Make the tool come to the user, not the other way around. Technology is powerful and should do most of the heavy lifting for you.
Data that is in a system isn’t useful if you can’t find it – or if it’s on some other system. GeoIQ Enterprise can search and retrieve data from other appliances, GeoCommons Community, or hundreds of other data repositories. Don’t keep all your data in a centralized system – but push it to all your centers and provide it at your users fingertips
Simply putting dots on a map – where are my stores? Where are my customers?
1. Geoenabling the Masses: Practical Lessons from the Field Bringing Geography to the Burakumin AAG 2010 , Washington DC Convergence in the GeoWeb: Volunteered geographic information, spatial data infrastructures, and public participation GIS II Sean P. Gorman PhD. FortiusOne
2. Learning from the Unwashed Masses
3. GIS Caste System Spatial Data Infrastructures For GIS Professionals Public Participation GIS Professionals + Burakumin Volunteered Geographic Information Just the Burakumin
4. GIS Caste System Data Discovery Collaboration Data Creation
5. SDI’s – Data discovery tools
6. Mostly Metadata Discovery Tools
7. Taking You to Data Download Sites
8. Allow the Community to Participate
9. Where does VGI fit into all of this?
10. Caste systems don’t work well for disasters?
11. Courtesy of John Crowley STAR-TIDES
12. Courtesy of John Crowley STAR-TIDES
13. FortiusOne Poprietary Information Courtesy of John Crowley STAR-TIDES
14. Courtesy of John Crowley STAR-TIDES
15. When Unofficial Source Becomes the De Facto Standard FortiusOne Proprietary Information
16. GIS = 1,000,000 users in 300,000 organizations VGI = 10,000,000 Google My Maps created 600,000,000 Google Earth downloads 500,000,000 indexed KML/KMZ files 250,000 OpenStreetMap registered users 1,000,000 FourSquare registered users 1,300,000 GeoCommons data downloads
17. Is the question “what role does VGI play in GIS” or “what role does GIS play in VGI”?
18. Does the user care and are we making artificial distinctions?
19. The case of GeoCommons
20. Government Citizens NGO’s
21. How is data collected?
22. FortiusOne Proprietary Information
23. Support a variety of formats KML Shapefile CSV (Excel) GeoRSS Documents Database
24. Georeferencing data
26. Universal, Federated Search, and Retrieval
27. How is data verified?
28. Metadata collection
29. Metadata based archiving
30. Dynamic Metadata Integration
31. How is participation incentivized?
32. Cartographic Visualization
33. Thematic Visualization
34. Thematic Visualization
35. Geospatial Analysis
36. Dynamic Data Feeds
37. Temporal Visualization/Analysis
38. How do we provide training?
39. Interactive video based tutorials
40. User manuals
41. Contextual help
42. How many people participate?
43. 2008 2009 2010 Total Registered Users 3,084 10,433 12,563 Total Datasets 7,256 15,922 25,651 Total Dataset Downloads 258,102 1,024,707 1,286,333
44. 36.4 % downloaded as CSV 60.2 % downloaded as KML 3.4 % downloaded as Shapefile (based on the most recent 262,758 downloads/ since Sept 21, 2009) Data Demographics
45. Sean Gorman, CEO and Founder [email_address] 703.647.2151 Thank You!