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 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

    1. 1. From Global to Local: Mobile, Mapping and Action by Christian Kreutz www.crisscrossed.net
    2. 2. 2   „It  is  es(mated  as  much  as  80%  of   data  contains  geo-­‐referenced   informa(on.“   (Liping  Di)    
    3. 3. 3   “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  
    4. 4. 4   SMS service for agriculture and health tips
    5. 5. 5   Did  you  know  that  the  new   Grameen,  Google,  MTN  and  BROSDI   SMS  service  in  Uganda  received  ....   1  Million  queries  in  the  first   few  weeks!  
    6. 6. 6   Ci(zen  journalism  from  anywhere...  
    7. 7. 7   h)p://voicesofafrica.africanews.com   Mobile Reporter across Africa
    8. 8. 8   Ci(zen  ac(on  from  anywhere...  
    9. 9. Reporting problems right from the scene http://www.fixmystreet.com/
    10. 10. http://stopstockouts.org/ushahidi/ Reporting problems right from the scene
    11. 11. 11   How  can  that  help  to  monitor  and   evaluate  development  projects?  
    12. 12. http://www.greenmap.org/
    13. 13. http://en.oreilly.com/where2009/public/schedule/detail/7891
    14. 14. 14   Imagine  people  start  worldwide  to   map  their  environment.    
    15. 15. 15   What  makes  digital  maps  different?  
    16. 16. 16  
    17. 17. 17   *  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.  
    18. 18. 18   Combining  maps  and  data!  
    19. 19. 20   -­‐  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. 20. Google  Traffic  Data   http://www.datavisualization.ch/showcases/traffic-on-googlemaps
    21. 21. http://busroutes.in/chennai/
    22. 22. 23   Photo by cmbjn843 @flickrLocation-based services
    23. 23. 24   Mapping  protest  
    24. 24. 26   Geospa(al  Web  
    25. 25. http://www.openstreetmap.org/ OpenStreetMap of Kabul
    26. 26. Google Map of Kabul
    27. 27. Areas  already  mapped  in  OpenStreetMap.Org   Source: http://www.slideshare.net/ajturner/ drupal-and-the-geospatial-web
    28. 28. www.developmentseed.org
    29. 29. 31   Loca(on  for  relevance                  Loca(on  as  a  filter  
    30. 30. Andrew  Turner:  h)p://www.slideshare.net/ajturner/drupal-­‐and-­‐the-­‐geospaMal-­‐web  
    31. 31. 33   Informa(on        Filter  1:  Topic            Filter  2:  Person      Filter  3:  Loca(on  
    32. 32. 34   Cau(on        Privacy  vs.  Transparency              Manipula(on  of  Maps   Aeen(on  Span        
    33. 33. 35   Thank  you  very  much   for  your  aeen(on!   www.crisscrossed.net   Photos:     CreaMve  Commons  License   Photo: Kalense Kid @Flickr
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