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Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas Presentation on FieldTrip GB

Presentation given by Nicola Osborne, Addy Pope and Ben Butchart for the "Crowdsource Your Neighbourhood" event at the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas, Monday 5th August 2013. This event was part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and took place at the Famous Speigeltent, George Street, Edinburgh.

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Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas Presentation on FieldTrip GB

  1. 1. Crowdsource Your Neighbourhood Addy Pope, FieldTrip GB & GoGeo Nicola Osborne, EDINA Social Media Officer
  2. 2. Crowdsourcing – what is it good for? • Spread of horse-chestnut tree leaf miner moths (Leaf Watch / NatureLocator) • Locations of Edinburgh City Cycleways (Innertube Map) • Actual 3G reception quality/speed in the UK (BBC) • Otherwise unmapped locations, e.g. North Korea (Google) • Infrastructure, running water, health clinic, etc. locations in Kibera, Kenya (Open Street Map) • Californian wineries with opening times (David Smith) • Pollution in China (Danger Maps)
  3. 3. What does FieldTrip GB do?  All the key features:  Capture information  Images  Audio  Text  Location  High quality background maps  Saved maps for use “offline”  Custom data collection forms  Manual location correction  It’s Free!
  4. 4. Why collect data?  Data makes “stuff” happen  Data capture costs money  Local Gov doesn’t have spare cash  We are the Experts about our neighbourhoods  So we can help out by collecting data
  5. 5. What could you collect? Flickr: Ell Brown - Flickr: gav06-
  6. 6. The Basics Download: maps and view captured records. Login: to a Dropbox account Maps: view online maps or saved ones offline Capture Data: basic capture forms and GPS tracking Sync: Uploads and downloads captured data from Dropbox
  7. 7. Why save maps to the phone?  No need to be online to view maps  Streaming maps uses data allowance  Maps load faster from memory Offline Mapping Preview Map: Shows the detail of the mapping for your location. Zoom Levels: Set the number of zoom levels you want to download
  8. 8. Authoring tool Drag and drop:  Easy to use form builder
  9. 9. Capture Data Update the location:  Urban canyons can confuse the GPS  Remote data entry from hilltops can be carried out Fill in the form:  Drop down menus are quicker than typing  Sliders can also speed data entry
  10. 10. Edit & Share Easy Data Sharing:  Sync to upload data  Filter data by form name  Visualise your data on a basemap  Edit collected data  Export to kml, GeoJson, csv, wms*  Share maps through Dropbox
  11. 11. Lets collect some data Number one priority for me at moment: Ownership of shops and brownfield sites - to support pop-up enterprises/activities. I'm just about to put together a map showing a rating of cycle facilities at local supermarkets.  Places that can serve you tasty food very quickly that are in between Fringe venues... A crowdsourced map of events and locations that are genuinely safe to take kids during edfringe would be good Could you do a map that showed approx. queuing times for venue's ticket offices? (Assembly - 6 minutes, Pleasance 24 minutes, venue 42 - 30 seconds)
  12. 12. Collecting data at your convenience Loads of loo listings  All different lists (e.g. council, RADAR)  Facilities & price inconsistently recorded  No records of shops, cafes, etc.  Hard to find nearest appropriate facilities when you need them.
  13. 13. A very timely issue…
  14. 14. So what is useful to collect? • How to find them – location, what they look like, where in the building they are. • Who are they for – men, women, baby change? • Are they accessible? Who for? • What facilities are there? • What do they cost? • Are they scary/great/anything else?
  15. 15. Now for the scary demo bit… •
  16. 16. Login to FieldTripGB • Get the app • Login through the app – – n31ghb0ur
  17. 17. View your records
  18. 18. View in Google Earth
  19. 19. And do some analysis
  20. 20. So… You can map anything, anyone, any issue, any opportunity in your hood… What are YOU going to do?
  21. 21. Find Out More • About FieldTrip GB: • Follow us: @fieldtripgb • Or tweet about us with #fieldtripgb and #dangerousideas • More about EDINA and what we do:
  22. 22. FieldTrip GB Promo
  23. 23. Future Directions: We are planning…  Capture map and annotate  Photo sketch capture  Augmented Reality captures  Strike and dip measurements  Ambient noise capture  3D point cloud capture  Dichotomous Keys but you decide…
  24. 24. Questions?
  25. 25. How it all works PCAPI Personal Cloud API Drop Box Flickr Google Drive? Secure HE/FE? Your Cloud Space EDINA Services Custom Forms Record Viewer Publish Records AuthoringTool FieldTripGB
  26. 26. Workflow •Get a new Dropbox account to share with your team •Download Fieldtrip GB to your devices1.Before you start •Log into the Authoring Tool •Create a custom form and save it2. Design your form •Get the team to log into the Dropbox account •Use Sync to get the form on their devices3. Share the form •Collect data using the form •Manually correct remote points or in urban canyons4. In the field •Connect to WiFi •Get the team Sync to upload the data5. Back indoors •Log into Authoring Tool •Filter by form name and edit points if needed6. Manage your data •Export to a KML file, GeoJSON, CSV or WMS •Map the points in Google Earth, OpenLayers or a GIS7. View the results
  27. 27. Architecture Service Architecture: • Apache web server • MapCache (Tile cache) • Python WSGI (PC API) • Citrix Netscaler load balancer • VSphere VMWare (SUN X4150 cluster) Map Generation Architecture: • OpenStack private cloud • Apache Web Server • MapServer 6.2 • MapCache seeder • PostGIS App Architecture: • Data storage outsourced • PhoneGap • OpenLayers Why PhoneGap? • OpenLayers library more versatile • Easier to implement custom forms • Lower costs
  28. 28. The Fieldtrip GB Team  Ben Butchart ( Project manager)  Addy Pope ( Product design)  Murray King ( Engineer)  George Hamilton (Engineer)  Panos Terzis (Engineer)  Michael Koutroumpas (Engineer)  Tim Urwin (GIS / Cartography)  Fiona Hemsley-Flint (GIS / Cartography)  Jackie Clark (Graphic Design)