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Presentation at Action Aid, DK communicator camp, July 2009

Presentation at Action Aid, DK communicator camp, July 2009

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Geomapping Making Invisible Data Visible Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Making invisible data visible - Geomapping as tool of campaigning Anders Pedersen
  • 2. Making the connection to real life
  • 3. Visualize complex info
  • 4. More money
  • 5. Participation in the information collection process
  • 6. There´s really no limits – dangerous dogs mapping in Minneapolis, US
  • 7. Connecting a global campaign
  • 8. Information from different sources
  • 9. The potential of mapping
    • Recognition: Ohh, that’s the place we are talking about!
    • A feeling of connection: Ohh, actually it´s just around the corner!
    • Connecting the dots on complex issues:
    • Engagement: This has to change! I wan´t to help out
  • 10. The hazzle - until now
    • No or expensive technology
    • No data
    • No easy way to work
    • But all this has changed with… Googlemaps, GoogleEarth, OpenStreetMaps…
    • Now everyone can make a map!
  • 11. A few principles
    • Keep it simple – Googlemaps is easy!
    • Collaborate and invite participants
    • Integrate sources of information such as wikipedia, other campaigns, video and audio.
    • Keeping the map alive - updating and sharing of content