Folks are geographically marking up their neighborhoods with a variety of tools including Live Maps Collections, Google Earth KML files, Platial Maps, Wikimapia, etc… Individually these pockets of content are useful, but in aggregate they form an increasingly comprehensive library of geographic knowledge, sometimes referred to as the Geoweb. In this session we’ll look at how you can contribute to the knowledgebase, but more importantly we’ll look at how you can tap into it and integrate this content into your own applications and mashups using a GeoRSS based API.
Steve has been doing maps for a long while and has somehow managed to fashion a career of working in this most enjoyable space. Currently a Program Manager at Microsoft working on Virtual Earth, previous gigs included PB MapInfo and a couple of location based startups. After taking MapPoint 2006, MapPoint Web Service and the Microsoft Location server on the road as Technical Evangelist, Steve began focusing on product development of Virtual Earth where his evil overlord manager has kept him locked away for the past 3 years. Steve is looking forward to escaping for a few days and returning to the Where 2.0 conference to reconnect with friends and colleagues from past events.