There are a number of conferences which Google Earth followers or developersmight want to put on their calendar. Here’s a round-up of a few I’ll be watching or attending:
Where 2.0 – May 19-21, 2009. The ever popular O’Reilley event for everything web 2.0 mapping. There have been lots of Google Earth/Maps and other major mapping announcements made at this conference. And, it is well attended by international geo-mapping developers. I highly recommend this even held in San Jose, California. Deadline for early registration is March 31.
Google I/O – May 27-28, 2009 – San Francisco, California. This is the big Google developer conference. Last year over 2000 developers attended. This is your chance to meet the Googlers who built your favorite applications and tell them what you want changed.
GeoWeb 2009 – July 27-31, 2009, Vancouver, BC, Canada. An event about GIS, mapping, and other geospatial technologies with a focus on making the GeoWeb and its economic potential evolve. This year the theme is on urban planning.
GeoNorth 2009 – The actual name of this one is “Second Circumpolar Conference on Geospatial Sciences and Applications”. Held in Fairbanks, Alaska on August 4-6, 2009. The conferences is to discuss issues and present current research related to geospatial activities in the arctic environment. They have a particular focus on the use of virtual globe technologies like Google Earth. Results of the International Polar Year will be presented as well.