Cartonama Conference

Making the most of geospatial data, community mapping, and location-based services.

The ‘Where’ question is central to our everyday lives. Geospatial data shapes our ability to answer that question and build intelligent applications, whether on the web or on your mobile device.

Supported by contributions from crowd-sourced data projects and open source software, geo data and its technology spectrum has grown impressively in recent years. In the face of this massive and diverse range of spatial data and technologies, the ability to choose effective methods for storage, retrieval and visualisation becomes critical .

The Cartonama conference is about geographic data, the technology behind it, the applications built around it and the overarching aspect of community and mobility.

We will organize workshops along with the conference. The goal would be to provide hands-on training to collect, store and visualize geographic data, and finally, to build location-based services with these tools. Workshop theme falls into:

  • Nature of Geospatial Data: Structure, Formats and Operations
  • Collection, Storage & Delivery of Geospatial Data: Crowd-sourced Models, Standards and Databases
  • Location-based Services: Front-end and Back-end tools to build and manage your applications
  • Leveraging Open Geographic Data Repositories: Using OpenStreetMap to visualize and tell stories through maps

You can submit your workshop proposals via the submissions through the funnel below.

##Speaking submissions
You can submit a proposal to speak at Cartonama via the submission funnel below. Please describe your proposal in as much detail as possible. Detail is important if you’d like to be voted up into the schedule.

Your submission will be up for public voting for up to 2 weeks before the event. For the final tally, we will only consider votes from ticket holders, as a way to ensure participants get exactly what they pay for.

Making a funnel submission does not guarantee final selection. Selected speakers will get a free ticket to the event (limited to one speaker per proposal). Proposers whose talks are not on the final schedule will be able to purchase tickets at the prevailing rate for the day on which they made their proposal.

You can buy a ticket to the event here.

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Anenth Guru


Augmented Reality based Navigation in a mobile app

Submitted Aug 30, 2012

Augmented Reality has now become a easily accessible technology with almost all smartphones having the ability to provide a decent experience. This talk will be a demo of how a mobile application that helps in Navigation can be built with Layar Augmented reality toolkit.


‘Thru the Galli’ is a mobile app that was built during a hack day. The idea was to solve the last-mile navigation issues associated with current map based direction systems like Google Maps. Current directions system work pretty well for known landmarks. But, to reach a specific location from a popular landmark through shortcuts, human assistance is required.

To solve that problem, one can draw the last-mile route on a map-based interface and share it over SMS/email. This route can be viewed in an Augmented reality powered mobile app. The directions are displayed as virtual floating markers and they would guide the user to the destination.

This talk will be a on how this app was made and a demo. I would also cover various Augmented reality powered mobile applications that are getting popular.

Technologies used and will be briefly covered: Android, LAYAR Augmented Reality SDK and Leaflet.js


Basic understanding of location based mobile apps.

Speaker bio

Co-founder and Fiddler at Ideophone. Android fanboy now started exploring the dark side (read iOS :) ). At Ideophone, we develop mobile apps for Travelers. Our current set of apps have over a lakh users and are gaining good traction.


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Cartonama is HasGeek’s conference on mapping and location-based services. more