Where 2.0 2008 Speaker Presentation Files

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Jonathan Lowe (Giswebsite LLP)
Want a mashup that delivers correct, complete and relevant answers to each user's specific questions? Want repeat visits to your site? Geospatial mashups that pull data from collaborative, open, semantically structured data stores such as Metaweb's Freebase enable individual users to adjust both data and analysis rules to return more relevant results and to notify them when conditions change.
Sam Altman (Loopt )
LBS popularity and the advancement of GPS/cell tower triangulation are allowing services to expand and perfect their offerings in regards to features, advertising, consumer control, and most importantly privacy. This session will answer the question of what LBS should focus on and complete to successfully protect a users location while enhancing their day-to-day activities and interactions.
Sean Gorman (FortiusOne)
The U.S. Government has always been an early adopter of geospatial technologies—from GPS to satellite imagery. Even the first application of the GeoWeb, Keyhole/Google Earth, received the bulk of its early support from government investment and customers. New geospatial innovations continue to be driven by government investment and will be a key resource driving the success of the GeoWeb.
Michael Ferrari (Computer Sciences Corporation)
This is not your dad’s weather forecast. New weather visualizations are available which give users the ability to see what next year’s weather will be, anywhere in the world. Once the forecast is available, a global array of sensors and stations, from hundreds of miles above the Earth’s surface down to the ocean floor, allow us to monitor global the dynamic patterns in real time.
Dan Catt (The Great Outdoors)
Dan Catt, senior engineer of popular photo-sharing community Flickr and one of the pioneers of geotagging, will discuss the significance of geographical information in photos and the trends in this area moving forward.
Robert Kirkpatrick (InSTEDD), Eduardo Jezierski (InSTEDD)
InSTEDD is currently developing a free, open source software and services platform for early detection and more effective response to emerging infectious diseases and humanitarian crises. We are approaching public health challenges as problems in human interaction,
Steve Lombardi (Microsoft Corporation)
This session will explore integrating Geoweb content in mashups & applications using a GeoRSS based API.
Jeremy Irish (Groundspeak)
In the real world there is no extra man and you can't restore a previous save game if you say the wrong thing. Creating real-world games with GPS can have many unusual, sometimes amusing, pitfalls when using this new medium. Let's explore some real world examples from the Geocaching.com community and unscientific results when using location as a gaming platform.
Ryan Sarver (Twitter)
As the growth of location-based services continues on the web, access to real-time device geolocation information becomes more instrumental. The goal of the LocationAware Working Group is to work with browser vendors to define a standard for making a user’s geolocation data available through a simple web API. This session will discuss the proposed API and what it means from LBS web developers.
Eric Rodenbeck (Stamen Design)
Presentation: external link
Maps are never pefect representations of reality, and increasingly they're out of date before they're finished. Complicating matters, mapping of live phenomena (geospatial or otherwise) is becoming more and more prevelant, and even expected. Looking back to earlier representations of movement can help us figure out how to represent the fluid spaces that mapping is moving in to.
Jennifer Kilian (frog design inc.)
Presentation: Merian Case Study Presentation [PPT]
Presented by frog design, Merian Scout Navigator is a next-generation travel device that leverages GPS technology to offer in-context tourist information and recommendations. By offering up information about a city as the user moves through it, the Merian Scout Navigator frees travelers from the restraints of a fixed to-do list.
W. James Au (The Making of Second Life)
Is the best way to learn about our world through a virtual one? Have a look at the latest uses of MMOs like Second Life to model real world weather, air traffic, and server data in immersive 3D.
Patrick McDevitt (Tele Atlas)
For many years, leadership in digital mapping could be secured simply by adding more territory and attributes to the base map. Today, applications and solutions require multifaceted expertise, continued innovation, and moving quicker than ever to bring new features and content to market. Learn about the map of the future, what content it will deliver to applications and end users, and when.
Jeffrey Johnson (Open Solutions Group), David Riallant (Pict'Earth)
Pict'Earth presents a new method in virtual globe data acquisition. We have developed software and services that provide processed imagery to Virtual Globe applications as Google Earth and Microsoft Virtual Earth. The technology delivers high-resolution images for maps in near real time.
Justin Bronn (Django Software Foundation), Travis Pinney (GeoDjango), Jeremy Dunck (Pegasus News)
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.
George Filley (NAVTEQ)
Everyone's Saying Yes to LBS—what does that mean for the current state of the mobile industry? NAVTEQ, a leading global provider of digital map data for location-based solutions, offers its perspective on how those in the value chain are being impacted by advancements in technology and the increasing demand that is driving LBS growth.
Dev Khare (Venrock)
Presentation: external link
Location-based services and the geoweb, in confluence with social media, are hot areas of interest for venture investors. This session will cover specific sub-sectors of the geoweb and highlight areas of opportunity.
Mok Oh (Where Inc.)
There are a plethora of technology to digitally capture, display, and share the outdoor content. Yet, technology for the indoors is still very limited. In this talk, we ask a simple question, "What about the inside?" The objective is to provide a general framework in which to better discuss the capturing, displaying, and sharing of the interior content.
  • 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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