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Introduction to Open GeoData



Lecture given to DIT Spatial Planning Students, March 1st, 2011....

Lecture given to DIT Spatial Planning Students, March 1st, 2011.

The lecture was intended to introduce students to the concept of open geodata and give a flavour of the myriad of projects and datasets available.



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Introduction to Open GeoData Introduction to Open GeoData Presentation Transcript

  • An Introduction to Open GeoData Richard Cantwell Senior GIS Consultant www.gamma.ie [email_address] Personal Blog: www.geographic.ie Personal Twitter: @GeoGraphicIE http://dougmccune.com/blog/2010/06/05/
  • Cartography.. Spatial Data.. GIS.. all changing. http://www.axismaps.com/typographic.php
  • Open Knowledge: “ A piece of content or data is open if you are free to use, reuse, and redistribute it - subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and share-alike.” http://www.opendefinition.org/ What is Open? http://flic.kr/p/7Aqgs5
  • Publish data in web-standard format (that means XML, not PDF, XLS, DOC...) Standards: INSPIRE, W3C, OGC. Community: Plug into existing, attract new userbase. Build it, Publicise it, Use it and they will come.. All dependent on Open Data & Standards http://richard.cyganiak.de/2007/10/lod/
  • New ways of visualising and exploring data http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkingsf/4982034696/
  • New sources of GeoData http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkingsf/4672160490
  • New methods of extracting GeoData http://www.cartogrammar.com/blog/flickr-as-a-paintbrush/
  • Social Networks – a rich source www.weeplaces.com
  • New Geographies http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/urbantick/maps/london_ncl_100628.html
  • New Technologies http://prettymaps.stamen.com/
  • Augmented Reality Browser http://www.walkspace.org/namaland/
  • Open Data http://www.oobrien.com/vis/bikes/
  • Open Data http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/feb/15/crime-maps-uk
  • Creative Commons Licenses http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons_licenses
  • Web Mapping – Current Licenses in use http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_web_map_services *
  • Data vs API
  • Huge changes in the UK http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/opendata/
  • Free government data isn't necessarily the answer http://www.slideshare.net/pmbatty/geodata-creationpast-present-and-future
  • Free government data isn't necessarily the answer http://www.slideshare.net/pmbatty/geodata-creationpast-present-and-future
  • Web Mapping
  • Pre rendered tiles AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) Open API's Rapid development Key Innovations http://berglondon.com/projects/hat/
  • OSi Data http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/
  • SRTM http://srtm.csi.cgiar.org/
  • Geonames http://www.geonames.org/
  • Geonames http://www.geonames.org/
  • Landsat http://zulu.ssc.nasa.gov/mrsid/mrsid.pl
  • Local Authorities beginning to embrace Open Data http://data.fingal.ie/
  • Local Authorities beginning to embrace Open Data http://www.dublin.ie/maps/
  • Mashup of Transport and Local Authority Data http://election.hittheroad.ie/
  • Building blocks being put in place http://opendata.ie/
  • http://labs.geofabrik.de/history OpenStreetMap
  • Large Community, Rapid Growth http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Stats
  • Frequent Updates http://www.itoworld.com/static/osm_mapper.html
  • Services & Capabilities Expanding http://www.osm-wms.de
  • Growing List of Related Projects http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/List_of_OSM_based_Services http://osmtools.de/osmlinks/
  • Vector Data - Cartography http://maps.cloudmade.com/editor
  • Custom POI Maps http://www.lenz-online.de/cgi-bin/osm/osmpoinit.pl
  • OpenIrishMap http://maps.openstreetmap.ie/
  • A Repository for Open GeoData http://maps.openstreetmap.ie/corineimport.html
  • Timeliness http://www.openstreetmap.org
  • Haiti OSM 11 th Jan 2010 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikel_maron/4274264767/
  • Haiti OSM 14 th Jan 2010 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikel_maron/4274264771
  • http://walking-papers.org GPS Mapping – on Paper
  • Open Source Geo Software http://www.osgeo.org/
  • OpenStreetMap Data & Services http://www.geofabrik.de
  • OpenStreetMap Data & Services http://www.cloudmade.com
  • Online Reading opengeodata.org opendata.ie www.vicchi.org povesham.wordpress.com www.spatiallyadjusted.com www.edparsons.com geothought.blogspot.com www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog knowwhereconsulting.co.uk/giscussions oliverobrien.co.uk mike.teczno.com www.geographic.ie http://flic.kr/p/z6hK
  • www.GeoGraphic.ie