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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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ESRI UK Annual Conference

GoGeo attended the ESRI UK held annual conference in London on 19th May. The event was well attended with around 2500 delegates, making it the biggest GIS event in the UK. The morning plenary was kicked off by Stuart Bonthrone, ESRI … 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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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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Big Data discussions

On Tuesday, Conor Smyth, Head of Research and Geodata Services at EDINA attended the fourth Geo: The Big 5 event on Big Data hosted at IBM HQ, London. The objective of the event was to provide a forum for knowledge … Continue reading

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Why attending commercial events?

I have already written a review of GeoBusiness 2014.  But I thought it was worth writing something about the nature of the event and the interaction between different sectors. What is GeoBusiness and why was it different? GeoBusiness is a … Continue reading

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EDINA GeoForum 2014

EDINA hosts an annual gathering for it’s GeoServices with an aim to connect with users from institutions from around the country.  This years event was held in Edinburgh on the 19th June.  The event went well and there was a … Continue reading

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NHS Health Atlas – risk and disease

NHS Choices have published a health atlas that maps the risk of a number of illnesses across England and Wales. The research behind the map, which compiles data from over 25 years, was carried out by Imperial College London. The … Continue reading

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GISRUK 2014

Jane Drummond opened the 22nd conference and explained that Pink was the colour of the conference, hence the helpers were wearing Pink T-shirts. This also might explain the pink umbrellas last time GISRUK visited Glasgow. Wednesday Mike Worboys keynote gave … Continue reading

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Inaugural Scottish QGIS user’s Group

“Today we have a guest blog post from one of the Geo-developers at EDINA.  Mike works as part of the data team and is usually up to his oxters in databases ensuring that the data offered through Digimap is both … Continue reading

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