Here is a detailed overview of what I will be speaking about at the event. You can print it out beforehand, or I'll have copies on hand tonight so you can follow along, know what to expect, and take notes for questions.
PDF of Presentation (PDF)
UPDATE: We tried to live stream the event, courtesy Nick Moorman, but some technical issues prevented it from working out.
Biography – Michael Schnuerle: Louisville, UK, Australia, Paris, Edinburgh, San Fran, Louisville
Technology – Convergence and new tech 2005: Map APIs, Ajax, Hosting Costs, Open Source
The Metro Mapper Site
Site Overview – types of maps, daily traffic, updates
Cool Examples – filtering, historic overlays (UofL)
Services – free to public, account, bookmarks, embedding free and paid
Revenue – ads, sponsoring, consulting, custom work, embedding, collaboration (PVA)
History – 2005 technologies, city crime, other data, embedding, full time
Career Path – Computer Graphics, 2 years abroad, Big/Small Companies, Independent
Technical Overview – PHP, MySQL, Data -> Convert -> Site -> Embed
Tools Used – Photoshop, Dreamweaver, MySQL Administrator, SmartSVN, WinSCP
The Your Mapper Prototype
Site Preview – logo, interface, maps
Key Differences – National, browsing, tools, data loading, social media, mobile
Open Data - Open Municipal Geodata Data Standard
The Future of Online Maps
Google Earth – Exporting data into a 3D environment, 3D cities, 1:1 correlations.
Mobile Tools – iPhone, Google Android, GPS, ubiquity
Location Based Tools - Connecting where you are to useful information, social
Data Loading – Making public data truly public