Tonight is the first ever Where 2.0 Ignite and Launchpad. There will be 17 total talks each lasting only 5 minutes. The Ignite speakers will each get 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds. The Launchpad participants will each get 5 minutes of demo . The Ignite and LaunchPad are open to the public (just as the Ignite Expo was). The schedule is below.
It is open to the public and it being held at the Fairmount in San Jose. Doors will open at 7:00 and the first company will go onstage at 7:15PM. The audience will vote on the best talks with Mozes. Two talks (whether demos or presentations) will do a reprise on the mainstage during the conference. RSVP.
First Set of talks begins at 7:15 PM tonight
- Launchpad: GeoCommons is a community that enables the collective creation of intelligent maps. With access to a huge new world of geographic data and infinite ways to combine it, GeoCommons empowers you with the tools to gain and share insight across your neighborhood or across the globe.
- Launchpad: NationalGeographic Meta Lensis the premier geospatial solution for geo-referencing, management, retrieval, and real-time delivery of digital media.
- Launchpad: FatDoor is a neighborhood-based community social network. It aims to help you find out more about your neighbors.
- Bruce Daniel Cartifact –
- Diego Fern√°ndez Dom√≠nguez – Hipoqih.com
- Amber Bieg Friends of the Urban Forest OSGEO –
- Jesse Evans 30proof Media, LLC Wild Sanctuary, Inc. –
- Jonathan Blocksom SAIC –
- David Troy Twittervision Popvox – Twittervision: Location, Entertainment and Presence
What’s the look of geo-technology today? It appears we’re suffering from Cartographic Anesthesia and it’s time to wake up! A long history of beautiful maps is being thrown by the wayside in the name of technology. What are the dynamics of merging cartography and data? Where might we find inspiration and negotiate a look and feel that will bring back an aesthetic balance?
hipoqih.com is a service composed of a Web and plugin for mobile devices that allow recording warnings and URL associated to any geopoint in the planet. These warnings can be show automatically in terminals with the plugin when approaching that geopoint.
San Francisco Tree Map When Green gets Geeky, trees get mapped. How Friends of the Urban Forest, a non-profit tree group dives into osgeo and the difference it makes.
What else can be done with Google’s KML files? Recent exciting developments following the conflict in Darfur, expedition tracking for the Jane Goodall Institute and our development in sound for Google Earth are all new ways of using the KML language. Technology is opening up many new doors with exciting implications for environmental organizations and businesses. We at 30proof, in addition to helping Wild Sanctuary, Inc, with their upcoming KML layer release at this conference, are developing new and creative uses combining GeoTagged data and social concerns.
Urban Reality (TM) from SAIC is a complete terrestrial LIDAR/Imagery collection, processing and visualization system. The vehicle mounted sensor pod features four LIDAR scanners, two cameras, integrated GPS/Inertial Positioning System that image both sides of the vehicles environment while driving normal city speeds. Mission processing software uses post-processed differential GPS to turn the LIDAR data and imagery into georegistered colorized point clouds with 5-10cm resolution.
Twittervision was launched as an experiment to help visualize traffic on the emerging service Twitter. But as it has evolved, it’s become clear that it sits at the intersection of blogging, presence, location-based services, and entertainment. A grammar to support Twittervision location updates was introduced, and now it’s become clear that other extensions to the platform can be made to support additional capabilities. Twitter and Twittervision point the way towards horizontal, federated approaches of providing rich presence and location based services, and we’ll explore what’s happened so far and spark some ideas about what might be ahead.
Second Set of talks begins at 8:15 PM tonight
- Launchpad:Swivel is a place for data. Now there will be support for geodata.
- Launchpad:Dopplr is a calendar and location focused social network. It helps you answer the question: “Who do I know in *this* city right now?”
- Launchpad:UpNext is a 3D virtual cityscape where users can explore and discover their city. UpNext empowers users to search visually, straight from their web browser, to find what’s UpNext in their city.
- Brad Gilreath Mapicurious –
- Christopher Prezeau Tele Atlas –
- Luistxo Fernandez Tagzania CodeSyntax – Tagzania: There’s No Place Called Nowhere
- Anselm Hook Meadan – WhereCamp
- Perry Samson University of Michigan Weather Underground – Flying Tornado Paths
My friends rarely use maps, why would I think they would use my maps site? Breaking down their excuses I think we can determine where mapping fails.
Ever wonder how your car’s navigation system knows you’re in the wrong lane at a toll booth? Or, how the information about where the nearest Chinese restaurant can appear with a few clicks of a mouse on your Internet map? And, how does the ambulance know where the emergency it needs to get to is? I know.
Tagzania is a social mapping application, very tied to tagging, folksonomy. If Europe is some sort of periphery as seen from the SF Bay area, we’re in the periphery of the periphery, a small Basque company pushing a global website, from somewhere in Northern Spain. But geography is not constrained to a central point, specially since there’s Internet, and this European and ‘fringe’ viewpoint might be interesting: Europe’s multilingual, multi-national, full of governments not very friendly with the idea of opening public cartography…
We’re going to briefly introduce WhereCamp and encourage participation. WhereCamp is an unconference format gathering of geo-enthusiasts, web 2.0 and mobile developers, social place hackers, artists, grad students, geographers, earth scientists and anybody else who wants to ‘know their place’. WhereCamp is June 2/3 at the Yahoo Campus – see the website at http://wherecamp.org for details.
Fresh from his 2007 tornado chasing expedition Prof. Samson demonstrates a new system for displaying (and flying!) tornado paths and for providing a mechanism for users to add their own stories, pictures and video geocoded to specific tornadic events.