IASSIST Conference - The Data Divide: Data In The International Context

Wednesday, 3rd June 2015
10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Blegen Hall 135, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

UBDC Senior IT Manager, Mark Mitchell, presents at the IASSIST Annual Conference in Minneapolis on Wednesday 3rd June.

The topic of this year's conference is 'The Data Divide: Data in the International Context'. Mark will be speaking in a session on Enabling Public Use of Public Data, drawing from the infrastructure and services provided by the Urban Big Data Centre. The full abstract is copied below.

And Data for all

This paper will discuss the experiences of the Urban Big Data Centre at the University of Glasgow in supplying "Open" data generated by the City of Glasgow council to public and academic users. Areas covered in this paper will include the standardisation of metadata, data linkage and visualisation services supplied to both communities and will include real world use cases of how the data has been used and how outreach to the public, specifically, was under taken. In addition to this, the paper will also touch upon the utilisation of additional visualisation techniques such as a fully geo-referenced Minecraft Map of the UK to enable users to interpret data in a different manner from more traditional techniques. Finally, the paper will cover additional examples of enabling the public to engage with data and how this growing field is key for academic and non-academic study to understand how better can be utilised to improve the understanding of the Urban environment and how individuals interact with it.