George Por: Silke Helfrich on Mapping as Commons

Categories: Geospatial
George Por

George Por

Mapping as Commons

1. Stick to the Commons: as a goal and a practice
2. Create syntony on the goal
3. People’s needs first
4. Keep an eye on interoperability and use web technology
5. Contribute to the Federated Commons
6. Provide open access
7. Use free software
8. Self-host your infrastructure
9. Build on open technology standards
10. Make sure you really own your data
11. Use free open data licenses
12. Guarantee the openness of taxonomies
13. Make the Data Commons thrive through your usage
14. Care for your Data Commons
15. Protect the ‚maps & atlasses commons‘ legally as commons
16. Crowdsource your mapping
17. Remember always why you are making the map and who you are making it for.
18. Archive the map when it doesn’t work anymore for you.

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Sep 30

Patrick Meier: Geospatial Information Management – Ten Year Vision

Categories: Geospatial
Patrick Meier

Patrick Meier

A 10 Year Vision: Future Trends in Geospatial Information Management

The United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) recently published their second edition of Future Trends in Geospatial Information Management. I blogged about the first edition here. Below are some of the excerpts I found interesting or noteworthy. The report itself is a 50-page document (PDF 7.1Mb).

Summary of 22 Critical Points

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Mar 16

Yoda: Open Source GIS Exploding

Categories: Geospatial

yoda with light saberESRI, who?

Growing Adoption of Open-Source GIS Software Driving the Global GIS Market Through 2020, Says Technavio

Phi Beta Iota: This is the foundation for getting to a world brain in which all data in all languages and mediums is “grounded” in a 1:20,000 or better open source digital chart (three-dimensional, of course).

 

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Feb 17