A Hallway Conversation with Darrin Clement, CEO of Maponics, Data Provider to Twitter

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In mid-March Twitter rolled out the second part of its geolocation functionality. Now in addition to being available for developers via its API, users could share location information from the twitter.com website. That's when the world learned that Twitter had tapped geodata company Maponics to provide the "place" information for those tweets. On March 24 Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg spoke to Maponics CEO Darrin Clement about the value of context in locaiton-based services, how Maponics was working with Twitter, the state of geographic basemaps and the potential uses of real-time geodata.

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