Wednesday, October 9, 2013

GIScience Colloquia series

With October the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS re-launch its GIScience Colloquia series. 

Ed Parsons, initially primary cartographer at Google, now Geospatial Technologist of Google, opened the series with his interesting talk, entitled: Mapping the world: From pizzas to portals

Ed Parsons provided insights about how to utilise the benefits of Google's geographical resources, as well as the future implications of geospatial technology.
"In the future, the map won't be a map”, is one provocative statements of his talk.
Adding a map to your website is now a relatively trivial exercise, but the real value of geography comes when we deeply embed location as an organising principle for all of our information. A users location becomes a key contextual clue in delivering services which are relevant, timely and useful to individuals.

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