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Maps, Satellites and
Participatory Geography in
the Digital Age
Bill Morris - Cartographer
Question #1
What are we
looking at here?
1.  A Cruise Ship
Dock
2.  A Tennis Racket
3.  The edge of a
glacier
4.  A Fish F...
Crisis Mapping & Ushahidi
Irene
OpenStreetmap
Humanitarian OpenStreetmap
Team
1,700 Contributors - 4,700,000
features added
Under it all: satellite imagery
Question #2
When was the first image of the Earth’s
surface taken from above?
1.  1946
2.  1968
3.  1883
4.  1860
1860 – Boston From a Balloon –
James Wallace Black
1909 – Carrier Pigeon
1946 – First Image of Earth From
Space (taken from a V2 rocket)
1960 – Corona Spy Satellite
1972 - Landsat
2000 - MODIS
2001 - Quickbird
2010 – Balloons again
2013 - Drones
Satellites for Environmental
Monitoring
What can we see from a
satellite?
Monitoring on a Global Scale
Mapping in the 21st Century
Participating
Crowdsourcing & Data Quality
Cartographic Ethics
Getting Involved
•  OpenStreetmap
•  Humanitarian OpenStreetmap Team
•  TomNod
•  Grassroots Mapping
Maps, Satellites and Participatory Geography in the Digital Age
Maps, Satellites and Participatory Geography in the Digital Age
Maps, Satellites and Participatory Geography in the Digital Age
Maps, Satellites and Participatory Geography in the Digital Age
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Maps, Satellites and Participatory Geography in the Digital Age

  1. 1. Maps, Satellites and Participatory Geography in the Digital Age Bill Morris - Cartographer
  2. 2. Question #1 What are we looking at here? 1.  A Cruise Ship Dock 2.  A Tennis Racket 3.  The edge of a glacier 4.  A Fish Farm 5.  A discarded hair net
  3. 3. Crisis Mapping & Ushahidi
  4. 4. Irene
  5. 5. OpenStreetmap
  6. 6. Humanitarian OpenStreetmap Team
  7. 7. 1,700 Contributors - 4,700,000 features added
  8. 8. Under it all: satellite imagery
  9. 9. Question #2 When was the first image of the Earth’s surface taken from above? 1.  1946 2.  1968 3.  1883 4.  1860
  10. 10. 1860 – Boston From a Balloon – James Wallace Black
  11. 11. 1909 – Carrier Pigeon
  12. 12. 1946 – First Image of Earth From Space (taken from a V2 rocket)
  13. 13. 1960 – Corona Spy Satellite
  14. 14. 1972 - Landsat
  15. 15. 2000 - MODIS
  16. 16. 2001 - Quickbird
  17. 17. 2010 – Balloons again
  18. 18. 2013 - Drones
  19. 19. Satellites for Environmental Monitoring
  20. 20. What can we see from a satellite?
  21. 21. Monitoring on a Global Scale
  22. 22. Mapping in the 21st Century
  23. 23. Participating
  24. 24. Crowdsourcing & Data Quality
  25. 25. Cartographic Ethics
  26. 26. Getting Involved •  OpenStreetmap •  Humanitarian OpenStreetmap Team •  TomNod •  Grassroots Mapping

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