O’Reilly is holding the Where 2.0 Conference in San Jose next week on May 29-30, and its Launch Pad portion of the conference will give a handful of search and mapping companies an opportunity to debut their products, which have all been deemed powerful, innovative and promising. Here is a quick rundown of the companies that will be launching at the Where 2.0 conference, most of which are currently in private beta.
Many of these efforts may well impact local online efforts.
Dopplr is a social network formed around your locations.
Fatdoor is looking to be the wikipedia of people, with a reported 130+ million people and business profiles at launch, to be used for search purposes.
GeoCommons is a service to provide people with a way to tell their stories with maps.
Swivel offers graphs and charts on a number of topics, such as extra-marital affairs by country.
UpNext is a 3D virtual cityscape, providing users a way to explore cities.
WeoGeo is a mapping marketplace of sorts, providing tools for business mapping such as surveyors, engineers, cartographers, and scientists for storing, searching and sharing CAD and GIS mapping products.