Of Data Silos, Geo-Babel & Other Geo Malaises

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

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