• ESRI
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  • Google
  • NAVTEQ

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Where 2.0 Conference 2009 Workshops

Location: Regency Ballroom #2 Level: Novice
Average rating: ***..
(3.12, 9 ratings)
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. Read more.
Location: Gold Level: Intermediate
Lynda Sharkey (Autodesk)
Average rating: **...
(2.17, 6 ratings)
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. Read more.
Location: Regency Ballroom #1 Level: Intermediate
Andrew Turner (GeoIQ), Rabble Evan Henshaw-Plath (cuboxsa.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 8 ratings)
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. Read more.
Location: California Level: Novice
Daniel Chu (Google, Inc.), Chris Conway (Trulia, Inc.), Mark Taylor (Weather Decision Technologies / iMap), Robert Fritchie (Weather Decision Technologies)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
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. Read more.
Location: Regency Ballroom #2 Level: Intermediate
Paul Ramsey (OpenGeo), Mike Pumphrey (OpenGeo)
Average rating: ****.
(4.44, 9 ratings)
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. Read more.
Location: Gold Level: Novice
Bruce Daniel (Cartifact)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
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? Read more.
Location: Regency Ballroom #1 Level: Novice
Andrew Turner (GeoIQ), Rabble Evan Henshaw-Plath (cuboxsa.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
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. Read more.
Location: California Level: Novice
Marc Naddell (NAVTEQ), Uday Keshavdas (Intel)
Average rating: **...
(2.33, 3 ratings)
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. Read more.
Location: Regency Ballroom #2 Level: Intermediate
Marc Lindsey (LB3)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
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. Read more.
Location: Gold Level: Intermediate
Duane Nickull (Adobe Systems), Bess Ho (Archimedes Ventures), Andreas Falley (Synchrodipity), Rev. Dan Tripp (a2sg.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 10 ratings)
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. Read more.
Location: Regency Ballroom #1 Level: Novice
Michal Migurski (Stamen Design), Shawn Allen (Stamen Design), Josh Livni (Umbrella Consulting), Dane Springmeyer (Freelance Consultant)
Average rating: ****.
(4.27, 11 ratings)
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. Read more.
Location: Regency Ballroom #1 Level: Novice
Frank Taylor (Google Earth Blog)
Average rating: ***..
(3.14, 7 ratings)
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. Read more.
Location: Regency Ballroom #2 Level: Novice
Ryan Sarver (Twitter)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 8 ratings)
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. Read more.
Location: Gold Level: Novice
Mark Hansen (UCLA)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
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. Read more.
Location: Regency Ballroom #1 Level: Novice
Alex Oliver (Igloo Studios)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
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. Read more.
Location: Regency Ballroom #2 Level: Novice
Dave Johnson (Nitobi)
Average rating: **...
(2.33, 6 ratings)
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. Read more.
Location: Gold Level: Novice
Mano Marks (Google, Inc. )
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 6 ratings)
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. Read more.