Iván Sánchez

Geomancer

Free/Libre/Open Data geek

https://secure.flickr.com/photos/tschiae/8080742303/

https://secure.flickr.com/photos/jodigreen/4270492844/
https://secure.flickr.com/photos/lorenjavier/7324305636/
http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2011/07/22/espana/1311323870.html

http://www.sindikos.com/2011/09/malos-ejemplos-de-gobierno-abierto-senado-y-congreso/

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AowzHU9kHzeudG9aSjVVOEQxVHpzR2E4ZDdhVXJLQlE

http://graficos.lainformacion.com/politica/senado-y-camara-de-diputados/declaraciones-de-bienes-y-rentas-de-los-diputados-espanoles_czb47J0sQ7qynG3pcWhyZ6
https://secure.flickr.com/photos/stampinmom/5373581438/

https://secure.flickr.com/photos/lorenjavier/7324305636/

http://www.emtmadrid.es/Home/Noticias/Nueva-Linea-Expres-E2-(02-12-2009)-(11).aspx

http://www.emtmadrid.es/mapaweb/emt.html

http://www.emtmadrid.es/mapaweb/emt.html

http://www.cuantotardamiautobus.es

https://secure.flickr.com/photos/stampinmom/5373581438/

https://secure.flickr.com/photos/lorenjavier/7324305636/

http://www.aemet.es

http://www.meteopt.com/forum/climatologia/diversidade-climatica-4708-51.html

http://www.iderail.es/2012/11/25/deteccion-de-caida-de-rayos/

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7679620/SupresionAccesoServidorFtpDatos.pdf

https://secure.flickr.com/photos/georgepayne/33429575/

So, Iván,

Why do we need data portals?

Well, you really

DON'T

What you really need is

http://www.printmojo.com/phd/Store/Product.php?ProductID=12631

Without data, you get

users

With data, you get

developers,

tinkers

With just a website,

the world has a website

With data,

wonderful things start to happen

With data, you get stuff

you never did think about

http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/
It's like if Tolkien taught your Geology 101 class, but you were drunk and playing the Sims during the lecture. Then you had a dream that got them all confused.

I'm not the only one saying this

http://www.ted.com/talks/tim_berners_lee_on_the_next_web.html
http://mapbrief.com/2013/02/05/why-map-portals-dont-work-part-i/ (Part 1 of 5)

http://mapbrief.com/2013/02/05/why-map-portals-dont-work-part-i/ (Part 1 of 5)
Would you visit your own map portal if there was a simpler, faster alternative?.
http://mapbox.com/blog/trouble-with-geoportals/

http://mapbox.com/blog/trouble-with-geoportals/
Some of the best geoportals I came across were also the simplest, offering bulk access endpoints on anonymous ftp servers.

Quiz! Which movie? Which scene?

Well, let's not start sucking each other's dicks quite yet.