<ul><ul><li>Open Travel Culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jani Patokallio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li...
The Idea <ul><li>“   Travelers’ best information source is other travelers.   ” </li></ul><ul><li>-- Evan Prodromou, </li>...
Wikitravel.org <ul><li>&quot;Wikipedia meets Lonely Planet&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Launched in July 2003 </li></ul><ul><li...
Printed guides and Wikitravel Press <ul><li>We turn  Wikitravel the website  into  printed Wikitravel guidebooks </li></ul...
Flow between website and book: 1) Edit guide 2) Publish guide 3) Deliver guide 4) Read guide 5) Edit guide...
Editorial process <ul><li>Hand-picked editors  in charge of books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intimately familiar with destinati...
Print on demand <ul><li>Revisions every month </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Soon: Immediate prints of “live” data </li></ul></ul><...
Sample order <ul><li>Mon: Place your order </li></ul><ul><li>Wed: Your order ships </li></ul><ul><li>Fri: Your order arriv...
Future plans <ul><li>Roll-your-own guides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pick your places, we print your book </li></ul></ul><ul><l...
The Idea <ul><li>“   map ,  search, filter  and  share  your flights and travels with friends or the entire world  ” </li>...
 
In a nutshell <ul><li>First open-source travel mapping application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Launched January 2009 </li></ul><...
 
 
Aviation data <ul><li>Commercial airport databases cost >US$1000 </li></ul><ul><li>The OpenFlights airport and airline DBs...
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  1. <ul><ul><li>Open Travel Culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jani Patokallio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
  2. The Idea <ul><li>“ Travelers’ best information source is other travelers. ” </li></ul><ul><li>-- Evan Prodromou, </li></ul><ul><li>founder of Wikitravel </li></ul>
  3. Wikitravel.org <ul><li>&quot;Wikipedia meets Lonely Planet&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Launched in July 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Almost 50,000 articles in 20 languages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 20,000 in English version alone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>10,000+ edits/week </li></ul><ul><li>Webby Award for Travel in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>CC Attribution-ShareAlike license </li></ul>
  4. Printed guides and Wikitravel Press <ul><li>We turn Wikitravel the website into printed Wikitravel guidebooks </li></ul><ul><li>Addresses an obvious need </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet is good, but sometimes paper is better </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current guides are 3-10 years out of date </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sold online at Amazon.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ordinary bookstores are too slow for us! </li></ul></ul>
  5. Flow between website and book: 1) Edit guide 2) Publish guide 3) Deliver guide 4) Read guide 5) Edit guide...
  6. Editorial process <ul><li>Hand-picked editors in charge of books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intimately familiar with destination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receive a royalty on sales </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Realtime conversion from web to print </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated typesetting with Yucca engine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross-references, page numbering, indexes, image formatting etc etc </li></ul></ul>
  7. Print on demand <ul><li>Revisions every month </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Soon: Immediate prints of “live” data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Printed on demand at a press near you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Under 24 hours from order to print at Amazon </li></ul></ul>
  8. Sample order <ul><li>Mon: Place your order </li></ul><ul><li>Wed: Your order ships </li></ul><ul><li>Fri: Your order arrives </li></ul><ul><li>(target for regular shipping in continental US, no guarantees unless you order as expedited and may take longer elsewhere) </li></ul>Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
  9. Future plans <ul><li>Roll-your-own guides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pick your places, we print your book </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How fresh do you want it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Absolutely uncensored, latest patrolled version, or human-edited </li></ul></ul>
  10. The Idea <ul><li>“ map , search, filter and share your flights and travels with friends or the entire world ” </li></ul>
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  12. In a nutshell <ul><li>First open-source travel mapping application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Launched January 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>&quot;Web 2.0&quot; interface </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Map changes in realtime </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Share your map with friends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On Facebook as well </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CSV/KML import/export </li></ul></ul>
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  15. Aviation data <ul><li>Commercial airport databases cost >US$1000 </li></ul><ul><li>The OpenFlights airport and airline DBs are free! </li></ul><ul><li>As of Jan 2009: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5391 airports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5871 airlines </li></ul></ul>
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