Schedule: Development - Location sessions

Location technologies provide data-rich information that can build a priceless user experience and drive a billion-dollar business. Find out who’s developing the tools that make collecting, storing, retrieving, and analyzing huge amounts of data possible. Learn how they do it—and get a sense of what leading developers are thinking about the future.

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Ballroom F
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Raffi Krikorian (Twitter)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 8 ratings)
The notion of "place" is a critical piece of context in a lot of digital interactions. How can you build a system to handle that? Read more.
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Ballroom F
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Nicole Ozer (ACLU of Northern California), Chris Conley (ACLU of Northern California), Francoise Gilbert
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
Location information is valuable — and so is your users’ trust. Get the inside track from VCs, privacy officers, and lawyers at the ACLU about how to avoid privacy pitfalls and make early decisions that are good for users and the bottom line. Read more.
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Ballroom G
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Adam DuVander (ProgrammableWeb)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 5 ratings)
It's easier than ever to get a map on your website with one of the many APIs provided by Google, Microsoft, MapQuest and many others. Adam DuVander, author of Map Scripting 101, will show you how to do that and more in this workshop. Using Mapstraction, an open source wrapper library, you can write code once for a dozen different map providers. Read more.
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Ballroom G
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Peter Skomoroch (Data Wrangling)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
Learn about the newest geo-analytic tools and services. Read more.
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Ballroom F
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Bernie Hackett (10gen)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
This workshop will include hands-on experience working with location data in MongoDB. Data sources will include at least a Zip code listing from the US Census and geo-coded transit stops. No MongoDB experience required, but you should have it downloaded to your laptop if you want to follow along. Read more.
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Ballroom G
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Kathryn Hurley (Google), Mano Marks (Google, Inc. )
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
With Google Fusion Tables, a few clicks can turn a large tabular data file into a customized, data driven map or other visualization. With a simple user interface for querying their data, and styling it, users can create highly customized maps. And they can share their data with others while preserving their attribution. So come, learn to build your own data driven map, no programming required. Read more.
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Ballroom H
Alex Kilpatrick (Tactical Information Systems), Mary Haskett (Tactical Informations Systems)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Advances in biometric identification will soon allow a person to be tracked without consent, providing a potentially continuous stream of location data that can be made available to marketeers, government, police, friends, enemies, or anyone willing to buy it. This session will examine the state of the art of surveillance technologies, defeat mechanisms, and implications for privacy. Read more.
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Ballroom H
Jason Jacobs (RunKeeper)
As location-enabled smartphones proliferate, increasingly large amounts of fitness data can be collected more easily and inexpensively than ever before. By aggregating this data in one place, and building a virtual platform that combines analytics, coaching, game mechanics, and social networking, is it possible to increase the health of the world's population in a meaningful way? Read more.
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Ballroom H
Andrew Turner (GeoIQ)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
We've reach a pinnacle of open location data and mapping visualization. The cutting edge is now in allowing conversations around location through shared understanding. Collaborative Analytics are allowing citizens to share climate models with scientists and mobile developers to work with businesses on social media campaigns. Learn about how collective location intelligence is evolving Where2.0. Read more.
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Ballroom H
Alasdair Allan (The Thing System, Inc.), Pete Warden (Jetpac)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Today at Where 2.0 Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan will discuss the discovery that your iPhone, and your 3G iPad, is regularly recording the position of your device into a hidden file. Ever since iOS 4 arrived, your device has been storing a long list of locations and time stamps. Read more.
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Ballroom E
Jyri Engestrom (Ditto)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
A trip, a photo, a destination - they all have a location (or locations) that can be shared. However sharing a location isn't as simple as the base objects themselves. Location needs to be baked into an experience from the beginning. The creator of Jaiku and Ditto explains his methods in this session. Read more.
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Ballroom H
Tod Kurt (ThingM)
The Google Nexus S offers support for Near Field Communication (NFC), an extension to a RFID smart card protocol popularly used for secure access, metro passes, and electronic money. This session will cover what NFC and RFID is and is not, what Android on the Nexus S is currently capable of, and some examples of how to add NFC to your apps. Read more.
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Ballroom H
Jeff Raimo (NAVTEQ), Jessica Borak (NAVTEQ)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
LIDAR is increasingly be used to collect street level features with amazing detail and accuracy. This session will examine the use of LIDAR, it's benefits, and the possibilities that exist with this exciting technology especially when paired with other technologies like high resolution cameras, panoramic cameras, and high precision location technologies. Read more.
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Ballroom H
While the check-in battle of GPS occurs outside of the building, device interactions inside the building are more relevant to human relationships. We explain the heartbeat of radios and dive into machine readable code creating almost sci-fi actions of automated and relevant scripting for the real world. Read more.
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Ballroom D
Alasdair Allan (The Thing System, Inc.)
Location-aware augmented reality applications, where objects are injected into a real-world view based their location relative to your own position, as well as marker-based applications, where the real-world view is interpreted in real time and objects are placed in the view based on unique real-world markers, have rapidly become one of the killer applications Read more.
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Ballroom H
Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso (The Washington Post)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
This session will examine the best ways to map and visualize data. Read more.
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Ballroom G
Christian O. Petersen (CloudMade)
This session will take you through how to come up with and create the next generation of location and context aware smartphone apps. Location is not just about checking in or navigating on a map. It’s the key difference between the old desktop applications and a new era of smartphone apps and user experiences created for people on-the-go. Read more.
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Ballroom H
Daniel Cousineau (RAPP Collins)
jQuery Mobile is a new cross-device touch UI platform for your web apps from the same people that brought you jQuery and jQuery UI. It provides a lightweight application framework that enables you to build dynamic, native quality web applications quickly. Come learn the basics, tricks, and pitfalls as we walk through a small, sample mobile application. Read more.
  • Nokia
  • OnStar
  • Esri
  • AT&T Interactive
  • Google
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • AND Automotive Navigation Data
  • C3 Technologies
  • Ditto
  • Facebook
  • Factual
  • MapQuest
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • NAVTEQ

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