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ENJ is a group of spatial-enabled scientists, engineers, educators, designers, business leaders, artists, journalists, politicians, and explorers. ENJ exists to further the collection, storage, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of spatial information. A focus of our group is to respond to the journal Nature's May 2008 editorial "A Place for Everything" — a call to arms for spatial scientists "to articulate to the broader research community the potential of recording and making accessible spatial data in the appropriate formats — and the painlessness of the process."

We subscribe to the notion that disseminating public spatial information, software, techniques, and tools as widely as possible leads to a better informed citizenry and peaceful, sustainable society.

Each winter, ENJ hosts the world's leading spatial engineers and thinkers in Santa Barbara, California, for two days of discussion and collaboration.

Update: The ENJ group is on a hiatus in 2011 and the first half of 2012 while the core members finish their Ph.D. dissertations.

 

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MAPS, EXPLORATION, AUGMENTED REALITY, GEOGRAPHY, TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, GISCIENCE, CARTOGRAPHY, ASTRONOMY, PHYSICS, COMPUTER SCIENCE, NEOGEOGRAPHY, NANOTECHNOLOGY, MATHEMATICS

 

ENJ stands for "Edge Node Junction" following an enumeration of geographic network primitives — and playing on the synonymous meaning of "junction" as a "meeting". Also, as a proponent of the maker, coder, engineering culture, ENJ is intended to be reminiscent of the word engineering.

 

 
   
     
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