xEvents will create, maintain, and support two related services: xEvents and PhilEvents. xEvents will be a hosted online service a la Blogger to build and maintain subject-centric and geo-aware calendars that assist academics in keeping tract of talks, conferences and other events of interest to them in their region or elsewhere. PhilEvents will be one such service covering events in philosophy. The overarching aim of this project is to facilitate and improve research through a better coordination and dissemination of information about academic events. This will be made possible by enriching conventional event descriptions with geospatial information and making the resulting data available both directly to end users through convenient interfaces and in interoperable formats to enable third-party applications. GeoSciTeach aims to increase the use of geospatial tools in teacher training education by designing developing, and evaluating an innovative application, using the advanced sensing functionality of mobile smartphones. It aims to provide a customisable template for teachers to develop and orchestrate geospatial based science learning activities, that can be used within the teacher-training curriculum, and be made available as a teaching tool with associated educational resources. PELAGIOS (Pelagios: Enable Linked Ancient Geodata In Open Systems) is an international consortium of leading research groups that are trialling a method of linking open data to enable the discovery and reuse of information related to ancient places. The core team is made up of the following projects: • Google Ancient Places (The Open University, University of Southampton) • LUCERO (The Open University) • Pleiades (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU) • Perseus Digital Library (Tufts University) • Arachne (University of Cologne) • SPQR (King's College, London) • Digital Memory Engineering (Austrian Institute of Technology)
March 15, 2011 Misc.