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Keynote Speech by Ed Parsons at the 2011 APAC Google Geo Users Summit

January 10th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

This is the opening talk given by Ed Parsons, Google Geo Evangelist. Slides for this presentation are available at The title of the talk was “The annotated world, Building a 21st century world map.., with your help !”.

Here are some quotes from the presentation:

  • “Google’s purpose is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”
  • “Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things.”
  • “maps everywhere, used by everybody”
  • “The only foreign expert we use is Google Earth” – Libyan Rebels
  • “Reasoning draws a conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience” – Roger Bacon, Opus Majus (1266-1268)

Ed also shows the following as a closing slide to compare Google’s Map Maker and OpenStreetMap.

MapMaker versus OpenStreetMap

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