Exploring Social Innovation in Norway: A Workshop on Mapping Innovation Ecosystems

[Reposted from BKC Medium Chanel] Innovation is at the core of social, cultural, economic, and technological change. At the most fundamental level, innovation can be understood as a process that involves the generation of new ideas, products, and services, and their adoption, implementation, and diffusion. Nearly all individuals — regardless of race, gender, age, and social class — have […]

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FOSS Mapping as Alternative Media: The Case of OpenStreetMap (Part 3)

Meeting at the Crossroads Maps are a form of media that display geographic information and spatial data. They are graphic statements that carry a message about the locations they represent and the authors who made them. Maps empower people with geographic knowledge. In the history of empires, nations, and cities, maps have been used in […]

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FOSS Mapping as Alternative Media: The Case of OpenStreetMap (Part 2)

In July of 2004, Steve Coast, a 24-year-old British computer scientist and entrepreneur, started OpenStreetMap (OSM) with the objective of creating a free editable map of the world. Tired of the problems data proprietary companies generate by the restricting geographical information (In the UK, as in other European countries, geographic information is very expensive and […]

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