On Monday the the FOSSGIS conference starts in Salzburg – after a more informal OSM-Sunday. I will give the opening talk there (in German) – with the title Jenseits von Mercator (Beyond Mercator) where i will be talking about the meanwhile omnipresent and seemingly unavoidable mercator map projection. I am going to discuss its virtues and disadvantages and show some alternatives. Should be interesting for anyone involved in use and production of maps somehow.
Those who would like to come by spontaneously can do so – OSM and Open Source community members can visit for free. Those who can’t be there is person will probably be able to watch it live or as recording on the internet – on streaming.fossgis.de.
Salzburg by the way currently looks like this: