The March SALtech Session will be on Wednesday 28th from 12.30pm in the Map Library.
Geospatial Data Sources, Metadata, and Webservices
We will be discussing questions like:
Are all data sources equal?
If I’ve got a copy of some data, isn’t that enough?
How necessary is metadata really?
When is the right time to create my own metadata?
Do I even really needto create my own metadata?
What is a web service?
How is it different to the data that I load from a share-drive?
What situations are web services great for and when should I be cautious about relying on them?
We can also talk about ways of working out how to access geospatial web services with GIS software that are being used by other applications – and whether that is a thing the web service provider is OK with you doing!