Fueling innovative software
July 15-18, 2019
Portland, OR

Interactive 3-D web mapping (sponsored by HERE)

Thomas Steenbergen (Here Technologies), Oliver Fink (Here Technologies), Nino Kettlitz (Here Technologies)
11:00am11:40am Thursday, July 18, 2019
Location: E141/142
Average rating: ****.
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HERE Technologies is in the early stages of developing its open source strategy. Thomas Steenbergen, Oliver Fink, and Nino Kettlitz offer an overview of harp.gl, a new web-based open source 3-D map visualization framework that can be used with HERE’s real-time location data management service, XYZ.

Using harp.gl with XYZ enables development of a fully interactive and compelling map data visualization application that combines different types of data sources with your own location data. Join in to learn what you can currently do with harp.gl and XYZ and the exciting features that are coming soon.

This session is sponsored by Here.

What you'll learn

  • Explore harp.gl, a new web-based open source 3-D map visualization framework

Thomas Steenbergen

Here Technologies

Thomas Steenbergen is the open source program lead at the Open Source Office at HERE Technologies, which enables people, enterprises, and cities to harness the power of location. In his over 15 years of experience in the software industry, he’s held a variety of technical lead roles and worked as an engineer in the Netherlands, the UK, and Germany. Thomas has been an active contributor to the SPDX specification since 2015, helping to make it better match what developers find in code. He’s also working on open source review tooling solutions within the ClearlyDefined and OSS Review Toolkit projects.

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Oliver Fink

Here Technologies

Oliver Fink is the lead technical architect at HERE XYZ. He’s worked at HERE (previously under Nokia and NAVTEQ) for over 15 years to bring maps alive by making them more collaborative, open, and personal. Previously, he started EcoTec GmbH, where he served as managing director, worked as a Microsoft provider, and consulted for banks and other industry leading business. After selling the company at the peak of the dot-com era, he worked as technical architect for Noblestar. Hooked to computers since the age of 10, he studied law and dropped out to start his own company long before such startups were fashionable. A technology scout for over 30 years, he’s explored cutting-edge tech in cities like London, Boston, San Francisco, and New York as well as a lot of smaller yet also mostly very nice places.

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Nino Kettlitz

Here Technologies

Nino Kettlitz is technical lead of web rendering team at HERE Technologies. He’s passionate about rendering, web development, and code quality.