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Presented at the "Think Spatial" event at Newcastle University on 9th Nov 2010

Presented at the "Think Spatial" event at Newcastle University on 9th Nov 2010



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  • Can you think of any information that a tourist would want that could not be shown on a map? Missouri – ‘The Show Me State’ A name attributed to Representative Willard Van Diver. It connotates a certain self-deprecating stubbornness and devotion to simple common sense.
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  • The idea that we can continue to slowly adapt is dangerously complacent OpenStreetMap July 04, Facebook feb 04, Firefox nov 04, google earth june 05, live maps december 05, youtube feb 05, google maps feb 05, ajax april 06, twitter april 07, iphone jan 07, chrome dec 08, android oct 08 World is changing vey rapidly The way people,interact with the world is changing The number of people interacting is chagning
  • 100 million web maps per month – and hardly any from traditional GIS firms
  • Masses of information – geographical context to help sense of it
  • HTML 5 Location permission needs to be granted by the user IE 9 will support geolocation
  • Augmented reality clip Phone knows: location, direction, orientation 90M PNDs in 2009; 28M smartphones – 120M by 2015 Geography as Context GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Compass – each with ~25 satellites 90 million PND in 2009 worldwide, by 2015 almost all phones will have this capability HTML 5 – location awareness, predictions on number of smart phones GPS accuracy improvement, location within buildings, underground LBS market est £13B by 2014 Over 15% of Apple istore apps use location
  • Open government license Big Society
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  • What will happen to the established players like ESRI? Standards based – opensource reference implementations Feb 2009 – UK Gov Open Source policy Apache web server, mySql database, Eclipse dev environment, Drupal, Autodesk MapGuide, Linux
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  • Support for business case development
  • We are all sensors Geography as Context Real time data Position indoors and out Global IP traffic will quadruple from 2009 to 2014 .

Where Next? Where Next? Presentation Transcript

  • Where Next? Spatial Thinking Newcastle 9 th Nov 2010 Presented by Graham Morgan MD Spatial Consultants Ltd Cockermouth, Cumbria Chairman AGI Northern Group, UK
  • Expert independent advice
  • Geospatial Primer
    • Everything is geospatial
    • Everything is related by virtue of location
    • Geospatial data can be drawn on a map
  • How does GIS Create/Protect Wealth?
    • Evidence based decision making
    • Spatial analysis – better informed decisions
    • Targeting
      • Opportunities
      • Risks
    • Impact assessment
    Data Integration, Analysis & Visualisation £ € £ € £ £ $ £ $ € £ £ $ £
  • What is different now?
    • Pace of change (demise of the record & film industries)
    • Rate of data creation
    • Medium of Communication (TV / newspapers -> web)
    • Chips with everything (e.g. intelligent fridge)
    • Globalisation (China has more internet users than the US)
    • Cultural Change - Social networking
    • We’re broke…
  • Key Themes
    • Geography as an information context
    • Consumer web mapping
    • Smart phones with GPS & location apps
    • Crowd sourcing
    • Open data policy
    • Cloud computing
    • Open source software
  • Geography as Context
  • Browser Geolocation
  • Smart Phones
  • Crowd Sourcing
  • Open Data
  • Open Source Geospatial Software GRASS OpenLayers “ In 5 years time, Open Source Geospatial won't be a niche or a specialism, it will be a standard way that things are done.” Jo Cook FDO MapGuide
  • Where Next?
    • Embrace Big Society data concept
      • Release datasets under Open Government License
      • Foster local crowd sourcing
    • Consider cloud based services
      • Reference data as a service
      • Functionality as a service
    • Enable mobile applications & searching
      • Geotag data with postcodes
  • http://www.agi.org.uk/past-events/2010/11/2/return-on-investment.html
  • Geospatial Information is Pervasive In 2015 position will be “always available” through Smartphones, RFID tags and other sensors. The value to each application will be variable, but it will always be there.
  • Thank You
    • Graham Morgan Spatial Consultants Ltd
    • [email_address] www.spatialconsultants.com 07717 539412
    • AGI Foresight Study: www.agi.org.uk/foresight