Friday Mash

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A presentation I did at UK Museums on the Web 2007, Leicester on 22nd June 2007 See www.electronicmuseum.org.uk for more

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Friday Mash

  1. 1. mash with that? mike ellis, head of web, NMSI please use tag "ukmw07" for any blogging, pics, etc...
  2. 2. so...what’s all this about mashups? a mashup... > combines 2 or more data sources (?) > uses the power of the distributed web > tends to create innovation in unexpected ways > is usually easy(ish) to build > "the web as platform"
  3. 3. why should we care? > distributed data / services is the way to go > this approach has access to a pool of creativity unlike anything you've seen before.. > ..so the outcomes are mostly interesting, sometimes useful but almost always innovative
  4. 4. utrecht.cc : youtube + flickr + last.fm + amazon
  5. 5. daylightmap.com : google maps
  6. 6. practicalfishkeeping.co.uk / tap water quality : google maps
  7. 7. trafficjammr.co.uk : map24 + traffic data " A quick mashup that plots traffic problems in South Yorkshire, UK. It might seem a bit specific, but it was written to help me get home from Hull, avoiding any traffic problems."
  8. 8. flickrvision.com : flickr + poly9 free earth
  9. 9. Carl Hogsden http://museum.archanth.cam.ac.uk/wordie/
  10. 10. Michael Twidale http://cameronjones.com/pledgedrive/ "a driving directions site which shows you public radio stations that exist within broadcast range of your route."
  11. 11. mashed museum: 21/06/07 > we spent a day doing - tried to avoid talking too much or spending time thinking about constraints > aim was to get some ideas down on paper, and if possible on-screen
  12. 13. in 7 hours, we... > built "find museums near..." functionality using Yahoo Pipes > came up with a concept for looking at aggregated collections data > built a REST api for converting dirty dates (!) > plotted UK museums on Google Earth > put expedition data on an interactive timeline > built a "phone to comment on this object" demo
  13. 15. what problems can there be? > stability isn't always guaranteed > standards are only partially defined > you're reliant on other people's data > if you're a provider, you don't know what they're doing with your content... > dirty data
  14. 16. conclusions > you can achieve a lot with some thinking time > need to get used to the concept of "disposability", both for applications and for data > debate about standards and interoperability will go on but we can still get things done > this is only the beginning...
  15. 17. thanks to.. > everyone who participated > ross and uni of leicester for providing facilities > eduserv for refreshments > you, for listening

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