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"Think Place Not Space; There's More To Geo Than Just Maps"; presented on October 9th. 2009 at Yahoo! Open Hack NYC, New York

"Think Place Not Space; There's More To Geo Than Just Maps"; presented on October 9th. 2009 at Yahoo! Open Hack NYC, New York

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  • Maps are easyWe’ve been making them for 1000’s of yearsLots of established standards and principles
  • And there’s lots of data
  • illustrator, writer, editor and cartoonist
  • This is a WOEIDNot too much to get excited aboutIt’s just a number …But it’s not, it’s ManhattanAnd here’s another one, this is LondonWhat AM I talking about?

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  • “Think Place Not Space”There’s More to Geo Than Just Maps
    Gary Gale
    Yahoo! Geo Technologies
  • GEO USED TO BE DIFFICULT
    sea-turtle on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/sea-turtle/198445204/
  • THERE WASN’T ENOUGH DATA
    wcouch on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/wcouch/3189880768/
  • SOMEONE SHOULD HELP
    Redvers on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/redvers/641201530/
  • PLACES, PEOPLE and THINGS
    atibens on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/atibens/2616899638/
  • Knowing where our users are, and the places that are important to them
    Knowing
    geographic locations, and the names of places
    We Connect
    Places, People and Things
    Knowing the geographic context of everything we index, manage and publish
  • MAPS ARE “EASY” (ISH)
    normanbleventhalmapcenter on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/normanbleventhalmapcenter/2674855383/
  • GEOCODING USED TO BE EASY
    inF! on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/nathanbarrow/3339245753/
  • What?
    Where?
  • What? (Maybe) Where? (Maybe)
  • http://local.yahooapis.com/MapsService/V1/geocode
  • GEOPARSING IS NOT SO EASY
    szim90 on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/szim90/272670479/
  • cheap flights from london to paris in october
  • cheap flights from londonto paris in october
    1) Tokenize
    2) Remove common words
    3) Remove words not in gazeteer
    london!
    paris!
  • cheap flights from london to paris in october
    1) Tokenize
    London
    2) Remove common words
    3) Remove words not in gazetteer
    Paris
  • THANK YOU & GOOD NIGHT
    brr7 on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/18732924@N00/244974394/
  • STOP. REWIND
    adobemac on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/adobemac/294078052/
  • IN … INDIA?
    bodhitjal on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/bodhithaj/361857780/
  • IN … INDIANA?
    OZinOH on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/75905404@N00/505688957/
  • TO … TONGA?
    j_buswell on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/j_buswell/3683814556/
  • MAY CAUSE FRUSTRATION
    paloaltosoftware on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/paloalto/3038701605/
  • Thé?
    a town in Burgundy, France
    IN?
    ISO 3166-1 Alpha-2
    for India
    To?
    a town in Ibaraki
    prefecture, Japan
    Is?
    another town in Burgundy, France
    IT?
    ISO 3166-1 Alpha-2 for Italy
    AND?
    ISO 31660-1 Alpha-3
    for Andorra
    You?
    a town in Yatenga, Burkina Faso
    Å?
    a town in NorlandFylke,
    Norway
    That?
    a town in Rajasthan, India
  • These are all the same place!
  • THIS IS PERU …
  • AND SO IS THIS (IN ARGENTINA)
  • AND SO IS THIS (IN BOLIVIA)
  • SEMANTICS REQUIRED
    dullhunk on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/3525013547/
  • Hilton, Paris
    Paris Hilton
  • Orlando
    Joe Orlando
  • London
    Jack London
  • Panama
    Panama Hats
  • Yorkshire
    Yorkshire Puddings
  • WHO USES OFFICIAL NAMES ANYWAY?
    takomabibelot on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/takomabibelot/234301712/
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York
    MOMA NYC
    paulamoya on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/40351463@N00/745012335/
  • Millennium Wheel
    London Eye
    hismith83 on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/hismith83/200701961/
  • San Francisco
    City and County of San Francisco
    SF Brit on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/cnbattson/192162591/
  • PLACE BASED THINKING
    alxndr on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/alxndr/16750001/
  • 40° 45' 24.3648", -73° 59' 3.4506"
  • WOEIDs
    stevefaeembra on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevefaeembra/3567750853/
  • 12589342
    44418
  • Unique
    Permanent
    Global
    Language Neutral
    London = Londra = Londres = ロンドン
    United States = États-Unis = StatiUniti = 미국
    Ensures that geography can be employed consistently and globally
    straup on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/straup/3504862388/
  • Yahoo! GeoPlanet
    A Global Location Repository
    Names + Geometry +Topology
    WOEIDs for
    • cities and towns
    • postal codes, airports
    • admin regions, time zones
    • telephone code areas
    • marketing areas
    • points of interest
    • colloquial areas
    • neighbourhoods
    woodleywonderworks on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/2222523978/
  • North America
    24865672
    Atlantic Ocean
    55959709
    Continent
    Ocean
    VereinigteStaaten
    United States
    23424977
    États-Unis
    Country
    アメリカ合衆国
    New York
    2347591
    State
    Pennsylvania
    2347597
    State
    Earth
    1
    Supername
    New York
    12696101
    Town
    Town
    Manhattan
    12589342
    Queens
    12589352
    Town
    10001
    12761333
    ZIP
  • HOW?
    laurakgibb on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/38299630@N05/3635356091/
  • DATA, DATA, DATA, DATA
    LaForge
    Picard
    Worf
    LOTS OF DATA
    dunechaser on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/dunechaser/163959411/
  • OPEN DATA
    Mag3737 on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/mag3737/1914076277/
  • http://www.openstreetmap.org
    http://code.flickr.com/blog/2008/10/30/the-shape-of-alpha/
  • MACHINE LEARNING
    agustina on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/cositasdeagustina/1372394032/
  • HUMAN EDITORIAL
    vicchi on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/fuddland/12747989/
  • “we can make the internet work
    better by making it understand
    how we talk in the real world”
    Billy V on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/billyv/352560572/
  • TOOLS PLEASE?
    docman on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/docman/36125185/
  • PLACES
    http://where.yahooapis.com/v1/
  • http://developer.yahoo.com/geo/geoplanet/
  • http://www.transpomans.com/yplaces/
  • http://www.headconference.com/schedule/
  • http://boundaries.tomtaylor.co.uk/
  • PEOPLE
    http://fireeagle.yahoo.net/developer
  • http://fireeagle.yahoo.net/
  • Sparrow & Voila!
  • http://www.mapme.at/
  • http://apps.facebook.com/on-fire/#
  • THINGS
    http://wherein.yahooapis.com/v1/
  • http://developer.yahoo.com/geo/placemaker/
  • http://isithackday.com/hacks/placemaker/simpletext.php
  • http://isithackday.com/hacks/placemaker/map.php
  • http://isithackday.com/hacks/placeearth/
  • MAPS
  • http://developer.yahoo.com/maps/
  • http://www.flickr.com/services/api/flickr.places.find.html
    http://www.flickr.com/services/api/flickr.places.findByLatLon.htm
  • NOT TAKING NOTES
    selva on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/selva/24604141/
  • http://slideshare.net/vicchi
  • THANKS FOR LISTENING
    Paul Keleher on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/pkeleher/1658311814/
  • www.ygeoblog.com
    twitter.com/yahoogeo
    twitter.com/vicchi