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EDINA Report
What we have done and what we’re going to do…
The past 12 months…
• Few visible changes
• Improving efficiency and making cost savings
– Improvements to technology and ...
Continued….
• Data updates including additional products such as OS
OpenMapLocal, Highways Network and Water Network
• New...
New Collections
• Aerial Digimap
– Launched October 2016
– 32 subscribing institutions
– Well received and well used alrea...
The next 12 months…
• Updating all Roam clients
– New technology, new look
– Maintaining all functionality but improving u...
Investment by University of Edinburgh
• Responding to requests
• Improving service to meet changing user needs and ways of...
Data Download Features
• Clipping data to user defined
polygon
– “Hairy data” still likely for vector
products
– Tiled ras...
Older data and Print Improvements
• Addition of previous versions of data
– Useful for longitudinal studies or just to mat...
Longer term
• Expansion into new data collections
– Global data such as OpenStreetMap and satellite imagery
– Scoping stud...
Aside from the technical…
• Operating in a reduced budget world
• Aiming to create a sustainable service – still providing...
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GeoForum EDINA report 2017

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An Update on what EDINA has done to the Digimap service in the last 12 months, and what it plans to do in the next 12.

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GeoForum EDINA report 2017

  1. 1. EDINA Report What we have done and what we’re going to do…
  2. 2. The past 12 months… • Few visible changes • Improving efficiency and making cost savings – Improvements to technology and platform – Moving from Solaris to VMs – more cost effective – Moving to established open source software where possible – reducing dependency upon proprietary software • Limited activity owing to reduced budget • Updating underlying libraries
  3. 3. Continued…. • Data updates including additional products such as OS OpenMapLocal, Highways Network and Water Network • New Contact Us system • Provision of automated usage statistics to Jisc • Update to Marine Digimap data, Hydrospatial One and HydroView Charts – New data available 13 June 2017 – Same terms, different geographical area of data
  4. 4. New Collections • Aerial Digimap – Launched October 2016 – 32 subscribing institutions – Well received and well used already – 30% of geographic area updated; second update due shortly • Lidar Digimap – A preview service to establish demand and utility – FREE for all current subscribers until 31 July 2017 – Online survey: https://edinburgh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/lidardigimap
  5. 5. The next 12 months… • Updating all Roam clients – New technology, new look – Maintaining all functionality but improving usability and modernising look and feel – Parallel running for a transition period • Updating all Data Download clients – Building on the Roam update work • Increases potential to add new functionality to both Roam and Data Download clients
  6. 6. Investment by University of Edinburgh • Responding to requests • Improving service to meet changing user needs and ways of working • Keeping our service current and useful • Provision of WMS feeds from within Digimap – No need to download, style and manage large quantities of backdrop mapping data – Easily read by common GIS applications such as QGIS and ArcGIS
  7. 7. Data Download Features • Clipping data to user defined polygon – “Hairy data” still likely for vector products – Tiled raster data would be delivered as “part-tiles” • Improving range of data formats available
  8. 8. Older data and Print Improvements • Addition of previous versions of data – Useful for longitudinal studies or just to match map data with the timeframe of other data – Archives of Land-Line data from 1997 – 2004 • Improvements to print templates – Addition of compass rose – Possibility of adding annotations legend – Improved legend printing
  9. 9. Longer term • Expansion into new data collections – Global data such as OpenStreetMap and satellite imagery – Scoping studies to establish requirements, demand, utility and viability – Please share your thoughts on these!
  10. 10. Aside from the technical… • Operating in a reduced budget world • Aiming to create a sustainable service – still providing it to you next year • Consultation with you, listening to your needs

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