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GeoWeb Concepts,
Tools & Applications
Matthew Dance M.A.
@mattdance
THIS WILL BE ON THE EXAM
Overview
• Map Concepts
• Place
• GIS & PPGIS
• GeoWeb and other related ideas

• Tools (for making maps)
• The Big 2
• FO...
CONCEPTS: PLACE
1960‟s NeoGeography?

Kevin Lynch, The Image of the City, 1960
Mental Maps
Understanding of Place
There was a path in the woods there, and we call that
Moonies run because our teacher, Mr. Moonie, ...
What is „place‟?
Place is defined as being comprised of three
dimensions (after Relph, 1976):
1. Observable activities tha...
Situating citizens:
Who is a „place‟ expert?
"Given a large enough beta-tester and codeveloper base, almost every problem ...
Place-based Digital
Infrastructure
CONCEPTS: GIS ETC.
Geographic Information
Systems (GIS)
“A geographic information system (GIS)
integrates hardware, software, and data for
ca...
PPGIS the early years…
A practice where GIS technology and methods
are used in support of public participation and
decisio...
GeoWeb
Location Based Data + Abstract Information =
Geographic World Wide Web AKA GeoWeb

Underpinned by:
Global Positioni...
MAPPING TOOLS
Open Data
data.edmonton.ca

data.gc.ca
geogratis.gc.ca

data.gov
Etc…
Environmental Systems
Research Institute
Google Maps
Google Earth
FREE & OPEN SOURCE
SOFTWARE
OSM
A collaborative project to create a free
editable map of the world. Two major driving
forces behind the establishment ...
Haiti Crisis Map Edits
OSM iD Editor
http://metro.teczno.com/#edmonton
FOSS Geo Stack
Data Source (Open Data / OSM)
+
{Data Base (PostGIS)}
+
Visualization Tools (QGIS + TileMill)
+
Map Server ...
APPLICATIONS – MORE MAPS
@grambeta
https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=za_RWqp4i4ic.k8h6FCSdeqZI

• Open Data
• Google Map Maker
http://planyourplace.ca/flooding_2013/
https://www.mapbox.com/labs/twitter-gnip/locals/#14/37.7793/-122.4337
http://demographics.coopercenter.org/DotMap/index.html
http://demographics.coopercenter.org/DotMap/index.html
http://labratrevenge.com/pdx/#12/45.4802/-122.6706
http://labratrevenge.com/pdx/#12/45.4802/-122.6706
Matthew Dance
@mattdance

QUESTIONS, COMMENTS?
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This was an invited presentation to the University of Alberta's Human Geography and Planning 100 class. As the title implies, I provided a brief overview of GeoWeb concepts, tools and provided an overview of the maps I found most interesting in the past couple of months.

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  1. 1. GeoWeb Concepts, Tools & Applications Matthew Dance M.A. @mattdance
  2. 2. THIS WILL BE ON THE EXAM
  3. 3. Overview • Map Concepts • Place • GIS & PPGIS • GeoWeb and other related ideas • Tools (for making maps) • The Big 2 • FOSS • Applications (more maps) • A bunch of pretty maps
  4. 4. CONCEPTS: PLACE
  5. 5. 1960‟s NeoGeography? Kevin Lynch, The Image of the City, 1960
  6. 6. Mental Maps
  7. 7. Understanding of Place There was a path in the woods there, and we call that Moonies run because our teacher, Mr. Moonie, lived right there. My friend played guitar and I played guitar, and we used to take our amps, carry our amps across back and forth across the river. At this point here right in the middle of the bridge was we deemed that as perfectly half way, so we would say, „Okay, I‟ll meet you on the bridge‟. But yeah, I spent a lot of time down there, in Gold Bar. Chris
  8. 8. What is „place‟? Place is defined as being comprised of three dimensions (after Relph, 1976): 1. Observable activities that occur in relation to the location; 2. The meanings that are created by a person in that location, and; 3. The physical features that comprise the location‟s concrete or tangible attributes.
  9. 9. Situating citizens: Who is a „place‟ expert? "Given a large enough beta-tester and codeveloper base, almost every problem will be characterized quickly and the fix will be obvious to someone." Eric Raymond, The Cathedral and the Bazaar, 1999
  10. 10. Place-based Digital Infrastructure
  11. 11. CONCEPTS: GIS ETC.
  12. 12. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) “A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.” From: www.ESRI.com
  13. 13. PPGIS the early years… A practice where GIS technology and methods are used in support of public participation and decision making in a number of domain applications (Sieber, 2000). • Top down & authority driven • NOT collaborative • Concerned with problems defined by authorities • Stakeholders are to be mined for data
  14. 14. GeoWeb Location Based Data + Abstract Information = Geographic World Wide Web AKA GeoWeb Underpinned by: Global Positioning Systems Application Programming Interface Volunteered Geographic Information Neogreography
  15. 15. MAPPING TOOLS
  16. 16. Open Data data.edmonton.ca data.gc.ca geogratis.gc.ca data.gov Etc…
  17. 17. Environmental Systems Research Institute
  18. 18. Google Maps
  19. 19. Google Earth
  20. 20. FREE & OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
  21. 21. OSM A collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. Two major driving forces behind the establishment and growth of OSM have been restrictions on use or availability of map information across much of the world and the advent of inexpensive portable satellite navigation devices. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenStreetMap
  22. 22. Haiti Crisis Map Edits
  23. 23. OSM iD Editor
  24. 24. http://metro.teczno.com/#edmonton
  25. 25. FOSS Geo Stack Data Source (Open Data / OSM) + {Data Base (PostGIS)} + Visualization Tools (QGIS + TileMill) + Map Server (MapBox) Or PHP Tile Server & Leaflet
  26. 26. APPLICATIONS – MORE MAPS
  27. 27. @grambeta https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=za_RWqp4i4ic.k8h6FCSdeqZI • Open Data • Google Map Maker
  28. 28. http://planyourplace.ca/flooding_2013/
  29. 29. https://www.mapbox.com/labs/twitter-gnip/locals/#14/37.7793/-122.4337
  30. 30. http://demographics.coopercenter.org/DotMap/index.html
  31. 31. http://demographics.coopercenter.org/DotMap/index.html
  32. 32. http://labratrevenge.com/pdx/#12/45.4802/-122.6706
  33. 33. http://labratrevenge.com/pdx/#12/45.4802/-122.6706
  34. 34. Matthew Dance @mattdance QUESTIONS, COMMENTS?

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