Back in the UK now. Attended and wherefaired Geocodr.net and went to wherecamp too. Some highlights and notes:
- Microsoft jaw dropping lovely (in browser) 3D rendering
- Googles “hmm, what can we do with that” nothing-new StreetView
- Poly9’s FreeEarth flash globe.
- Experiencing Flickr going offline just when it was really needed! Realising how much a mashup can be dependant on a single link in a long chain.
- Meeting new folk, hanging out with some of the nicest people in the geo.
- Hearing openstreetmap mentioned loads of times, and Mikel begging for people not to mention GeoRSS any more!
- Getting perspectives on data availability in the Middle East and comparing it to the USA and UK.
- Rich Gibson’s “Story” – using technology to aggregate, filter and report back to hold a mirror to oneself “You seem to be playing too much WOW, why dont you pop round your neighbours”
- Where mobile app development -on my list.
- Maplets – on my list
- Yahoo’s FireEagle – on my list
- Playing WhereWolf at wherecamp and being lynched for no good reason, and waking up to the sound of the yahoo display case crashing mysteriously.
- Amateur forensics later that morning…
- Delving into ideas about how to grab softer information about neighbourhoods, gist of a place
- Good session about locative arts.
- At wherefaire, the sonar-coat, a coat with proximity sensors sewn in, and heart rate monitor.
- Doubling the amount of t-shirts I own through schwag.