CartoDB at the MWC - The Next Generation Mapping platform will be Open Source


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CartoDB at the MWC - The Next Generation Mapping platform will be Open Source

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From March 2-5 we will be at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona showcasing our latest developments in geospatial platforms and other mapping technologies. The CartoDB team will be ready to engage in and demonstrate the use and efficacy of location-based services and maps—a considerable part of the mobile experience.

Apart from learning about CartoDB don't miss 'The Next Generation Mapping platform will be Open Source ' a panel we are hosting with some of the most influential people in the mapping industry. The panel will be on March 4 at 3:30 p.m. in the presentation area of the Spanish Pavilion (Congress Square CS60).

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In the mobile industry location and mapping are key features; location- based services and location analytics are becoming increasingly central to business intelligence. And at the heart of mapping open source is winning. Together with open data open source data is redefining what the future mapping platform will look like and we are thrilled to present an incredible panel of speakers who are defining this future.

About the panelists:

Randy Meech

Randy Meech is CEO of Mapzen an open source mapping lab based in New York City. Mapzen builds mobile apps and services using all open software and data and is working to provide collaborative solutions for geocoding navigation and vector rendering. Moving between startups and larger companies through his career Randy worked at Google followed by a number of startups one of which sold to AOL. At AOL he led the engineering team at MapQuest focusing on OpenStreetMap tools and services. He holds a master's from Harvard and a bachelor's degree in English literature and history.

Eric Gundersen

As CEO of Mapbox Eric coordinates product and business development. Eric is passionate about open data and building open source data visualization tools focused on speed and design. Prior to Mapbox Eric co-founded Development Seed. Eric is a recognized expert on open data and open source software and has been featured in publications including The New York Times Nightline NPR and others. He is frequently invited to speak on topics including open data data visualization and open source business models and has presented at conferences such as SXSW Web 2.0 Where 2.0 GOSCON and NodeJam. He holds a master’s degree in international development from American University in Washington D.C. and has a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations.

Tyler Bell

Tyler joined Factual in 2010 as VP of Product where he leads the company’s initiatives in Mobile Location Geo Technology and Audience Targeting.

Before joining the Factual team Tyler led Product for Yahoo's Geo Technologies Group. Tyler has broad interests in place-based information systems mobile technologies and personalization. He blogs occasionally at and tweets more frequently at

Tyler received his PhD from the University of Oxford and is a former archaeologist.

Javier de la Torre

Javier de la Torre is the CEO of CartoDB a global startup democratizing data analysis and visualization on maps. He is a former scientist with a research focus on biodiversity informatics and global environmental change and is a recognized expert on open data open source software and data visualization.

CartoDB’s presence this year puts us on the edge of innovation. If anything is happening in mobile it can be found at MWC—a truly global event.

You can find us at booth number 40 in the Spanish Pavilion (Congress Square CS60)