Conferences for Geospatially Aware Developers

There are a couple of upcoming conferences, and a significant Google event, coming up if you are a developer of software or mashups for mapping or vitrtual earth applications and can get to the west coast of the US. All of these events will have Google Earth team members participating and sponsoring.
Where 2.0The first conference is Where 2.0 by O’Reilly (well known publishers of technology books) which is being held in San Jose, California June 13-14. Where 2.0 brings together the people, projects, and issues leading the charge into the location based technological frontier. John Hanke, co-founder of Keyhole, and who now heads up the Google Earth team, will be speaking.
GoogleAlso, there’s an important event being held the day before Where 2.0 conference on June 12 called “Google Geo Developer Day“. A limited number of Where 2.0 attendees are being invited to the Googleplex (Google headquarters) to meet the Google Geo development team. They promise to make 1 or 2 product announcements. By the way, if you go you’ll have a chance to meet me – I’ll be there and at the Where 2.0 conference as well.
GeoWeb 2006July 24-28, a conference called GeoWeb 2006 has been organized by Galdos Systems – authors of GML (Geography Markup Language). GeoWeb 2006 is the meeting point of consumer location services and professional geographic information technologies. Prominent sponsors are Microsoft, Google, Oracle, and Autodesk, and many others. Keynote speakers will include Michael Jones (CTO for Google Earth), and Stephen Lawler the General Manager of Microsoft’s Virtual Earth Business Unit. Michael Ashbridge, KML Data Engineer at Google Earth, will be presenting a 3 hour workshop on KML and Google Earth interaction.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.

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