The Go-Geo! Spatial Data Portal: A Data Discovery and Research Tool for UK Academia

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The Go-Geo! Spatial Data Portal: A Data Discovery and Research Tool for UK Academia

  1. 1. The Go-Geo! Spatial Data Portal: A Data Discovery and Research Tool for UK Academia Tony Mathys Geospatial Metadata Co-ordinator EDINA National Data Centre University of Edinburgh
  2. 2. Geospatial
  3. 3. Metadata (food labels) Content? Expire date? Quality?
  4. 4. Metadata (recipe) What are the ingredients? What are the brewing steps? Who sells the ingredients or W here can you buy them? Photographic Images copyright: Jupiter Images 2006
  5. 5. EDINA (JISC) National Data Centre
  6. 6. Joint Information Systems Committee <ul><li>providing world-class leadership in the innovative </li></ul><ul><li>use of Information Communications Technology (ICT) </li></ul><ul><li>to support education and research </li></ul><ul><li>JISC manages and funds 195 projects within </li></ul><ul><li>29 programmes </li></ul><ul><li>JISC supports 49 services to provide expertise, advice, </li></ul><ul><li>guidance and resources to address the needs of all </li></ul><ul><li>users in HE and FE. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Background <ul><li>three decades of GIS and spatial data capture technology </li></ul><ul><li>an eclectic range of academic </li></ul><ul><li>disciplines using GIS as a </li></ul><ul><li>research and teaching tool </li></ul><ul><li>considerable cost and time invested for all this spatial data </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>promote greater awareness of spatial data within tertiary education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>existence is not publicised </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>need to help make more (effective) use of these data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>promote greater awareness of spatial data within the wider GI community in the UK </li></ul><ul><li>facilitate understanding of the problem space: provide access to geographically related resources </li></ul><ul><li>a geographically-oriented access point to the JISC IE </li></ul><ul><li>*Geo-portal the solution to support spatial data management and sharing. </li></ul>The vision thing
  9. 9. How Go-Geo! started <ul><li>Perl </li></ul><ul><li>Z39.50 protocol </li></ul><ul><li>GEO Profile for searching </li></ul><ul><li>and retrieving records (ISite) </li></ul><ul><li>Academic profile based on the </li></ul><ul><li>UK NGDF metadata guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Project started 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>JISC funded </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration between </li></ul><ul><li>EDINA Data Centre and </li></ul><ul><li>UK Data Archive </li></ul><ul><li>Go-Geo! portal launched </li></ul><ul><li>in early 2003 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Other Content Providers NGDF/GIgateway Network Geo-data Gateway Go-Geo! Portal User Content and metadata across UK network Local Go-Geo! database
  11. 11. The long journey to service <ul><li>A new profile compliant with </li></ul><ul><li>ISO 19115 and UK GEMINI </li></ul><ul><li>Online metadata editor tool </li></ul><ul><li>Go-Geo! redesign </li></ul><ul><li>international metadata </li></ul><ul><li>Service started in late 2008 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Go-Geo! resources for UK academia
  13. 13. UK AGMAP 2 created to support the eclectic needs of the UK H&FE academic communities. Comprises elements from ISO 19115, UK GEMINI 2 and INSPIRE. UML and schema Supports descriptive level documentation of datasets, dataset series or geo service. Mapped to Dublin Core, DDI, FGDC, INSPIRE and UK GEMINI 2. UK Academic Geospatial Metadata Application Profile, Version 2 (UK AGMAP 2) UK AGMAP 2
  14. 14. UK AGMAP 2 for dataset and dataset series 32 mandatory 91 elements
  15. 15. UK AGMAP 2 for Geo-services 40 elements 25 mandatory
  16. 16. UK AGMAP 2 guidelines
  17. 17. Metadata Creation Photographic Images copyright: Jupiter Images 2006
  18. 18. Mind reading aliens? Solutions? Spatial data extraction device?
  19. 19. Geodoc Metadata Editor tool
  20. 20. Geodoc functionality and design <ul><li>Java-built online tool </li></ul><ul><li>authentication required </li></ul><ul><li>text fields and drop-down lists for data entry </li></ul><ul><li>validates records (red fields) </li></ul><ul><li>access to metadata guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>and Geodoc reference guide. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Direct links to relevant guidance information
  22. 22. My Go-Geo! automation
  23. 23. Capturing Spatial Extents
  24. 24. Metadata Storage & Multiple Export Options
  25. 25. Publication on Global or Private Node
  26. 26. Go-Geo! Portal http://www.gogeo.ac.uk/
  27. 27. Web resource channels *2,820 resources *Updated daily
  28. 28. Bookmarked resources (My Go-Geo!)
  29. 29. Resources for geospatial metadata
  30. 30. Advanced search
  31. 31. Go-Geo! simple search
  32. 32. Results
  33. 33. International portals and metadata
  34. 34. Geospatial Metadata Workshops <ul><li>July 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aberdeen University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marine/ECO-IMAGINE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geospatial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technologies Course </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sheffield University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Southampton University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>June 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plymouth University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2003 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Durham University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>City University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2004 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Essex </li></ul></ul><ul><li>York University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strathclyde University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bradford University Oxford Brookes University </li></ul><ul><li>Coventry University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Edinburgh University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oxford University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kingston University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sheffield University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aberdeen University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leeds University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cambridge University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oxford University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stirling University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Glasgow University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heriot-Watt University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strathclyde University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kingston University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GISRUK Conference (Nottingham) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edinburgh University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Autumn 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Aberdeen University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cardiff University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Glasgow University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>St. Andrews University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stirling University </li></ul></ul>Civil Engineering Biological Sciences Planning Environmental Sciences Architecture Information Technology Retailing Climate Sociology Library Science Landscape Planning Archaeology Mathematics Health Ecology Geosciences
  35. 35. Overview and issues <ul><li>Spatial data audits (2006) at four academic institutions </li></ul><ul><li>yielded 600 datasets - 100s of orphan datasets! </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge, Edinburgh, Kingston, Leeds and Sheffield </li></ul><ul><li>created and published more than 200 metadata records </li></ul><ul><li>on Go-Geo! portal (global and private). </li></ul><ul><li>almost 500 metadata records published on Go-Geo! </li></ul><ul><li>(public, private, international). </li></ul><ul><li>changing a mindset ( academia ) </li></ul><ul><li>Go-Geo! portal still using ISite </li></ul><ul><li>(GeoNetwork, summer 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>access to spatial data </li></ul><ul><li>IPR and residual licensed data rights </li></ul><ul><li>for derived data </li></ul>
  36. 36. ShareGeo <ul><li>A repository for academic </li></ul><ul><li>deposit and extraction of </li></ul><ul><li>spatial data. </li></ul><ul><li>Resides under Digimap </li></ul><ul><li>Collections Service. </li></ul><ul><li>Addresses IPR and licensed </li></ul><ul><li>data issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Holds almost 100 national </li></ul><ul><li>and international spatial </li></ul><ul><li>datasets. </li></ul><ul><li>Open access version of </li></ul><ul><li>ShareGeo to be completed </li></ul><ul><li>in July 2010. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Ordnance Survey and Open Data
  38. 38. Go-Geo! University A Go-Geo! University B Go-Geo! University C Go-Geo! SDI for UK academia Other resources and portals Spatial Data Repository Spatial data Metadata Search Spatial data user Metadata UK AGMAP 2 Guidelines Geodoc tadata tool Customised Go-Geo! Portal Nodes Training Geography Archaeology Geological Sciences Biological Sciences Go-Geo! Go-Go! UK AGMAP 2 Guidelines Geodoc metadata tool Customised Go-Geo! Portal Nodes Training Geography Archaeology Geological Sciences Biological Sciences Go-Geo! Go-Go! UK AGMAP 2 Guidelines Geodoc metadata tool Customised Go-Geo! Portal Nodes Training Geography Archaeology Geological Sciences Biological Sciences Go-Geo! Go-Go! UK AGMAP 2 Guidelines Geodoc metadata tool Customised Go-Geo! Portal Nodes Training Geography Archaeology Geological Sciences Biological Sciences Go-Geo! Go-Go! University D
  39. 39. Other activities
  40. 40. UK Location Programme <ul><li>INSPIRE Regulations 2009 No 3157 came into force on 31 December 2009 and applies to England, Northern Ireland and Wales. </li></ul><ul><li>Scotland’s Parliament has enacted a complementary regulation which came into force on the same date. </li></ul><ul><li>Participation with </li></ul><ul><li>UKLP Metadata Working Group (Current chair) </li></ul><ul><li>UK GEMINI 2 Working Group </li></ul><ul><li>Location Information Interoperability Board (JISC and </li></ul><ul><li>HE Representative) </li></ul>
  41. 41. World Cup Trivia

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