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Addy Pope: Go-Geo! and GeoDoc


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  • 1. Go-Geo! - a geo-information discovery tool and GeoDoc - a metadata creation and management tool.  What can they do for you? Addy Pope – EDINA
  • 2. Why is a Geo-portal needed?
    • Increasingly, users of spatial data are not geographers
    • Users may be new to GIS
    • Users may not have GIS support
    • Go-Geo! Aims to be a starting point for these users
    • It also aims to help experienced users keep up to date with news and events
    Source: Digimap OS Collections 2004-05
    • Active Users by Subject Area
    • Geography
    • 23%
    • Engineering and
    • Physical Sciences
    • 29%
    • Biotechnology and
    • Biological Sciences
    • 6%
    • Medical Sciences
    • 2%
    • Information Services
    • 6%
    • Economic and
    • Social Science
    • 24%
    • Art and Humanities
    • 10%
  • 3. Go-Geo! – What is it? Web Resources Find Metadata Create & Share Metadata Resources for geospatial metadata
  • 4. News and Events Collating news and events from many sources so you find it easier to stay up to date with what is going on in GIS Coming soon -
  • 5. Drill down to find treasure
  • 6. Other Content Providers NGDF/GIgateway Network Geo-data Gateway Portal Search and find data sources User Local Go-Geo! database
  • 7. Metadata – Search
    • Quick search:
    • What are you looking for?
    • Where are you interested in?
      • Place name
      • Define search area on map
    • Advanced search:
    • Choose what to search
    • Specify date range
    Then just hit the big red go button OK I know, green might have made more sense for a go button!
  • 8. Metadata results
  • 9. Data describing data, in this case, spatial data. Includes the What, Who, Where, When, and Why of a dataset, plus access and use conditions. Metadata - Uuuuurggggghhh! Lots of Beer Many very similar All subtlety different All look the same from a distance How will I pick the right one?
  • 10. Continuing the beer theme, we need to know…. Beer - Metadata Photographic Images copyright: Jupiter Images 2006 What are the ingredients? What are the brewing steps? With this information we could replicate the beer if we wanted to. Where can you buy them? When is the fermentation completed?
  • 11. Steps to data immortality Discover Locate Access Use Publish Preserve Create Data / Metadata Metadata Library Re-use data: * Save time * Save money Allow others to discover data: * New collaboration * Increase profile Re-use Anyone / Anywhere
  • 12. Geodoc – Making metadata easy Create  Edit  Export  Publish Standards Compliant Metadata
  • 13. GeoDoc - Create
    • Based on AGMAP
    • Fields laid out in easy to navigate tabs
    • Required fields highlighted
    • Comprehensive tips to guide you through
    • Save partially completed results
  • 14. Geodoc - Export Metadata
    • Export your metadata to pdf or xml in one of a number of standard formats:
    • Dublin Core
    • FGDC
    • AGMAP
    • ISO 19115
    • Gemini2 (coming soon)
  • 15. Summary create share save export metadata resources geospatial GIS maps data Inspire Gemini2 news books software learning university open-source contour data OS ordnance survey BGS AGI GI Gateway CEH geography standards
  • 16.