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Schedule: Mapping sessions

Maps have moved from flat and static creations to rich, realtime representations of the world. The idea of constantly-updated community maps are now the norm and realtime status updates are constant. We’ll address questions around accessibility, 3D and open data.

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Location: Ballroom III
Mok Oh (Where Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
We discuss the past, present, and the future of 3D technologies -- e.g. Photosynth, Google Earth, panoramic imagery, photogrammetry -- specifically for the Where 2.0 audience. In this context, we ask the question: Is 3D really worth the pain? The goal of this talk is to provide an analysis of where 3D was, is, and will be headed specifically for the Where 2.0 audience. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom III
Jesper Andersen (Bloom Studios)
As a real estate search engine, Trulia encounters a great deal of geo-coded and locale specific data, not just about the properties themselves but also conditions and contexts guiding a home purchasing decision. We’ll discuss Trulia’s approach to Geodata and how we use it to derive economic meaning, and ultimately, value for users from this data that isn’t available from traditional sources. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom III
Mattias Astrom (C3 Technologies)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Online users interact with an increasing amount of images from different sources. Imagine if you would combine these representations into an integrated photo realistic 3D world. We present new immersive fly-to-walk 3D user experiences and state of the art automatic 3D generation based on a combination of different image sources. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom III
Andre Parris (Bloomberg, LP)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Wall Street is the “Land of the Spreadsheet.” But what if Excel was challenged by the fastest interactive mapping platform on the planet as the analysis tool of choice? And what if the provider of that platform also happened to be a financial services company more legendary for its fixed income analytics? See what happens when Finance and Bing Maps with Silverlight collide. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom III
Haris Kurtagic (SL-King), Geoff Zeiss (Autodesk, Inc.)
We present an open source project (www.geoREST.org) whose objective is web-searchable open government geodata and show how governments can easily publish their geospatial data in a web-searchable format such as HTML, JSON, and KML. GeoREST is also an open API that allows developers to embed open geodata access in their applications. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom V
Jennifer Pahlka (Code for America)
Governments at all levels are reaching out for technical assistance, but they don't always know how to ask for it. Jen Palhka is ready to share some tips for how to make sure you are speaking the same language. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom III
Terrance Busch (Defense Intelligence Agency)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
As a highly technically-aware government agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency has been developing enterprise-level geospatial tools for nearly twenty years. In this briefing, Terrance Busch will detail the experiences and lessons they have learned as they improve and work towards a more efficient geospatial enterprise. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom III
Kim Balassiano (USEPA)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is on a mission to bring environmental awareness and information to the public. Come learn about the MyEnvironment platform and see why serving up information about land, air, and water quality is such a complex thing. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom III
Beth Kolko (University of Washington)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Crowd-sourced mapping holds promise for areas of the world where governments and businesses either can’t or won’t produce detailed maps of cities, countries, and commerce. This talk will address the ecosystem of hardware and software, usage patterns, design constraints, and government policy issues that impact the ability and desire of users to contribute content that can help fill in blank maps. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom III
Tom MacWright (Development Seed)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Opening up data isn't an assurance that it will be used - or even seen. The other piece of the open data puzzle is to make it accessible, in a technical sense. This session will introduce ways to make data more technically accessible by hosting it in the cloud. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom III
Mikel Maron (OpenStreetMap)
Map Kibera will produce the first complete free and open map of Kibera. This November, motivated young local people will be trained to create maps using OpenStreetMap techniques. This includes surveying with GPS and digitization of satellite imagery and paper-based annotation with Walking Papers. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom III
Ian White (Urban Mapping, Inc), Steve Coast (OpenStreetMap), Timothy Trainor (U.S. Census Bureau), Peter ter Haar (Ordnance Survey), Di-Ann Eisnor (Platial) Moderated by: Ian White
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Over the past 20 years, a highly accurate and attribute-laden base map has been developed at enormous cost. While commercial map providers offer the gold standard, the game is changing-'good enough' is beginning to enter the equation. Come join us at this sure to be highly engaging panel that will dive into uncharted territory to find the answers and surface the controversy. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom III
Raj Singh (Open Geospatial Consortium)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)
A call to action on collaborative climate research. OGC member organizations are working to advance data sharing, and eventually collaborative, distributed modeling (cloud computing, anyone?) in the area of climate research. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom III
Jeffrey Warren (Grassroots Mapping)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 4 ratings)
Grassroots Mapping (grassrootsmapping.org) is a series of participatory mapping projects involving communities in cartographic dispute. In this talk, Jeffrey will review the January projects in Lima, Peru and discuss the ongoing work of activist and community-based grassroots mappers around the world. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom III
Sean Askay (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Google Earth serves as a powerful platform for visualizing dense spatio-temporal datasets, as demonstrated by published and forthcoming KML projects presented during this talk. In particular, Map the Fallen (published on Memorial Day 2009) is a visualization of the 5500+ US and international soldiers that have died in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom III
Jon Voss (LookBackMaps), Barbara Hui (UCLA/UCHRI)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Old stuff can be sexy too! An overview of various efforts to geotag publicly available historical photos, organize them in a useful fashion, and keep them free and accessible to machines and humans. Includes demonstration of web and mobile applications bringing history to life on the map. We consider noncommercial models to promote mapping within historical and cultural preservation. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom III
Ben Lewis (Harvard University)
The colonial powers have been mapping Africa and the rest of the world for hundreds of years, but this valuable public spatial material is not accessible. Meanwhile our favorite Web 2.0 mapping tools lack historical depth. We will present the AfricaMap project as a start toward a solution and will describe a plan to enable map collections around the world to inexpensively publish spatially. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom III
Doug McCune (SpatialKey & Universal Mind)
In this session, attendees will learn how Dr. Clionadh Raleigh, a researcher with the International Peace Research Institute, and her Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project team created a better understanding of conflicts in developing countries by analyzing the relationships between combatants, social groups, economies and natural phenomena using web-based location-intelligence software. Read more.