Where 2.0: A New Direction for Technology
Location-aware technologies combined with mapping and other data are poised to create a whole new class of web apps and services. Maps are becoming an interface, helping us to visualize and access a variety of data. Location is fertile ground for hackers and researchers who mash up Google Maps with Craigslist or plug restaurant info into dashboard navigation. Call centers, insurance agencies, transportation companies, and retailers are finding unconventional internal uses for location technologies too.
But where is location-based technology leading us in the larger sense? And where's the business model beef? The Where 2.0 Conference brings together the people, projects, and issues leading the charge into this technological frontier. Join us to debate and discuss what's viable now, and what's lurking just below the radar. Don't miss our online coverage.
Some of the innovators and executives who led conversations at Where 2.0 2005 included:
At Where 2.0, you'll grasp both the current state of affairs and the far-reaching effects and implications around location-based technologies and services. Meet the people behind the innovations and see projects that have the potential to fundamentally transform how location information is viewed, interpreted, and delivered. Need more reasons to attend?
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Where 2.0 will be held at the historic Westin St. Francis Hotel, facing Union Square in the heart of San Francisco. This enduring landmark has maintained its preeminence as San Francisco’s center of social, theatrical, and business life since first opening in 1904. As one of the last survivors of colorful, turn-of-the-century San Francisco, The Westin St. Francis is as modern as tomorrow - with a proud past - a collecting place of history and legend.
Where 2.0 Speaker on Map Library -- David Rumsey will be drawing on his personal map collection in a speech at the upcoming Where 2.0 Conference on how information of all kinds has been mapped and will be mapped in the future. If you want to learn more about David's map library, he has written an article about his collection of more than 150,000 historical maps of the Americas and the world, many of which he has made available free to the public at davidrumsey.com.
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