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.
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/
Former Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings charts what he calls "the wide, weird world of geography" in his latest book, Maphead. He profiles Google Maps engineers, geocachers, imaginary mapmakers, map collectors, geography bee contestants and "road geeks."
a16z Podcast: Location, Location, Location — and Mobile
published on 2015/06/11 22:48:27 +0000
Pick your metaphor: Smartphones are "remote controls" for the physical world, or perhaps, as Steve Cheney argues, they’re "cursors for the physical world".
Either way, it’s clear that the age of mobile is here, GPS is not enough, and with sensors all around us — both outdoors and in indoor locations — it’s finally time for truly context-aware computing. But what will that take, both content- and design-wise — is it all just about eliminating friction? And how are players like Apple and Google positioning themselves for this micro-mapped world? a16z’s Benedict Evans and Estimote’s Steve Cheney talk about these questions and more in this episode of the a16z Podcast…
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Developers and applications have challenges matching the same location between data sources and sharing a location between applications. Why? In this panel, we’ll look at the pros, cons, and challenges of using proprietary, open source, and/or community-built data sets; why there won’t be one location database to rule them all; ways we can all work together to make sure your place is my place when our applications talk to each other; and why all of this is important.
Big economic events — like the one we’re in now — change the map of America. They make winners and losers. They change where we live and work and what we do.
Acclaimed urban theorist Richard Florida says that on the other side of this economic bust, America’s economic geography will be different. Some cities, towns, regions will roar back to new prosperity. Others, he says, may find a reshaped economy passing them by. Some may be history.
Steven Johnson (author of "The Ghost Map") discusses the transformative power of spacial representations of our world…from Deconstruct 08.
Jonathan Rodden, political science professor at Stanford and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution speaks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the geography of voting. The main focus is on the tendency of urban voters around the world to vote for candidates on the left relative to suburban and rural voters. Rodden argues that …