Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at Where 2.0 2008. (schedule subject to change).

Customize Your Own Schedule

Create your own Where 2.0 schedule using the personal scheduler function. Mark the tutorials, sessions, keynotes, and events you want to attend at Where 2.0 by clicking on the calendar icon next to each listing. Then click on "personal schedule" at the top of the page and get your own customized schedule generated.

Salon A-F
Add Opening Remarks to your personal schedule
9:00am Welcome
Opening Remarks Brady Forrest (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Add EveryBlock: A News Feed for Your Block to your personal schedule
9:05am EveryBlock: A News Feed for Your Block Adrian Holovaty (EveryBlock)
Add The State of the Geoweb to your personal schedule
9:50am The State of the Geoweb John Hanke (Niantic, Inc.)
Add Wrap Up to your personal schedule
10:10am Wrap Up
Add Modeling Crowd Behavior to your personal schedule
11:15am Modeling Crowd Behavior Paul Torrens (Arizona State University)
Add Katamari Damacy to your personal schedule
11:30am Katamari Damacy Greg Sadetsky (Poly9 Group Inc.)
Add Wrap Up to your personal schedule
11:55am Wrap Up
Add Ride the Fire Eagle: Open Location for All to your personal schedule
1:30pm Afternoon Plenaries
Ride the Fire Eagle: Open Location for All Tom Coates (Thington Inc.)
Add The Business Case for Simulation, Gaming & Virtual Worlds to your personal schedule
1:45pm The Business Case for Simulation, Gaming & Virtual Worlds Denis Browne (SAP Labs, LLC)
Add Monetizing Maps & Mashups to your personal schedule
2:00pm Monetizing Maps & Mashups Greg Sterling (Search Engine Land), Ian White (Urban Mapping, Inc), Walt Doyle (uLocate)
Add Building a Programmable GPS Device with BUG to your personal schedule
2:35pm Building a Programmable GPS Device with BUG Peter Semmelhack (Bug Labs)
Add Enabling the GeoWeb by Mass Market Geotagging to your personal schedule
2:45pm Enabling the GeoWeb by Mass Market Geotagging Johan Peeters (Geotate)
Add Augmented Reality Lets the DPD Know Where You Are to your personal schedule
2:55pm Augmented Reality Lets the DPD Know Where You Are Tom Churchill (Earthscape)
Add Where is the "Where?" to your personal schedule
3:05pm Where is the "Where?" Vincent Tao (Microsoft Corporation)
Add Wrap Up to your personal schedule
3:25pm Wrap Up
Add Mirror World: Using MMOs for Real World Mapping to your personal schedule
4:15pm Mirror World: Using MMOs for Real World Mapping W. James Au (The Making of Second Life)
Add Indexing Reality: Creating a Mine of Geospatial Information to your personal schedule
4:30pm Indexing Reality: Creating a Mine of Geospatial Information John Ristevski (earthmine inc), Anthony Fassero (earthmine, inc)
Add Pict'Earth: A NeoGeographical Approach to Aerial Image Acquisition and Processing to your personal schedule
4:40pm Pict'Earth: A NeoGeographical Approach to Aerial Image Acquisition and Processing Jeffrey Johnson (Open Solutions Group), David Riallant (Pict'Earth)
Add What About the Inside? to your personal schedule
4:50pm What About the Inside? Mok Oh (Where Inc.)
Add Navigating the Future to your personal schedule
5:00pm Navigating the Future Patrick McDevitt (Tele Atlas)
Add Bringing Spatial Analysis to your Mashups to your personal schedule
5:15pm Bringing Spatial Analysis to your Mashups Jeremy Bartley (ESRI)
Add Global Weather Visualization: Utilizing Sensor Networks to Monetize Realtime Data to your personal schedule
5:20pm Global Weather Visualization: Utilizing Sensor Networks to Monetize Realtime Data Michael Ferrari (Computer Sciences Corporation)
Add Wrap Up to your personal schedule
5:55pm Wrap Up
Add Tuesday Birds of a Feather Sessions (BoFs) to your personal schedule
9:00pm BoFs
Room: Salon A-F
Tuesday Birds of a Feather Sessions (BoFs)
10:15am AM Break
Room: Salon Foyer
3:30pm PM Break
Room: Salon Foyer
12:00pm Lunch
Room: Bayside Ballroom
8:00am Continental Breakfast
Room: Junior Ballroom
Add Where Fair (Sponsored by uLocate) to your personal schedule
7:30pm Where Fair
Room: Junior Ballroom
Where Fair (Sponsored by uLocate)
Add Sponsor Gallery Reception (sponsored by Autodesk and Google) to your personal schedule
6:00pm Sponsor Gallery
Room: sponsor gallery salon GHIJ Grand Ballroom Foyer
Sponsor Gallery Reception (sponsored by Autodesk and Google)
9:00am-9:05am (5m)
Opening Remarks
Brady Forrest (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
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9:05am-9:30am (25m)
EveryBlock: A News Feed for Your Block
Adrian Holovaty (EveryBlock)
Building on its influential predecessor chicagocrime.org, EveryBlock takes the local-data mashup to new levels. Founder and hacker Adrian Holovaty talks about the philosophy and technology behind EveryBlock, the untapped potential of address-specific news, open data, and life after Google Maps.
9:30am-9:35am (5m) Keynote
Merging Roadways: PC and Mobile Maps Coming Together
Nadia Vitels (Nokia)
Nokia has announced that Maps and Navigation will be an important part of its Ovi Internet services offering. Michael Halbherr will give a short glimpse of what the rest of the year holds for Nokia Maps, and show where the Mobile Web and the tethered Web are merging.
9:35am-9:50am (15m) General
From Data Chaos to Actionable Intelligence: How the Convergence of the GeoWeb and Semantic Web is Revolutionizing the Way We Process Information
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.
9:50am-10:10am (20m) Keynote
The State of the Geoweb
John Hanke (Niantic, Inc.)
Join John Hanke, Director of Google Earth & Maps to hear the latest on the evolution of the Geoweb and Google's effort to organize it and make it universally accessible and useful. John will also demonstrate the latest in Google geo development.
10:10am-10:15am (5m) General
Wrap Up
Wrap Up
11:00am-11:15am (15m) General
Best Practices for Location-based Services: Privacy, User Control, Carrier Relations, Advertising & More
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.
11:15am-11:30am (15m)
Modeling Crowd Behavior
Paul Torrens (Arizona State University)
Ambient crowds are the new distributed computing platform. Smart mobs are fashioning new architectures for social networking. Armed with cell phones and mobile gaming devices, they are the new business model for location-based services. Seditious crowds are creating havoc in urban theaters of war and at global economic forums.
11:30am-11:40am (10m)
Katamari Damacy
Greg Sadetsky (Poly9 Group Inc.)
Should features or users come first? Will new functionalities assist or overbear? Taking lessons from 844 mashups, video games, and Poly9's experience in developing popular GIS applications, Greg Sadetsky will share insight on transforming useful ideas into engaging mapping experiences.
11:40am-11:55am (15m) General
Convergence of Architectural and Engineering Design and Location Technology: Implications for eGovernment
Geoff Zeiss (Autodesk, Inc.)
The convergence of architectural and engineering design, location, and 3D simulation technologies is being driven by productivity and efficiency in the construction industry. But convergence will also enable governments to create a simulated urban environment that will have important implications for citizen involvement, urban planning, emergency planning, and first response.
11:55am-12:00pm (5m) General
Wrap Up
Wrap Up
1:30pm-1:45pm (15m)
Ride the Fire Eagle: Open Location for All
Tom Coates (Thington Inc.)
What would the world be like if everything on the network responded to your location? Social sites could become friend-finders, mobile devices could tell you about your environment, your home could respond to your proximity or absence. Fire Eagle is a new open geo platform designed to make this a reality.
1:45pm-2:00pm (15m) General
The Business Case for Simulation, Gaming & Virtual Worlds
Denis Browne (SAP Labs, LLC)
Come and see what SAP is doing to leverage sensor networks, enterprise applications & virtual environments to save lives and money.
2:00pm-2:35pm (35m)
Monetizing Maps & Mashups
Greg Sterling (Search Engine Land), Ian White (Urban Mapping, Inc), Walt Doyle (uLocate)
Geodata is expensive to acquire and used to be very hard to access. This has changed online and geodata is being spread across the web -- often at little cost to the smaller sites, but at great cost to the providers. These mashups and applications built around maps have proven enormously popular with developers and many users.
2:35pm-2:45pm (10m) General
Building a Programmable GPS Device with BUG
Peter Semmelhack (Bug Labs)
Bug is releasing a set of open-source hardware modules. These gadgets can be connected together in any fashion and coded to interact as desired. Two of the first modules were a GPS and an accelerometer. What do you think you would do with access to a fully open device with those capabilities?
2:45pm-2:55pm (10m) General
Enabling the GeoWeb by Mass Market Geotagging
Johan Peeters (Geotate)
Geotagging is the labelling of things with their location. It is a powerful and increasingly popular means of looking at, sorting, finding, and sharing user-generated content. “Capture and Process” is a new Geotagging GPS technology that can instantly capture locations because of its immediate response. This new technology is low cost and ultra low power and can be integrated in any CE device.
2:55pm-3:05pm (10m) General
Augmented Reality Lets the DPD Know Where You Are
Tom Churchill (Earthscape)
Maps aren't just useful on the ground: see how a helicopter-mounted IMU helps the Denver PD catch the bad guys and respond to emergencies faster using "Google Earth" like 3D graphics and digital maps.
3:05pm-3:25pm (20m) General
Where is the "Where?"
Vincent Tao (Microsoft Corporation)
Of the drivers that impacted the emergence of the Web as a computing and social platform, location technology is the least expected. From on-line mapping to social media, location-based services to virtual commerce, from local search to location-targeted advertising, location became key in the Web evolution. Vincent Tao will present his insights about how "where" is impacting our next Web.
3:25pm-3:30pm (5m) General
Wrap Up
Wrap Up
4:15pm-4:30pm (15m) General
Mirror World: Using MMOs for Real World Mapping
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.
4:30pm-4:40pm (10m) General
Indexing Reality: Creating a Mine of Geospatial Information
John Ristevski (earthmine inc), Anthony Fassero (earthmine, inc)
What if we had an accessible and accurate replica of the world? This talk examines the potential of an entirely new base layer of street level 3D information that enables users to not just annotate maps but create entirely new maps, models, and representations of our world.
4:40pm-4:50pm (10m) General
Pict'Earth: A NeoGeographical Approach to Aerial Image Acquisition and Processing
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.
4:50pm-5:00pm (10m) General
What About the Inside?
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.
5:00pm-5:15pm (15m)
Navigating the Future
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.
5:15pm-5:20pm (5m) General
Bringing Spatial Analysis to your Mashups
Jeremy Bartley (ESRI)
Most online mashups are about combining maps with interesting geospatial content - distribution of crime, wild fire locations, and even emergency planning. Bringing this data together and using it effectively for decision making requires geospatial analysis.
5:20pm-5:30pm (10m) General
Global Weather Visualization: Utilizing Sensor Networks to Monetize Realtime Data
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.
5:30pm-5:55pm (25m) General
DIY Drones: An Open Source Hardware & Software Approach to Making “Minimum UAVs”
Chris Anderson (3D Robotics)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are becoming the new frontier of amateur robotics. Learn how anyone can build fully autonomous flying drones with open source hardware and software.
5:55pm-6:00pm (5m) General
Wrap Up
Wrap Up
9:00pm-11:00pm (2h) Event
Tuesday Birds of a Feather Sessions (BoFs)
Following the planned sessions during the day, it's time for Where 2.0 participants to take the floor. BoFs are informal conversations that you and other participants plan. Check the BoF board on the second level next to Registration for schedule information.
10:15am-11:00am (45m)
Break: AM Break
3:30pm-4:15pm (45m)
Break: PM Break
12:00pm-1:30pm (1h 30m)
Break: Lunch
8:00am-9:00am (1h)
Break: Continental Breakfast
7:30pm-9:00pm (1h 30m) Event
Where Fair (Sponsored by uLocate)
The Where Fair is back for the fourth year! This hands-on, demo-licious evening event showcases the most exciting location-aware tools, apps, and hardware that are emerging from garages and university labs. Fair-goers can discuss the ideas behind the demos with the creators, and learn how these unconventional new technologies can be adapted into existing business strategies.
6:00pm-7:30pm (1h 30m) Event
Sponsor Gallery Reception (sponsored by Autodesk and Google)
Where 2.0's Sponsor Gallery will showcase state-of-the-art systems, apps, and services in the location space. Mingle with fellow conference participants at the Sponsor Reception and see from exhibitors and sponsors what location-aware technologies have to offer. Refreshments will be served.
  • 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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