The Future of Social Networks and Geolocation
Thank you to Kevin Pomfret for passing these along via his Spatial Law and Policy Update (April 29, 2011):
Three interesting articles about the future of geospatial – each touches on some important legal and policy issues:
- Google Turns Map-Maker Loose in the U.S. (giga.com) Worthwhile read on where crowdsourced data is going and how it will be used.
- The Future of Geolocation – What is coming? (Socialmediaexplorer) Useful discussion of future of geolocation social networks.
- Why you will want Apple and Google to track you (FastCompany)Kevin PomfretExecutive Director
- Geolocation Users Want Connection Not Coupons (marketingpilgrim.com)
- Is Location as Effective as Social Media? (webpronews.com)
- Google faces $50 million lawsuit over Android location tracking (textually.org)
- Involuntary Geolocation To Within One Kilometer (yro.slashdot.org)
Dr. Lea Shanley is the founder and former co-Chair of the Federal Community of Practice on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science, a vibrant community of 200 federal employees from more than 35 agencies. She is also a co-founding member of the Citizen Science Association. Dr. Shanley recently served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at NASA, where she helped to foster a culture of open innovation. Prior to this, she founded and directed the Commons Lab at the Wilson Center, served in the US Senate as a Congressional Science Fellow, and worked with local and tribal communities to develop GIS-based decision support systems for city planning, natural resource management, coastal management, and disaster response through the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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