• ESRI
  • Google
  • Nokia
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • AND Automotive Navigation Data
  • earthmine
  • First American Spatial Solutions
  • NAVTEQ
  • Waze
  • Google
  • NAVTEQ

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Where 2.0 2009 Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at Where 2.0 2009 (schedule subject to change).

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Regency Ballroom #1
9:00am Hacking with Google, Virtual Earth and Yahoo's Maps API I Andrew Turner (GeoIQ), Rabble Evan Henshaw-Plath (cuboxsa.com)
10:45am Hacking with Google, Virtual Earth and Yahoo's Maps API II Andrew Turner (GeoIQ), Rabble Evan Henshaw-Plath (cuboxsa.com)
1:15pm Maps from Scratch: Online Maps from the Ground Up Michal Migurski (Stamen Design), Shawn Allen (Stamen Design), Josh Livni (Umbrella Consulting), Dane Springmeyer (Freelance Consultant)
3:00pm Extending Google Earth Frank Taylor (Google Earth Blog)
4:30pm Building Our World With Sketchup Alex Oliver (Igloo Studios)
Regency Ballroom #2
9:00am GeoServer, GeoWebCache + OpenLayers: The OpenGeo Stack Justin Deoliveira (OpenGeo), Sophia Parafina (LDS)
10:45am Spatial Database Tips and Tricks Paul Ramsey (OpenGeo), Mike Pumphrey (OpenGeo)
3:00pm Location on the Web Ryan Sarver (Twitter)
4:30pm Giving Your Mobile Apps a Sense of Place Dave Johnson (Nitobi)
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9:00am Digital Cities Modeling Workshop Lynda Sharkey (Autodesk)
10:45am Be a Cartographer: Thinking About the Design of Maps Bruce Daniel (Cartifact)
1:15pm Building Map based RIA's in Adobe Flex and AIR Duane Nickull (Adobe Systems), Bess Ho (Archimedes Ventures), Andreas Falley (Synchrodipity), Rev. Dan Tripp (a2sg.com)
4:30pm KML Techniques Every Developer Should Know Mano Marks (Google, Inc. )
California
9:00am Google Sponsored Workshop
Google Maps API: Advanced Integration Case Studies Daniel Chu (Google, Inc.), Chris Conway (Trulia, Inc.), Mark Taylor (Weather Decision Technologies / iMap), Robert Fritchie (Weather Decision Technologies)
10:45am NAVTEQ Sponsored Workshop
Leading the Next Wave of LBS: What’s New in Mapping and Content Marc Naddell (NAVTEQ), Uday Keshavdas (Intel)
7:00pm Plenary
Room: Regency Ballroom
Ignite Where & Launch Pad
10:15am Morning Break
Room: Market Street Foyer
12:00pm Lunch
Room: Market Street Foyer
2:30pm Afternoon Break
Room: Market Street Foyer
9:00am-10:15am (1h 15m)
Hacking with Google, Virtual Earth and Yahoo's Maps API I
Andrew Turner (GeoIQ), Rabble Evan Henshaw-Plath (cuboxsa.com)
You can add maps to your site in minutes with Microsoft, Google's, Mapquest, or Yahoo's APIs. However, there's more to geo than just maps or the big guy's APIs. Learn how and when to use geocoding, reverse-geocoding, place names and other services that you've never hear of before.
10:45am-12:00pm (1h 15m)
Hacking with Google, Virtual Earth and Yahoo's Maps API II
Andrew Turner (GeoIQ), Rabble Evan Henshaw-Plath (cuboxsa.com)
Having leading edge features and capabilities are great, but if you can't get data into your system, or users can take their data out then it's a dead end. This workshop will cover popular formats, services, and interfaces that are emergent and upcoming in the Where2.0 space.
1:15pm-2:30pm (1h 15m)
Maps from Scratch: Online Maps from the Ground Up
Michal Migurski (Stamen Design), Shawn Allen (Stamen Design), Josh Livni (Umbrella Consulting), Dane Springmeyer (Freelance Consultant)
Designers and developers are advancing the state of online mapmaking at a dizzying pace. The introduction of global slippy maps in 2005 represented a new era of interactivity and sophistication in geographic user interfaces. Are we on the cusp of another such leap? Stamen says yes, and shows what new work and new advances are being made to push the envelope still further.
3:00pm-4:15pm (1h 15m)
Extending Google Earth
Frank Taylor (Google Earth Blog)
Google Earth provides a visualization platform for sharing geospatial information that is both deep with data and imagery, but also rich in terms of functionality. This session will demonstrate cutting edge applications, discuss the availability of developer resources, and will even describe tools available to use the platform without coding.
4:30pm-5:45pm (1h 15m)
Building Our World With Sketchup
Alex Oliver (Igloo Studios)
Sketchup, Google's free tool, has been used to render millions of buildings. However it can be much more powerful when you add in location data. This course explores leveraging that data in design using Google Earth, Google SketchUp and the Google 3D Warehouse.
9:00am-10:15am (1h 15m)
GeoServer, GeoWebCache + OpenLayers: The OpenGeo Stack
Justin Deoliveira (OpenGeo), Sophia Parafina (LDS)
The OpenGeo stack provides an easy to use and flexible technology for building web mapping solutions. This workshop provides a hands-on overview of the OpenGeo technology stack which is comprised of GeoServer, GeoWebCache, and OpenLayers.
10:45am-12:00pm (1h 15m)
Spatial Database Tips and Tricks
Paul Ramsey (OpenGeo), Mike Pumphrey (OpenGeo)
OpenGIS spatial databases, such as PostGIS, SQL Server Spatial and Oracle Spatial, can add geoprocessing and spatial query processing to applications in the GeoWeb. We will show how spatial SQL can power REST geoprocessing, Google Maps apps, and KML, and get students up to speed with the basics of this powerful tool.
1:15pm-2:30pm (1h 15m)
Navigating Privacy Laws when Developing and Deploying Location Tracking Applications
Marc Lindsey (LB3)
In this 1 hour 15 minute workshop, Marc Lindsey and Joaquin Gamboa will examine the scattered framework of U.S. statutory and case law to provide guidance to location tracking application and product developers.
3:00pm-4:15pm (1h 15m)
Location on the Web
Ryan Sarver (Twitter)
Location aware websites, applications and devices can provide users with rich social connectivity, useful content, efficient movement around their environment, highly targeted advertising, and more. We will discuss the new W3C Geolocation API, location-aware browsers and other available tools that can add location to websites and applications.
4:30pm-5:45pm (1h 15m)
Giving Your Mobile Apps a Sense of Place
Dave Johnson (Nitobi)
Combining the web and geo location in smart phones is one most powerful technology combinations in software development today. Moving your web application to a mobile device is quick and easy using open source web technologies. Learn how to move your web app to the modern smart phone.
9:00am-10:15am (1h 15m)
Digital Cities Modeling Workshop
Lynda Sharkey (Autodesk)
Workshop focused on the data and technologies needed to build detailed 3D City Models that can be used for urban design and planning, economic development, sustainable design, envirnomental simulation, tourism and event coordination.
10:45am-12:00pm (1h 15m)
Be a Cartographer: Thinking About the Design of Maps
Bruce Daniel (Cartifact)
35 years ago the term "information overload" was introduced... and now we have the ability to plot all that information on a map! How can we do it? How can we design maps to be a medium for information synthesis instead of information overload?
1:15pm-2:30pm (1h 15m)
Building Map based RIA's in Adobe Flex and AIR
Duane Nickull (Adobe Systems), Bess Ho (Archimedes Ventures), Andreas Falley (Synchrodipity), Rev. Dan Tripp (a2sg.com)
This is a hands on lab where students will learn how to use Adobe's open source Flex and AIR compilers to build interactive flash based maps. The lab will include a brief intro to Flex and AIR followed by mostly spending time coding. No prior experience is necessary and all skill levels are encouraged to attend.
3:00pm-4:15pm (1h 15m)
Computing with Maps: A Gentle Introduction to Spatial Statistics in R
Mark Hansen (UCLA)
As a technical problem, map making has never been easier. As an approach to visualization or even data analysis, however, the story rarely ends with attaching “placemarks,” specifying paths or defining regions over some territory.
4:30pm-5:45pm (1h 15m)
KML Techniques Every Developer Should Know
Mano Marks (Google, Inc. )
This workshop will be a heads-first dive into advanced KML techniques and best practices for developing complex, engaging and data-dense maps for Google Earth.
9:00am-10:15am (1h 15m)
Google Maps API: Advanced Integration Case Studies
Daniel Chu (Google, Inc.), Chris Conway (Trulia, Inc.), Mark Taylor (Weather Decision Technologies / iMap), Robert Fritchie (Weather Decision Technologies)
A mapping API is a critical business tool, empowering you to organize and display your organization's data for use by employees and customers, and it's crucial to choose a solution that meets your needs.
10:45am-12:00pm (1h 15m)
Leading the Next Wave of LBS: What’s New in Mapping and Content
Marc Naddell (NAVTEQ), Uday Keshavdas (Intel)
NAVTEQ Network For Developers (NN4D) is the global community dedicated to Location developers. Come see how developers are succeeding with new NAVTEQ content, map data and APIs. Let NN4D technical and business support teams help you learn, build, and showcase your apps. Learn about specific “channels” to market through NN4D.
7:00pm-9:00pm (2h)
Ignite Where & Launch Pad
The geo space is too big to fit into two days of stage time. So returning for the second year is Ignite Where and Launchpad. We’re going to give startups 5 minutes to show their new products—no slides, demoes only. We’re also going to have a series of fast-paced Ignite talks. Each will be 20 slides that advance automatically after 15 seconds.
10:15am-10:45am (30m)
Break: Morning Break
12:00pm-1:15pm (1h 15m)
Break: Lunch
2:30pm-3:00pm (30m)
Break: Afternoon Break