Thursday, June 12, 2014

Uber Creates Protests Against the Geospatial Revolution

In a little over five years, a concept and a geospatial app has turned Uber into a $18.2 billion company. Yesterday, taxi drivers across Europe staged mass protests against this development in the Geospatial Revolution. Links below tell the story if you missed it in the major media:  

(CNN, June 11, 2014)

(The Wall Street Journal, June 10, 2014)

Comment: Neither today's nor yesterday's post are about technologies that are currently widely adopted in the Emergency Services Sector (ESS). However, in the same way Uber has disrupted long established approaches to business in the public realm, it is only a matter of time before these types of emerging geospatial technologies will have the same impact on the ESS.

Photo credit: NPR/Getty

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