Thursday, 25 September 2008

DISC-UK DataShare Briefing Paper: Part 2 – Spatial Data in a Web 2.0 Environment and Beyond

"The web as a platform is becoming ever more sophisticated as semantic reasoning, wikitecture and the Grid converge.....we may well be seeing the tip of the iceberg in terms of what can be done, shown, shared and experienced geographically. What is exciting is that due to human ingenuity and curiosity the geo-arena is democratizing itself through the use of the Web 2.0 tools, technologies and services described. This role is integral in facilitating collaboration across disciplines and physical boundaries and the consequent cross-fertilisation of ideas which may ultimately yield new knowledge and pioneering evidence required to address ‘grand challenge’ and societal problems."

As part of the JISC-funded DISC-UK DataShare project, Stuart Macdonald has written a briefing paper detailing and comparing a number of spatial data visualisation tools, mashups and initiatives. This project deliverable entitled Data Visualisation Tools: Part 2 – Spatial Data in a Web 2.0 Environment and Beyond can be downloaded in PDF from the DISC-UK Datashare website at:

http://www.disc-uk.org/docs/spatial_data_mashup.pdf.

For other project deliverables visit: http://www.disc-uk.org/deliverables.html.

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