If consumers think of geodata as a commodity, what does that say for its future? What are the key data relationships? And what, if anything, will differentiate one offering from another? Our editors ponder these questions in light of evidence that consumers know and care little about who makes, manages and updates basemaps.
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http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/MIX/MIX11/EXT04 It’s pretty obvious by now that geolocation is a heavy player in the next wave of applications and APIs. Now is the time to learn how to take advantage of this information and add context to your own applications. In this session we’ll look at geolocation at every layer of the stack – from open protocols to operating system APIs, from the browser to Windows Phone 7. Building a compelling geo-enabled experience takes more than simple coordinates. In this session we will introduce the basics of determining a user’s location and then delve into how to make geo data a useful addition to your application instead of a bolt-on “me too”.
Tatham on Twitter Where’s Tatham? http://tath.am/where (source code) W3C Geolocation API http://dev.w3.org/geo/api/spec-source.html IETF Geographic Location/Privacy http://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/geopriv/charter/ Ryan Sarver http://sarver.org/