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How Open Mapping technology and processes are changing the established mapping industry

How Open Mapping technology and processes are changing the established mapping industry

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  • The Cathedral and the GPS A Personal View Ed Parsons
  • The Inspiration.. The Cathedral and the Bazaar Eric S. Raymond
  • “Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow”
  • The Cathedral The Bazaar ?
  • democratising technology..
  • The era of the Pro-Am..
  • supernova 1987a
  • February 23, 1987
  • The long tail of Geodata Corporate Potential Community generated The Current Geoweb
  • Is anybody listening ? • “COI welcomes the opportunity to work with OPSI in developing experimental partnerships between user-generated sites and major departments. “ • “Subject to resources being available, OPSI is keen to work with the trading funds and HM Treasury to evaluate the potential impact of a more enabling stance for non- commercial re-use, to encourage experimentation and innovation.” • “Ordnance Survey will look very seriously over the coming weeks at the recommendation to launch Open Space.”
  • OSM still to do...
  • Tom Tom Share - 10m potential surveyors !! Image Source : PocketGPSWorld
  • Thank you! ed@blakeparsons.com www.edparsons.com