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Information Sharing is a Cultural Commitment

I sat on a panel Friday at the IJIS WIS3 Information Sharing and Safeguarding event where we were asked to think about the big problems with making cross-domain information sharing work. What I take away from the afternoon is this. … Continue reading

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The Library of Congress is a flickr user

Apparently, The Library of Congress is a “pro” flickr user. I haven’t looked at the flickr API in awhile, but as I was refreshing my memory of the flickr.photos.search API, I noticed this parameter I didn’t remember: is_commons (optional): Limit … Continue reading

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Place Names / POI Interest Group Launches

Over the past few years, a strong community of interest has evolved around information technologies for developing databases of place names and points of interest, and also the search interfaces and gazetteers that provide the query tools for these databases. … Continue reading

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OpenPOIs Launches

I’ve struggled with writing the first blog post about OpenPOIs because there’s so much to say it’s hard to know where or how to begin. So after much procrastination, I’ll just start with the practical, tangible aspects and expand later … Continue reading

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Creating an open web of points of interest

Location data is everywhere. From huge government databases of geographic features to your pictures in Facebook, it seems like almost every piece of information around nowadays is tagged with its location. However, it still seems that no one is effectively … Continue reading

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