We're hosting an evening to talk about new possibilities in online mapping.
What does mapping technology look like when it's created distinctly for the web? What was once exclusively the realm of traditional geographers is now accessible by almost any web developer thanks to tools like openlayers, polymaps, mapnik, and tilestache. Conversely, concepts that would be foreign in offline mapping (like map tiles) are the centerpoint of how people think about maps on the web.
The nature of the problem has changed and technology is rushing to solve it. We've gathered some presenters to show us interesting things happening in our field.
Pizza & beer provided by Trulia.
Michal Migurski from Stamen Design is giving a talk titled "Fast, Cheap, or Dumb: Pick Three," about the design and publishing of geographic visualizations and interfaces with a bias towards simplicity and reach.
Mike Malone from SimpleGeo is exploring the real world technical challenges faced at SimpleGeo while building a web-scale spatial database on top of Apache Cassandra, as well as some new developments & lessons learned.
Sha Hwang & Zain Memon from Trulia will probably just wing it.
7:00pm - Doors open & food arrives
7:30pm - Michal Migurski
8:00pm - Mike Malone
8:30pm - Sha Hwang & Zain Memon
9:00pm - Wrap-up
When & Where
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