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2013 Esri GIS for the United Nations and the International Community Conference Lightning Talk

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  • Human element – its not dots on the map, it’s the human story.
  • Human element – its not dots on the map, it’s the human story.

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  • Online Mapping Patterns in 2013 and Beyond GIS for the United Nations and the International Community Conference October 11, 2013 New York Michael Lippmann, Blue Raster
  • Online Mapping Trends Observed • Maps are becoming the norm – Public thinks geospatially – Layers lists are going away – Users expect mobile • Aid and international development need tools to: – Deliver services – Monitor and evaluate success/failure – Increase transparency
  • Pattern: Online Mapping Applications • Focused Applications • Curated map experience • Mobile apps • Open Data APIs • Near real time data
  • Pattern: Open Data - MEASURE DHS SDR
  • Pattern: User Centric Functionality Citizen • Access services • Aid Locations • Education • Provide feedback Aid Org • Distribute aid • Infrastructure • Information Sharing • Operations NGO • • • • Policies Goals Transparency Analysis
  • UN and Aid Orgs tell great stories • Nearly every UN story has a geographic component • Use maps with photos, videos to show impact • Engage stakeholders to educate and inform
  • Pattern: Curated Content via Story Maps • Curate your message for the audience • Story must be clear – without interaction – No layer lists (thinking) required
  • Getting beyond the dots on the map… • What do the dots really mean? • Include images/text for context • Rich narratives to tell your story • Human element
  • World Bank GeoresultsShowing results of Grant Funding http://maps.worldbank.org/content/georesults#hom
  • WRI Indonesia Forest Fires –Summer 2013 • Rapidly deploy maps to illuminate a story • Perishable (data/app) http://www.theguardian.com/environment/interacti ve/2013/jun/24/indonesia-forest-fires-map-pollution
  • Pattern: Mobile for Online Mapping • UN projects 2.7 billion people online by 2014 Tablets – 40% of the world Smartphones • Majority of Internet Devices Globally are now mobile (58%) Desktop/Laptop
  • Mobile phone growth in Africa Source: USAID via Upworthy.com
  • Build for your global audience
  • MEASURE DHS Mobile • Indicators for 90+ countries – tables, charts and maps • Subnational Mapping • Works Offline • Available on iOS, Android – Windows Phone (coming soon) http://www.measuredhs.com/Data/mobile-app.cfm/
  • Pattern: Mobile Crowdsourcing • Beyond concept – How can it help achieve your mission? • • • • Twitter Facebook Instagram/Flickr SMS Is your organization listening?
  • Patterns: Technical Modernization • Have a plan: deploy Story Maps and Apps fast • Plan for upgrade rather than wait = better apps • Use Open Data APIs • Use Cloud GIS – Amazon Web Services • Integrate with ArcGIS Online – Basemaps – Rapid dissemination – Data collection (online, offline)
  • Modern Approach to Online Mapping
  • Summary • Focused online maps are powerful tools • Information is accelerating – deploy tools that allow rapid delivery • Make sure mobile is part of your plan
  • Thanks - Contact Blue Raster Michael Lippmann, Co-Founder & Principal mlippmann@blueraster.com 703-875-0914 @leepmon Connect with Blue Raster: @blueraster facebook.com/blueraste r Portfolio available at blueraster.com/blog