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Ed Parsons: Our annotated world


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Ed Parsons: Our annotated world

  1. 1. Our annotated world..The role of PSI in the age of ambient informationEd Parsons,Geospatial TechnologistGoogle, London
  2. 2. Image Credit Flickr user Stefan
  3. 3. ambient information
  4. 4. 3000BC - 2003 AD = 5 exabytes
  5. 5. Today the web grows by5 exabytes every 2 days !
  6. 6. Consumers Producers
  7. 7. Is that a sensor in your pocket ? gyroscope camera light GPS receiver compass accelerometer microphone proximity
  8. 8. 35bnDevices connected to the Internet Source : Vint Cerf” Cerfs Up: Social, Economic and Regulatory Issues:Internet in the Next Five to Ten Years." 2000 WorldCom, Inc.
  9. 9. Here comes everything..
  10. 10. 2!" 4.3 billion unique addresses2620:0000:1042:0012:0223:6c!:fe99:8003 IPv6 2#"$ unique addresses
  11. 11. 340,28
  12. 12. Physical World Virtual World
  13. 13. “In time, those Unconscionable Maps no longer satis"ed, and the CartographersGuilds struck a Map of the Empire whose size was that of the Empire, and whichcoincided point for point with it.The following Generations, who were not so fond of the Study of Cartography astheir Forebears had been, saw that that vast Map was Useless, and not withoutsome Pitilessness was it, that they delivered it up to the Inclemencies of Sun andWinters.In the Deserts of the West, still today, there are Tattered Ruins of that Map,inhabited by Animals and Beggars; in all the Land there is no other Relic of theDisciplines of Geography.”“On Exactitude in Science.. In that Empire, the Art of Cartography”Jorge Luis Borges, Collected Fictions, Translated by Andrew Hurley, 1999
  14. 14. The challenge is seeing less..
  15. 15. Public Sector Information
  16. 16. The case for wider access to PSI• Transparency• Engagement• Accountability• E%ciency• Improved service delivery
  17. 17. Access to information changes behavior
  18. 18. Public Sector Information
  19. 19. Canonical data
  20. 20. PSI as a platformOpen access to Government data • Data published in a machine readable and hence reusable format • Released under an open license, allowing free and commercial reuse..
  21. 21. Accessibility > Quality
  22. 22. Thank you for listening..Questions ? @edparsons