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From Global to Local: Mobile, Mapping and Action

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Location, mobile phones and the Internet, combined together, are becoming an attractive amalgam for new opportunities. There is a fascinating trend to see the convergence of mobile technologies ...

Location, mobile phones and the Internet, combined together, are becoming an attractive amalgam for new opportunities. There is a fascinating trend to see the convergence of mobile technologies connected to the Internet and the rising importance of location. This is not just another hype, but could really be interesting for the non-profit arena.

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  • From Global to Local: Mobile, Mapping and Action by Christian Kreutz www.crisscrossed.net
  • „It  is  es(mated  as  much  as  80%  of   data  contains  geo-­‐referenced   informa(on.“   (Liping  Di)     2  
  • “It  is  not  about  mobile  any  more.  It   is  the  convergence  from  the  social   web  with  the  mobile.  The  mobile  let   you  interact  within  a  network  in  a   highly  contextual  way.”     Teemu  Arina   3  
  • SMS service for agriculture and health tips 4  
  • Did  you  know  that  the  new   Grameen,  Google,  MTN  and  BROSDI   SMS  service  in  Uganda  received  ....   1  Million  queries  in  the  first   few  weeks!   5  
  • Ci(zen  journalism  from  anywhere...   6  
  • Mobile Reporter across Africa h)p://voicesofafrica.africanews.com   7  
  • Ci(zen  ac(on  from  anywhere...   8  
  • Reporting problems right from the scene http://www.fixmystreet.com/
  • Reporting problems right from the scene http://stopstockouts.org/ushahidi/
  • How  can  that  help  to  monitor  and   evaluate  development  projects?   11  
  • http://www.greenmap.org/
  • http://en.oreilly.com/where2009/public/schedule/detail/7891
  • Imagine  people  start  worldwide  to   map  their  environment.     14  
  • What  makes  digital  maps  different?   15  
  • 16  
  • *  Recogni(on:  Ooh  that’s  the  place   we  are  talking  about!    *  A  feeling  of  connec(on:  It’s   around  the  corner!   *  Connec(ng  the  dots  (topics)  on   complex  issues.   *  Engagement:  This  has  to  change!  I   want  to  help  out.   17  
  • Combining  maps  and  data!   18  
  • -­‐  Surveillance  cameras  in  my  neighbourhood   -­‐   Accessibility  of  facili(es   -­‐   Bike  tracks  in  my  city   -­‐   Places  we  want  to  change   -­‐  Places  we  want  to  change   differently   20  
  • Google  Traffic  Data   http://www.datavisualization.ch/showcases/traffic-on-googlemaps
  • http://busroutes.in/chennai/
  • Location-based services Photo by cmbjn843 @flickr 23  
  • Mapping  protest   24  
  • Geospa(al  Web   26  
  • OpenStreetMap of Kabul http://www.openstreetmap.org/
  • Google Map of Kabul
  • Areas  already  mapped  in  OpenStreetMap.Org   Source: http://www.slideshare.net/ajturner/ drupal-and-the-geospatial-web
  • www.developmentseed.org
  • Loca(on  for  relevance                  Loca(on  as  a  filter   31  
  • Andrew  Turner:  h)p://www.slideshare.net/ajturner/drupal-­‐and-­‐the-­‐geospaMal-­‐web  
  • Informa(on        Filter  1:  Topic            Filter  2:  Person      Filter  3:  Loca(on   33  
  • Cau(on        Privacy  vs.  Transparency              Manipula(on  of  Maps   Aeen(on  Span         34  
  • Thank  you  very  much   for  your  aeen(on!   www.crisscrossed.net   Photos:     Photo: Kalense Kid @Flickr CreaMve  Commons  License   35