Networking and Connectedness - a few disjointed thoughts By R. Ramachandran National Technical Research Organisation
Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0 Web 1.0 Web 2.0 Server oriented (Provider generate content) User oriented (User can generate content without having a server) User passive (User “consumes” content ) User active (User generates content) Closed Applications Open Applications (Applications can be combined - MashUps)
Web Evolution ENCLYCOPEDIA Britannica Video Buster You Tube Picassa Web Photo WIKIPEDIA The Free Enclyclopedia Hard Copies and Prints Albums and offline media Book Racks Past Web 1.0 Web 2.0 flickr
Crowdsourcing: Volunteered Geographic Information
Crowdsourcing: Outsourcing of work not to a contractor but to anyone(to the crowd) in the internet
Volunteered Geographic Information: Revolution in Mapping by way of provision of tools to create,assemble, and disseminate geographic data provided voluntarily by individuals (Goodchild, 2007)
WikiMapia is a privately owned, online map and satellite imaging resource that combines Google Maps with a wiki system, allowing users to add information, in the form of a note, to any location on Earth.
Website was launched on may 2006. Its aim is to "describe the whole world". It now has over 14,600,000 places marked.
Openstreetmap is a free project open to everyone to collect spatial data was founded in 2004 and operational since 2006. GPS Receiver imported data is the most important data source. Local knowledge also helps to add value to the spatial data.
DELHI – Openstreetmap with High Resolution Satellite Imagery
Online Tools came to rescue after Haiti Earthquake and Japanese earthquakes
Google’s People Finder
As of 5am Pacific Time, People Finder was getting a couple of hundred new updates every 10 minutes or so and climbing fast from 4500 records.
Ushahidi’s Crisis Map
Anyone on the ground can text in the location of a trapped person, and these locations are then collected on a map. One can also text in where to find aid, a pop-up hospital or a precarious building that should be avoided.