Neodata - From Crowdsourcing to Cloudsourcing and Where It Will Take Us

A session at 45th Annual Society of Cartographers Summer School

Tuesday 8th September, 2009

9:30am to 9:30am (GMT)

With growing ease of data transfer and communication methods, many crowdsourced projects have been facilitated by the internet. They have all been selective, if you were interested in Open Source mapping then you joined OpenStreetMap, but the mobile phone is changing this too.We talk about the internet as a "cloud", a nebulous entity of applications and data that make up today's internet. Viewed from distance, a hazy mass, draw closer and see how the individual atoms are linked as one huge network. Location aware mobile devices, usually a smartphone are the device that connects us to the cloud. We are all nodes on this network and the two-way nature of Web2.0 means we are all busy communicating data back to the cloud. The way we collect data is changing, and often the outcomes are unexpected.

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Christopher Osborne

Big data, visualisation, maps, product. Founded WhereCampEU. Ex Digital Advisor to Mayor of London. Product Manager at http://Booking.com bio from Twitter

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Time 9:30am9:30am GMT

Date Tue 8th September 2009

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