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1 GIS and the Neogeographer Schuyler Erle

2 GIS and the Neogeographer What the heck is a “neogeographer”?

3 GIS and the Neogeographer What the heck is “GIS”?

4 GIS and the Neogeographer What the heck is a “Geographic Information System”?

5 GIS and the Neogeographer GIS is... cadastral mapping urban planning demographics hydrology forestry geology disaster relief search & rescue route planning logistics fleet management and much more... analysis, not just cartography

6 GIS and the Neogeographer GIS is... Analytical

7 GIS and the Neogeographer GIS is... Analytical Precise

8 GIS and the Neogeographer GIS is... Analytical Precise Deliberate

9 GIS and the Neogeographer GIS is... Analytical Precise Deliberate Money is at stake

10 GIS and the Neogeographer GIS is... Analytical Precise Deliberate Money is at stake Lives are at stake

11 GIS and the Neogeographer Neogeography isn't much like that at all.

12 GIS and the Neogeographer Moore's Law +

13 GIS and the Neogeographer Moore's Law + Cheap Bandwidth +

14 GIS and the Neogeographer Moore's Law + Cheap Bandwidth + Consumer GPS devices +

15 GIS and the Neogeographer Moore's Law + Cheap Bandwidth + Consumer GPS devices + Google Maps =

16 GIS and the Neogeographer Moore's Law + Cheap Bandwidth + Consumer GPS devices + Google Maps = “Neogeography”

17 GIS and the Neogeographer (... in other words... )

18 GIS and the Neogeographer Current Events Favorite Places Photo Albums Traffic Conditions Public Transit Weather Reports Housing & Real Estate Listings Find Local Schools, Churches,... Find Places to Shop Find Restaurants Employment Opportunities Classified Ads Walking, Hiking, and Bicycling Trails

19 GIS and the Neogeographer Ski Slopes Wi-Fi Hotspots eBay Auctions Local Concerts and Sporting Events Sightseeing Guides Hotel Guides Airfare Search Fuel Prices Crime Patterns Blogrolls Personal Histories Personal Ads Natural Disasters TV and Movie Shooting Locations UFO Sightings

20 GIS and the Neogeographer Map Creation Tools Map Viewing Tools Map Collections... and even Map Games! (whew)

21 GIS and the Neogeographer Neogeography is... “Mashups”

22 GIS and the Neogeographer Neogeography is... “Mashups” “Web 2.0”

23 GIS and the Neogeographer Neogeography is... “Mashups” “Web 2.0” “Red Dot Fever”

24 GIS and the Neogeographer Neogeography is... “Mashups” “Web 2.0” “Red Dot Fever” Hacks

25 GIS and the Neogeographer Neogeography is... “Mashups” “Web 2.0” “Red Dot Fever” Hacks Imprecise

26 GIS and the Neogeographer Neogeography is... “Mashups” “Web 2.0” “Red Dot Fever” Hacks Imprecise Fast

27 GIS and the Neogeographer Because maps are cool!

28 GIS and the Neogeographer

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30 What can the GIS expert learn from the neographers?

31 GIS and the Neogeographer What can the neogeographers teach us? Anyone can be a cartographer...

32 GIS and the Neogeographer What can the neogeographers teach us? Anyone can be a cartographer and that's a good thing!

33 GIS and the Neogeographer What can the neogeographers teach us? Anyone can be a cartographer and that's a good thing! It's also okay to imprecise sometimes

34 GIS and the Neogeographer What can the neogeographers teach us? Anyone can be a cartographer and that's a good thing! It's also okay to imprecise sometimes It's good to be enthusiastic...

35 GIS and the Neogeographer... because maps are cool!

36 GIS and the Neogeographer... because maps are cool! (In case you forgot.)

37 GIS and the Neogeographer What can GIS experts teach the neographers?

38 GIS and the Neogeographer What can GIS experts teach the neogeographer?

39 GIS and the Neogeographer What can GIS experts teach the neogeographer? How not to reinvent the wheel

40 GIS and the Neogeographer What can GIS experts teach the neogeographer? How not to reinvent the wheel How to reuse existing Open Source tools

41 GIS and the Neogeographer What can GIS experts teach the neogeographer? How not to reinvent the wheel How to reuse existing Open Source tools How to understand the basic concepts (e.g. projections, ellipsoids, coordinate systems)

42 GIS and the Neogeographer What can GIS experts teach the neogeographer? How not to reinvent the wheel How to reuse existing Open Source tools How to understand the basic concepts The real meaning of “Free” and “Open”

43 GIS and the Neogeographer “I don't understand why half the world is crying, man, when the other half is crying, too? We got to get it together, man.” - Janis Joplin

44 GIS and the Neogeographer A little patience and wisdom can go a long way... Thank you!


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