Collaborative Geomatics for Social Innovation and Sustainability

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Presentation delivered by Fred McGarry, Executive Director of Centre for Community Mapping.

Presentation delivered by Fred McGarry, Executive Director of Centre for Community Mapping.

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  • 1.
    • Collaborative Geomatics for Social Innovation
    • and Sustainability
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    • The Centre for Community Mapping (COMAP) is a not-for-profit
    • corporation that deploys information technology and communications
    • strategies to strengthen the functioning and sustainability of civil society.
    Centre for Community Mapping (COMAP)
  • 3. A context-based social network with application services for education, health, environment, culture, social and economic development Web Informatics Development Environment (WIDE) Applications (COMAP Datacentre) Internet Topic Interest Place Interest S a a S People Interest Users Thin Clients
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    • Web Informatics Development Environment (WIDE)
    • Software as a Service (SaaS):
    • “ Programming” has effectively been replaced with a
    • declarative methodology, a wizard or forms-based
    • approach to building Web-based systems.
    • This approach allows faster systems development
    • permitting an iterative build for user-centred design
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    • Strategies: (beyond Google)
    • A common map for collaborative applications managed by communities
    • Authoritative content managed by groups using access controls
    • On web map feature and attribute data entry
    • An atlas of navigable layered applications
    • Social network services for social innovation (self-organization)
    • Mapadit sustainability service
    • Sensitive data management policy set by communities of practice
    Context-based social network services
  • 6. Why? Systemic change requires systemic response Collaborative applications and proposals : Secure, cross-scalar, inter-agency, inter-sectoral: Program Driven : Stewardship Tracking System, Ontario Drinking Water STS, Smoke Free Ontario Performance Indicator Monitoring System Ontario Stewardship, Species at Risk, Science/Data Driven : Ontario Stream Information System, OFAH Invasives Tracking System, ELC, FISHWEB Community Driven : Monitoring the Moraine, Mennonite Heritage Portrait, Caledon Community Alliance, Waterloo Region Arts Council Portal, West Montrose Cultural Landscape Survey, Cambridge Built Heritage, PlayscapeWR, First Nations Systems Neighbourwoods , Ontario Trails Council,Creative Muskoka Atlas, Environmental Farm Plan
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    • Portraying our passion for
    • local cultural heritage
        • community histories
        • stories,
        • artifacts,
        • paintings,
        • sculpture,
        • music,
        • poetry,
        • photographs,
        • video
        • the buildings and landscapes and much more
    • are among the most powerful tools for consolidating a sense of place
    • and building social capital in communities.
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  • 13. Narratives with ‘WIKI’ Links
  • 14. Add photos & documents Move dot to locate content Add/Edit text Add/Edit Content
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    • Collaborative Geomatics for Social Innovation
    • and Sustainability