Geo Interfaces for Actual Humans

A session at SXSW Interactive 2012

Sunday 11th March, 2012

6:00pm to 6:15pm (CST)

Location, Location, Location!!! These days people are excited to find and share web content using location data. Flickr has helped lead this with innovative concepts such as reverse geolocation, and more recently with the geoprivacy feature Geofence. The concepts and technologies involved in making these a reality are complicated and still emerging.
In this talk, We will explain how interfaces can be designed and developed to guide users into understanding these complicated concepts while having fun. We will also spend some time talking about how these technologies are implemented at the scale of Flickr which is currently the largest repository for geotagged photos. Finally, we will answer questions on how to use our APIs to create better geo-based experiences with your own internet-enabled projects.

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Eric Gelinas

Sr Front-End Engineer, Flickr

I make stuff on Flickr and have been complicating dinner checks for years


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11 attendees

  • Adam DuVander
  • hugh garry
  • jeremydaly
  • Leigh Muzslay Browne
  • Michiel Berger
  • Nick Doty
  • Patricia Marinho
  • Eric Gelinas
  • Todd Nolley
  • thisisaaronland
  • Todd Budnikas

6 trackers

  • Aaron Ogle
  • Carson McDonald
  • Cynthia Shelly
  • Glyn Povah
  • Sandra Marshall
  • Tyson Evans

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Time 6:00pm6:15pm CST

Date Sun 11th March 2012


Texas Ballroom 4-7, Hyatt Regency Austin

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