Addy Pope: Go-Geo! and GeoDocPresentation Transcript
Go-Geo! - a geo-information discovery tool and GeoDoc - a metadata creation and management tool. What can they do for you? Addy Pope – EDINA
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
Art and Humanities
Go-Geo! – What is it? Web Resources Find Metadata Create & Share Metadata Resources for geospatial metadata www.gogeo.ac.uk
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 -
Drill down to find treasure
Other Content Providers NGDF/GIgateway Network Geo-data Gateway Portal Search and find data sources User Local Go-Geo! database
Metadata – Search
What are you looking for?
Where are you interested in?
Define search area on map
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!
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?
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?
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