MidWest Tech: Mobile Location Enabled Services Conference

I usually lament that the MidWest has a dearth of technology conferences (that aren't directly associated with automotive at least). However, I was very surprised to find out that just several miles away, next week there is the Mobile Location Enabled Services conference.

The agenda looks really good, covering topics such as mobile-social networks (mososo), user-centric mobile navigation, and the legal and monetization aspects of LBS. Speakers are from Symbian, Loopt, Cingular, uLocate, and a lot more.

So, sounds like a good warm-up to Where2.0 and also maybe bang on some carriers/providers and their lack of opening up their API's to LBS developers. (unlike Sprint, which is ahead of the learning curve so far)

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.