Easiest way to produce map was with Google Perhaps because it rains a lot in cumbria…
Can you think of any information that a tourist would want that could not be shown on a map?
Geography addresses the basic “Where” question.
Slide 1 of 2 GIS has moved on from dedicated high performance workstations to become available throughout the IT stack from the data centres to consumer mobile devices. Show satellites, 3D models, aerial photos, satnavs, RFIDs
The idea that we can continue to slowly adapt is dangerously complacent OpenStreetMap July 04, Facebook feb 04, Firefox nov 04, google earth june 05, live maps december 05, youtube feb 05, google maps feb 05, ajax april 06, twitter april 07, iphone jan 07, chrome dec 08, android oct 08
Masses of information – geographical context to help sense of it
Need to make postcodes easily visible Sat navs and search engines love postcodes
HTML 5 Location permission needs to be granted by the user IE 9 will support geolocation
Augmented reality clip Phone knows: location, direction, orientation 90M PNDs in 2009; 28M smartphones – 120M by 2015 Geography as Context GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Compass – each with ~25 satellites 90 million PND in 2009 worldwide, by 2015 almost all phones will have this capability
HTML 5 – location awareness, predictions on number of smart phones GPS accuracy improvement, location within buildings, underground LBS market est £13B by 2014 Over 15% of Apple istore apps use location
What will happen to the established players like ESRI? Standards based – opensource reference implementations Feb 2009 – UK Gov Open Source policy Apache web server, mySql database, Eclipse dev environment, Drupal, Autodesk MapGuide, Linux
Allow the outside world to help you.
We are all sensors Geography as Context Real time data Position indoors and out Global IP traffic will quadruple from 2009 to 2014.
Geo spatial technology and how it is changing the way we use the web
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
• Everything is geospatial
• Everything is related by virtue of location
• Geospatial data can be drawn on a map
FIPS Line Title Area Name 1970
29001 Population (number of persons) 3/Adair, Missouri  22413
29003 Population (number of persons) 3/Andrew, Missouri  12008
29005 Population (number of persons) 3/Atchison, Missouri  9311
29007 Population (number of persons) 3/Audrain, Missouri  25486
29009 Population (number of persons) 3/Barry, Missouri  19715
29011 Population (number of persons) 3/Barton, Missouri  10503
29013 Population (number of persons) 3/Bates, Missouri  15431
29015 Population (number of persons) 3/Benton, Missouri  9814
29017 Population (number of persons) 3/Bollinger, Missouri  8915
29019 Population (number of persons) 3/Boone, Missouri  81073
29021 Population (number of persons) 3/Buchanan, Missouri  86997
29023 Population (number of persons) 3/Butler, Missouri  33798
29025 Population (number of persons) 3/Caldwell, Missouri  8380
29027 Population (number of persons) 3/Callaway, Missouri  26008
29029 Population (number of persons) 3/Camden, Missouri  13430
29031 Population (number of persons) 3/Cape Girardeau, Missouri  49511
29033 Population (number of persons) 3/Carroll, Missouri  12570
29035 Population (number of persons) 3/Carter, Missouri  3902
29037 Population (number of persons) 3/Cass, Missouri  39853
29039 Population (number of persons) 3/Cedar, Missouri  9458
29041 Population (number of persons) 3/Chariton, Missouri  11005
29043 Population (number of persons) 3/Christian, Missouri  15357
29045 Population (number of persons) 3/Clark, Missouri  8247
29047 Population (number of persons) 3/Clay, Missouri  124301
29049 Population (number of persons) 3/Clinton, Missouri  12548
29051 Population (number of persons) 3/Cole, Missouri  46274
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?
• Distance from...
• Contained within...
• Connected to…
• Adjacent to…
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
• Social networking
• Geography as an information context
• Consumer web mapping
• Smart phones with GPS
• Location based applications
• Crowd sourcing
• Open data policy
• Open source software
Other Location Apps
• Train Times UK
• London Bus
• Super Tube
• London Cycle
• Map my Run
• Urban Spoon
Open Source Geospatial Software
“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
• Enable geography as a context
– Use postcodes
• 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.
Spatial Consultants Ltd
AGI Foresight Study:
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