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1 1 ShareGeo Discovering and Sharing Geospatial Data 12 months on and going open!

2 2 Examples of Geospatial data Grids Boundaries DTM Derived OS data GPSLand - use Imagery

3 ShareGeo – a spatially enabled DSpace Implemented Geo-Search functionality using the open source OpenLayers API with access to Google Maps Results of searches are shown graphically on a map as bounding boxes Searching done on a database table storing the coordinate limits of the bounding box of the dataset

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7 7 Progress to date Current Stats (Jan July 2010): 3487 unique users 3277 data downloads 99 datasets deposited (though not many voluntarily)

8 How to encourage deposit… 2 key strategies: 1.Offer an open version 2.Create a plugin to enable direct deposit to the repository from where users are creating data

9 Why ShareGeo Open now?

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16 Graffiti 2010

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18 18 Future technical improvements Visualize actual data with plug-in application Provide data in other formats, including web- services Add features such as annotations, tagging and ratings

19 19 Reasons for optimism … OS OpenData of course INSPIRE legislation

20 20 Thank you


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