[Geowanking] Tricorder Challenge
geowanking at highearthorbit.com
Tue Oct 10 05:55:52 PDT 2006
Mike Liebhold wrote:
> This year, I'm thinking of finding a sponsor, and formally articulating a
> 'Tricorder Challenge' (perhaps at Where2.0) to geo hackers, search engines
> and GIS guys, to demonstrate the deepest, richest, and ideally filtered
> collections and views of -standard- and -interoperable- geodata, and
> hypermedia in a single place. Ideally a tricorder will tell us -everything-
> about a very narrowly defined place: Here! Everything about the
> environment, infrastructures, health and safety, public resources, history,
> culture, commerce, and commentary, decorations, and entertainment, available
> - here- (wherever )
Have you seen Kevin Kelly's, "The Big Here" Challenge?
It is a 30-question challenge of what a "tricorder" should be able to
do. Things like:
* Where does your garbage go?
* Point North
* Where does your electric power come from and how is it generated?
and so on. I think it's a great example of what else is important to
find out about "here" other than "where can I eat?" :)
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