Conclusions on Geolocation

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One of presentations given in "Where's the University?": building an institutional geolocation service: Janet McKnight and Sebastian Rahtz, Oxford University Computing Services- parallel session given …

One of presentations given in "Where's the University?": building an institutional geolocation service: Janet McKnight and Sebastian Rahtz, Oxford University Computing Services- parallel session given at Institutional Web Management Workshop 2009, University of Essex, 28 - 30, July 2009

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  • 1. Conclusions Sebastian Rahtz and Janet McKnight July 2009
  • 2. Physical mapping Google and Microsoft and all the mapping companies are getting better all the time, but we think physical location collection will be needed for a few years yet.
  • 3. Time and politics The time and political dimensions of geolocation must always rely on specialist local knowledge
  • 4. Joining up the dots Integration with local data sources depends on knowledge of institutional data identifiers
  • 5. Thank you • mailto:erewhon@oucs.ox.ac.uk • http://erewhon.oucs.ox.ac.uk • http://oxforderewhon.wordpress.com