The holy trinity is dead

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The holy trinity is dead

  1. 1. The Holy Trinity is dead.<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  2. 2. This rant is about putting GIS based applications on the web<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  3. 3. Why do we want to put GIS applications on the web? <br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  4. 4. Because it's there....the web that is<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  5. 5. Because as GIS people we think spatial is everything and we want everybody else to think the same thing.<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  6. 6. Because everyone has a browser… it must be cheaper to do it all on the web<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  7. 7. Have we failed at putting GIS on the web?<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  8. 8. We've over complicated it<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  9. 9. We've tried to do direct ports of desktop functionality<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  10. 10. We've dragged our GIS baggage with us<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  11. 11. We've had a number of attempts at the technology<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  12. 12. What's evolved in web mapping?<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  13. 13. The web itself<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  14. 14. New players<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  15. 15. Old boys with lead in their pencils<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  16. 16. Why was this talk entitled ‘The Holy Trinity is dead‘ ?<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  17. 17. What is the holy trinity?<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  18. 18. MAP<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  19. 19. mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  20. 20. TOC(Table of Contents)<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  21. 21. mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  22. 22. TOOLBAR<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  23. 23. mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  24. 24. So what are my rules for web mapping application design?<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  25. 25. Keep it simple and think about your REAL users<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  26. 26. Make beautiful maps<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  27. 27. Less functionality is better<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />
  28. 28. Workflow, Workflow, and Workflow<br />mapbutcher@mapbutcher.com<br />

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