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Build AJAX-Based Web Maps Using ka-Map (27 tags)
By using AJAX, Google's maps draw and zoom quickly, pan smoothly, and can be extended to display a wide variety of information. This article by Tyler Mitchell shows how to make similar AJAX-based web mapping sites using an open source toolkit called ka-Map. Tyler is the author of Web Mapping Illustrated.

An Introduction to Open Source Geospatial Tools (14 tags)
Geospatial professionals have been the main users and developers of geospatial applications, but the landscape has changed over the past few years as the development of open source geospatial software has matured. Tyler Mitchell introduces some of the most useful of these applications in this article. Tyler will discuss the current state of affairs in the open source geo world at O'Reilly's Where 2.0 Conference, June 29-30 in San Francisco.

The Geospatial Web: A Call to Action (11 tags)
What needs to happen to build a sustainable geospatial web? Mike Liebhold offers ten steps designed to help tap the as yet unharvested business opportunities in a geospatial web. If this topic gets your creative juices flowing, you belong at O'Reilly's Where 2.0 Conference, coming up in June in San Francisco.

Developing Mapufacture (11 tags)
Mikel Maron introduces mapufacture: a new service to browse, build, and share interactive web maps. It combines user-created geodata with freely available worldwide satellite and mapping imagery, and location databases. Mikel traces mapufacture's development, its underpinnings, projects where it's in use, and worldKit, mapufacture's visualization engine. Mikel will be speaking at O'Reilly's Where 2.0 Conference, June 29-30 in San Francisco.

A Design Approach for the Geospatial Web (9 tags)
Julian Bleecker describes a design approach for location-based services that is used in projects underway at USC's Mobile Media Lab. At O'Reilly's Where 2.0 Conference, Julian will be taking part in a panel discussion on the secrets behind good social mobile applications and the obstacles they face in the real world.