O'Reilly Where 2012 Conference Summary

The Where 2012 conference was held earlier this week. The best summaries I found so far are from the Google Earth Blog (which isn't an official Google blog) - here is the GEB's day one, day two and day three.

From the day three: "Ingredients of a Modern Mapping Service by Brian McClendon, Google's VP of Geo. Brian gave us a brief history of Keyhole and Google Earth, then unveiled some impressive stats:

  • In 2006, 37% of the world's population was covered by sub-meter imagery. That number is now up to 75%.
  • Each imagery update (roughly every two weeks) is as large as all of the imagery they had in 2006.
  • Street View started with five cities in 2007 and how covers 35 countries and millions of miles of roads.
  • Google Maps driving directions was available in 22 countries with 13 million miles of road in 2008, and now is in 187 countries with over 26 million miles of roads.
  • He also encouraged everyone to view the new Project Glass video, which has some amazing geo-related possibilities in the future."

​If you're looking for more, try the #whereconf hashtag on Twitter.

O'Reilly Where 2012 Live Keynotes Stream

The famous O'Reilly Where 2012 conference is going on in San Francisco, but wherever you are, you can watch a live stream of the conference keynotes.

Here it is for your convenience:

Winner of the O'Reilly Where 2012 Conference Free Pass

There were much more participants than I expected to our contest for a free pass to the O'Reilly Where 2012 Conference... and the winner is... Suneet Kamath! Congratulations Suneet!

Others can still benefit from saving 20% on registration fees by using the WHR12SLASH code.

Win a Free Pass to Where 2012 Contest and Free O'Reilly Mobile Webcasts

We were proud to announce last month that we're media partner with O'Reilly's Where 2012 conference again. This year, this major geospatial conference will take place in San Francisco, April 2-4 with an expected attendance of 1,000. That's in less than three weeks! If you are not registered but don't want to miss this motivating geospatial conference, we are running a contest for one free Conference Pass to Where 2012 (excluding workshops). How to participate? Simply drop me us a line while logged in with your Slashgeo account. I'll send you a confirmation that we did receive your interest for the Where 2012 free pass. The winner will be randomly chosen amongst users that enters the contest before midnight on April 20. If you have any questions, just ask! And good luck! :-)

If you don't win, you can still benefit from saving 20% on registration fees by using the WHR12SLASH code.

In related news, there's upcoming free mobile-related webcasts from O'Reilly in the coming weeks, including:

O'Reilly Where 2012, April 2-4, San Francisco: The Art and Business of Location

I'm happy to inform our users that we are once again this year media partners of the O'Reilly Where Conference.

Now in its 8th year, the O’Reilly Where Conference is where the grassroots and leading-edge developers building location-aware technology intersect with the businesses and entrepreneurs seeking out location apps, platforms, and hardware to gain a competitive edge. Where Conference presents leading trends rather than chasing them. Immerse yourself in three full days of hands-on training, information-rich sessions, and an Expo Hall filled with the key players and products. Where’s topics and programs include: Mobile Development, Location Development, Business&  Strategy, and Marketing, including an all day Location Marketing Boot Camp.

Join with hundreds of experts and practitioners in the mobile and location ecosystems and get a handle on what's happening now and what's lurking just below the radar - and how you can leverage location for your business. Receive 15% off registration with discount code: WHR12SLASH.


O'Reilly Where 2.0 2011: April 19-21, Coverage and 25% Discount Code

One of the biggest geospatial conferences is O'Reilly Where 2.0, to take place in Santa Clara, CA, from April 19 to 21. If you're planning to attend you can benefit from our 25% discount code "whr11sla". There will be several featured speakers of importance for geospatial, including Jack Dangermond, founder of ESRI, and Marissa Mayer of Google.

This year again, Slashgeo is a proud media partner of the Where 2.0 conference. Landon, an experienced Slashgeo editor, will be on site and share coverage with our users.

This is how this major conference is described: "Leveraging Location -- Groupon, Facebook, Google, Foursquare + More / Now in it’s 7th year, the O'Reilly Where 2.0 is the premier conference for all things location-aware, exploring the intersection between location technologies and trends in software development, business strategies, and marketing. Happening April 19-21, 2011 in Santa Clara, CA, Where 2.0 will show you first hand how to leverage technologies like Groupon, Facebook, Foursquare, and Yelp as part of your marketing and advertising mix. The dynamic mix of speakers will bring you the latest on how to use location to identify, understand, and better serve your customers. To see the list of speakers and sessions, and to register, visit: http://where2conf.com"

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