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Introduction to the JISC GECO Project - Nicola Osborne, EDINA

Presentation given as part of the DevCSI/JISC GECO Open Mapping Workshop which was held at the Electron Club, CCA, Glasgow on Thursday 25th August 2011. The event was connected to the OpenStreetMap State of the Map Scotland event.

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Introduction to the JISC GECO Project - Nicola Osborne, EDINA

  1. 1. Nicola Osborne<br />JISC GECO Project Team & <br />EDINA Social Media Officer<br /><br />
  2. 2. JISC GECO Projects<br />JISC GECO supports the JISC Geo 15/10 Projects:<br />ELOGeo – E-Learning for the Open Geospatial Community<br />GEMMA – Geospatial Engine for Mass Mapping Applications<br />geoCrimeData – Exploring Geospatial Data for Crime Analysis<br />GeoSciTeach – Customisable Smart Phone Application for GIS-Supported Teaching and Learning<br />Halogen 2 - Enhancingthe HALOGEN (History, Archaeology, Linguistics, Onomastics and GENetics) cross-disciplinary spatial research databaseon immigration and/orcontinuity of human populations in the British Isles in the distant past.  <br />IGIBS – Interoperable Geographic Information for Biosphere Study<br />JISC G3 – Bridging the Gap Between the GeoWeb and GIS<br />NatureLocator – Developing a Geospatial Smart Phone App for Use in Biological Survey Work<br />PELAGIOS – internationalconsortium of leading research groups that are trialling a method of linking open datato enable the discovery and reuse of information related to ancient places.<br />STEEV – Spatio-Temporal Energy Efficiency Visualisations<br />U.Geo – Unlocking the Geospatial Potential of Survey Data at the UK Data Archive<br />xEvents / PhilEvents – A Geo Aware Calendar App for Academic Events<br />
  3. 3. JISC GECO Blog<br />On the blog you will find:<br /><ul><li>Updates on the 15/10 projects and the various tools and guidelines they are creating.
  4. 4. Updates and news on JISC GECO events and activities.
  5. 5. Posts on new tools and relevant news.
  6. 6. Reflective posts on the ways in which geo feeds into other disciplines and areas of life.
  7. 7. Guest posts on geo tools, technologies and ideas.</li></ul>We want the blog to be accessible and interesting to a broad audience and welcome your comments and suggestions.<br /><br />
  8. 8. Events and Outreach<br />JISC GECO Events coming up include sessions on INSPIRE, and on Geo and Cultural Heritage<br />We are keen to help you promote any events or activities you may be involved in with a Geo slant so email us (via and we will help you get word out. <br />We welcome guest posts on all aspects of geo for the JISC GECO blog! <br />
  9. 9. Follow the GECO… <br />Keep up with the projects and events on the blog:<br />Join our mailing list:<br />Follow us on Twitter: @jiscgeco<br />Look out for Tweets, blog posts, images, etc. with the #jiscgeo or #jiscgeco tags <br />
  10. 10. Thanks!<br />If you have any questions or ideas for the JISC GECO team please get in touch:<br />James Reid <br />Project Manager<br /><br />Nicola Osborne<br />Social Media Officer <br /><br />