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Talk given at the March RMIUG. "The Geoweb Tsunami" by Duncan McCall

Talk given at the March RMIUG. "The Geoweb Tsunami" by Duncan McCall

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  • Where is everything?The Geoweb TsunamiDuncan McCallDuncan@dcmccall.com
  • Overview / Summary
    • Introduction
    • What is the geoweb?
    • Local 2.0
    • Where is all this going?
  • Who am I?
    • Business / technical background
    • Career mostly focused on internet / tech
    • Lots of startup hell / happiness
    • Passion for location & the geoweb
  • My geoweb epiphany…
    ?
  • Must be an technology solution?
    +
  • +
    = ??
  • Location Aware Device Explosion
    The Social
    Internet
    Mapping &
    Local Info
    ‘geoweb’
    User Generated Content
  • What is this “Geoweb”?
  • Mapping & GIS
    Cartography / Mapping
    GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
  • Online Evolution of Mapping?
  • Breakthrough? 2005
    +
    API
  • “Crowdsourcing”
  • Crowdsourcing in the Geoweb
  • Geosearch
  • Geoweb - crowdsourcing
    OpenStreetMap
  • Google
    OpenStreetMap
    December 3, 2007
    July 7, 2009
  • OSM – Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • Open Street Map – A year in edits..
  • Great migration underway…
    Analog to Digital
    Offline to Online
  • Mobile?
  • Augmented reality?
  • The ones to watch?
  • What about the future?
  • …always a tough call
    • Flying cars (you wish)
    • Renewable energy (check back in 10yrs)
    • RFID (almost finally!)
    • 1 to 1 personalization (not really)
    • The geoweb (it’s here!)
  • The Sensor Web
    Need a spatial context to make sense of all this
  • The Location aware Web
    GPS
    UWB
    RFID
    Wi-Fi
    Cell towers
  • The Realtime Web
    Blogging!
    Geotagging!
    Buzzing!
    Checking in!
    Updating!
    Tweeting!
    Local!
    News!
  • Will have the ability to know where everything is - and what is happening - all the time
  • In summary ... a wild ride ahead!
  • Thank you!
    Duncan McCallDuncan@dcmccall.com