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Quick Intro to Geographic Information Retrieval

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Quick Intro to Geographic Information Retrieval

  1. 1. 1 Geography is just physics slowed down, with a couple of trees stuck in it. – Terry Pratchett Location, Location, Location. Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things. – Tobler’s first law of geography You can be vague about the road to the Mountains of Mystery, but you need to know the way to the post office. – Streets of Ankh-Morpork Geo is coming. – Marissa Meyer Here be dragons
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  6. 6. 8 City 10km No. 10m Street 1km zip 5km Granularity Region 100km
  7. 7. 9 Francisco Morazán Departamento Francisco Morazán
  8. 8. 10 Bergen Bergen auf Rügen bergen [Pictures from Wikipedia]
  9. 9. 11 http://dbpedia.org/resource/Trondheim Trondheim Trondhjem Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, 63°26’N 10°24’Ø Trøndelag, Norge Midtbyen, Trondheim TRD, Værnes Gløshaugen Trondheim, Norway http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trondheim
  10. 10. [Geocoding and Geoparsing are Easy, by Gary Gale http://www.slideshare.net/vicchi/geocoding-and-geoparsing-are-easy] 12
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  13. 13. [http://maps.google.com/ 15
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  15. 15. 17 ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ WWW ___ ___ ___ .hn ___ ___ .hn ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ .hn ___ ___
  16. 16. 19 Francisco Morazán Departamento Francisco Morazán
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Editor's Notes

  • Berg, Bergan, Berge, Berger
  • Kristiansund = Kristiansand?
  • Buy-in no sufficient indicator

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