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Into the big wide open: Think (twice) before you map!

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Plenary keynote by Benjamin D. Hennig, FOSS4G, OSGeo's Global Conference for Open Source Geospatial Software, Nottingham, 19th September 2013 - full slides also available on the conference repository …

Plenary keynote by Benjamin D. Hennig, FOSS4G, OSGeo's Global Conference for Open Source Geospatial Software, Nottingham, 19th September 2013 - full slides also available on the conference repository at http://elogeo.nottingham.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/url/121/
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  • 1. Into the big wide openInto the big wide open or: Think twice before you map!or: Think twice before you map! Benjamin D. HennigBenjamin D. Hennig Senior Research Fellow, University of OxfordSenior Research Fellow, University of Oxford benjamin.hennig@ouce.ox.ac.uk | @geoviews | http://www.viewsoftheworld.netbenjamin.hennig@ouce.ox.ac.uk | @geoviews | http://www.viewsoftheworld.net
  • 2. Into the big wide openInto the big wide open Think twice before you map!Think twice before you map! I. Introduction II. Middle part III. Conclusion
  • 3. Introduction:Introduction: Time of your lifeTime of your life Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013 Image credit: Tapir and Friends Animal Store http://www.tapirback.com/ Image credit: Mauzi / Tina Gotthardt http://tinastravelling.wordpress.com/
  • 4. Rebels without a clue?Rebels without a clue? Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 5. It’s easyIt’s easy Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013 Imagecredit:http://portal.lillycoi.com/2013/09/05/using-infographics-to-increase-understanding-of- clinical-trials/ Is it?
  • 6. All the young dudesAll the young dudes Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 7. All dead, all deadAll dead, all dead Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 8. The future has been here 4 everThe future has been here 4 ever …Open Data…Big Data…Open Source… Sitting in the Dschungel? Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013 Source:Robinsonetal1995
  • 9. Lazing on a Sunday AfternoonLazing on a Sunday Afternoon Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 10. AnswersAnswers Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 11. Answers?Answers? Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 12. Where are we now?Where are we now? Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013 http://wrld.at/digim
  • 13. Power to the peoplePower to the people Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013 Are we just a dot on the map of the world?Are we just a dot on the map of the world? Is there more than we can see?Is there more than we can see? Where do we all fit in?Where do we all fit in?
  • 14. Change the worldChange the world ”Distorted view of reality" Last month, the town council of Monza, Italy, banned citizens from keeping goldfish in bowls. The receptacle, statute sponsor Giampietro Mosca told Agence France-Presse, […] gives fish "a distorted view of reality.” (Source: Washington Post, 8.08.2004) Which view of reality do we have? Mercator (17. Century) Gall/Peters (19. & 20. Century) Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 15. Land area Earthquake victims 1975-2000 Economic activity 2012 Nuclear weapons 2011 Is this the world that we created?Is this the world that we created? Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013 www.worldmapper.org
  • 16. 9 What I’ve doneWhat I’ve done Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013 www.viewsoftheworld.net
  • 17. We are the worldWe are the world Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 18. Land of hope and gloryLand of hope and glory Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 19. AtomicAtomic Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 20. AtomicAtomic Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 21. Night lightsNight lights Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 22. Geography matters!Geography matters! Global Change Environmental Change Globalisation Demographic and Social Change Global Change Environmental Change Globalisation Demographic and Social Change Physical SpacesPhysical Spaces Social SpacesSocial Spaces Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 23. Space to growSpace to grow 15 million km2 croplands Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 24. Space to grazeSpace to graze 28 million km2 pasture lands Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 25. Water insecurity in global croplandsWater insecurity in global croplands Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 26. Water insecurity in global pasture landsWater insecurity in global pasture lands Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 27. Physical SpacesPhysical Spaces Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 28. So lonelySo lonely Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 29. Leaving on a jet planeLeaving on a jet plane Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 30. Across the linesAcross the lines Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 31. Running the worldRunning the world Source: http://cartographia.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/english-coal-exports.jpg Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 32. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Bridges_of_Königsberg Network newsNetwork news Source: http://cartographia.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/english-coal-exports.jpg Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 33. Go with the flowsGo with the flows Emigrants from the UK Immigrants to the UK Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 34. NeoNeogeogeographygraphy “Neogeography combines the complex techniques of cartography and GIS and places them within reach of users and developers.” Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 35. The next big thingThe next big thing Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 36. NeoNeocartocartographygraphy “First there was neogeography, a convenient label for the practice of geography outside of the formally accepted geographical disciplines. A convenient label, but one which caused some controversy and mud slinging with the aforementioned formally accepted disciplines being labelled paleogeography and with a strong emphasis on the pejorative. So it seems almost inevitable that we now have a proposal […] form a commission on neocartography, looking into the practise of making maps outside of the formally accepted cartography profession.” (Gary Gale, http://www.vicchi.org/2011/03/07/after-neogeography-here-comes-neocartography/) Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 37. Deeper undergroundDeeper underground “Thankfully there’s been no mention of paleocartography yet; it’s to be hoped that with neocartography we look beyond the label to what is trying to be achieved rather than fixating on convenient labels and pigeon-holing concepts.” (Gary Gale, http://www.vicchi.org/2011/03/07/after-neogeography-here-comes-neocartography/) Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 38. RulesRules Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 39. Geo for all: Open Source…and GeographyGeo for all: Open Source…and Geography “A lot of cartographers buried their heads in the sand in the 90s, but now we recognise we need to find a better solution to make maps work on screen. The essence of cartography is communication.” (UK Ordnance Survey's head of cartography, Bob Lilley, in an interview with Moss 2007) Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 40. Where does it always rain on us?Where does it always rain on us? Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 41. OceansOceans Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013
  • 42. ConclusionConclusion Benjamin D. Hennig  Into the big wide open: Think twice before you map  FOSS4G Nottingham 19th September 2013 Image credit:Mauzi / Tina Gotthardt http://tinastravelling.wordpress.com/
  • 43. Wake me up when #maptember endsWake me up when #maptember ends Never stop mappingNever stop mapping (but think before you map – and give it time!)(but think before you map – and give it time!) Thanks for your attention!Thanks for your attention!
  • 44. #mappinghamsongcontest#mappinghamsongcontest Tom Petty: Into the great wide open John Lee Hooker: Think Twice before you go Green Day: Good Riddance (Time of your life) (Rebel without a clue: Into the great wide open) Pearl Jam: Who you are JJ Cale & Eric Clapton: It's easy Mott the Hoople: All the young dudes Queen: All dead, all dead The Kicks: Live fast, die young Manic Street Preachers: The future has been here 4 ever David Bowie: Where are we now? Queen: Lazing on a Sunday afternoon Hundred Reasons: Answers John Lennon (Black Eyed Peas): Power to the people Plain White T's: Map of the World Eric Clapton: Change the world Queen: Is this the world we created? Linkin Park: What I've done Take That: Everything changes Lionel Richie / Michael Jackson: We are the world Edward Elgar: Land of hope and glory Blondie: Atomic Nat King Cole: Night Lights The Police: So lonely John Denver: Leaving on a jet plane Tracy Chapman: Across the lines Jarvis Cocker: Running the World Robert Plant: Network news Queens of the Stone Age: Go with the flow Amy MacDonald: Next big thing Jamiroquai: Deeper underground Shakira: Rules Travis: Why does it always rain on me? Evanescence: Oceans Mr. Green: Conclusion Green Day: Wake me up when September ends Johnny Osbourne: Never stop fighting