June 22, 2012

Brisbane Hack Brisbane winners

Posted by josediacono @ 10:09 am under Uncategorized

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Clayfield mobile software developer Kelwyn Graham is $10,000 richer thanks to his Brisbane Access Map app which Lord Mayor Graham Quirk named one of two winners of the inaugural hack::Brisbane competition

Read more:

http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/smartphone-apps/hack-apps-give-brisbane-a-hightech-helping-hand-20120614-20bta.html

http://data.brisbane.qld.gov.au/index.php/hack-brisbane-entries/

 

January 27, 2012

Citizen map makers

Posted by josediacono @ 9:30 am under Uncategorized

 

citizen mapmakersWe see them every day, popping up on our Twitter feeds, filtered through blogs, or even scattered throughout the New York Times: maps portraying not the usual locations or destinations, but data.  From people’s kisses in Toronto, to the concentration of pizza joints in New York, to the number of women who ride bikes, to the likelihood of being killed by a car in any given American city, the list of lenses through which we can now view our cities and neighborhoods goes on, thanks to data-mapping geeks.

“The map user has now become the map creator,” is how Fraser Taylor put it to me in an interview. The director of the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre at Carleton University, Taylor is one of the world’s leading cartographers, standing as the director of the International Steering Committee for Global Mapping and a member of the United Nations Expert Group on Global Geographic Information Management as well as a host of other major international mapping organisations.

Read more: http://thisbigcity.net/how-citizen-mapmakers-are-changing-the-story-of-our-cities/

Thanks to Ross Johnson for this posting.