Geo spatial technology and how it is changing the way we use the webPresentation Transcript
Geo Spatial Technology and how it is changing the way we use the web Presented by Graham Morgan MD Spatial Consultants Ltd Chairman AGI Northern Group, UK
Expert independent advice
Everything is geospatial
Everything is related by virtue of location
Geospatial data can be drawn on a map
Who? What? Why? When? …
Where are we going on holiday?
Where are we going to stay?
What are we going to do?
Where is the nearest taxi rank?
Where are the best beaches?
Where are my friends?
Where is GIS?
Shift Happens! Karl Fisch, Arapahoe High School, CO Scott Macleod, Jeff Brenman
What is different now?
Pace of change (demise of the record & film industries)
Speed of Communication (e.g. Twitter)
Rate of data creation
Medium of Communication (TV / newspapers -> web)
Chips with everything (e.g. intelligent fridge)
Globalisation (China has more internet users than the US)
Cultural Change - Wired Generation
Geography as an information context
Consumer web mapping
Smart phones with GPS
Location based applications
Open data policy
Open source software
Geography as Context
Latitude / Longitude
British National Grid
Universal Transverse Mercator projection
Other Location Apps
Train Times UK
Map my Run
Open Source Geospatial Software GRASS OpenLayers “ In 5 years time, Open Source Geospatial won't be a niche or a specialism, it will be a standard way that things are done.” Jo Cook FDO MapGuide
Enable geography as a context
Support Mobile Applications
Provide WiFi and 3G+ networks
Support Big Society
Release datasets under Open Government License
Geospatial Information is Pervasive In 2015 position will be “always available” through Smartphones, RFID tags and other sensors. The value to each application will be variable, but it will always be there.