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.