Yesterday we had a great one day packed geo-conference in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Cheers to all the sponsors, the AGI, Rollo for organising it and GeoPlan for hosting it. Folks from Yahoo, Google and Microsoft were present.
Presented about Open Historical Maps – with the example of the collaborative georectification and digitization application being built for the New York Public Library. You can see the slides here: http://www.slideshare.net/chippy/open-historical-map-at-agi-norths-where20now-conference
Some things of note:
- Theres nothing geoSpecial about geoSpatial.
- GI is just bits on computers.
- Google does testing of their cartography and maps live on users and have metrics to see how these groups interact with them.
- Any successful geo presentation must either have a Vermeer’s Geographer painting or Snows infected pump.
- Microsoft Bing maps are looking bling with the OS stuff.
- Ordnance Survey looking to release toolkits in a box using OpenLayers, Geoserver etc. No vendor locks ins there!