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"Of Data Silos, Geo-Babel & Other Geo Malaises"; presented at the Location Business Summit USA, on 14th. September 2010 in San Jose, California.

"Of Data Silos, Geo-Babel & Other Geo Malaises"; presented at the Location Business Summit USA, on 14th. September 2010 in San Jose, California.

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  • 1. Of Data Silos, Geo-Babel & Other Geo Malaises
    Gary Gale, Director Ovi Places Registry
    gary.gale@nokia.com
    twitter.com/vicchi
    The Location Business Summit USA
    San Jose, CA, September 2010
    37.330123, -121.891079
  • 2. KELLYLEEBARRETT on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/kellylee/4177529745/
  • 3. Gary Gale on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/vicchi/4414198544/
  • 4.
  • 5. Changua Coast Conservation Action on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/waders/3177090710/
  • 6. Nad on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/nad/386051891/
  • 7. mapping and locating ourselves and the world
    Boson Nova on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/bosonnova/3250298799/
  • 8. ??? bc - smoke signals
    Newsbie Pix on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/newsbiepix/4235304729/
  • 9. 3200 bc – celestial navigation
    ohad* on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/ohadby/4119933035/
  • 10. 1000 bc – homing pigeons
    Adelaide Archivist on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/adelaide_archivist/3172908079/
  • 11. 1100 bc – magnetic compass
    Sebastian Niedlicj (Grabthar) on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/42311564@N00/2292118012/
  • 12. 1300 – mappa mundi
    elefthis1 on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/61288890@N00/2141540887/
  • 13. circa 1600
    normanbleventhalmapcenter on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/normanbleventhalmapcenter/2674855383/
  • 14. caveman on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/caveman_92223/3185534518/
  • 15. perpetualplum on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/perpetualplum/2866054138/
  • 16. 1900 – radio triangulation
    Happychopper on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/happychopper/345096825/
  • 17. 1960 - gps
    John_Dulaneyon Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/15046584@N08/1562794445/
  • 18. 1990 – portable gps
    2Tales on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stigster/3761714132/
  • 19. 2000 – “smart” phones
  • 20. 2009 – LBS apps
    20
  • 21. Sasha Wolff on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sashawolff/3228711025/
  • 22. but in 2010 … where’s the map?
    Leo Reynolds on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/12364944/
  • 23.
  • 24.
  • 25.
  • 26. data, data, everywhere
    Dunechaseron Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/dunechaser/163959411/
  • 27. bionicteaching on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/2920562020/
  • 28. Chris Torres on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/ctorresphoto/3427060086/
  • 29. the four horseman of the geopocalypse
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Apocalypse_vasnetsov.jpg
  • 30. the first horseman – data silos
    the first horseman - pestilence
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BambergApocalypseFolio014rFirstHorseman.JPG
  • 31. international commercial data
  • 32. national commercial and open data
  • 33. international crowd-sourced open data
  • 34. national open data
  • 35. specialist and niche commercial data
  • 36. social network crowd-sourced data
  • 37. geo-fenced location services and data
  • 38. (data) silos (lots of them)
    Zoom Zoom on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoomzoom/304135268/
  • 39. (not so) unique identifiers
    sporkwrapper on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/sporkwrapper/264250038/
  • 40. !=
    !=
    !=
    != 37.330123, -121.891079
  • 41. the second horseman - war
    the second horseman – licensing
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BritLibAddMS35166ApocalypseUnkFolio2SealRedHorse.jpg
  • 42. “Everyone wants free,
    open, high quality geo
    data and no one wants
    to pay for it”
    “The (Geo) Data Dichotomy Dilemma”
    Gary’s Bloggage, November 2009
    http://www.vicchi.org/2009/11/16/the-geo-data-dichotomy-dilemma/
  • 43. proprietary and closed licensing
    Dru Bloomfield on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/athomeinscottsdale/3279949186/
  • 44. open licensing
    mafleen on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/mafleen/4858606716/
  • 45. licensing isn’t always what it seems
    mofo on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/yomofo/6681546/
  • 46. some licenses are viral
    Ted Rheingold on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/bmindful/113996138/
  • 47. “As an OSM activist and commercial
    cartographer both, I find myself
    using OS OpenData more and
    more… yet have never even started
    using OSM data for commercial
    purposes”
    Richard Fairhurst commenting on “Cartographically Speaking; Data (Lots), Maps (Not So Much),
    Problems (Many)”
    Gary’s Bloggage, July 2010
    http://www.vicchi.org/2010/07/30/cartographically-speaking-data-lots-maps-not-so-much-problems-many/
  • 48. the third horseman - famine
    the third horseman – derivation
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dieu_en_majesté.jpg
  • 49. http://cheezburger.com/View/3944760320
  • 50. the fourth horseman – co-mingling
    the fourth horseman - death
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BambergApocalypseFolio016rForthHorseman.JPG
  • 51. co-mingling
    Zoom MadreMia!!! on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/rebeccacowser/3913497067/
  • 52. the inaccurate fifth horseman - pestilence
    the inaccurate fifth horseman – i’m here not there
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Durer_Revelation_Four_Riders.jpg
  • 53.
  • 54. take the four horseman of the geopocalypse
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Apocalypse_vasnetsov.jpg
  • 55. urbanmkr on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbanmkr/237252443/
  • 56. … and we get …
    Terry Hart on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/terryhart/4458595395/
  • 57. geo-babel
    Yufu Lin on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/yufujamar/3383400631/
  • 58. possible solution # 1
    David on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdell/548548453/
  • 59. license harmonization
    William Murphy on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/infomatique/3959890868/
  • 60. some licenses will always be restrictive or closed
    Martin Cathrae on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/suckamc/2560335775/
  • 61. and despite community licenses like Creative Commons
    http://creativecommons.org/choose/results-one?license_code=by-sa&jurisdiction=&version=3.0&lang=en
  • 62. and the open database license
    http://www.opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/
  • 63. more silos in the making
    Zoom Zoom on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoomzoom/304135268/
  • 64. some people just don’t like licenses
    Simon Booth-Lucking on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/simonbooth/4791803924/
  • 65. possible solution # 2
    Leo Reynolds on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/3992825492/
  • 66. open database of places
    Tom Magliery on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/mag3737/1914076277/
  • 67. http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/17/open-database-places/
  • 68. there may be trouble ahead
    Tobias C. Jensen on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/toby87/3614063326/
  • 69. “realizing this goal will take an eon
    in Internet time unless we see an
    unanticipated outbreak of altruism
    on the part of a data supplier”
    Tyler Bell, “Why check-ins and like buttons will change the local
    landscape”, O’Reilly Radar, May 2010
    http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/05/check-ins-like-buttons-will-ch.html
  • 70. and …
    Leo Reynolds on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/32256861/
  • 71. Chris Henden on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/recurrence/6271033/
  • 72. Howard Lake on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/howardlake/3637581793/
  • 73. N-Plex?
  • 74. sn0rk on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/sn0rk/4544801421/
  • 75. londonohio
  • 76. londonontario
  • 77. london united kingdom
  • 78. no news-stands?
    Pirate Alice on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/piratealice/2056491590/
  • 79. easy and orange?
    Christopher Doyle on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/irishflyguy/2425063737/
  • 80. Chris Henden on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/recurrence/6271033/
  • 81. possible solution # 3
    Mario Kilngemann Reynolds on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/quasimondo/2358017289/
  • 82. open database of identifiers
    Elizabeth Skene on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/skene/3874882162/
  • 83. Ovi Place
    Facebook Place
    Long/Lat
    Foursquare
    WOEID
    nrivera on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/nrivera/3158814786/
  • 84. Alex Proimos on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/proimos/4199675334/
  • 85. The Big Mr on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigmr/2653809227/
  • 86. Location Market Value
    2010 - $3.6B
    2013 - $9.4B
    Source: Strategy Analytics, September 2010
  • 87. Thank you
    Gary Gale, Director Ovi Places Registry
    gary.gale@nokia.com
    twitter.com/vicchi