Geospatial in the Cultural Heritage Domain - Past, Present and Future - James Reid

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Presentation given at the Geospatial in the Cultural Heritage Domain - Past, Present & Future event in London on 7th March 2012. The event was organised as part of the JISC GECO project.

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  • 1 EDINA and MIMAS are 2 of the 3 UK national data centres delivering services to higher education. EDINA is based in Edinburgh University Data Library. MIMAS is at Manchester University. OS the national topographic mapping agency of Great Britain (Eng Wales Scotland) JISC, Joint Information Systems Committee of UK Higher Education Funding Councils. The Digimap Project and national service are funded by the JISC Electronic Libraries (eLib) Programme
  • Not just for Geographers – less than 20% of digimap users are from geography or geomatics. L – R, T - B 1) Personal Exposure to Air Pollution on School Journeys 2) Google Earth visualizing specific details in the Darfur region of Sudan, including the destruction of villages and the location of displaced persons in refugee camps. 3) Early Saxon Cemeteries 4) Central Coalfield Valleys Geology – South Wales 5) Inflows to Oxford from districts in the rest of the UK 6) Noise mapping , central london 7) Map of the counties in the United States colorized by median age. Lighter colors are older.
  • Geospatial in the Cultural Heritage Domain - Past, Present and Future - James Reid

    1. 1. Geospatial in the Cultural Heritage Domain - Past, Present & Future James Reid EDINA March 2012
    2. 2. GECO – Geospatial Engagement and Community Outreach geco.blogs.edina.ac.ukThe overarching purpose of GECO is to foster a community(ies) #jiscGECOof users of geospatial resources (data, services, support).Geospatial, taken in its broadest sense underpins a vast array of academic endeavour -geography represents a fundamental organising axis for information. Increase the use of geospatial tools, infrastructure (data and services) and information for the wider benefit of the teaching, learning and research communities; To collate exemplars of use and to establish a trajectory for the future embedding of geospatial resources within research, teaching and learning landscapes; To identify and promote best practice (such as standards, interoperability, machine interfaces) and to provide a means for knowledge transfer from specialist to less spatially literate users and domains; •Assist with the maturation of the UK academic Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) and ensure that location (space/geography) is championed across sectoral domains. Promote the JISC Geospatial Working Group’s (GWG) Vision for geospatial resources within UK higher and further education. Champion awareness raising of INSPIRE, ensuring that the sector is cognisant of the obligations and opportunities that this gives rise to. Promote good data management principles, including data curation and stewardship ensuring transparency and reuse where practicable.

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