Where 2.0 Conference, 2009

Event Info

Tue 19 - Thu 21 May, 2009 from 12:00am - 12:00am
San Jose, CA, US
Cost: See website


The past five years have seen significant changes in the geospatial web. Its importance and functionality has matured—it's not just maps anymore! Where 2.0 2009 will take the exploration of "location aware" even further.

Where 2.0 2009 delves into the emerging technologies surrounding the geospatial industry, particularly the way our lives are organized, from finding a restaurant to finding the source of a new millennium plague. Maps are everywhere now, from your desktop to your iPhone to your car to your oil rig, and presented as realistically or as representationally as suits your needs. Thanks to the launch of Geo-Eye and other projects, location information makes devices more useful, and is therefore becoming a given.

The barriers to building location-based online and enterprise apps have been lowered, and the field is crowding with players. Now that consumers—from the home seeker to the environmental scientist—have access to incredible amounts of data and the tools to visualize it, what's considered cutting edge? Where is the next mapping frontier? Is it data collection and visualization? Innerspace? Who are the hackers and early adopters backing? How will big companies jumping in change the rules in mid-game? Is there still a first mover advantage? And again, where is the money?

You can also witness this ground breaking content first hand by attending sessions, tutorials, Ignite, and the Where Fair at the 2009 event. Some of the topics we'll be exploring at Where 2.0 include:

  • Local Search and Advertising
  • The Implications of Our New Location-enabled Lives
  • Reality Mining
  • Augmented Reality
  • Immersive and 3D Imagery
  • Mapping Tables
  • Government 2.0
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Disease Awareness
  • Cartography
  • Geo Support in Web Application Frameworks
  • GeoStack and GeoBrowsers
  • Mapping APIs
  • GeoTargeting
  • Privacy Implications
  • Data Management
  • Protocols and Formats

Where 2.0 2009 will once again feature a full day of in-depth workshops on the best and the latest so that participants can return to their projects with new tools in hand.

At the O'Reilly Where 2.0 Conference, we expose the tools pushing the boundaries of the location frontier, track the emergence of new business models and services, and spend time examining new sources of data and the platforms for collecting them. Happening May 19-21, 2009 in San Jose, California, Where 2.0 brings together the people, projects, and issues building the new technological foundations and creating value in the location industry. Join with other developers, technologists, CTOs, researchers, geographers, academics, business developers, and entrepreneurs to debate and discuss what's viable now, and what's lurking just below the radar. Learn more about Where 2.0.