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Your Own Private GeoWeb

Location: Regency Ballroom Level: Novice
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 6 ratings)

The GeoWeb has been growing to allow users to easily
find, and store, geospatial data. However, enterprise and small
business are beginning to raise questions on the terms of use and
privacy of these services – but want to make use of these compelling
visualization and analysis tools. This talk will discuss how to
utilize the power of the GeoWeb within your own private environment or
on-demand cloud for secure collaboration.

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Andrew Turner


Andrew Turner is the CTO at GeoIQ, the company behind GeoCommons, a geospatial visualization and analytics platform. He co-founded Mapufacture, a personalized geospatial search and aggregation system that was acquired by FortiusOne in August 2008 in order to combine real-time feeds with large GIS datasets. Andrew is focused on collaboration and user-generated content around location and time. He is actively involved in open-data projects such as OpenStreetMap and VoteReport, as well as open-source projects like Mapstraction and GeoPress. He regularly speaks at conferences on the benefits of open-source software and geospatial standards to communities and organizations. Andrew wrote the O’Reilly shortcut “Introduction to Neogeography” and “Trends in Where2.0” business report in Spring 2008. He is also published in MacTech and Make magazine on his home-automation hacking.

Previously, Andrew was an aerospace engineer building airships, spacecraft and real-time immersive simulators. He received his B.S in Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Virginia and his Masters from Virginia Tech.

Andrew Turner is the co-author of Beautiful Mapping .

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Andrew Turner
05/25/2009 10:51pm PDT

Thank you for the compliment. I know that I tend to speak quite quickly. I am very excited about the space a possibilities and often I get ahead of myself in conveying those ideas.

Regarding the technology leading law & policy. It’s interesting you say this regarding my presentation. We’re actually an In-Q-Tel portfolio company, have customers within the various government communities, and USGS/FGDC grant to help geo-enable government data and interfaces, and supporting some of the newer .Gov initiatives.

I agree that law & policy has been behind, but they’re realizing it and engaging with the leading companies and individuals to understand what and where they should incorporate the appropriate technologies.

As for EFF or ACLU – first it is an open submission process for anyone to apply. There is then a large committee that reads & accepts topics. You should ask them directly about if or what they applied and if they were ready to present to an audience here.

Frank Williams
05/21/2009 11:34am PDT

Andrew talks so fast he forces you to concentrate. I would summarize by saying technical capability is getting far in front of law & policy. Before heavy investment models are pursued there better be a whole lot more engagement with the policy wonks. I would note that neither the EFF or the ACLU folks presented, although both had booths on the floor. Why is that?