A JISC-funded collaborative project led by EDINA at the University of Edinburgh, with the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics (LSE) and the University of Southampton.
Explore new pathways to assist academics wishing to share their data over the Internet via Institutional Repositories (IRs)
Investigate alternative mechanisms for researchers to share data beyond the IR.
Data Visualisation: The set of techniques used to turn a set of data into visual insight. It aims to give the data a meaningful representation by exploiting the powerful discerning capabilities of the human eye*. * Edinburgh Online Graphics Dictionary – http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/rbf/GRDICT/grdict.htm
GeoCommons – http://geocommons.com/ - ‘brings intelligence to the GeoWeb, unleashing tools and data’ (downloadable as CSV, KML, Shape)
OpenStreetMap – http://www.openstreetmap.org/ free editable map of the whole world - see also Platial, Mapbuilder, Mapufacture
SRON & KMNI
U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
UNHCR layer in Google Earth – mash together news, images, video, statistical databases relating to refugees across the globe via the “Google Earth Outreach programme” - http://www.unhcr.org/events/47f48dc92.html
develop computing technologies in several disciplines which deal with geography, space, location and the built environment - http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/
GeoVUE – one of the 7 nodes of the National Centre for e-Social Science set up to develop ‘new kinds of virtual urban environments’ (VUEs) through which users can participate in furthering their understanding of cities
London Profiler - link publicly available datasets such as Population Census to non-proprietary mapping e.g. visualising a neighbourhood's geodemographic profile using different area classifications through Google Maps - http://www.londonprofiler.org/
MapTube – a free resource for viewing, sharing, mixing and mashing maps online created by GMapCreator.
Engage in other forms of collaboration e.g. Virtual London (via Second Life)