Are you interested in the state of New Zealand’s eResearch platforms supporting innovation, or the management of eresearch in New Zealand? eResearch NZ 2013 has lots to offer people who are looking at eresearch in a broader context.
This blog post can be seen as a sequel to a former blog post on the introduction on geospatial data sharing and spatial data infrastructures (SDI), where I explained the basics of OGC standards and web services. Quite some research organisations and governmental agencies already employ OGC standards to make data available online, often even free of charge for the public.
Ian Foster, distinguished scientist from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago, will be in New Zealand to provide the opening keynote to in Multicore World 2013. As part of his visit, he has offered to present on the challenges of data management for the research sector. Remote participation is welcome.
For the past few weeks I've been working with the HathiTrust's 300,000 document non-Google digitized public domain collection. It's easy enough to get your hands on the dataset; it is, after all, public domain and as such has no access restrictions--all it takes is a quick email to HathiTrust. They prefer to distribute the collection via rsync, and once your IP address is authorized on their server you're good to go.
Victoria University of Wellington is hosting the Final Presentations of Summer for eResearch 2012/2013. Each of the students will talk about their work. The day will involve students, mentors and New Zealand's eresearch leaders discussing each of the projects' science goals, outcomes and wider implications.
The main objective of this project is to design and develop an android tablet application for audio geo-tagging, which enables users to record where and when users touch a map display during an interview. The locational data is automatically related to the time in the interview when an interaction is performed on the map. Also, users are able to look up interviews by queries such as keyword, time or geographic location.
Last week finally the customised data backend integration is pretty much aligned with the basic SOS operations and we can see what's in the database (GetCapabilities) and actually get data out of it (GetObservation).
Usability and user testing is a significant part of the proposal for this project.
Here is what I did this week.
This is my second post after a long time and covers a lot of updates. After completing scoping and setting goals for the project before the break, i started the installation and configuration of Dataverse Network after the break starting from 7th January. As usual, before actually installing any software for real, you have to go via the testing phase and so did i !