Author Archives: Tony Mathys

IASSIST 2015 41st Annual Conference

  Minneapolis, MN, USA, 2 to 5 June 2015 Host institution: Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota http://iassist2015.pop.umn.edu/home The theme of the 2015 conference was Bridging the Data Divide: Data in the International Context with many of the … Continue reading

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Call for Papers “GeoCom 2015: Resilient Futures”: closing date extended to Friday, 12 June 2015

The Association for Geographic Information is seeking papers for their flagship annual conference. GeoCom is a key event in the UK geo calendar, with representation from across the GeoCommunity (hence the name!) including commercial, public (central and local government) and … Continue reading

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GoGeo Mobile has been released

The GoGeo Mobile iPhone App was created by EDINA at the University of Edinburgh to support teaching, learning and research. Jisc provided support for the GoGeo App project as part of its commitment to encourage the use of new and emerging … Continue reading

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Ordnance Survey to become a GovCo at the end of the financial year

Matthew Hancock MP has just posted this statement regarding the status of the OS.  I am today announcing the Government’s intention to change Ordnance Survey from a Trading Fund to a Government Company at the end of the financial year. … Continue reading

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How can Public Data Group data be made more accessible and useful?

This survey invitation just came across twitterland, so dropping it into GoGeo blogland. This is certainly important to monitor as it refers to the Ordnance Survey, and these other public sector bodies as well. “The Public Data Group (PDG) brings … Continue reading

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Jisc’s call for research data management ideas (Research Data Spring). Please cast your vote for the Cloud Work Bench proposal

As part of their effort to create new solutions to common research problems, Jisc are looking for ideas from individuals and groups with an interest in research data. Please submit your ideas to promote solutions, and offer fresh perspectives for facilitating research … Continue reading

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EDINA Geo Services at GeoDATA London Showcase 2014

Early this month, EDINA Geodata Services held an exhibit at the GeoDATA Showcase 2014 event in London. This was our second time to exhibit at this event which is aimed primarily at the commercial end of the GI industry covering … Continue reading

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Open Geographies from the UK Data Service

The UK Data Service Census Support team is pleased to announce the recent release of a major update to its services. In line with enabling wider access to open data resources the existing Census geography services have been updated to … Continue reading

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The ultimate survival kit for your spatial data

“Ubi amici, ibi opes: Where you find friends, there you’ll find riches.” Plautus, 200 BC “Where you find metadata, there you’ll find data.” Antonius Mathus, AD 2014 Research is fundamental to all disciplines in academia and data output is often … Continue reading

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INSPIRE 2010 Conference (23 June, Metadata Session) Krakow, Poland

Long-term preservation for INSPIRE: a metadata framework and geo-portal implementation. Arif Shaon and Andrew Woolf  (e-Science, Science and Technology Facilities Council) Andrew Woolf presented. Long-term Preservation of Spatial Information: Motivation for INSPIRE •The INSPIRE directive requires global availability and uniform … Continue reading

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