Portage Webinar: Introduction to Geodisy An Open-source Spatial Discovery Platform

Date: May 5, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Location: Online



With the increasing demand for geographic components in research, there is an opportunity for research data repositories to provide alternatives to text-based discovery. This webinar introduces Geodisy: an open-source spatial discovery platform for Canadian open research data, developed by a UBC team over the last eighteen months. Initially funded by CANARIE, Geodisy’s online interface (https://geo.frdr.ca) provides a map-based search that is available alongside Canada’s Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR). Users search for data based on its location and have the ability to preview datasets as overlays on a digital map. Access to comprehensive and standardized metadata is also provided. Data is currently sourced from Scholars Portal Dataverses, which houses open research data from forty Canadian institutions (500 Dataverses, 2,500 datasets). The Geodisy platform benefits all research disciplines that use geospatial location, from anthropology to zoology to climate science. In this presentation, the Geodisy team will share software designs, metadata mapping processes, and a live demonstration.

This webinar will be presented by Eugene Barsky (Head of Research Commons at UBC), Mark Goodwin (Metadata Coordinator for the Geodisy project, UBC), and Paul Dante (primary software developer on the Geodisy project, UBC).

This webinar will be recorded.

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