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On March 1, 2012, OCUL launched its newest service, Scholars GeoPortal. We encourage all Ontario university students, staff and faculty to explore the site and use our online tools to discover the fascinating geospatial data on offer.

http://geo.scholarsportal.info

Background

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL)

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has launched a new geospatial and health informatics storage and data discovery tool that, along with the social science data delivery system <odesi> ,

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provides a portal to Ontario researchers to access numeric and spatial datasets.  The new

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service was made possible with support from the Government of Ontario through the OntarioBuys initiative

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The portal system will provide a secure repository for geospatial files and serve as a health informatics cyberinfrastructure that will also include an integrated online mapping tool to improve the accessibility and ease of use of geo-referenced data and geospatial files.  Together, the <odesi> and geospatial portal systems will increase accessibility of data and geospatial files to researchers in all disciplines across Ontario's Universities. 

For more information, contact Leanne Hindmarch, Data & Geospatial Librarian, Scholars Portal, leanne@scholarsportal.info.

Project Governance

Project Organizational Chart

Project Management Group

Jenny Marvin, University of Guelph, SPOD Data and GIS Rep (Chair)
Joyce Garnett, University of Western Ontario, OCUL Director Liaison for Data and Maps
Kathy Scardellato, OCUL Executive Director
Alan Darnell, Manager, Scholars Portal
Leanne Hindmarch, Data and Geospatial Librarian, Scholars Portal
Dan Jakubek, Ryerson
Colleen Beard, Brock University
Michelle Edwards, University of Guelph
Liz Hill, University of Western Ontario

External Advisory Committee

Costas Armenakis, York University
Joyce Garnett, University of Western Ontario
Mark Haslett, University of Waterloo
Claus Rinner, Ryerson University
Mike Robertson, Ministry of Natural Resources
Chris Sambol, Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre
Michael Sawada, University of Ottawa (Chair)
John Teskey, University of New Brunswick
Iain Greensmith, ESRI Canada
Terrance Wade, Brock University
Leila Wallenius, Laurentian University
Elsa Wong, Ministry of Finance
Kevin Yam, Ministry of Health
Ex-officio:
Neera Bhatnagar, McMaster University (COAHL Representative)
Leanne Hindmarch, Scholars Portal (Project Manager)
Jenny Marvin, University of Guelph (SPOD Data & Geospatial Representative)
Jeff Moon, Queen's University (OCUL DINO Group Representative)
Kathy Scardellato, OCUL (Executive Director)
Barbara Znamirowski, Trent University (OCUL Maps Group Representative)

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Explore this wiki:

About Scholars GeoPortal

Who Created this Awesome Site?

Latest Release Notes

Data in Scholars GeoPortal

Documents

Help

Teaching and Learning Resources

Scholars GeoPortal Discussion List

OCUL Members Space (requires login)

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What's New?

U of T local geospatial collection now in Scholars GeoPortal October 31, 2012

Scholars GeoPortal Officially Launched! March 1, 2012

Scholars GeoPortal Recognized by the OLA Jan 23, 2012

OPHID project launched October 7, 2011

Scholars GeoPortal Beta now available! August 25, 2011

Scholars GeoPortal Beta - Release Notes & Known Bugs Sep 19, 2011

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Press Release July 3, 2009

Related Project Announced April 7, 2011

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Documents

Scholars GeoPortal Release Notes & Known Bugs (Updated Feb 24, 2012)

Features Under Development

Metadata Best Practices Document

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Teaching and Learning Resources

The power of geographic information for teaching and learning is found in its multidisciplinary nature. More...

Resource Guide (draft version)

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Project Working Groups

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Teaching and Learning Working Group
Mandate: Support teaching and learning activities of OCUL colleagues and users related to the geospatial portal.

Colleen Beard, Brock (Chair)
Eva Dodsworth, Waterloo
Susan Greaves, Queen's
Leanne Hindmarch, Scholars Portal
Jenny Marvin, Guelph
Andrew Nicholson, UTM
Pam Schaus, Laurier
Cheryl Woods, Western

Health Data Collections Working Group
Mandate: Seek and develop relationships with new and established data creators and providers in order to obtain metadata and numeric and geospatial data

Sandra Keys, Waterloo (Chair)
Neera Bhatnagar, McMaster - Health Library
Leanne Hindmarch, Scholars Portal
Jenny Marvin, Guelph
Jeff Moon, Queens
Leila Wallenius, Laurentian
Wendy Watkins, Carleton

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Technical, Standards and Collections Working Group
Mandate: Provide support and direction for technical, metadata and collections issues specific to the development and testing of the Geoportal application.

Dan Jakubek, Ryerson (Chair)
Marcel Fortin, Toronto
Peter Genzinger, Laurier
Leanne Hindmarch, Scholars Portal
Nancy Lemay, Ottawa
Jenny Marvin, University of Guelph
Linda Mitchell, Lakehead
Rosa Orlandini, York
Richard Pinnell, Waterloo
Barb Znamirowski, Trent University

Updates of Interest

Happy New Year!