue) is the most convenient location as it's a short walking distance to the Palo Alto train station, campus, and to many restaurants. Try Kayak, Yelp, Airbnb, etc. to identify lodging options in the mid-Penisula region.
If you're in town Sunday night (1/24) and want to grab dinner, we will meet in the lobby of the Cardinal Hotel (235 Hamilton Ave) at 6pm. There are several great restaurants a short walking distance from the hotel.
Code of Conduct
Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.