Recently at the CTIA Wireless IT & entertainment conference in San Francisco, CA. Navteq and sponsors kicked off the 2005/2006 Global LBS Challenge. What makes this year’s event special is the “doubling” of the challenge to include a North American and European challenge. To entice developers, Navteq is putting up more than $800,000 in cash and prizes with the grand prize winner taking home $50k cash and $100k in data licenses. For glimpse of what took place at the kick off in San Fran check out this article at http://www.gisuser.com/content/view/7031/28/. You’ll find info about important dates, some images, and pointers to developer programs and free tools.