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Linking Geospatial Data 2014

LGD14 Barcamp, featuring open plan space and beanbags.

LGD14 Barcamp, featuring open plan space and beanbags.

I was very pleased to attend this event co-organised by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) through the SmartOpenData project, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the UK Government (data.gov.uk), the Ordnance Survey (OS) and Google. Hosted by Google Campus London, the two day event comprised presentations, lightening talks and a barcamp, all focussing on the use of geospatial data within the world of Linked Data. It was refreshing to be amongst researchers, users, developers and commercial folk all working in this area; I for one picked up some good ideas to help with my research project and hopefully my contributions were of use.

It was certainly good to bring together the camps working in this area: the geospatial technologists on the one side and the web folks on the other (And people like me who have one foot in each camp, as well as limbs in other domains, my primary domain being digital cultural heritage of course). To make this stuff work it’s going to take both groups working together through their respective consortia, the W3C and OGC.

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Arches @ Google Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code 2014

Google Summer of Code 2014

Edmund Lee (Knowledge Transfer Manager at English Heritage) announced on the Antiquist list that the Arches project has been accepted onto the Google Summer of Code 2014. This is great news and a great opportunity for students to get involved with this trailblazing Getty Conservation Institute / World Monuments Fund project through the mega event that is the Summer of Code – a double whammy! Continue reading

Microsoft Academic Search

Microsoft have followed Google and their Google Scholar search tool into the academic arena with the Microsoft Academic Search platform. Based on a whole range of experimental technologies being developed by the software giant, the platform promises much for those of us interested in academic research. Continue reading