- The presentation in PDF format.
- Publishing Landsat on AWS, the use of cloud infrastructure for public data distribution and processing.
- On the size of Google Maps, now larger than most national mapping agencies.
- OpenTripPlanner and OpenStreetMap, how open data and open source leverage each other and are in turn re-consumed by governmnet and civil society.
- Michael H Goldhaber on the attention economy, a prescient take on content and the internet from 1997.
- Google aquires Skybox Imaging.
- Bibiana McHugh on Portland Trimet's triple open strategy: open data, open standards, open source.
- Paul Ramsey on why SDIs fail.
- The General Transit Feed Specification.
- The places developers get data now, instead of governments:
- Three start-ups prominent in the new take on geomatics:
- Planet Labs
@RobertLRead had similar ideas here https://medium.com/@RobertLeeRead/the-minimum-government-responsibility-api-first-24cf67b9ec73#.yufzf7su9. That is to get the raw data out there first, API first, GUI second. Maybe the raw data can be shared best through http://data.gov. What do you think?
Thanks for your direct approach Paul. I think developers need not be the gatekeepers of the spatial flame, however. That approach failed for SDI. What mobile needs is consumer-level standards for geo: HTML needs to support maps and the spatial "Web". Come and join us over at the Maps for HTML Community Group. We are small, but growing https://github.com/Maps4HTML
@pramsey, hello. maybe you have done some more research on data harvesting, do you have an idea about creating datapipes and streaming my own data to my own tilers and serving them customly same way mapbox does from places like OSM. i don't mind the technicality and all softwares involved, maybe i can be a little startup in africa.