WHO’S AFRAID OF NEO-GEOGRAPHY?

Maurits van der Vlugt

But something’s been happening

Buzzwords
Web 2.0 Social Media Crowd Sourcing Volunteered Geo-Information (VGI) User Generated Content Augmented Reality GeoTagging

Neo-Geography?
The “[...] usage of geographical techniques and tools used for personal and community activities or for utilization by a non-expert group of users”
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neogeography

Neo-Geography?
The “[...] usage of geographical techniques and tools used for personal and community activities or for utilization by a non-expert group of users”
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neogeography

Neo-Geography?
The “[...] usage of geographical techniques and tools used for personal and community activities or for utilization by a non-expert group of users”
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neogeography

Paradigm Shift #1
From: interactive map

Paradigm Shift #1
To: “Spatial Canvas”

http://www.mapquake.co.nz/

THE MAP –”APP-STORE””

Paradigm Shift #2

Augmented Reality

Key differences
Users are Producers Decentralisation of “Authority” Quality is in the eye of the beholder Fast, Cheap, Demand driven!

Harnessing the long tail of Geodata

Locals vs. Tourists

http://kottke.org/10/06/locals-vs-tourists

www.ingogo.mobi

From Andrew Turner, Fortius One

How Neo-Geographers see GIS-ers

They don’t
From Andrew Turner, Fortius One

GeoNext 2013
Wednesday 27 February 2013 Sydney Technology Park http://geonext.com.au

Is it all doom and gloom?

Don’t forget what you’ve learned
Projections & Datums

Imagery Analysis
CORS Networks

But… the rules have changed
Rule 1: “Accuracy = Quality”

But… the rules have changed
Rule 1: “Accuracy = Quality”

Rule 2: “Mapping is done by professionals”

Open Streetmap

From: Kevin McDougall, SSC 2009

Mapping Haiti in 10 days….

But… the rules have changed
Rule 1: “Accuracy = Quality”

Rule 2: “Mapping is done by professionals”
Rule 3: “It takes a Surveyor to define a boundary”

Death of the 20th Century Jobs
Switchboard Operator

Typist
Toll Booth Collector Book Binder Cartographer? Cadastral Surveyor?

PocketDoorbell.Com

Thank You…

 Maurits.vandervlugt@mercuryps.com.au  http://spatial21.blogspot.com  Twitter: @mvandervlugt

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