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Geography of the Stimulus Package -- from Stats to Stories

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John Frank (MetaCarta, Inc.), John Seratt (MetaCarta)
Location: Regency Ballroom

The US has just launched the largest public works project ever. How can you watch it unfolding across the nation? Look at the shovel-ready projects near you, and understand the nearby news and Web content that MetaCarta automatically associates with places.

MetaCarta layers the map with real stories, so you can see how the stimulus package helps you and your neighbors. You have seen the numbers; now you can understand the personal dialog that touches you.


John Frank

MetaCarta, Inc.

John founded MetaCarta in 1999 while beginning work on his Ph.D. in physics as a Hertz Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While studying the microclimates of forests, John encountered a need for a new way to view collections of documents: geographically. John’s vision and leadership have carried MetaCarta to its current position as the pioneer of geographic text search. At MetaCarta, he focuses on new technology explorations and partnerships. He speaks to technical audiences and advises on implementation strategies.

John holds a B.S. in physics with distinction from Yale University where he led Yale’s first solar car team to the top rookie seat of Sunyrace 97. In addition to his role as CTO at MetaCarta, John is continuing his graduate studies in condensed matter theory at MIT.

John Seratt