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Neo-geo-politics

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the impact and issues of
open source and open data on
political crisis, borders, disputes, and marginal places

a presentation given at Software Freedom Kosovo 2010

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Neo-geo-politics

  1. 1. neo-geo-politics the impact and issues of open source and open data on political crisis, borders, disputes, and marginal places Mikel Maron Software Freedom Kosovo 2010 [email_address] @mikel
  2. 2. through the lens of MAPS! a political/military tool now accessible to anyone by open source open data open standards
  3. 3. “ The World” is the Nation State? the world disagrees...
  4. 4. Schengen Borders are shades of gray
  5. 5. But Disputes are everywhere
  6. 6. and Language is a Hunde (or a cani)
  7. 7. even the capital of Europe is divided Baarle-Nassau/Baarle-Hertog Belgium, Netherlands exclaves
  8. 8. California/Nevada Border is more guarded than Austria/Slovenia (do you have any fruits or veg?)
  9. 9. California's Southern Border is Militarized for economic reasons
  10. 10. Californian Successionism State of Jefferson
  11. 11. Iraq/Iran Border depends on the tides!
  12. 12. Bosnia and Herzegovina the basis of historic nationhood?
  13. 13. Bosnia and Herzegovina why is this not the atecedent?
  14. 14. India/Pakistan/China “does not purport”
  15. 15. Ask the UN? does not endorse or accept
  16. 16. Accept corporate authority? Google's truth
  17. 17. Open Source Data Culture Principles
  18. 18. OpenStreetMap a free and open map of the entire world anyone can use anyone can edit
  19. 19. It's a wiki no one “moderates” history is available everyone is responsible
  20. 20. a collobration between students, kids, government agencies, anarchists, golfers, historians, ...
  21. 21. community
  22. 22. Localization and renderings
  23. 23. Time Navigation & New Cartography Serejevo Seige
  24. 24. Databased Negotiations Argue about the Code/Data where everyone can see multiple subjective realities co-exist in the same system
  25. 25. Open has issues with Disputes Northern Cyprus
  26. 26. Open has issues with Risk Burmese Refugee Routes
  27. 27. And sometimes the risk is Unfounded 2009 Gaza-Israel Conflict
  28. 28. Open also can have issues with Accuracy Palestine before Israel
  29. 29. But no doubt open is bad ass
  30. 30. What is open in authoritarian regimes PB in Cuba
  31. 31. Or if local laws contradict our principles state secrets act and military installations in Russia
  32. 32. Or if the place doesn't officially exist Map Kibera
  33. 33. these guys exist
  34. 34. Kibera is mapped
  35. 35. * Kosovo *
  36. 36. Photo Credits http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&biw=1400&bih=858&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=kosovo+map&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai= http://web.mit.edu/kenta/www/one/world-map.png http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic-art/1115665/108947/Couples-dressed-in-traditional-clothing-marking-the-accession-of-Slovenia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Territorial_disputes_Europe.svg http://jesuitjoe.blogspot.com/2010/07/brixen.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Baarle-Nassau_-_Baarle-Hertog-en.svg http://jimmyhoofa-lv.blogspot.com/2010/06/drive.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/heyskinny/1461704616/ http://community.livejournal.com/charts_and_maps/28511.html http://www.dur.ac.uk/ibru/resources/iran-iraq/ http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/english/htmain.htm http://www.pluggd.in/india-map-google-controversy-297/ http://afghanistanelectiondata.org/open/maps/tiles/afghanistan-hillshade-dari http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sarajevo_june_1995.jpg http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=35.13&lon=33.359&zoom=9&layers=M http://demoplanet.free.fr/karen_refugee_camps.htm http://maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=s&lat=31.402422&lon=34.360215&zoom=15&q1=gaza http://littlealexinwonderland.wordpress.com/2010/05/22/two-state-illusion-natoization-of-palestine/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/8171393@N04/4117877720/in/set-72157622654464709/ http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=54.7639918327332&lon=20.3980922698975&zoom=14
  37. 37. Thanks! neo-geo-politics the impact and issues of open source and open data on political crisis, borders, disputes, and marginal places Mikel Maron Software Freedom Kosovo 2010 [email_address] @mikel

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