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Press Release: October 15, 2008

You are invited to a free live webcast--Trends and Technologies in Where 2.0

In this live webcast, geospatial web expert Andrew Turner will discuss the current evolution of Where 2.0 and how it is affecting the entire landscape of Web 2.0 and next generation applications. Open standards such as GeoRSS, KML, and Microformats provide a huge wealth of information for mashups and applications, and libraries such as Mapstraction can be used for cartographic visualization. To illustrate the power of these tools, Andrew will talk about some interesting applications and hacks that have pushed the boundaries of the GeoWeb.

We'll also take a look at the future of location-enabled applications and services that developers can use today to provide users with better contextualized and localized information. Mobile sensors, augmented and immersive reality, and geo-games are just a few of the next generation Where 2.0 domain.

Andrew will also give a short demo of the just-launched GeoCommons Maker.

Attendance is limited, so register now. We'll send you a reminder before the webcast. And please feel free to share this invitation with others.

Date: Friday, October 24 at 10am PDT (17:00 GMT)
Cost: Free
Duration: 1 hour
Meeting link: oreilly.com/go/whereto
Questions? Please send email to webcast@oreilly.com

About Andrew Turner

Andrew is CTO of FortiusOne, creators of GeoCommons, and is co-Founder of Mapufacture, where he developed open-standards and tools to make it easy for people to create customized maps using complex geospatial tools. He also actively participates in the open-source community and develops several mapping tools such as Mapstraction and GeoPress.

Prior to starting Mapufacture, Andrew developed high-fidelity realtime vehicle simulation software at Realtime Technologies and designed spacecraft algorithms and sensor systems at EADS Astrium.

Andrew wrote the O'Reilly short cut Introduction to Neogeography and Where 2.0: The State of the Geospatial Web business report in Fall 2008. He is also published in MacTech and Make magazine on his home-automation hacking.

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