The Geospatial
  Revolution
          Peter Batty
 President, Spatial Networking

     AGI GeoCommunity
     September 23,...
Overview

• Mainstream at last!
• A real-time, multimedia view of the world
• Crowdsourcing


                            ...
GIS was a specialized backroom
     technology for many years
                             3
“1995: the year that GIS disappeared”


                          Doug Seaborn
                  AM/FM conference, 1992


...
Disruptive technology
       Functionality /                                                      lo   gy
       performan...
Now much easier to
    include location data



Free or cheap               Location
                Geocoding
  map data ...
Finally, geospatial data is
  just another data type



           flickr.com/photos/26664862@N04/2499573972/
             ...
The neogeographers
          Google
        Microsoft
      Open Source
      ... and more


                     8
Fun and cool
        Performance
         Ease of use
                 API
Continued innovation




                      ...
3D buildings
Birds eye view
   Photosynth
   SQL Server




                 10
Strong in database
Strong in web mapping
   Weaker on desktop
   Data improving fast

 Spans both “GIS” and
     “neogeo” ...
“But these new systems are just simple
    web mapping, they’re not GIS”




                                         12
Cartography




Andy Allan, Cloudmade

                    13
14
Data creation and maintenance




                Upcoming Mapzen editor
                           Cloudmade
            ...
Data creation and maintenance




     “Walking Papers” for OpenStreetMap       Stamen Design
Here’s a print of Chinatown,...
Geospatial
  analysis
 Stamen Design
                 17
Geospatial analysis
 FortiusOne / GeoCommons
                       18
The peasants can’t
      do what they need
      with Google Maps!




       Well let them use
        ESRI instead!




...
Graphic showing “peace”
          Maybe hippies holding hands

(Shouldn’t fight neogeo vs GIS - all same problem)




     ...
A real-time, multimedia
  view of the world


                          21
September 7, 2009
                    22
23
24
Microsoft Photosynth
                       25
Google Streetview
                    26
maps
Microsoft Virtual Earth




      Manhattan

                          27
C3 Technologies




   Las Vegas

                  28
prototypegame.org




   Manhattan
                    29
Live
              Video




Live

                      30
The Sensor Web




     Need a spatial context to
      make sense of all this
                                 31
Location sensing



UWB                 GPS
        Wi-Fi             RFID
      Cell towers



                          ...
New TomTom traffic   speed dataset
                          derived from

            600 billion
            speed readin...
location based services
             are real at last!




                                 34
Smart Grid
“The Internet brought to our electric system”




         Storage                   Renewable Energy




     ...
Will have the ability to know where everything is
      - and what is happening - all the time




                       ...
Crowdsourcing



                37
Web           Web
  1.0           2.0
publishing   participation


                             38
Wikipedia




            39
Hurricane Katrina
    New Orleans
                    40
Community generated data




         scipionus.com
                           41
Landgate
Perth, Western Australia




                       42
43
“The future is user
  created data”               Google MapMaker
      Michael Jones, Google
                            ...
45
OpenStreetMap
                46
December 3, 2007




Google                      OpenStreetMap




            July 7, 2009
                              ...
Denver, CO                                             Denver, CO
USA                                                     ...
132,764                    users


                                            24m        km of highways



  crazy
      ...
What about quality?

             Dr Muki Haklay of UCL




“OSM quality is beyond good enough, it is a product
  that can...
Database
                                                                2007 data
  69 countries
  11m miles (18m km) of ...
Crowdsourcing is a paradigm shift for data creation
              flickr.com/photos/jamescridland/613445810/
              ...
In summary ... a wild ride ahead!




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     geothought.blogspot.com



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The Geospatial Revolution - AGI GeoCommunity keynote

  1. 1. The Geospatial Revolution Peter Batty President, Spatial Networking AGI GeoCommunity September 23, 2009 1
  2. 2. Overview • Mainstream at last! • A real-time, multimedia view of the world • Crowdsourcing 2
  3. 3. GIS was a specialized backroom technology for many years 3
  4. 4. “1995: the year that GIS disappeared” Doug Seaborn AM/FM conference, 1992 4
  5. 5. Disruptive technology Functionality / lo gy performance c hno he d te bl is E sta Mainstream Market requirements lo gy chno e te ru ptiv Dis Time 5
  6. 6. Now much easier to include location data Free or cheap Location Geocoding map data tracking 6
  7. 7. Finally, geospatial data is just another data type flickr.com/photos/26664862@N04/2499573972/ 7
  8. 8. The neogeographers Google Microsoft Open Source ... and more 8
  9. 9. Fun and cool Performance Ease of use API Continued innovation 9
  10. 10. 3D buildings Birds eye view Photosynth SQL Server 10
  11. 11. Strong in database Strong in web mapping Weaker on desktop Data improving fast Spans both “GIS” and “neogeo” spaces 11
  12. 12. “But these new systems are just simple web mapping, they’re not GIS” 12
  13. 13. Cartography Andy Allan, Cloudmade 13
  14. 14. 14
  15. 15. Data creation and maintenance Upcoming Mapzen editor Cloudmade 15
  16. 16. Data creation and maintenance “Walking Papers” for OpenStreetMap Stamen Design Here’s a print of Chinatown, San Francisco. 16
  17. 17. Geospatial analysis Stamen Design 17
  18. 18. Geospatial analysis FortiusOne / GeoCommons 18
  19. 19. The peasants can’t do what they need with Google Maps! Well let them use ESRI instead! Marie Antoinette 19
  20. 20. Graphic showing “peace” Maybe hippies holding hands (Shouldn’t fight neogeo vs GIS - all same problem) neogeography = GIS 20
  21. 21. A real-time, multimedia view of the world 21
  22. 22. September 7, 2009 22
  23. 23. 23
  24. 24. 24
  25. 25. Microsoft Photosynth 25
  26. 26. Google Streetview 26
  27. 27. maps Microsoft Virtual Earth Manhattan 27
  28. 28. C3 Technologies Las Vegas 28
  29. 29. prototypegame.org Manhattan 29
  30. 30. Live Video Live 30
  31. 31. The Sensor Web Need a spatial context to make sense of all this 31
  32. 32. Location sensing UWB GPS Wi-Fi RFID Cell towers 32
  33. 33. New TomTom traffic speed dataset derived from 600 billion speed readings from users real time data within 3 minutes flickr.com/photos/rutlo/3164449930/ 33
  34. 34. location based services are real at last! 34
  35. 35. Smart Grid “The Internet brought to our electric system” Storage Renewable Energy Demand Response Intelligent devices and control systems 35
  36. 36. Will have the ability to know where everything is - and what is happening - all the time 36
  37. 37. Crowdsourcing 37
  38. 38. Web Web 1.0 2.0 publishing participation 38
  39. 39. Wikipedia 39
  40. 40. Hurricane Katrina New Orleans 40
  41. 41. Community generated data scipionus.com 41
  42. 42. Landgate Perth, Western Australia 42
  43. 43. 43
  44. 44. “The future is user created data” Google MapMaker Michael Jones, Google 44
  45. 45. 45
  46. 46. OpenStreetMap 46
  47. 47. December 3, 2007 Google OpenStreetMap July 7, 2009 47
  48. 48. Denver, CO Denver, CO USA USA “Mousetrap” junction of I-25 and I-70 Cape Royal Grand Canyon, AZ Cropston USA England 48
  49. 49. 132,764 users 24m km of highways crazy 34m km of ways momentum!! OSM stats from May 2009 NAVTEQ had 18m km of highways in Dec 2007 flickr.com/photos/pimpmasterjazz/2601898276/ 49
  50. 50. What about quality? Dr Muki Haklay of UCL “OSM quality is beyond good enough, it is a product that can be used for a wide range of activities” Based on a detailed analysis http://tinyurl.com/mukiosm 50
  51. 51. Database 2007 data 69 countries 11m miles (18m km) of roads 18m points of interest People “Creating, maintaining and delivering a comprehensive, high quality map database is a Field force 700 multi-step, labor-intensive process. We Central production 270 currently employ over 270 employees in our centralized production facility and a global Technology 500 workforce of over 700 geographic analysts in 32 countries” Total 3349 Financial Revenue $853m (~€604m) Data creation & distribution costs $396m (~€280m) 51
  52. 52. Crowdsourcing is a paradigm shift for data creation flickr.com/photos/jamescridland/613445810/ 52
  53. 53. In summary ... a wild ride ahead! 53
  54. 54. ? peter.batty@spatialnetworking.com geothought.blogspot.com 54

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