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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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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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What’s up with Google’s data licensing policies?

Wow. Mikel is mad as hell and he isn’t going to take it anymore, saying, “We Need to Stop Google’s Exploitation of Open Communities“. An important perspective from someone who has been at ground zero of open (geo)data efforts for … Continue reading

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White House moves Recovery.gov to Amazon’s cloud

Very interesting. Another signal that geo must integrate seamlessly with mainstream IT to avoid marginalization. White House moves Recovery.gov to Amazon’s cloud

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SimpleWFS: first release!

At FOSS4G 2009 I finally went to a code sprint, partly as a form of meditation, and partly to see if I had any developer chops left. Well the jury is still out on that, but it was relaxing, and … Continue reading

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