Let me start by saying that Wherecamp5280 was great! I had high expectations going into it and can honestly say that this year’s conference was a solid step forward. The event was well organized, or more accurately, had just enough structure to make it flow efficiently. Another strong point was the broad range of interesting discussion topics / presentations which made it hard for me to choose between sessions. Here are some of them:
- Usability in GIS applications
- SEO your Geo – make your geo data visible to search engines
- Real time data analysis
- The use of OpenStreetMap by large companies (MapQuest, Bing, ESRI etc)
- Google Geo – Maps / Fusion Tables
- Unexpected uses of geo
The UNconference stayed true to its core of fostering two-way discussion which was by far my favorite part. Although this format can sometimes (or most of the time) cause the conversation to diverge from the original subject, it brings up unexpected and very interesting points.
Lastly, what made Wherecamp5280 a success was the people! It was good to catch up with old friends and meet new geo comrades! Huge thanks to Steve Coast, Peter Batty, FortiusOne and everyone else who sponsored or helped with the organization of the conference.