Posts Tagged ‘wherecamp’

Forget Neo-geographers, We’re Now Geo-hipsters

I don’t grow my own organic vertices. Nor do I use gluten-free technology. At least not that I’m aware. But I have been known to geocode by hand, in small batches and I do follow the @geohipster Twitter account. According to a new map put together by Ralph Straumann, that’s enough to make me a #geohipster.

Who am I to argue with a map?

It’s a simple and neat affair. All followers of the @geohipster Twitter account with a location in their profile have that location geocoded and then shown on a map.

geohipster-null-island

Of course, not everyone has a location that can be successfully geocoded. Either that or a lot of people really do live on Null Island. These seems to be the only way to explain the cluster of people allegedly located somewhere off of the coast of North West Africa, South of Ghana and West of Equatorial Guinea, which just so happens to coincide with where you’ll find latitude 0 and longitude 0.

Thankfully, whatever geocoder Ralph is using works properly and places me in the Teddington that’s a suburb of South West London and not the Teddington that’s near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire.

geohipster

Which makes me happy and also seems to makes me a Geo-hipster. Nothing in the vaguely defined and nebulous industry that is the geo industry should surprise me anymore.

Written and posted from WhereCamp Berlin, Beuth Hochschule für Technik, Berlin (52.54510, 13.35188)

“Ich Bin Geograph” – WhereCamp EU Is Coming To Berlin

In March 2010, Chris Osborne and myself transplanted the post-Where 2.0 WhereCamp from Silicon Valley and brought it to London. Judging by the feedback and comments we got during and after the event, it was a geotastic success and showed that Europe had an appetite for a 2 day, free, unconference on all matters geo. After a brief northbound sojourn as WhereCamp UK in November 2010, we're happy to announce that WhereCamp EU is back for 2011 and with a distinctly European flavour.

Ovi Maps. Made here. In Berlin

Whilst the venue is yet to be confirmed, WhereCamp EU will be taking place on the 27th and 28th of May in Berlin.

We'll keep you posted with more details on the WhereCamp EU blog , on Lanyrd and on our Twitter feed.

"Ich Bin Geograph" (as Google translate tells me).

Written and posted from home (51.427051, -0.333344)

Deliciousness: yet more bacon, Snow Leopard, Hitchhiker’s, WhereCamp Europe, under your feet and shell scripts for your baby.

This week’s trawl through what appeared on the interwebs and made it into my Delicious bookmarks.

Posted via email from Gary’s Posterous