Cultures of Legibility Web Map

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Presentation at GISRUK 2009. Web map for studying place and activity in Jakarta, designed as part of the Cultures of Legibility project (ddm.caad.ed.ac.uk/groups/jakarta/ , participants Vlad …

Presentation at GISRUK 2009. Web map for studying place and activity in Jakarta, designed as part of the Cultures of Legibility project (ddm.caad.ed.ac.uk/groups/jakarta/ , participants Vlad Tanasescu, William Mackaness, Stephen Cairns and Ray Lucas, University of Edinburgh)

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  • 1. Cultures of Legibility Web Map Vlad Tanasescu , William Mackaness, Stephen Cairns, Ray Lucas http://ddm.caad.ed.ac.uk/groups/jakarta/
  • 2. theory • places as semantic fields (localized tag clouds) rather than point geometric data
  • 3. theory • named routes between and around places
  • 4. screencast http://www.vimeo.com/3996917
  • 5. technology • Google maps Flash API • FLEX (or “Flash for programmers”) • RDF on the Talis triple-store platform (endpoint: http://api.talis.com/stores/vtanasescu- dev1/services/sparql) • Elements of the SNAP/SPAN ontology for spatial and temporal descriptions • location URIs use the geohash algorithm ( => point location + scale) • other shapes use GML • still alpha
  • 6. future • use for research in peri-urban areas of other mega cities • extension of the notion of place (ability to shape the fields) • public access: map routines and places • temporal aspect: allow people to play routes