B4: "Where's the University?": building an institutional geolocation service

A session at IWMW 2009 (Institutional Web Management Workshop)

Wednesday 29th July, 2009

1:30pm to 3:00pm (GMT)

Do you know where you are? The JISC-funded Erewhon Project has been looking at the use of geolocation-aware Web services.

Increasingly we see institutions using geographic metadata to provide and enhance a range of services and applications both on the 'traditional' web and the growing mobile web. This workshop will share our findings with the wider higher education community and test some of the project hypotheses.

The session will cover topics such as:

How to (and how not to!) gather and store geographic metadata
Discussion of institutional barriers to data-gathering and service provision
A wide range of use cases for geodata
Real life applications and mashups - from maps to mobiles
How mobile devices are raising the game for geolocation
Developing ontologies for modelling the physical and political structure of a university

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Sebastian Rahtz

I do web and XML stuff at Oxford University, and spend a lot of time on the Text Encoding Initiative. Reformed TeXxie. Like gravestones. I am not a visionary. bio from Twitter

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Janet McKnight

Dilettante webmistress with inexplicable fondness for badgers. Coder, cyclist, Green, mum, bi, poly, cake-decorator, late-blooming Browncoat. Not bacon maven. bio from Twitter

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Time 1:30pm3:00pm GMT

Date Wed 29th July 2009

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