Stanford University held its second Geo4LibCamp from January 29th through February 2nd. Yale University was represented by Yue Ji, Senior Programmer Analyst in Library IT, Rebecca Hirsch, Head of Beinecke Library’s Digital Services Unit, and Miriam Olivares, GIS Librarian for the Center for Science & Social Science.
Hats off to Stanford for hosting Geo4LibCamp2016. This event brought together approximately 40 attendees from institutions across the United States including Miriam Olivares and Eric James from Yale. The focus of activities centered around the web application geoblacklight, the opengeoportal project, Esri software, open source geo-tools and the challenges of using these systems as a GIS platform. Key topics included the 1) development of the data schema as an index and source of linked data, 2) data and metadata workflow, 3) issues of provenance, authorship, enrichment, sharing, and rights, and 4) digital infrastructure. The community is enthusiastic and development is expected to continue at and between the represented institutions.
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