Schedule: Location Development sessions

In this track, 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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Yerba Buena Salon 4-6
Jesper Andersen (Bloom Studios)
See how applying traditional data analysis tools, as well as more esoteric ones like computer vision, to multiple disparate data sets and data types can create a more complete and nuanced narrative of one of San Francisco’s most vibrant streets. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 10-11
Daniel Harris (People's District )
Danny Harris a Washington, D.C. folklorist will lead participants on a tour through Washington, D.C. using the stories and faces of the city's diverse residents. From the power brokers to the street cleaners, learn how story mapping can add texture to place and create vibrant cities. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 12-14
Moderated by:
Scott Rafer (Lumatic)
Panelists:
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
At Lumatic, we believe that cities are humanity's future, and that they need to be easier to love. Now there are seven billion of us, we need to find ways to live happily while living densely. Smartphones will be the enablers -- both in terms of mobility and delight. Lumatic is building humane maps of the world's cities for smartphones. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 4-6
Ian White (Urban Mapping, Inc)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 1 rating)
The confluence of social media; mobile computing; the democratization of data and technology; and government transparency leaves us in the midst of an information tsunami of sorts. Access to new streams of geographic data begs a number of important questions for government and business: how will we harness this data, organize it, and what is truly public versus private? Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 9
Nick Farina (Meridian)
"But I thought indoor GPS doesn't exist." If you work in location, you've probably heard that sentiment daily. This session will discuss the technical, design, and infrastructure challenges of indoor navigation, and how developers can overcome them. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 1-3
Gabe Smedresman (Meet Gatsby)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
As we share more real-time data through our phones, mobile services gain access to new situational awareness that lets them enrich the real world by unlocking unexpected opportunities. For this new class of services offering value within fluid locational contexts, we’ll see more emphasis on delivery through push notifications -- a channel with tricky strategies for success. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 4-6
Sean Gorman (FortiusOne)
The emerging human sensor net, driven by the connection of mobile devices and social media, has brought us a deluge of georeferenced and time stamped data. While this data is streaming in real time our analysis tends to only be snap shots. How can analysis catch up with our data to give us just in time answers to big questions from the Arab Spring to the Superbowl? Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 9
Zain Memon (Trulia), Javier de la Torre (Vizzuality), Sam Lanier (FireWhat Inc.), Ryan Avila (FireWhat, Inc.), Nicholas Clayton-Syrrist (FireWhat Inc.), Jonathan LeBlanc (PayPal)
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Yerba Buena Salon 1-3
Javier de la Torre (Vizzuality)
CartoDB makes beautiful, fast online maps powered by PostGIS and Mapnik, with easy import tools and a user friendly interface. In this workshop you’ll produce insightful, thought provoking maps of police activity, and along the way will learn how to use data from open data repositories, perform powerful spatial analyses, and share a stunning map online. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 4-6
Peter Birch (Google), Brendan Kenny (Google), Sean Askay (Google, Inc.), Julien Mercay (Google)
This session will give attendees a chance to learn the latest about geo-browsing with Google Earth, directly from the experts on the Google Earth team. With the growing importance of both the web and mobile in geo content, we’ll show you how to take advantage of all the features of Earth across desktop, mobile, and the web. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 9
Michael Bauer (Brilliant Arc), Paul Rademacher (Tasty Labs), Jon Tirmandi (Normative Inc + Normative Labs Inc.), Jaak Laineste (Nutiteq), Perry Evans (Closely, Inc.), David Blackman (Foursquare)
These back-to-back 5-minute launch sessions showcase companies and products debuting at Where. Come hear what’s new! Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 10-11
Trak Lord (metaio)
Location-based Augmented Reality can be more than points of interest floating somewhere on the horizon. This session will cover how AR technology will enable the overlaying of location data onto buildings themselves. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 1-3
Sha Hwang (Trulia)
The Spherical Mercator projection is one of the core assumptions powering much of the innovation in interactive online mapping — but what happens next? How can the form of maps themselves become dynamic, not just the visual style or the information overlaid? Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 4-6
Maria Zhang (Propeld, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Developers must make smart use of location to deliver an individually targeted mobile experience to satisfy an increasingly savvy mobile customers. Is your architecture up to the task of a real-time, adaptive, geo-enabled service in the cloud? How do you select the right tools for a new geo stack, or the right plug-ins for your existing stack? Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 10-11
Sam Liang (Alohar Mobile Inc.)
This talk gives a quick overview on why Persistent Sensing is enabling a new class of intelligent and automatic mobile apps, as well as the challenges and potential solutions. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 9
Dave Sutter (Micello, Inc.)
When developers work with an outdoor map they place annotations on the map using postal addresses and latitude/longitude points. Working with indoor maps, there is no longer a convenient globally defined address scheme or even a positioning coordinate system. This talk discusses the framework for a developer to place real world objects on an indoor map. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 1-3
Kate Chapman (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
What would it take for an entire country to map itself? The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has been exploring this for the past six months in Indonesia. Through experimentation within OpenStreetMap by collaborating with communities and hosting university contest HOT has tried many things to get people mapping. Learn what has worked, what hasn't and what they will try in the future. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 12-14
Patrick Meier (Ushahidi)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Using mobile crowdsourcing to microtask the analysis of satellite imagery for disaster response. There are more than 2 million square kilometers of satellite imagery taken every day. This is a big data problem that cannot yet be addressed with automated algorithms. Microtasking and crowdsourcing is the way to go. This talk shares pioneering efforts with the UN to do just this in Somalia, Syria. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 9
Bradley Voytek (UCSF & Uber, Inc.)
Uber’s data analytics have revitalized the user experience for on-demand transportation, dragging automobiles into the mobile century. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 1-3
David Bausola (Philter Phactory)
What other opportunities are ahead of us when we realise that humans are not the only inhabitants of our cities? Infomorphs are virtual bodies of information - autonomous agents that move around our cities by leveraging Geo-Data and social APIs. They are as real as anything else online. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 4-6
Danny Moon (UpNext)
The tablet market has exploded with over 60 millions units sold to date. The result is a new type of user experience that goes beyond smartphones and desktops. Some call it the "curl up" experience, in which users both absorb and engage content. It's an experience driven by touchscreens, screen size and connectivity, and it unlocks new and exciting opportunities for map-makers. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 1-3
Moderated by:
Deborah Estrin (Cornell NYC Tech)
Panelists:
Halle Tecco (Rock Health), Kendra Markle (Stanford Prevention Research Center), Bill Davenhall (Esri), Christine Lemke (AchieveMint)
Health is personally, societally, economically, and globally critical. Health does not happen in a doctors office and so health IT can not just be about medical records. Health happens where and how we spend our time and mobile and location based technologies can be our most powerful vector for measuring, managing, and mobilizing health.  Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 4-6
Moderated by:
Robert Greenberg (G&H International Services, Inc)
Panelists:
Chris McIntosh (Commonwealth of Virginia), Charles Werner (Charlottesville Fire Department), Sean McSpaden (State of Oregon), Scott Gregory (State of California)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Three states and one city will discuss their efforts to create a new information eco-system for government to improve decision making and citizen engagement. Using web services and geospatial technology they are create dynamic new capabilites to, access, share and make sense of the torrent of data available in a more timely and cost effective fashion for emergency respnse and whole of government. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 10-11
Mick Thompson (Code for America)
Maps are great tools for expressing ideas, showing how things relate, and for planning. A shared map that can be updated by multiple people in realtime makes this kind of collaboration much more productive. This talk will explore an application that allows users to edit maps within a web browser and share changes with others. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 12-14
Moderated by:
Eric Rodenbeck (Stamen Design)
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Stamen Design have pushed the technical and visual conventions of online cartography since 2001. This presentation will highlight recent developments in artistic cartography done with technical rigor, and look at some examples from the other side of normal. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 1-3
Arne Ekstrom (University of California, Davis)
The advent of computer-based navigation systems and navigation aids, like GPS and google-maps, has revolutionized human spatial navigation. No longer do we require conventional fold-up maps, with their difficult to use look-up systems, and for many of us, “getting lost” is now a thing of the past. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 4-6
Rand Fishkin (SEOmoz)
Google + Bing both have very specific, unique best practices for websites seeking to rank in their local and maps results. This session will dig deep into how the engines work and how businesses can earn their place in the local, organic results. Read more.
  • Esri
  • AT&T Interactive
  • Google
  • Nokia, Location & Commerce
  • Facebook
  • Bing
  • Control Group
  • Localeze
  • MyCityWay
  • Socrata
  • Urban Airship
  • MapQuest

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