Schedule

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

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Salon A-F
Add Disaster Tech:  What is Working and What is Coming to your personal schedule
9:00am Morning Plenaries
Disaster Tech: What is Working and What is Coming Jesse Robbins (OnBeep, Inc.), Mikel Maron (OpenStreetMap)
Add Your Memories:  Here, There, Everywhere to your personal schedule
9:15am Your Memories: Here, There, Everywhere Jef Holove (Eye-Fi, Inc.)
Add Merian Case Study to your personal schedule
9:25am Merian Case Study Jennifer Kilian (frog design inc.)
Add GeoDjango: Web Applications for Geographers with Deadlines to your personal schedule
9:40am GeoDjango: Web Applications for Geographers with Deadlines Justin Bronn (Django Software Foundation)
Add Your Car Gets an API to your personal schedule
9:50am Morning Plenaries
Your Car Gets an API Chris Butler (Dash Navigation)
Add The Future = Location to your personal schedule
9:55am The Future = Location George Filley (NAVTEQ)
Add Wrap Up to your personal schedule
10:10am Wrap Up
Add Going Places on Flickr: The Significance of Geographical Information in Photos to your personal schedule
11:00am Morning Plenaries
Going Places on Flickr: The Significance of Geographical Information in Photos Dan Catt (The Great Outdoors)
Add Lessons Learned in Location-based Gaming to your personal schedule
11:25am Lessons Learned in Location-based Gaming Jeremy Irish (Groundspeak)
Add Crawling the web for GeoData to your personal schedule
11:35am Crawling the web for GeoData Juan Gonzalez (PlanetEye Inc.)
Add Google Maps = Google on Maps to your personal schedule
11:45am Google Maps = Google on Maps Lior Ron (Google, Inc. )
Add Wrap Up to your personal schedule
11:55am Wrap Up
Add History's Best Geo-hacks (Part Deux) to your personal schedule
1:30pm Afternoon Plenaries
History's Best Geo-hacks (Part Deux) Chris Spurgeon (Patagonia)
Add Earth-Browsing: Satellite Images, Global Events and Visual Literacy to your personal schedule
2:10pm Earth-Browsing: Satellite Images, Global Events and Visual Literacy Lisa Parks (University of California-Santa Barbara)
Add Veriplace: Acquiring and Sharing Consumer Location to your personal schedule
2:25pm Veriplace: Acquiring and Sharing Consumer Location Scott Hotes (WaveMarket, Inc.)
Add Digital Cities to your personal schedule
2:30pm Digital Cities Doug Eberhard (Autodesk)
Add Wrap Up to your personal schedule
2:40pm Wrap Up
Add InSTEDD: Humanitarian Collaboration Tales to your personal schedule
3:30pm InSTEDD: Humanitarian Collaboration Tales Robert Kirkpatrick (InSTEDD), Eduardo Jezierski (InSTEDD)
Add Lifemapper 2.0: Using and Creating Geospatial Data and Open Source Tools for the Biological Community to your personal schedule
3:45pm Lifemapper 2.0: Using and Creating Geospatial Data and Open Source Tools for the Biological Community Aimee Stewart (University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute)
Add Google Maps for Mobile with My Location - Behind the Scenes to your personal schedule
4:00pm Google Maps for Mobile with My Location - Behind the Scenes Adel Youssef (Wireless Stars Inc.)
8:00am Continental Breakfast
Room: Junior Ballroom
10:15am AM Break
Room: Salon Foyer
2:45pm PM Break
Room: Salon Foyer
12:00pm Lunch
Room: Bayside Ballroom
9:00am-9:15am (15m) General
Disaster Tech: What is Working and What is Coming
Jesse Robbins (OnBeep, Inc.), Mikel Maron (OpenStreetMap)
Twitter and Google Maps are being used in mainstream emergency management, and projects like InSTEDD will push them even farther. This session shows you what is working, what isn't, and what's next in Disaster Tech.
9:15am-9:25am (10m) General
Your Memories: Here, There, Everywhere
Jef Holove (Eye-Fi, Inc.)
Jef Holove, CEO of Eye-Fi (creators of the world's first wireless SD memory card for your digital camera) will talk about the future of wirelessly sharing your photos, and unveil Eye-Fi's plan to make it even easier.
9:25am-9:40am (15m) General
Merian Case Study
Jennifer Kilian (frog design inc.)
Presented by frog design, Merian Scout Navigator is a next-generation travel device that leverages GPS technology to offer in-context tourist information and recommendations. By offering up information about a city as the user moves through it, the Merian Scout Navigator frees travelers from the restraints of a fixed to-do list.
9:40am-9:50am (10m) General
GeoDjango: Web Applications for Geographers with Deadlines
Justin Bronn (Django Software Foundation)
GeoDjango is an add-on module for the popular open source Django web application framework that automates tedious aspects of geographic web application development. Integrating with popular spatial databases, GeoDjango allows the developer to seamlessly harness the implicit spatial relationships within their application models.
9:50am-9:55am (5m) General
Your Car Gets an API
Chris Butler (Dash Navigation)
Dash Express is a next-generation, connected navigation platform and service that delivers timely and relevant information that drivers need in the car on a daily basis. This includes real-time traffic information, current gas prices and local search capabilities powered by Yahoo.
9:55am-10:10am (15m) General
The Future = Location
George Filley (NAVTEQ)
Everyone's Saying Yes to LBS—what does that mean for the current state of the mobile industry? NAVTEQ, a leading global provider of digital map data for location-based solutions, offers its perspective on how those in the value chain are being impacted by advancements in technology and the increasing demand that is driving LBS growth.
10:10am-10:15am (5m) General
Wrap Up
Wrap Up
11:00am-11:15am (15m) General
Going Places on Flickr: The Significance of Geographical Information in Photos
Dan Catt (The Great Outdoors)
Dan Catt, senior engineer of popular photo-sharing community Flickr and one of the pioneers of geotagging, will discuss the significance of geographical information in photos and the trends in this area moving forward.
11:15am-11:25am (10m) General
LocationAware: Standardizing a Geolocation API in the Browser
Ryan Sarver (Twitter)
As the growth of location-based services continues on the web, access to real-time device geolocation information becomes more instrumental. The goal of the LocationAware Working Group is to work with browser vendors to define a standard for making a user’s geolocation data available through a simple web API. This session will discuss the proposed API and what it means from LBS web developers.
11:25am-11:35am (10m) General
Lessons Learned in Location-based Gaming
Jeremy Irish (Groundspeak)
In the real world there is no extra man and you can't restore a previous save game if you say the wrong thing. Creating real-world games with GPS can have many unusual, sometimes amusing, pitfalls when using this new medium. Let's explore some real world examples from the Geocaching.com community and unscientific results when using location as a gaming platform.
11:35am-11:45am (10m)
Crawling the web for GeoData
Juan Gonzalez (PlanetEye Inc.)
The PlanetEyeBot is a new kind of crawler: it aggregates references to locations, whether in the form of lat/long, addresses, KML, GEO microformat and uses this information to maintain a GeoIndex
11:45am-11:55am (10m) General
Google Maps = Google on Maps
Lior Ron (Google, Inc. )
Google Maps is evolving from a driving directions and business search tool, to a comprehensive representation of all the world's information, on a map. Join Lior Ron, Product Manager for Google Maps & Earth as he explores new ways for users and content publishers to create and discover this new world.
11:55am-12:00pm (5m) General
Wrap Up
Wrap Up
1:30pm-1:45pm (15m)
History's Best Geo-hacks (Part Deux)
Chris Spurgeon (Patagonia)
Sure, maybe you had trouble making your geo-related idea a reality, but then again you probably didn't have to contend with obstacles like elephant attack or being declared a heretic. History of science junkie Chris Spurgeon returns with more true historical tales of cartographic cleverness and derring-do.
1:45pm-2:00pm (15m) General
Venture Capital: What's Hot and What's Not on the Geoweb
Dev Khare (Venrock)
Location-based services and the geoweb, in confluence with social media, are hot areas of interest for venture investors. This session will cover specific sub-sectors of the geoweb and highlight areas of opportunity.
2:00pm-2:10pm (10m) General
Openlocation.org: Location Services for Web Developers
David Troy (410Labs)
Openlocation.org provides simple and open methods to add location to web applications and to share location-based assets. The site has been a year in the making and aggregates location data from across the social web to provide a unified, open, standards-based location service that is geared specifically to the needs of web application and social media developers.
2:10pm-2:25pm (15m) General
Earth-Browsing: Satellite Images, Global Events and Visual Literacy
Lisa Parks (University of California-Santa Barbara)
In this talk, I provide a brief overview of ways satellite images have been used to represent global events, discuss the properties of satellite images from a cultural perspective, and offer some suggestions for the integration of satellite images in location-based applications.
2:25pm-2:30pm (5m) General
Veriplace: Acquiring and Sharing Consumer Location
Scott Hotes (WaveMarket, Inc.)
WaveMarket has launched Veriplace, an open platform for acquiring and sharing consumer location. Working closely with the wireless operator, Veriplace exposes location via a comprehensive set of technologies, all in a manner that respects the privacy and security requirements of the underlying operator.
2:30pm-2:40pm (10m) Products and Services
Digital Cities
Doug Eberhard (Autodesk)
Where the world will conceptualize and realize more sustainable cities through the convergence of digital modeling, simulation, visualization, web services and human collaboration.
2:40pm-2:45pm (5m) General
Wrap Up
Wrap Up
3:30pm-3:45pm (15m) General
InSTEDD: Humanitarian Collaboration Tales
Robert Kirkpatrick (InSTEDD), Eduardo Jezierski (InSTEDD)
InSTEDD is currently developing a free, open source software and services platform for early detection and more effective response to emerging infectious diseases and humanitarian crises. We are approaching public health challenges as problems in human interaction,
3:45pm-4:00pm (15m)
Lifemapper 2.0: Using and Creating Geospatial Data and Open Source Tools for the Biological Community
Aimee Stewart (University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute)
Lifemapper2 creates an archive of species habitat maps accessible through web services based on OpenGIS standards. Lifemapper2 uses museum specimen data, climate scenarios, and niche modeling software on a 64-node compute cluster for computation. The resulting data may be used to predict potential impacts of climate change, loss of biodiversity, spread of invasive species, and emerging diseases.
4:00pm-4:10pm (10m) General
Google Maps for Mobile with My Location - Behind the Scenes
Adel Youssef (Wireless Stars Inc.)
My Location is a new beta technology from Google that uses cell tower identification to provide the user with approximate location information, so it will work on phones without GPS. If you do have a GPS-enabled device, My Location can actually complement it. It works reliably indoors (unlike GPS) and doesn't drain your phone battery at the rate that GPS does.
4:10pm-4:20pm (10m) General
A Data Source to Make Mashups Correct, Complete, Relevant and Revisited
Jonathan Lowe (Giswebsite LLP)
Want a mashup that delivers correct, complete and relevant answers to each user's specific questions? Want repeat visits to your site? Geospatial mashups that pull data from collaborative, open, semantically structured data stores such as Metaweb's Freebase enable individual users to adjust both data and analysis rules to return more relevant results and to notify them when conditions change.
4:20pm-4:45pm (25m) General
Enemies Around Every Corner: Mapping in an Activist World
Erik Hersman (Ushahidi)
Inaccurate data on a consumer-focused mapping site is bad. Inaccurate data on an activist mapping site is fodder for your enemies, and potentially lethal for both your cause and the issue you are working on. A talk about data, accuracy, and lessons learned from developing and managing Ushahidi—a web site used to track reports of violence in post-election Kenya this year.
8:00am-9:00am (1h)
Break: Continental Breakfast
10:15am-11:00am (45m)
Break: AM Break
2:45pm-3:30pm (45m)
Break: PM Break
12:00pm-1:30pm (1h 30m)
Break: Lunch
  • 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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