Neo-geo-politics

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the impact and issues of
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political crisis, borders, disputes, and marginal places

a presentation given at Software Freedom Kosovo 2010

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  • http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&biw=1400&bih=858&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=kosovo+map&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=
  • No longer the most relevant Urbanization, globalization, ethnic and religious Conflict from within rather than without http://web.mit.edu/kenta/www/one/world-map.png
  • http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic-art/1115665/108947/Couples-dressed-in-traditional-clothing-marking-the-accession-of-Slovenia
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Territorial_disputes_Europe.svg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_territorial_disputes
  • http://jesuitjoe.blogspot.com/2010/07/brixen.html
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Baarle-Nassau_-_Baarle-Hertog-en.svg
  • http://jimmyhoofa-lv.blogspot.com/2010/06/drive.html
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/heyskinny/1461704616/
  • http://community.livejournal.com/charts_and_maps/28511.html
  • http://www.dur.ac.uk/ibru/resources/iran-iraq/
  • http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/english/htmain.htm Used as an excuse to not release data openly
  • http://www.pluggd.in/india-map-google-controversy-297/
  • Single place where multiple subjective realities co-exist http://afghanistanelectiondata.org/open/maps/tiles/afghanistan-hillshade-dari
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sarajevo_june_1995.jpg
  • http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=35.13&lon=33.359&zoom=9&layers=M
  • http://demoplanet.free.fr/karen_refugee_camps.htm
  • http://maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=s&lat=31.402422&lon=34.360215&zoom=15&q1=gaza
  • http://littlealexinwonderland.wordpress.com/2010/05/22/two-state-illusion-natoization-of-palestine/
  • http://littlealexinwonderland.wordpress.com/2010/05/22/two-state-illusion-natoization-of-palestine/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/8171393@N04/4117877720/in/set-72157622654464709/
  • http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=54.7639918327332&lon=20.3980922698975&zoom=14
  • http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&biw=1400&bih=858&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=kosovo+map&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=
  • Neo-geo-politics

    1. 1. neo-geo-politics the impact and issues of open source and open data on political crisis, borders, disputes, and marginal places Mikel Maron Software Freedom Kosovo 2010 [email_address] @mikel
    2. 2. through the lens of MAPS! a political/military tool now accessible to anyone by open source open data open standards
    3. 3. “ The World” is the Nation State? the world disagrees...
    4. 4. Schengen Borders are shades of gray
    5. 5. But Disputes are everywhere
    6. 6. and Language is a Hunde (or a cani)
    7. 7. even the capital of Europe is divided Baarle-Nassau/Baarle-Hertog Belgium, Netherlands exclaves
    8. 8. California/Nevada Border is more guarded than Austria/Slovenia (do you have any fruits or veg?)
    9. 9. California's Southern Border is Militarized for economic reasons
    10. 10. Californian Successionism State of Jefferson
    11. 11. Iraq/Iran Border depends on the tides!
    12. 12. Bosnia and Herzegovina the basis of historic nationhood?
    13. 13. Bosnia and Herzegovina why is this not the atecedent?
    14. 14. India/Pakistan/China “does not purport”
    15. 15. Ask the UN? does not endorse or accept
    16. 16. Accept corporate authority? Google's truth
    17. 17. Open Source Data Culture Principles
    18. 18. OpenStreetMap a free and open map of the entire world anyone can use anyone can edit
    19. 19. It's a wiki no one “moderates” history is available everyone is responsible
    20. 20. a collobration between students, kids, government agencies, anarchists, golfers, historians, ...
    21. 21. community
    22. 22. Localization and renderings
    23. 23. Time Navigation & New Cartography Serejevo Seige
    24. 24. Databased Negotiations Argue about the Code/Data where everyone can see multiple subjective realities co-exist in the same system
    25. 25. Open has issues with Disputes Northern Cyprus
    26. 26. Open has issues with Risk Burmese Refugee Routes
    27. 27. And sometimes the risk is Unfounded 2009 Gaza-Israel Conflict
    28. 28. Open also can have issues with Accuracy Palestine before Israel
    29. 29. But no doubt open is bad ass
    30. 30. What is open in authoritarian regimes PB in Cuba
    31. 31. Or if local laws contradict our principles state secrets act and military installations in Russia
    32. 32. Or if the place doesn't officially exist Map Kibera
    33. 33. these guys exist
    34. 34. Kibera is mapped
    35. 35. * Kosovo *
    36. 36. Photo Credits http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&biw=1400&bih=858&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=kosovo+map&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai= http://web.mit.edu/kenta/www/one/world-map.png http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic-art/1115665/108947/Couples-dressed-in-traditional-clothing-marking-the-accession-of-Slovenia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Territorial_disputes_Europe.svg http://jesuitjoe.blogspot.com/2010/07/brixen.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Baarle-Nassau_-_Baarle-Hertog-en.svg http://jimmyhoofa-lv.blogspot.com/2010/06/drive.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/heyskinny/1461704616/ http://community.livejournal.com/charts_and_maps/28511.html http://www.dur.ac.uk/ibru/resources/iran-iraq/ http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/english/htmain.htm http://www.pluggd.in/india-map-google-controversy-297/ http://afghanistanelectiondata.org/open/maps/tiles/afghanistan-hillshade-dari http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sarajevo_june_1995.jpg http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=35.13&lon=33.359&zoom=9&layers=M http://demoplanet.free.fr/karen_refugee_camps.htm http://maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=s&lat=31.402422&lon=34.360215&zoom=15&q1=gaza http://littlealexinwonderland.wordpress.com/2010/05/22/two-state-illusion-natoization-of-palestine/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/8171393@N04/4117877720/in/set-72157622654464709/ http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=54.7639918327332&lon=20.3980922698975&zoom=14
    37. 37. Thanks! neo-geo-politics the impact and issues of open source and open data on political crisis, borders, disputes, and marginal places Mikel Maron Software Freedom Kosovo 2010 [email_address] @mikel

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