About Me

My photo

Working on Spatial Data quality and pragmatic enterprise solutions.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Paradigm Shifts of Neo-Geography


Attending the world-wide Surveying and Spatial Information Conference FIG2010 this week in Sydney, I can't help but notice a growing divide between the traditional GIS and Surveying community and the rapidly evolving world of 'neo-geography', represented at the Where 2.0 conference just before Easter.

What sets these two apart, other than the average age of the delegates (about 60 and 30 respectively), is the way they approach the paradigm of computerised mapping.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

"Ignite Where" Rocks!


One of the many highlights of the Where 2.0 conference was definitely the "Ignite Where" evening.
If you have not heard about ignite before, check out this previous post.


Having attended a few Ignite events in Sydney and Perth, I thought it would be nice to try my hand at presenting here. It provided a comfortable and relatively neutral, opportunity to try out one of my favourite soap box topics: is the surveying industry stimulating or instead holding back innovation in spatial information in Australia? Judge for yourself here.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Reverse Geocoding the Twitter Geo-Stream


I'm at O' Reilly's Where 2.0 2010 Conference in San Jose, California. It's a great event: absolute geo-geek heaven. There's a multitude of technologists around, and all the big players in online and social media(Google, Bing, Twitter, Foursquare etc.) have their 'Directors of Geo' present.