OpenStreetMap.org Mapping Party This Weekend
http://www.meetup.com/OpenStreetMap-Phoenix/ It’s going to rock. It really is.
Having just heard of OSM a little over a month ago, and using their tiles for about two weeks now… I’m really excited to give back to the OSM community. In a way, it’s a chance for those who have never committed code to a FOSS project (like me) to really add some positive input back into a community that we are a part of, if only in a small way. But hey, if we are all contributing small bits to the project-at-large… it’ll add up. A little ‘neogeography’, anyone?
Additionally, I have put together a small tool to compare the current OSM offerings to that of various commercial mapping vendors (Google, Microsoft VE). Pretty fun exploration of the OpenLayers API!
Check it out here: http://mkgeomatics.com/apps/openlayers/osm_compare.html