Shekhar Gulati, OpenShift Evangelist, Red Hat
You have seen the stuff that Foursquare has done with spatial and you want some of that hotness for your app. But, where to start? MongoDB offers an easy way to get started and enables a variety of location-based applications - ranging from field resource management to social check-ins. In this session we are going to show you how easy it is to add spatial functionality to your application using MongoDB. We will load up a spatial database and then create web services, using a straight Java MongoDB driver and Spring MongoDB project, then let your web or mobile application take advantage of the spatial functionality in MongoDB. Our application will be hosted on OpenShift, Red Hat's Platform as a Service, which provides multiple language development and native MongoDB hosting. By the end of this session, you will be ready to go home and start using MongoDB to add some great functionality and spatial love to your Java application.