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The Spatial Community
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About the Community

The Spatial Community is a Slack-based community of over 1600 geospatial enthusiasts: developers, GIS professionals, students, and hobbyists all coming together to share a common interest in all things spatial. With members from all over the world, The Spatial Community is a global geo-party with round-the-clock activity.

Whether you're looking to get answers or offer support, or just have a casual conversation with fellow geo-geeks, there's a home for you in The Spatial Community. A dedicated #python or #postgis fan? There's a channel for that. Interested in joining a geospatial #bookclub? We've got that covered. Looking to unwind from a long day in the spatial analysis trenches with some #videogames or #food? We've got that too.

Sound like fun? Join us today!

Join Us

Ready to join the community? Read our Code of Conduct, then request an invitation to the Slack team below

Code of Conduct

Agreeing to common ground set forth in our Code of Conduct is part of what makes our group a community. To participate in The Spatial Community, we ask everyone to agree to this code.

Request an Invite

Read the Code of Conduct and like what you see? Excited to make 1600+ other geospatial friends in one place? Got a question for #python or need help from the gurus in #geoserver? Enter your email address here to request an invitation:

Meet the Admins

Contrary to popular belief, The Spatial Community is not run solely by a collection of Slack bots. Meet the admins who work hard behind the scenes to keep everything humming along smoothly.

Upcoming Events

Check back often - new events posted regularly!

  • 2017 Conference Giveaways

    Kicking off 2017 with some sweet giveaway prizes from Esri, Mapbox, FOSS4G and >sparkgeo.

  • AMA: Azavea

    Join us at 2pm EST, March 14 2017 for an AMA with Azavea's President & CEO Robert Cheetham, VP of Engineering Matt McFarland, and Community Ambassador Dan Ford.

Past Events

  • Nov 17 2016

    Boundless's Andy Dearing

  • Nov 7 2016

    Carto's Javier de la Torre

  • Oct-Dec 2016


    First annual "Secret Santa" for members of The Spatial Community. Join the channel for more information

  • April 19 2016

    ESRI's Andrew Turner & John Gravois

  • March 15 2016

    Digital Globe's Shay Har-Noy

  • November 3 2015

    James Fee

  • September 22 2015

    Mapbox's Tom Macwright and Eric Gunderson

  • September 2 2015

    What3Words' Gary Gale

Meet our Admins

The humans behind the bots

Kate Clark


Erik Friesen


Kyle Morgan


Sara Safavi


Daniel Smith


If you ever need help, or have a community-related question, always feel free to reach out to one or all of us in Slack. We're here to support you & make The Spatial Community awesome, together.

Special thanks to our retired admins:

Will Cadell


Julien Jacques


Stephen Smith