Thursday, January 15, 2009

Geospatial Semantics Meetup

Geospatial Semantics

Thursday, January 15, 2009 7:00 PM

At least 45 Semantic Web Supporters.
This Meetup is full.

SHRM Conference Room
1800 Duke Street
Alexandria VA 22314

Meetup Description
In this month's meeting, we discuss Geospatial Semantics. Mashups using Google Maps and other APIs have suddenly become very popular. However, this is only the beginning. As more linked data becomes available on the web, a whole new generation of applications become possible. In this meeting, we will discuss related technologies and current work that is being done in Geospatial Semantics.

Our speaker will be Dr. Yaser Bishr. Yaser is the co-founder and CTO of Image Matters LLC. Dr. Bishr has extensive experience in geospatial semantics, semantic web, and social web. In 1997, he published the first book on geospatial semantics, his Ph.D. topic, and wrote the geospatial semantic entry in the Encyclopedia of GIS. He is the visionary and architect of Image Matters' gnizr Enterprise semantic technology. Yaser is a serial entrepreneur. Prior to founding Image Matters, he founded Millennia GmbH, a German software consulting firm with clients in Europe, the US, SE Asia and the Middle East. Prior to Millennia Yaser was assistant professor at the University of Muenster, Germany. Currently Yaser is on a mission to develop a profitable business model for gnizr Enterprise. Yaser has an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from ITC and the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands.

Image Matters LLC is a software technology and professional services company that produces software products, develops advanced technology solutions, and provides consulting services to government and commercial clients. Image Matters specializes in Geospatial Web, Semantic Web (Web 3.0), Web 2.0, Sensor Web, Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Web services, and Location-Based Services (LBS).

The meeting location and light refreshments are provided courtesy of TopQuadrant.

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