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What can lessons from the last 30 years tell us about future mapping? - by Tom Timms, Star-Apic

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What can lessons from the last 30 years tell us about future mapping? - by Tom Timms, Star-Apic

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  • 1. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY What can lessons from the last 30 years tell us about future mapping? Tom Timms, Director STAR-APIC UK
  • 2. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Outline Introductions Life 30 years ago Mapping 30 years ago What has changed ? What has driven change ? Who has been successful ? Lessons for the future
  • 3. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY1983 Liege, Belgium
  • 4. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY 1983 Petrol 37.6p / litre Start of TCP/IP & Internet ?
  • 5. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY 1983 Pos. Singles, 3rd September 1983 top selling albums 1 RED RED WINE UB40 Thriller Michael Jackson 2 GIVE IT UP KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND No Parlez Paul Young 3 GOLD SPANDAU BALLET Colour By Numbers Culture Club 4 WINGS OF A DOVE MADNESS Let's Dance , David Bowie 5 I'M STILL STANDING ELTON JOHN Fantastic , Wham!
  • 6. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY 1983 First Division P W D L F A GD Pts 1 Liverpool 42 24 10 8 87 37 50 82 2 Watford 42 22 5 15 74 57 17 71 3 Manchester United 42 19 13 10 56 38 18 70 4 Tottenham Hotspur 42 20 9 13 65 50 15 69 6 Aston Villa 42 21 5 16 62 50 12 68 8 West Ham United 42 20 4 18 68 62 6 64 9 Ipswich Town 42 15 13 14 64 50 14 58 10 Arsenal 42 16 10 16 58 56 2 58 17 Birmingham City 42 12 14 16 40 55 −15 50 20 Manchester City 42 13 8 21 47 70 −23 47 21 Swansea City 42 10 11 21 51 69 −18 41 22 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 9 13 20 38 68 −30 40 Second Division P W D L F A GD Pts 1 Queens Park Rangers 42 26 7 9 77 36 41 85 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 20 15 7 68 44 24 75 3 Leicester City 42 20 10 12 72 44 28 70 6 Sheffield Wednesday 42 16 15 11 60 47 13 63 12 Cambridge United 42 13 12 17 42 60 −18 51 18 Chelsea 42 11 14 17 51 61 −10 47 Third Division 1 Portsmouth 46 27 10 9 74 41 33 91 11 Sheffield United 46 19 7 20 62 64 −2 64 Wisden Cricketers of the year 1983 Imran Khan Trevor Jesty Alvin Kallicharran Kapil Dev Malcolm Marshall
  • 7. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY 1983
  • 8. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Polilog France Belgium
  • 9. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY1983 Birkbeck College, London
  • 10. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY1983 Laser-Scan (now 1Spatial)
  • 11. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
  • 12. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY What’s changed ? Communications – Mobile phones, internet … Location is important – Google, Apple, Oracle, Nokia … Data – From no data to Big Data – From private to public data
  • 13. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Communications – 2013 UK (Ofcom) – 21m home broadband connections – 82.7m mobile phone connections – 94% adults use/own a mobile phone
  • 14. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
  • 15. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
  • 16. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY What’s driven change - 1 Technology/platform • Mainframes • Mini computers (VAX, PDP ..) • Workstations (SUN, IBM, DEC …) • Personal computers (Windows) • Tablets & Smartphones (iOS, Android) • Web/Cloud (?)
  • 17. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY What’s driven change - 2 Government –National Mapping Agencies • Data capture programs –INSPIRE –OpenData –Standards – OGC
  • 18. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY $$$$What’s driven change - 3 Major players –Database vendors (Oracle, MS) –Google (Earth / Maps) –Apple, Nokia, …
  • 19. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY $$$$What’s driven change - 4 Internet – Freely available mapping – Crowd sourcing (OSM) – Location sharing
  • 20. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Who has been successful ? Google (1998) Apple (1976) Microsoft (1975) Oracle (1977) ESRI (1969), Intergraph (1969) Autodesk (1982), MapInfo (1986) …
  • 21. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY UK companies 1Spatial (Laser-Scan) (1969) Envitia (1988) Smallworld / GE (1989) Cadcorp (1991) Snowflake (2001) Specialist – Maplex, Autoroute, ….
  • 22. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Lessons learned ? plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
  • 23. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Lessons – business US advantages International influence of UK (& Europe)
  • 24. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Software Good (productive) software endures Simplicity & ease of use essential From monolithic programs to apps Open source & commercial
  • 25. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY It’s all about data From no data & data capture To data management Now data distribution Make it easy Presentation critical = Cartography
  • 26. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY From ‘Station de Travail Architecture’ To Geospatial software to manage Land Property & Infrastructure • Elyx Suite (GIS) • Mercator (Cartographic Production) • Now part of
  • 27. TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND . . . 1963 – 2013 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BRITISH CARTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Contact details tom.timms@star-apic.co.uk @TomTheMap www.star-apic.co.uk www.1spatial.com