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I gave this five minute lightning talk at FOSS4G in 2006 in Lausanne, Switzterland. I'm posting it here today because people are still discussing the dichotomies in philosophy and practice between GIS ...

I gave this five minute lightning talk at FOSS4G in 2006 in Lausanne, Switzterland. I'm posting it here today because people are still discussing the dichotomies in philosophy and practice between GIS and neogeography.

There's a streaming QuickTime video of the original presentation here:

http://www.comem.ch/ogo/OpeningSession_p1_02_01.htm

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GIS and the Neogeographer GIS and the Neogeographer Presentation Transcript

  • GIS and the Neogeographer Schuyler Erle <sderle@metacarta.com>
  • GIS and the Neogeographer What the heck is a “neogeographer”?
  • GIS and the Neogeographer What the heck is “ GIS”?
  • GIS and the Neogeographer What the heck is a “Geographic Information System”?
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • GIS is ...
    • cadastral mapping
    • urban planning
    • demographics
    • hydrology
    • forestry
    • geology
    • disaster relief
    • search & rescue
    • route planning
    • logistics
    • fleet management
    • and much more...
    • analysis , not just cartography
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • GIS is ...
    • Analytical
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • GIS is ...
    • Analytical
    • Precise
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • GIS is ...
    • Analytical
    • Precise
    • Deliberate
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • GIS is ...
    • Analytical
    • Precise
    • Deliberate
    • Money is at stake
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • GIS is ...
    • Analytical
    • Precise
    • Deliberate
    • Money is at stake
    • Lives are at stake
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
      • Neogeography isn't
      • much like that
      • at all.
  • GIS and the Neogeographer Moore's Law +
  • GIS and the Neogeographer Moore's Law + Cheap Bandwidth +
  • GIS and the Neogeographer Moore's Law + Cheap Bandwidth + Consumer GPS devices +
  • GIS and the Neogeographer Moore's Law + Cheap Bandwidth + Consumer GPS devices + Google Maps =
  • GIS and the Neogeographer Moore's Law + Cheap Bandwidth + Consumer GPS devices + Google Maps = “ Neogeography”
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
      • ( ... in other words ... )
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • Current Events
    • Favorite Places
    • Photo Albums
    • Traffic Conditions
    • Public Transit
    • Weather Reports
    • Housing & Real Estate Listings
    • Find Local Schools, Churches, ...
    • Find Places to Shop
    • Find Restaurants
    • Employment Opportunities
    • Classified Ads
    • Walking, Hiking, and Bicycling Trails
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • Ski Slopes
    • Wi-Fi Hotspots
    • eBay Auctions
    • Local Concerts and Sporting Events
    • Sightseeing Guides
    • Hotel Guides
    • Airfare Search
    • Fuel Prices
    • Crime Patterns
    • Blogrolls
    • Personal Histories
    • Personal Ads
    • Natural Disasters
    • TV and Movie Shooting Locations
    • UFO Sightings
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • Map Creation Tools
    • Map Viewing Tools
    • Map Collections
    • ... and even Map Games!
    • (whew)
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • Neogeography is...
    • “ Mashups”
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • Neogeography is...
    • “ Mashups”
    • “ Web 2.0”
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • Neogeography is...
    • “ Mashups”
    • “ Web 2.0”
    • “ Red Dot Fever”
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • Neogeography is...
    • “ Mashups”
    • “ Web 2.0”
    • “ Red Dot Fever”
    • Hacks
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • Neogeography is...
    • “ Mashups”
    • “ Web 2.0”
    • “ Red Dot Fever”
    • Hacks
    • Imprecise
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • Neogeography is...
    • “ Mashups”
    • “ Web 2.0”
    • “ Red Dot Fever”
    • Hacks
    • Imprecise
    • Fast
  • GIS and the Neogeographer Because maps are cool!
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
      • What can the GIS expert learn from the neographers?
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • What can the neogeographers teach us?
    • Anyone can be a cartographer...
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • What can the neogeographers teach us?
    • Anyone can be a cartographer...
    • ... and that's a good thing!
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • What can the neogeographers teach us?
    • Anyone can be a cartographer...
    • ... and that's a good thing!
    • It's also okay to imprecise sometimes
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • What can the neogeographers teach us?
    • Anyone can be a cartographer...
    • ... and that's a good thing!
    • It's also okay to imprecise sometimes
    • It's good to be enthusiastic...
  • GIS and the Neogeographer ... because maps are cool!
  • GIS and the Neogeographer ... because maps are cool! (In case you forgot.)
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
      • What can GIS experts
      • teach the neographers?
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • What can GIS experts teach the neogeographer?
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • What can GIS experts teach the neogeographer?
    • How not to reinvent the wheel
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • What can GIS experts teach the neogeographer?
    • How not to reinvent the wheel
    • How to reuse existing Open Source tools
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • What can GIS experts teach the neogeographer?
    • How not to reinvent the wheel
    • How to reuse existing Open Source tools
    • How to understand the basic concepts (e.g. projections, ellipsoids, coordinate systems)
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
    • What can GIS experts teach the neogeographer?
    • How not to reinvent the wheel
    • How to reuse existing Open Source tools
    • How to understand the basic concepts
    • The real meaning of “Free” and “Open”
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
      • “ I don't understand why half the world is crying, man, when the other half is crying, too? We got to get it together , man.”
      • - Janis Joplin
  • GIS and the Neogeographer
      • A little patience and wisdom
      • can go a long way...
      • Thank you!