Open Street Map user already or to-be? Interested in GIS?
"The very first State of the Map was held in Manchester in 2007. Since then it has been to Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain, Colorado and Japan." And this year, it's back in UK - the convention will be in Birmingham, UK on 6-8 Sept (Hurry, early bird prices ends before June!). If you are already an OSM user and have something to share, the call for presentation for this convention is ongoing until 10 June. check out: http://2013.stateofthemap.org/
Across the pond, there's a state of the map event in San Franscisco very soon - on 6-9 June at the Mission Bay Conference Center: http://stateofthemap.us/
UK government is investing a lot of money in satellite, Harwell is going to get busy and ESA is going to move in (http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Welcome_to_ESA/ECSAT). Eventually there will be accessible testing and launching facility too for micro satellites and the like! Nothing is missing in your plans now, only action.
If you are not prepared to launch satellites, are you prepare to invent using the data from it? UK European Satellite Navigation Competition (http://ukesnc.com/) is open until 30 June. It's a competition where you are encouraged to submit proposal for the application that uses satellite data. Check out the previous winner section.
Some of you have probably heard about Citizen Inventor earlier in May at the EMF. It has been a bit quiet but things are happening. We are on!
Twitter handler @CitizenInventor has also been setup. Feel free to share info here on the projects page or just tweet news to us, Any comments, feedback, suggestions are all welcome from the community - there's the email button at the top right of this site.
Join us at http://www.meetup.com/CitizenInventor/