Round Up of Location Intelligence Conference Coverage

By Adena Schutzberg

We were privileged to have many journalists, bloggers and tweeters at our Location Intelligence Conference this year. Here, I gather up some of the coverage. If I missed yours, please leave a comment!

The Matters of Location blog, hosted by Cardinalus, highlights a few key talks from Steve Coast, Jeff Christensen and John Bennett of Hunt Energy.

Tyron Touchard covers the employment workshop and other sessions in two posts (1, 2), focusing on jobs and the economy. He notes: “For many [companies], the third quarter matched the revenue for their 1st and 2nd quarters combined. One exhibitor said that "With all this water in the atmosphere, it means it’s going to rain!"

Matt Ball covered the event at VectorOne in a post titled "Exploring the Business of Location Intelligence." He described the program (accurately, I must confirm!) as "an eclectic mix of current topics that concern the business models of technology providers as well as the companies that they serve."

Glen Letham at GISUser collected some "overheard" comments in a blog post. A few that I especially liked include:
"Real-time data increases the possibilities and moves us from entertainment to actions."

"Traditional Geospatial technologies have typically been: too dull, built for insiders, too cautious, and too incremental."
Dale Lutz of Safe Software seems to have had his head in "the clouds" most of the event. He penned "Cloudy with a Chance of Geospatial at Location Intelligence" at the It's all About Data blog. His conclusion: "The overwhelming message for me was that the future is here today, that the rate of adoption of a cloud approach is much higher than I thought previously." Look for an audio interview I did with Lutz on the topic in the coming weeks.

Mano Marks of Google shared his slides from one of two "Cloud Panels" on his Random Markers blog. All Location Intelligence presenters' slides will be available to attendees in the next few days.

This is just a selection of tweets. Find more by searching Twitter for #LI09.

@jamesmason2 offered these, among other observations:
Individuals increasingly becoming sensors. Heterogeneous networks will leverage people around you. ( and MIT)

Hyperlocal adv monetization challenge. Curate from 1000s variables. Simplify for customer. Tableau Software good for this.
Chris Tucker, x-In-Q-Tel, mentioned at #LI09 that "airborne sensors" of some kind could be as transformative as GPS. What kind though?

@SiAction shared:
#MapIT proves popular at #LI09. Lots of q's on why #ESRI built it. Answer: BI and GIS community want simple mapping framework.
@rhizajeff asks:
Something that wasn't clear to me in the last prez today: how does AND's value prop fly in light of OSM?
@gletham notes:
via ANDï¿1⁄2 if you want to build the perfect map you'll need community input and involvement - the future will be the smartphone
A "not safe for work" tweeter shared a few great tweets:
SpatialKey rocks!

Amazing that no Yahoo Maps are being shown. Mostly Google/Bing with some nice highlights of MapQuest maps. Where's the love people?
@l_vaillancourt notes:
Oracle clearly see mapping in a different system than BI. Perfect.
@seangorman shares something I've known for a while:
@pbissett definitely knows more about Amazon Web Service than anyone in the building or state for that matter
@GuidoS didn't make LI but did note:
OK. I think there are too many gov/gis conferences in one week, #nsgic2009, #li09, #nearc09, #opencities ...

Published Friday, October 16th, 2009

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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