Roundtable: Spatial Data Discovery at UCSB

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM


Free Event

Roundtable: Spatial Data Discovery at UCSB: Future Directions @ The Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

GIS use on a university campus is multi-faceted. Faculty, staff, and students use GIS for research, administrative, and instructional purposes. This roundtable discussion, convened by the Center for Spatial Studies and Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory, will discuss barriers to spatial data discovery and sharing encountered by campus stakeholders. The roundtable will also explore opportunities for broadening access to spatial research data. The roundtable will discuss challenges of opening access to spatial data across its lifecycle, from curated spatial data provided by the UCSB Library (e.g. imagery), to researcher-generated spatial data generated in the field (e.g. observation data). The roundtable will conclude with proposed future directions, such as capacity-building workshops to enable the campus community to discover and publish open spatial data using platforms like ArcGIS Hub – Open Data.

Facilitators: Sara Lafia, Geography; and Jon Jablonski, UCSB Library