Lessons Learned from Neogeography
Applied to GIS
Andrew Turner                               Presented at the
andrew@forti...
Who am I?
The path to becoming a neogeographer
http://flickr.com/photos/x180/2494170626/




    Who are the
Neogeographers?
How did we get
here?
Cartographic Evolution
GeoWeb
GoogleMaps & GoogleEarth
Mashups
Geolocated Mobile Devices
Locative Media
Happiness Maps
HeadMap Manifesto
Mapping Hacks
Mobile Devices
Cheap
Broadband
Open GPS
Web Mapping
Planning
Navigation
Mapping
Renaissance
Storytelling
Functionality
                Future
                                              GIS Server




                    OSGe...
What is the key difference between
GIS and Neogeography?
GIS is Map-Centric
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tcd123/2272715622




Neogeography is User-Centric
http://flickr.com/photos/ayula/55908651/




Neogeography is User-Centric
Neogeography is User-Centric
metadata         analysis   cartography

Common Criticisms
metadata         analysis   cartography

Common Criticisms
How to encourage providing metadata?
Wiki Sharing of Data   http://www.hurricanewiki.org/wiki/
                       Hurricane_Ike_GIS_Resources
Traditional Dialog Boxes
Simple Forms
Explorable
Web-aligned
What about searching through metadata?
Folksonomy and Search
metadata         analysis   cartography

Common Criticisms
How can we trust amateurs to do analysis?
We’ve head this before...
Provide guided interfaces
Safe Routing   http://www.ridethecity.com
MySociety House Price     http://www.mysociety.org/2007/more-travel-maps/

        vs. Travel Time
GoogleEarth > ArcGIS
metadata         analysis   cartography

Common Criticisms
“GoogleMap Fatigue”
“Red Dot Fever”
Open Data
Open Source
EveryBlock   http://everyblock.com
CloudMade
Thematic Visualization
GeoData Visualization
Thematic Styling
Classification
Styling
Base Data
Comparative Analysis   http://maker.geocommons.com/maps/839
Inspect the Data
usability   interoperability   participation

New Areas
Usability
User-Centric
Context
Interface
Story Telling
EverySquareMile
Language Support
Easy Interfaces   http://wrp.geothings.net
Interoperability
Standards
Interfaces
Collaboration




                   http://flickr.com/photos/alfr3do/7436142/
!



Standards Organizations
The power and potential of de-facto standards.
GoogleEarth
Google Layers
KML
http://code.google.com/apis/kml/
documentation/kmlreference.html
OGC KML 2.2   http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/kml/
<georss:point>
  +      45.256 -71.92
      </georss:point>




GeoRSS          http://georss.org
USGS   http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/catalogs/
Weather Mashups
Participation
Collaboration
Crowd-Source
Volunteered Information




                          http://www.flickr.com/photos...
GeoWeb2.0
What could you do with
100,000,000+ geotagged contributions?




                         http://code.flickr.com/blog/2009/...
Flickr Shapefiles
What could you do to monitor democracy?




                        http://code.flickr.com/blog/2009/02/04/100000000-geotag...
How would you reach the last mile in a crisis?




                           http://code.flickr.com/blog/2009/02/04/100000...
What could you do with 90,000+ surveyors?




                         http://code.flickr.com/blog/2009/02/04/100000000-geo...
TomTom MapShare
Exponential Growth   http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Stats
Thank you
Andrew Turner
andrew@fortiusone.com
http://highearthorbit.com




                            http://flickr.com/p...
Lessons Learned From Neogeography   Nc Gis 2009
Lessons Learned From Neogeography   Nc Gis 2009
Lessons Learned From Neogeography   Nc Gis 2009
Lessons Learned From Neogeography   Nc Gis 2009
Lessons Learned From Neogeography   Nc Gis 2009
Lessons Learned From Neogeography   Nc Gis 2009
Lessons Learned From Neogeography   Nc Gis 2009
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Presentation at the 2009 North Carolina GIS Conference, in Raleigh, NC

Discussing the common criticisms GIS users have with the concept of neogeography, but are actually reflective of their own issues, and how neogeography is developing solutions that can apply back to GIS, geography, and cartography.

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  1. 1. Lessons Learned from Neogeography Applied to GIS Andrew Turner Presented at the andrew@fortiusone.com North Carolina GIS Conference http://highearthorbit.com February 20, 2009 in Raleigh, NC
  2. 2. Who am I?
  3. 3. The path to becoming a neogeographer
  4. 4. http://flickr.com/photos/x180/2494170626/ Who are the Neogeographers?
  5. 5. How did we get here? Cartographic Evolution
  6. 6. GeoWeb GoogleMaps & GoogleEarth Mashups Geolocated Mobile Devices
  7. 7. Locative Media Happiness Maps HeadMap Manifesto Mapping Hacks
  8. 8. Mobile Devices Cheap Broadband Open GPS
  9. 9. Web Mapping
  10. 10. Planning
  11. 11. Navigation
  12. 12. Mapping Renaissance
  13. 13. Storytelling
  14. 14. Functionality Future GIS Server OSGeo Increasing Accessibility GIS Open Tools Money + Time Cost Geospatial Trend
  15. 15. What is the key difference between GIS and Neogeography?
  16. 16. GIS is Map-Centric
  17. 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tcd123/2272715622 Neogeography is User-Centric
  18. 18. http://flickr.com/photos/ayula/55908651/ Neogeography is User-Centric
  19. 19. Neogeography is User-Centric
  20. 20. metadata analysis cartography Common Criticisms
  21. 21. metadata analysis cartography Common Criticisms
  22. 22. How to encourage providing metadata?
  23. 23. Wiki Sharing of Data http://www.hurricanewiki.org/wiki/ Hurricane_Ike_GIS_Resources
  24. 24. Traditional Dialog Boxes
  25. 25. Simple Forms
  26. 26. Explorable
  27. 27. Web-aligned
  28. 28. What about searching through metadata?
  29. 29. Folksonomy and Search
  30. 30. metadata analysis cartography Common Criticisms
  31. 31. How can we trust amateurs to do analysis?
  32. 32. We’ve head this before...
  33. 33. Provide guided interfaces
  34. 34. Safe Routing http://www.ridethecity.com
  35. 35. MySociety House Price http://www.mysociety.org/2007/more-travel-maps/ vs. Travel Time
  36. 36. GoogleEarth > ArcGIS
  37. 37. metadata analysis cartography Common Criticisms
  38. 38. “GoogleMap Fatigue”
  39. 39. “Red Dot Fever”
  40. 40. Open Data Open Source
  41. 41. EveryBlock http://everyblock.com
  42. 42. CloudMade
  43. 43. Thematic Visualization
  44. 44. GeoData Visualization
  45. 45. Thematic Styling
  46. 46. Classification
  47. 47. Styling
  48. 48. Base Data
  49. 49. Comparative Analysis http://maker.geocommons.com/maps/839
  50. 50. Inspect the Data
  51. 51. usability interoperability participation New Areas
  52. 52. Usability User-Centric Context Interface
  53. 53. Story Telling
  54. 54. EverySquareMile
  55. 55. Language Support
  56. 56. Easy Interfaces http://wrp.geothings.net
  57. 57. Interoperability Standards Interfaces Collaboration http://flickr.com/photos/alfr3do/7436142/
  58. 58. ! Standards Organizations
  59. 59. The power and potential of de-facto standards.
  60. 60. GoogleEarth
  61. 61. Google Layers
  62. 62. KML http://code.google.com/apis/kml/ documentation/kmlreference.html
  63. 63. OGC KML 2.2 http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/kml/
  64. 64. <georss:point> + 45.256 -71.92 </georss:point> GeoRSS http://georss.org
  65. 65. USGS http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/catalogs/
  66. 66. Weather Mashups
  67. 67. Participation Collaboration Crowd-Source Volunteered Information http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbanwide/1409970010
  68. 68. GeoWeb2.0
  69. 69. What could you do with 100,000,000+ geotagged contributions? http://code.flickr.com/blog/2009/02/04/100000000-geotagged-photos-plus/
  70. 70. Flickr Shapefiles
  71. 71. What could you do to monitor democracy? http://code.flickr.com/blog/2009/02/04/100000000-geotagged-photos-plus/
  72. 72. How would you reach the last mile in a crisis? http://code.flickr.com/blog/2009/02/04/100000000-geotagged-photos-plus/
  73. 73. What could you do with 90,000+ surveyors? http://code.flickr.com/blog/2009/02/04/100000000-geotagged-photos-plus/
  74. 74. TomTom MapShare
  75. 75. Exponential Growth http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Stats
  76. 76. Thank you Andrew Turner andrew@fortiusone.com http://highearthorbit.com http://flickr.com/photos/urbanwide/1409142545/
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