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Whats neo?

  1. 1. #soc2012What’s Neo? Steve Chilton (Middlesex University) Chair of the Society of CartographersChair of the ICA Commission on Neocartography
  2. 2. Who said ?"The biggest things in life have beenachieved by people who, at the start, wewould have judged crazy. And yet if theyhad not had these crazy ideas the worldwould have been more stupid." Arsene Wenger
  3. 3. Neocartography“map makers who may not have come from traditionalmapping backgrounds, and are frequently using opendata and open source mapping tools …..”“….. the blurring of boundaries between map producersand map consumers …..”“….. the availability of data and tools allows theseneocartographers to make their own maps, and often bethe intended audience as well – that is to say they maymake the maps for themselves, just because they can” http://neocartography.icaci.org/
  4. 4. The Crowd “Crowdsourcing is the act of sourcing tasks traditionally performed by specific individuals to a group of people or community (crowd) through an open call.” source: wikipedia CROWDSOURCING IS RADICALLY CHANGING THE GEODATA LANDSCAPE: CASE STUDY OF OPENSTREETMAPhttp://hostmaster.icaci.org/documents/ICC_proceedings/ICC2009/html/nonref/22_6.pdf
  5. 5. Early crowdsourcing ? The Longitude Prize was a reward offered by the British government for a simple and practical method for the precise determination of a ships longitude. The prize was established through an Act of Parliament (the Longitude Act) in 1714.
  6. 6. Crowdsourced maps
  7. 7. Haiti earthquake response mapping project“I wish there was away that I canexpress to youproperly howimportant your OSMfiles were to us.”Member of Fairfax County UrbanSearch & Rescue Team http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Haiti/Earthquake_map_resources
  8. 8. Crowdmaphttp://de21.digitalasia.chubu.ac.jp/floodmap/
  9. 9. “3G mobile data network crowdsourcing survey by BBC News” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14582499
  10. 10. http://www.surveymapper.com/mapView.aspx?id=172
  11. 11. http://www.designandenvironment.co.uk/2011/10/aerial-mapping-session/
  12. 12. The amount of manual work needed for ensuring qualityfor a crowdsourcing system is a major limitation for largescale applications. We introduce CrowdSynth, an end-to-end system design for automatically solving andmanaging crowdsourcing tasks. CrowdSynth focuses ona class of crowdsourcing tasks for which the goal isidentifying a hidden world state by accessing multipleworkers. It uses machine learning and decision-theoreticoptimization to leverage the complementary strengths ofhumans and computational agents to solvecrowdsourcing tasks.http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/eckamar/crowdsynth.pdf
  13. 13. AGILE and EuroSDR invite researchers, national mapping & cadastre agencies and GIS professionals to participate in a 1½ day workshop to discuss the role of crowd-sourcing in the context of national mapping. 19th – 20th January, 2012, University of Nottingham, UKhttp://www.nottingham.ac.uk/grace/events/eventsarticles/crowd-sourcing-in-national-mapping.aspx
  14. 14. Open Data Institute - TBL
  15. 15. The Cloudhttp://mapsof.net/uploads/static-maps/land_ocean_ice_cloud_1024.jpg
  16. 16. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8625813.stm
  17. 17. Cloud computinghttp://computer.howstuffworks.com/cloud-computing/cloud-computing.htm
  18. 18. http://www.google.com/enterprise/earthmaps/builder.html
  19. 19. Create Customised Maps in the Cloud with Amazon EC2 and Tile Drawer http://blog.programmableweb.com/2009/08/28/create-customized-maps-in- the-cloud-with-amazon-ec2-and-tile-drawer/
  20. 20. “GIS Cloud Starts HTML5 Mapping Revolution” http://www.giscloud.com/map/16648/parcels-300k-polygons
  21. 21. “Maps and Apps for Everyone” http://www.vector1media.com/spatialsustain/esris-move-to-the-cloud-enables- intelligent-web-maps.html
  22. 22. http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=9d48ce9b6837492e982e980402d3ed11
  23. 23. Mapboxhttp://mapbox.com/
  24. 24. References• Dava Sobels 1996 bestseller Longitude recounts the story of the Longitude Prize ISBN: 978-1857025712• James Surowiecki’s The Wisdom of Crowds is a standard text on the issues ISBN: 978-0-385-72170-7• All about OSM – OpenStreetMap: Using and Enhancing the Free Map of the World by Frederik Ramm, Jochen Topf, and Steve Chilton ISBN 978-1-90686-011-0
  25. 25. Map Comparehttp://tile.bbbike.org/mc/
  26. 26. Geeky – moi?http://rweait.dev.openstreetmap.org/daily/SteveChilton_career.html
  27. 27. “Discover what is going on Around You” http://recce.at/
  28. 28. Instant versus analytic http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/demos/medal-
  29. 29. http://cartonerd.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/does-it-matter-if-map-is-wrong.html
  30. 30. Medals by Population or GDPhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/olympic_infographics_and_data/9467077/London-2012-Olympics-interactive-world-medal-map-by-population-GDP-and-geographical-size.html
  31. 31. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/the-northerner/2012/aug/16/new-olympic-world-map-sheffield-university
  32. 32. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/olympic-medals-map-gdp_n_1729090.html
  33. 33. http://www.viewsoftheworld.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/ParalympicParticipants2012.jpg
  34. 34. All mapped out?The question cartographers are always beingasked at cocktail parties, says Heyman, iswhether theres really any mapmaking still left todo: weve mapped the whole planet already,havent we? The question could hardly be moremisconceived. We are just beginning to graspwhat it means to live in a world in which maps areeverywhere – and in which, by using maps, weare mapped ourselves. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/aug/28/google-apple-digital-mapping Steve Chilton: steve8@mdx.ac.uk http://neocartography.icaci.org/ @steev8