20 July 2012
On the 20th June, EDINA hosted a Geoforum event at the National Railway Museum in York. The event brought together staff from education institutions across the UK, together with data providers and suppliers, and provided the opportunity for them to learn about new tools and interfaces that have been developed over the past year. The event consisted of a number of presentations and demonstrations which showcased applications such as the new Data Downloader in OS Digimap, Thematic Mapper and previewed the new Digimap home page. There was also a keynote presentation by Prof. Dave Martin of the University of Southampton and Director of the ESRC Census Programme. The afternoon session gave attendees the opportunity to engage in focus groups or attend more technical presentations.
The event was well received by those that attended who said that it was extremely useful and a good way to catch up with the services they had access to and that they would be able to direct staff and students to services that would enhance their learning and teaching. A number of attendees felt that regular Geoforums would help them continue to support their institutions.
A huge thanks to the staff at the National Railway Museum who helped the event run so smoothly. If you were unable to attend the event, you can read through the live blog which contains links to the presentations and an overview of the discussion that took place around them.
On Tuesday 10 July we launched the new Digimap homepage. This makes it easier and quicker to find the services and resources you are looking for. The new interface allows you to browse the services available before logging in and you can even access all the training, help and support resources. There is a dynamic feed from the blog, a showcase of other services we offer, and links to our social media sites.