Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at Where 2.0 2008. (schedule subject to change).

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Create your own Where 2.0 schedule using the personal scheduler function. Mark the tutorials, sessions, keynotes, and events you want to attend at Where 2.0 by clicking on the calendar icon next to each listing. Then click on "personal schedule" at the top of the page and get your own customized schedule generated.

Salon C-D
Add Rapid Geographic Web Application Development with GeoDjango to your personal schedule
8:30am Morning Tutorial
Rapid Geographic Web Application Development with GeoDjango Justin Bronn (Django Software Foundation), Travis Pinney (GeoDjango), Jeremy Dunck (Pegasus News)
Add Beg, Borrow and Steal: Make a Simple GPS Game to your personal schedule
1:30pm Afternoon Tutorial
Beg, Borrow and Steal: Make a Simple GPS Game Patrick Goddi (Hewlett-Packard), Kurt MacDonald (HP), Ben Clayton (HP Labs Europe)
Salon E
Add Geo-ify Your Web Site to your personal schedule
8:30am Morning Tutorial
Geo-ify Your Web Site Steve Coast (OpenStreetMap), Mikel Maron (OpenStreetMap), Andrew Turner (GeoIQ)
Add The Open Geo-Stack: OpenLayers, GeoServer, PostGIS to your personal schedule
1:30pm Afternoon Tutorial
The Open Geo-Stack: OpenLayers, GeoServer, PostGIS Tim Schaub (OpenGeo), Chris Holmes (OpenGeo), Justin Deoliveira (Justin Deoliveira Consulting)
Add Ignite Where & Launch Pad to your personal schedule
7:00pm Ignite Where & Launch Pad
Room: Salon E
Ignite Where & Launch Pad
Salon A-B
Add Advanced Rails GIS Hacks to your personal schedule
8:30am Morning Tutorial
Advanced Rails GIS Hacks Shoaib Burq (Nomad Labs Pty Ltd), Brian Hamlin (Light42)
Add Searching the Geoweb: Exposing Your Geo Data to Search Engines to your personal schedule
1:30pm Afternoon Tutorial
Searching the Geoweb: Exposing Your Geo Data to Search Engines Lior Ron (Google, Inc. ), Mano Marks (Google, Inc. )
7:30am Continental Breakfast
Room: Junior Ballroom
12:00pm Lunch
Room: Bayside Ballroom
Salon F
Add Sharing Your Content on the Google Maps API (Sponsored Tutorial) to your personal schedule
8:30am Morning Tutorial
Sharing Your Content on the Google Maps API (Sponsored Tutorial) Mickey Kataria (Google, Inc. ), Drew Patterson (Kayak.com), Pamela Fox (Google, Inc. )
Add Creating Web 2.0 Applications on an Open Source Geospatial Platform (Sponsored Tutorial) to your personal schedule
1:30pm Afternoon Tutorial
Creating Web 2.0 Applications on an Open Source Geospatial Platform (Sponsored Tutorial) Geoff Zeiss (Autodesk, Inc.), Chris Claydon (Autodesk, Inc. ), Jeremiah McKnelly (Autodesk, Inc. )
8:30am-12:00pm (3h 30m) Tutorial
Rapid Geographic Web Application Development with GeoDjango
Justin Bronn (Django Software Foundation) et al
Django is a high-level Python web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. GeoDjango is an official branch of Django that intends to be a world-class geographic web framework. Participants will explore the features of the framework by building a geographic web application from the ground up with the experienced web developers who created GeoDjango.
1:30pm-5:00pm (3h 30m) Tutorial
Beg, Borrow and Steal: Make a Simple GPS Game
Patrick Goddi (Hewlett-Packard) et al
Kids play and modify location-based games all the time: tag, hide & seek, king of the hill, etc. These physical games are simple, social, and integrated with the environment. This tutorial is a walkthrough of rapid game development in which a familiar game is adapted into a GPS game. With just a GPS-enabled mobile device and a little creativity, everyone can build a quick, fun location-based game.
8:30am-12:00pm (3h 30m) Tutorial
Geo-ify Your Web Site
Steve Coast (OpenStreetMap) et al
Learn to use Mapstraction—the abstraction API for mapping services—from the core developers. Worried that Google might put adverts on their maps? Noticed that Microsoft Virtual Earth has better aerial imagery? Don't get locked in! Use Mapstraction to float above proprietary APIs and switch on the fly to nine different providers including OpenStreetMap.
1:30pm-5:00pm (3h 30m) Tutorial
The Open Geo-Stack: OpenLayers, GeoServer, PostGIS
Tim Schaub (OpenGeo) et al
An open geo-stack offers a flexible and feature-filled solution for your web mapping needs. Store your data with PostGIS, set up GeoServer to publish it, and develop an OpenLayers-based client for the browser. This tutorial will focus on these three core components of an open source geo-stack and will also cover architectures that cross the proprietary/open source divide.
7:00pm-9:00pm (2h) Event
Ignite Where & Launch Pad
The geo space is too big to fit into two days of stage time. So returning for the second year is Ignite Where and Launchpad.
8:30am-12:00pm (3h 30m) Tutorial
Advanced Rails GIS Hacks
Shoaib Burq (Nomad Labs Pty Ltd) et al
GIS, that began life in the research labs of universities, military and governments, has always had a strong focus on modelling and analysis of geographic information to aid decision making. As web standards and aggregation technologies for geographic information mature, deploying the power of GIS on the emerging GeoWeb is the next step. Using Ruby on Rails we will demonstrate how to achieve this.
1:30pm-5:00pm (3h 30m) Tutorial
Searching the Geoweb: Exposing Your Geo Data to Search Engines
Lior Ron (Google, Inc. ) et al
Have you been wondering how to drive traffic to that cool maps mashup you created recently? Simple, make it searchable. We now index geospatial content on the Web and show it as search results to users on both Google Earth and Google Maps. We'll show you how to get your maps mashup crawled and indexed and how best to optimize your content for user discovery via search.
7:30am-8:30am (1h)
Break: Continental Breakfast
12:00pm-1:30pm (1h 30m)
Break: Lunch
8:30am-12:00pm (3h 30m) Tutorial
Sharing Your Content on the Google Maps API (Sponsored Tutorial)
Mickey Kataria (Google, Inc. ) et al
Everyone has content that can be associated with a location. But how do you know if you have exceptional geocontent that will pique the interest of a global audience? And how do you maximize the exposure to your creation?
1:30pm-5:00pm (3h 30m) Tutorial
Creating Web 2.0 Applications on an Open Source Geospatial Platform (Sponsored Tutorial)
Geoff Zeiss (Autodesk, Inc.) et al
The tutorial is aimed at developers and others who are interested in the business and technical aspects of developing software on a Web 2.0 open source geospatial platform. No background in web development is required. The workshop will include both business and hands-on technical aspects of developing web mapping applications.
  • Autodesk
  • Google
  • ESRI
  • Nokia
  • DigitalGlobe
  • Earthscape
  • EveryScape.com
  • LightPole
  • MapJack
  • MapQuest
  • MetaCarta
  • Microsoft
  • Poly9
  • Skyhook Wireless
  • TeleAtlas
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Zvents
  • BNet

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