[Geowanking] belated intro
anselm at hook.org
Tue Jul 29 15:11:41 PDT 2003
Have you looked at RDF or RSS standards?
RDF establishes conventions for people to annotate their own metadata...
on their own site.
If enough people annotated their own data in a sufficiently rich manner
(added geotags and suchlike) than your job would be to simply aggregate
and synthesize views out of their information.
Making this a largely solved problem.
Blogging and blogging tools such as newsmonster and feedster are getting
quite a bit of traction simply by synthesizing massive amounts of human
Frankly I am surprised that Google has not done this yet; given their
acquisition of Pyra... and I am also surprised that Feedster has not done
this as well.
The real question in my mind is what are the killer apps that are going to
emerge? We can already assume that large amounts of spatialized,
correctly tagged ephemeral human thought is going to be available within a
few months to a year - as a natural extension of blogging. What then?
For me I think the answer is probably some kind of geo-local ebay or
distributed barter or trading service...
Any carto guys going to the Siggraph BOF?
On Wed, 30 Jul 2003, Rob Kyle wrote:
> Fellow geowankers,
> While the list is young, and the memepool still unpolluted, I thought I should
> join in the round of introductions.
> I got interested in the whole geo-scene a while back, and much of what's going
> reminds me of the good ole days before the dot-commers and bandwagon jumpers
> spoiled the fun.
> I'm involved in various tech projects, notably
> http://www.manchesterwireless.net - Important for me, because without free
> networks it's gonna be pretty hard to get our foot in the door.
> I put some of my geo* thoughts together in 'SpaceTime: The 4-dimensional web'
> which you can find at:
> Feedback appreciated.
> There is huge potential for disruptive technology where wireless tech meets
> the mass market - I just hope that the geeks get there before the whole
> things gets commodified.
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