With location-based data becoming increasingly more important, the Where 2.0 Conference in San Jose, Calif., takes a look at some of the newest map-making APIs leaving their mark on the developer community.
A few years ago, Where 2.0 felt small and underattended. Most attendees were small companies specializing in a geo location service. Today, the conference is packed, and the majority of attendees seem to be developers or companies looking to provide location data services to existing companies eager to get more location specific through APIs and back end tools.
Ushahidi's interactive Crisis Map of Haiti used simplae text messaging and crowdsourcing to allow for two-way communication between the community and governemnt to respond to disaster affected communities.