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Talk Outline - Compiling Free Metadata about Vancouver

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2:00-2:05

Mashups

 

Examples
- Housingmaps.com - Craigslist and Google Maps
- Flickr Maps
What's possible
Separate the data from the implementation
Semantic Web - Artificial Intelligence
Wrestling data away from the governments and corporations
Application Ideas

2:05-2:10

Wikis and User Generated Content

 

Wikipedia
OpenGuides.org
Gonzo Collaborative Mapping on the Semantic Web

Wikitravel

WifiMug

2:10-2:15

Copyright Issues - Free vs. Proprietary

 

Causes problems for:
- Caching
- Legal P2P and Distributed Hash Tables
Client Side Technology

- Greasemonkey

- Piggy Bank
Example: Homebuying

- mls.ca

2:15-2:20

Government Data Sources

 

- Statistics Canada
- Atlas of Canada (how to get onto  a Garmin GPS?)
- VanMap

- Vancouver Archives

2:20-2:25

Rich Sources

 

Listings Services
- Newspapers
- Craigslist
- Google Base
- Microformats

 

Placeblogs

- Metroblogging Vancouver

- Beyond Robson

- Change Everything

- 43 Places

 

Citizen Journalism

- NowPublic

 

Social Networks

- MySpace

- Linked In

- LiveJournal

 

Photos

- Flickr

2:25-2:30

Role of Search Engines


- Google

- Yahoo

- Microsoft

- build your own

2:30-2:35

Compiling databases with Robots


- Index / Searching Blogs
- Natural Language analysis

-- eg. ClearForest Gnosis
- Semantic Web tech

-- rdfvancouver.org

2:35-2:40

Privacy Issues


Theoretical application - Helping the homeless

2:40-2:45

Let's do something!


- Regular meetup?

 

Links mentioned during the talk:

 

Comments (1)

Anonymous said

at 10:40 am on Mar 7, 2007

I am extremely interested in the idea of wiki sites that foster community and social justice. Politics! Previously the only such site that has caught my attention is the Center For Media & Democracy. It differs from Wikipedia like sites in that it has a paid editor and requires strict referencing. It is mainly american info and very well done. The question now for Vancouver,BC & Canada is do we need our own site or do we(I)work the CMD site to our advantage? Who wants to pay a full time editor to police such a site?

Cheers, Nic S

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