Berry, Robert and Fry, Richard and Higgs, Gary and Orford, Scott (2010) Building a geo-portal for enhancing collaborative socio-economic research in Wales using open-source technology. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 2 (1). pp. 78-92. ISSN 1758-1184Full text not available from this repository.
The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) is a major new collaborative socio-economic research programme involving five higher education institutions in Wales. This paper introduces the work of the WISERD data integration team and describes their plans for the development of an online geo-portal. Their aim is to support WISERD researchers by providing a framework for integrating, managing and disseminating quantitative and qualitative socio-economic data in Wales. This paper outlines the goals of this major project, discusses the concept of the WISERD geo-portal and reports on initial investigations into geo-portal development using free and open-source (FOSS) software. The paper concludes with a brief summary of the future work of the WISERD data integration team.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Geoportal; metadata; GIS; open source; social science|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
|Divisions:||Faculty of Business, Computing and Applied Sciences > Countryside and Community Research Institute|
|Research Priority Areas:||Environmental Dynamics & Governance|
|Depositing User:||Anne Pengelly|
|Date Deposited:||28 Mar 2014 08:25|
|Last Modified:||22 Dec 2014 10:34|