• Veriplace
  • AT&T Interactive
  • DigitalGlobe
  • Google
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • ZoomAtlas
  • Digital Map Products
  • Microsoft Research (MSR)
  • Pitney Bowes Business Insight

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Beth Kolko

Beth Kolko
Professor, University of Washington

Website | @bkolko

Beth Kolko is a faculty member in the Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington, and she is a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. She directs the Design for Digital Inclusion research group at UW. For the past decade she has worked on Internet and mobile adoption and adaptation patterns across the developing world. She is committed to exploring how to leverage social networks and mobile technologies in resource constrained environments, and she has also recently launched a series of projects focused on transportation.


Location: Ballroom III Level: Novice
Beth Kolko (University of Washington)
Average rating: ****.
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Crowd-sourced mapping holds promise for areas of the world where governments and businesses either can’t or won’t produce detailed maps of cities, countries, and commerce. This talk will address the ecosystem of hardware and software, usage patterns, design constraints, and government policy issues that impact the ability and desire of users to contribute content that can help fill in blank maps. Read more.