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Social Business thoughts

Jun 18 2008 [Archived Version] □ Published at Into The Pudding under tags  augmenting capitalism

A month or two ago I came across an amazing piece by Muhammad Yunus, where he introduces the ‘Social Business’. I do hope the meme builds momentum, and I’m hoping my ‘dot-org‘ concept can grow to be the technological sector of the social business world. It’s a great narrowing of the term ‘Social Enterprise‘, which […]


OpenGeo.org

May 15 2008 [Archived Version] □ Published at Into The Pudding under tags  geospatial web

So within the GeoServer community we’re debating whether it’s kosher to do a fairly blatant ‘commercial’ announcement on the blog about OpenGeo.org. But in the meantime I figured I’d just announce here, since I can do whatever I want on my personal blog🙂 I’m really excited to present OpenGeo, the newly minted geospatial division of […]


Letting everyone remix web maps

Mar 06 2008 [Archived Version] □ Published at Into The Pudding under tags  architectures of participation geospatial web

I’ve been meaning to lay down my little vision of how web mapping configuration should work for awhile.  It’s not a big idea, but a nice little way to perhaps bring more participation in to the creation of web maps, making it possible for anyone to make a mash-ups.  I believe Google Mapplets gets at […]


Slides from GSDI-10

Mar 01 2008 [Archived Version] □ Published at Into The Pudding under tags  architectures of participation geospatial web

Just finished up a great week at GSDI-10 in Trinidad. I came down with Justin Deoliveira; he put on a great workshop on Monday, and we both had talks on Thursday. Sometime soon we should post the workshop modules on the GeoServer blog, but I wanted to get my talk online as several people asked […]


Recycling to help maintain performance and stability

Feb 01 2008 [Archived Version] □ Published at Into The Pudding under tags  quotes

So I’ve rarely looked at ESRI software, but a friend has administrator rights on the new version of ArcGIS Server, and he decided to show me how it works.  There are a lot of options, and they provide some interesting configuration of how the processes work: They have this great ‘feature’ called Recycling – ‘Recycling […]


Great post on GeoData licensing

Jan 12 2008 [Archived Version] □ Published at Into The Pudding under tags  architectures of participation geospatial web

I have some major posts to write, but thankfully there are others out in the world thinking about and writing about the same issues that I care about.  Today I found ‘The license: where are, where we’re going‘ on the OpenGeoData blog.  It is exactly the post I wanted to write after attending the Science […]


Producing, not consuming, makes the GeoWeb go ’round.

Dec 01 2007 [Archived Version] □ Published at Into The Pudding under tags  architectures of participation geospatial web

Aaron on Streetsblog just passed me a link to post by Steven Johnson on what he calls ‘the pothole paradox‘. It’s a very nice introduction to GeoWeb ideas, and clearly explains to laypeople why geospatial metadata on everything could help. But for us working on building this open, interoperable GeoWeb it offers very little, except […]


Collaborative Mapping: Tools, cont.

Jul 16 2007 [Archived Version] □ Published at Into The Pudding under tags  architectures of participation geospatial web

The next major area of tool improvement I see is expanding the wiki notion of editing to more of a merging revision control model, with branches, versions, patches and eventually expanding in to distributed repositories.  The ‘patch‘ is a small piece of code that can be applied to a computer program to fix something.  They […]


Collaborative Mapping: Tools

Jul 12 2007 [Archived Version] □ Published at Into The Pudding under tags  architectures of participation geospatial geospatial web

Continuing the collaborative mapping thread, I’d like to think a bit about tools to make this happen. Do a bit of dreaming, and maybe think through how we can get there. Definitely as soon as I start to talk about this people want to do all kinds of crazy synchronization and distributed editing of features. […]


Collaborative Mapping: The Business Thread, cont.

Jul 06 2007 [Archived Version] □ Published at Into The Pudding under tags  architectures of participation geospatial geospatial web

So if there is a future where collaboratively mapping could be economically competitive, how do we go about actually getting there?  I actually think we’re further than many might think, though I believe there is still a lot of work to be done, innovating with the tools, communities and workflows to make this happen.  But […]