Mashup of Internet Telephony and Google Maps

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Mashup of Internet Telephony and Google Maps

TMC's Internet Telephony Conference & Expo is in just a couple of weeks and I am anticipating this being the best VoIP show ever with over 200% growth from last year. I'm actually speaking at this show - well technically moderating a session, but I'll probably provide some of my own insights for the "Managing Your Network for High-Quality Voice" session.

TMC has many firsts to its name, including launching the first VoIP magazine and launching the first contact center magazine. Well, TMC now has another "first" to add to its repertoire, namely a mashup of Google Maps with TMC's Internet Telephony Conference & Expo attendees! B) There are attendees from all over the country attending this VoIP conference. In fact, this map doesn't do ITEXPO justice since we have a huge international audience attending ITEXPO but it was more difficult to figure out latitude/longitude information for our international attendees. Maybe for the next show we'll do a global Earth mashup.

Rich has the scoop on this TMC "first" - a meeting of Web 2.0 and VoIP 2.0, which includes a link to the "live" real-time mashup. In fact, Rich was quoted as saying, "“It is my belief that just as web applications are becoming more interconnected, VoIP 2.0 applications too will be more interconnected with one another as well as tightly coupled with Web 2.0 applications."

I should mention that due to the thousands of attendees, our webmaster had to put a timer delay when doing a live mashup with Google Maps, so you may have to wait for all the push-pins to display. I guess that's not necessarily a bad thing. ;)

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