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On March 1, 2012, OCUL launched its newest service, [Scholars GeoPortal|http://geo.scholarsportal.info]. 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.

h3. [http://geo.scholarsportal.info|http://geo.scholarsportal.info]

h3. Background

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) has launched a new  geospatial and health informatics storage and data discovery tool that,  along with the social science data delivery system [<odesi>|http://odesi.ca] , provides a portal to Ontario researchers to access numeric and  spatial datasets.&nbsp; The new service was made possible with support from  the Government of Ontario through the OntarioBuys initiative.


h3. Explore this wiki:


[About Scholars GeoPortal|scholarsgeoportal:About]

[Latest Release Notes|Releases]

[Data in Scholars GeoPortal|scholarsgeoportal:data]




[Documents|scholarsgeoportal:Documents]

[Help |scholarsgeoportal:Help]

[Teaching and Learning Resources |T&L]


[OCUL Members Space|http://spotdocs.scholarsportal.info/display/geo/Geospatial+and+Health+Data+Portal] (requires login)

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*What's New?*

[Scholars GeoPortal Officially Launched\!|http://spotdocs.scholarsportal.info/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=111771773] March 1, 2012


[Scholars GeoPortal Recognized by the OLA|http://spotdocs.scholarsportal.info/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=110034973] Jan 23, 2012


[OPHID project launched|wiki^OPHID_announcement.docx] October 7, 2011

[Scholars GeoPortal Beta now available\!|http://spotdocs.scholarsportal.info/display/sp/2011/08/25/Scholars+GeoPortal+Beta+now+online] August 25, 2011

[Press Release|wiki^2009-07-03 OCUL Geospatial Data andHealth Informatics announcement.pdf] July 3, 2009

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*Updates of Interest*

The ArcGIS Online Ocean Basemap was recently updated with Canadian bathymetry data. This basemap is available in [Scholars GeoPortal|http://geo.scholarsportal.info] (click Basemap to switch to the ESRI Oceans basemap). [More info|http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2012/05/11/arcgis-online-ocean-basemap-updated-with-canadian-bathymetry-and-additional-scales/]

The ArcGIS Online World Imagery Basemap was recently updated with expanded coverage of 1m resolution GeoEye IKONOS imagery for parts of Canada. This basemap is available in [Scholars GeoPortal|http://geo.scholarsportal.info] (click Basemap to switch to the ESRI Imagery basemap). [More info|http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2012/06/08/high-resolution-imagery-for-canada-mexico-and-pakistan-added-to-arcgis-online-world-imagery-map/] {panel}