Slashgeo.org is a community-driven website for news and discussions about GIS, location-based services, remote sensing, GPS and everything geospatial. Why use Slashgeo.org? One of the reasons is because it aggregates for you the most pertinent geospatial news from 50+ sources.
We have been media partners of several major geospatial conferences, such as O'Reilly's Where 2.0 2009, 2010 and 2011 Conferences, OSGeo's FOSS4G 2009, 2010 and 2011 Conferences, the Location Business Summit 2010, OpenStreetMap's State of the Map 2011, and Géomatique 2011.
In August 2010, Slashgeo.org had over 9,200 registered members and was getting about 35,000 daily hits, reaching thousands of geoprofessionals every day. During the same month, we re-launched Slashgeo with a new, more featured and flexible engine, but in the process, the existing user accounts and 5,000 published stories were migrated but lost their user comments.
As of September 2011, we reaching more and more geospatial professionals every day. Just on Google Reader, we have over 6,500 subscribers (a number anyone can easily validate).
Slashgeo is a bridge across space and time to gather the community of the geospatially interested.
Slashgeo wants to be the best user-friendly and community-driven online resource for news and discussions about everything geospatial.
Slashgeo is open. Free to read. Free for anyone to share thoughts and ideas. Its content comes from the users, you.
Slashgeo is a dream come true. It is managed by Spatial Enlightenment, an independent registered non-profit organization. It is mostly driven by voluntary work. Historically, Slashgeo is the sibling of Applied-GIS-RS, a non-technical international mailing list that we created in summer 2002 that has more than a thousand members. In December 2005, three months after its launch, Slashgeo.org came to replace SlashGISRS.org, our former name. In August 2010, we migrated from the Slashcode engine to the Drupal engine, resetting to nil our existing users and previously published stories.
We hope you benefit from our efforts and participate in making Slashgeo an efficient tool.
The Slashgeo Team
Thanks to Lottadot for hosting our servers from 2005 to 2010, thanks to our team of volunteer editors that feed the site with content, and thanks to you, our users, for participating constructively.
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