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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 […]


Collaborative Mapping: The Business Thread

Jun 29 2007 [Archived Version] □ Published at Into The Pudding under tags  architectures of participation geospatial web

Since I was speaking at Where 2.0, which is a good bit more business oriented than most conferences I attend, I felt that it could be interesting to start to make the business case for how collaborative mapping could succeed.  I didn’t have time to do more than throw out a few ideas, but I […]


Collaborative Mapping Redux

Jun 26 2007 [Archived Version] □ Published at Into The Pudding under tags  architectures of participation geospatial web

So after a lengthy hiatus, it’s time for me to get back in to the whole collaborative mapping thing.  I’ve been thinking about such things a lot lately, and didn’t have time to get to most of it at my Where 2.0 presentation.  We’ve also been making progress in GeoServer to support all kinds of […]


Google and the Geospatial Web: A smaller piece of a much, much larger pie.

Jun 19 2007 [Archived Version] □ Published at Into The Pudding under tags  architectures of participation geospatial geospatial web

Well, I’ve been back from Where 2.0 for awhile, and as usual blogging hasn’t been the highest priority, but there was one topic that I’ve been really wanting to write about. And that is that Google seems to be legitimately moving in a more open direction with regards to geospatial. I’ve rarely been overtly critical […]


Where 2.0 slides

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

Hey, just wanted to throw a quick post up with my Where 2.0 slides. The slides are not too exciting, I need to learn to make prettier slides (or at least to try to spend more time on doing that), but I think the talk ended up decently. I plan to do blog posts of […]


Public domain imagery from iCubed for WorldWind and beyond?

May 15 2007 [Archived Version] □ Published at Into The Pudding under tags  architectures of participation geospatial geospatial web

So I’m watching this video about the new Java WorldWind. And there’s a couple quotes of interest from Patrick Hogan, NASA’s lead on the project: That’s access to different NASA datasets that you can leverage, public domain, so you can use and abuse that information as you like, do anything you want with it, but […]


I, for one, welcome our new proprietary SDI overlords…

May 14 2007 [Archived Version] □ Published at Into The Pudding under tags  geospatial geospatial web

So I’ve been slow on the uptake, as the geo blogosphere’s conversation about Google’s KML Search‘ took place awhile ago. Mostly because I’m only about half way through my meandering series of essays to make several points, one of which is that SDIs are crap, and that once there’s enough geospatial information of real value […]


REST feature service sketches

Apr 25 2007 [Archived Version] □ Published at Into The Pudding under tags  geospatial web

So after much studying at the feet of the geospatial REST master, I’ve finally figured out enough that the master himself asked me to post what I wrote to the wfs simple list about what a restful feature service might look like (any chance of making those archives public, Raj?). For anyone wanting to catch […]