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Maximising the utility of an Open Address

Anthony Beck (GeoLytics), John Daniels (UU), Paul Williams (UU), Dave Pearson (UU), Matt Beare (Beare Essentials)

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The view of addressing from United Utilities

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About me

  • Honorary Research Fellow, University of Nottingham: orcid
  • Director, Geolytics Limited - A spatial data analytics consultancy

About this presentation

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Contribution to GIScience learning outcomes

This presentation contributes to the following learning outcomes for this course.

  1. Knowledge and Understanding:
    • Appreciate the importance of standards for Geographic Information and the role of the Open Geospatial Consortium.
    • Understand the term 'interoperability'.
    • Appreciate the different models for database design.
    • Understand the basis of Linked Data.
    • Find UK government open data and understand some of the complexities in the use of this data.
    • Appreciate the data issues involved in managing large distributed databases, Location-Based Services and the emergence of real-time data gathering through the 'Sensor-Web'.
    • Understand the different models for creating international Spatial Data Infrastructures.
  2. Intellectual Skills:
    • Evaluate the role of standards and professional bodies in GIS.
    • Articulate the meaning and importance of interoperability, semantics and ontologies.
    • Assess the technical and organisational issues which come into play when attempting to design large distributed geographic databases aimed at supporting 'real-world' problems.

A potted history of mapping

In the beginning was the geoword

and the word was cartography

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Contribution to GIScience learning outcomes

This presentation contributes to the following learning outcomes for this course.

  1. Knowledge and Understanding:
    • Appreciate the importance of standards for Geographic Information and the role of the Open Geospatial Consortium.
    • Understand the term 'interoperability'.
    • Appreciate the different models for database design.
    • Understand the basis of Linked Data.
    • Find UK government open data and understand some of the complexities in the use of this data.
    • Appreciate the data issues involved in managing large distributed databases, Location-Based Services and the emergence of real-time data gathering through the 'Sensor-Web'.
    • Understand the different models for creating international Spatial Data Infrastructures.
  2. Intellectual Skills:
    • Evaluate the role of standards and professional bodies in GIS.
    • Articulate the meaning and importance of interoperability, semantics and ontologies.
    • Assess the technical and organisational issues which come into play when attempting to design large distributed geographic databases aimed at supporting 'real-world' problems.