Wednesday, June 29, 2011

ORI Seminar: Professor Bert Veenendaal

Last week, Professor Bert Veenendaal from Curtin University, Australia delived a presentation titled, Location intelligence - involving communities. In it, he explained how the word location intelligence has been popularly used but with many different associated meanings. According to him, the real intelligence lies not in the fact that a location is known, but in how that location is used in context to serve a purpose for adding value to applications, users and communities. In fact, the real intelligence of location lies in the communities themselves who have the local knowledge and context necessary to support geospatial applications and decision-making. This presentation discussed a number of projects undertaken at Curtin University that support this notion of location intelligence.

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