The primary purpose of GECO is to enable and help others be more aware of geospatial resources available to them – in the UK Higher and Further Education space that’s quite a lot of things…for example (this is not a comprehensive list so please post a comment to help fill out my own knowledge gaps!):
The screenshots below point to a wealth of data and services available to the community – ultimately Id like to mind-map these into a completer picture that can act as a synopsis of what is currently available.
Note that all the below are primarily aimed at a higher and further education market and have their origins in that sector – there are of course alternate universes of other geospatial tools and services out there (Google earth/maps; Yahoo; OVI; Bing; Open Street Map; OS OpenData; data.gov.uk; etc etc etc (as Yul Brenner might have said))…
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Don’t for get the obvious ones like Open Layer and even Open Street Map and even the evil GoogleMaps (and all the tools built around Google)! These basic tools are still not known by your average student or lecturer sitting outside a geography department. I think it is important that this community recognises that we can’t use the jargon or tech speak we would normally use in talking about the Geospatial Infrastructure.
And then of course there is the government stuff, like Inspire and the Location strategy, how we dumb down these things so real humans can understand is going to be a challenge in itself!
Yes I think having a mind map and overview of key resources will be VERY helpful! Get exemplars too from places like library of congress, national science foundation etc.
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