GeoMonday the 1st – Event Review

Woooah, what a day – precisely evening! What started pretty calm 6:30pm at Nokia House Berlin became really great. We were excited to see more than 50 participants showing up and enjoying  the venue featuring a great view over Berlin. The initial kickoff was given 7:30pm by a little introduction from our GeoMonday team. After this little warm up everyone had the pleasure to not only watch 4 interesting talks, but also get involved with the speakers afterwards. Topics went from smart location data to horse riders maps, difficulties of outdoor guidance and the challenge to gather and process community data. After the official part around 2 dozen people stood to further discuss and get connected.

It was an absolutely amazing session and I wanna say: Thank you to all who helped making that happen! Seeing people coming from universities, start-ups or those who want to create one, up to small and medium sized enterprises convinced us, that GeoMonday is the right platform for all the GeoGeeks around to stay up-to-date and get connected.

In order to make the event better next time we requested for feedback and we got it 🙂 Out of 13 feedback forms we got that average data:

  • How much did you like the event location? 4.6 out of 5
  • How much did you enjoy our talks? 3.9 out of 5
  • Did you like the scheduling? Date / Time? 4.2 out of 5
  • How likely would you promote that event to your friend, colleagues, etc.? 4.2 out of 5

With such an amazing feedback we are strongly encourage to continue. We got also good input from the free text form:

  • Please make the talks shorter! > Good point, we go probably for a 10min time talk next time
  • Please present the speaker and include their contact details in the presentation > Yes, absolutely!
  • Provide pizza > Well, let’s see 😉

So thanks for those who gave feedback. We are happy to hear your words also later on, via or via our Twitter Channel

As one thing is for sure, there is no great stats blog without a map. So here is ours. It shows the visitors in our Update Blog since it got launched:


Last, but not least here are some visual impressions from the event itself. We really hope next time we have another great session and welcome you!

Talk 3: Turn-by-Turn Navigation and Rich Information for Outdoor Activities

Markus HallermannFor outdoor activities like cycling, hiking, road or mountain biking the user needs a lot of different information to choose the best fitting or better the most beautiful route for his activity. Smart phones provide the hardware for true turn-by-turn navigation.

In this talk Markus Hallermann will discuss the challenges of maps and the rich information the user demands planning and navigating a outdoor route.

Grown up in Austria and with a background in physics Markus is CEO and co-founder of komoot.

Follow him on Twitter: @walsertal

Talk 2: ReiterApp – Topographic orientation and the importance of maps

wilkenholle Our 2nd talk is really special. Wilken Holle will speak about maps for horse riders:

Especially in community of horse riders a different map usage is widespread. Conventional maps on Smartphone cannot be used due to the lack of important details. Small paths, stairs or poisonous plants are some of the factors that play an important role for the orientation in the terrain. The orientation feature of the ReiterApp is intended to help finding the best route. Or the fastest. Or the safest. Or the most beautiful…

iphone-screen-orientierung  Follow him on Twitter: @wilkenholle