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    Searching for Geospatial Data (Mark Wimer) Searching for Geospatial Data (Mark Wimer) Presentation Transcript

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