May 29-30, 2007, San Jose, California

Location technology is booming across the Web and into
people&apo;s homes. Since Where 2.0 2006, we”ve seen
Microsoft release an amazing computer-generated, 3-D
mapping tool complete with realtime traffic and an API,
Platial create a distributed mapping platform built on
top of Google&apo;s mapping platform, Sony release two consumer GPSs, and Open Street Map get its first
commercial usel. Google has added time phases to Google Earth and expanded Google Transit. Mapquest has
continued forward with their open APIs. Yahoo! has launched Flickr maps which now holds over four million
geotagged photos. There are even hints that Apple is
getting into the game with references to Google Maps
being found in iPhoto. In the open source and data
worlds, Wikimapia created a Google Earth layer and
GeoRSS reached 1.0. In the meantime, Amazon has gotten
out of the game by dropping it&apo;s innovative street-side
maps.

And this is just the beginning–there is so much
further for us to go. Phones know where we are, but
can”t tell us or someone who is browsing the phone&apo;s
webserver. Photos can only be geotagged with expensive
add-ons or by painstakingly adding them to a map. We
still don”t have the ability to immediately correct
that home or business showing up two blocks away from
its actual location on most mapping services.

O”Reilly Media invites technologists and strategists,
CTOs, CIOs, technology evanglists and scouts,
researchers, programmers, geographers, researchers and
academics, artists and activitists, business
developers, and entrepreneurs to present on-stage at
Where 2.0. It all happens May 29-30, 2007 at the
Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California, U.S.