How do you find your geo-data?<br />ESRI DevMeetup, 07 June 2011<br />Mark Wimer<br />Thanks to Nick Furness for roping us...
What’s improved in search?<br />Search engines, of course<br />Images/thumbnails help visually<br />Authority, dates more ...
User challenge:<br />When do you stop searching?<br />For a co-worker?<br />For your boss?<br />For a publication?<br />If...
Types of search tools<br />Keeping your own hard drive… <br />General search engines<br />(Metadata) clearinghouses<br />D...
Best Practices?<br />Use a strategy – any strategy<br />It’s okay to do a first quick pass, but you’ll probably need to re...
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  1. 1. How do you find your geo-data?<br />ESRI DevMeetup, 07 June 2011<br />Mark Wimer<br />Thanks to Nick Furness for roping us all into this – and supplying beer!<br />
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  15. 15. What’s improved in search?<br />Search engines, of course<br />Images/thumbnails help visually<br />Authority, dates more likely to be used in titles<br />Much more data, for different uses & users:<br /> contrast ArcGIS online with GLCF @UMD<br />
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  19. 19. User challenge:<br />When do you stop searching?<br />For a co-worker?<br />For your boss?<br />For a publication?<br />If you have to digitize it yourself!?!?!?!<br />Could you tell someone else:<br />Yes, I did a search<br />Here is what I looked for<br />
  20. 20. Types of search tools<br />Keeping your own hard drive… <br />General search engines<br />(Metadata) clearinghouses<br />Data repositories (GeoCommons, Databasin)<br />Data portals – regional, topic-based<br />Inline to workflow (ArcGIS Online)<br />Discussion lists<br />Ask for help: in-person, Twitter, etc<br />Others? Please list….<br />
  21. 21. Best Practices?<br />Use a strategy – any strategy<br />It’s okay to do a first quick pass, but you’ll probably need to redo it, and document it, in many cases<br />

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