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Brady Forrest

Where 2.0 CFP is Now Open

Where 2.0 2007's Call For Participation is now open. If you have ideas, passion or products in the geo space let us know. Here's an excerpt from the CFP:

Location technology is booming across the Web and into people's homes. Since Where 2.0 2006, we've seen Microsoft release an amazing computer-generated, 3-D mapping tool complete with realtime traffic and an API, Platial create a distributed mapping platform built on top of Google's mapping platform, Sony release two consumer GPSs, and Open Street Map cinch a commercial deal. Google has added time phases to Google Earth and expanded Google Transit. Yahoo! has launched Flickr maps which now holds over four million geotagged photos. There are even hints that Apple is getting into the game with references to Google Maps being found in iPhoto. In the open source and data worlds, Wikimapia created a Google Earth layer and GeoRSS reached 1.0. In the meantime, Amazon has gotten out of the game by dropping it's innovative street-side maps.

And this is just the beginning--there is so much further for us to go. Phones know where we are, but can't tell us or someone who is browsing the phone's webserver. Photos can only be geotagged with expensive add-ons or by painstakingly adding them to a map. We still don't have the ability to correct that home or business showing up two blocks away from its actual location on most mapping services.

Where 2.0 happens May 29-30, 2007 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California, U.S.

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VlogMap   [11.20.06 09:32 PM]

Can't wait. Last year was a great learning experience, and better yet it was fun.

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