Tyler Bell on Yahoo’s Open Location Program

As a preview of his talk at next month’s Where 2.0 conference, Yahoo’s Geo Technologies lead Tyler Bell sits down for a long interview with O’Reilly Media’s James Turner, in which they discuss Yahoo’s behind-the-scenes geo technologies (e.g., geotagging on Flickr, Fire Eagle, GeoPlanet) before turning to the topic of Dr. Bell’s upcoming presentation, Open Location. “Open Location is the name of our initiative here at Yahoo to expose new places and name places around the world. Make those accessible off the Yahoo network. Accept new places from our users. Obviously, a small development team cannot capture the world’s geography as it is called by the world’s people in its entirety. So we are looking to our users to contribute to this.”

Previously: Tyler Bell Interview.