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Social data is an oracle waiting for a question

Social data is an oracle waiting for a question

"Mining the Social Web" author Matthew Russell on the questions and answers social data can handle.

Matthew Russell, author of "Mining the Social Web" and a speaker at the Where 2.0 Conference, discusses the tools and the mindset that can unlock social data's utility.

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Privacy law needs a reboot

Privacy law needs a reboot

The ACLU's Nicole Ozer on location-based services and outdated privacy protections.

Electronic privacy protections worked great when mobile was a novelty and location services were confined to paper maps. But now, the ACLU's Nicole Ozer says companies and consumers need to pay heed to privacy concerns while we wait for the law to catch up.

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Mobile in the enterprise changes everything

Mobile in the enterprise changes everything

There's no time to waste in tackling the mobile technology cycle.

Mobile is a game-changer. Unlike many other emerging technologies where an immediate strategy is not a concern, mobile is front and center now to your users and customers.

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Boston's real-time transit data: "Better than winning the World Series"

Laurel Ruma loves the Red Sox, but she's an even bigger fan of open data.

When the Massachusetts Department of Transportation decided to release and support open transit data online, it spawned a new ecosystem of mobile applications. Laurel Ruma's IgniteGov presentation reveals the backstory.

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Welcome Laurel Ruma to Where 2.0

Welcome Laurel Ruma to Where 2.0

Where 2.0 2011 welcomes a new co-chair.

Laurel Ruma and Brady Forest will co-chair Where 2.0 2011, running April 19-21, 2011 in Santa Clara, Calif.

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Where 2.0 2011 call for proposals is open

Where 2.0 2011 call for proposals is open

A look at the topics, sessions and workshops planned for the next Where 2.0 conference.

Google and other companies are jockeying for position in the location space, which makes the next Where 2.0 particularly intriguing. Here's a look at the planned topics, sessions and workshops — and a reminder to get your proposals in before the Oct. 25 deadline.

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APIs launched at Where 2.0: a pocket guide

Where 2.0 has become a launch-pad for new geo products. As a sign of the times, these announcements focus on APIs rather than the usual feature-increments or partnership propaganda (we geo folk always prefer the Walk over the Talk). Here's a handy reference list in no particular order: Placecast Match API The free service "simplifies the process of de-duplicating and…

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Location in the cloud (part 1)

I’m a guest blogger this week at the 2010 Where 2.0 conference. I’ve been working with mobile location services and systems since 2000. In lieu of a heavy focus on mobile at Where 2.0 this year, Brady Forrest invited me to write a few words and offer insights into a theme around two emerging areas of mobile location data access—Wireless…

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Base Map 2.0: What Does the Head of the US Census Say to Open Street Map?

Base Map 2.0: What Does the Head of the US Census Say to Open Street Map?

Ian White, the CEO of Urban Mapping, makes his living collecting and selling geo data. For next week’s Where 2.0 has put together a panel of government mapping agencies (the UK’s Ordnance Survey and the US’s Census Department) and community-built mapping projects (Open Street Map and Waze). Crowdsourced projects like Waze and Open Street Map have forced civic agencies to reconsider their licensing.

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