The purpose of this page/category is to gather input from the various stakeholders who will use the outputs from the project, or who have an interest in what the project delivers. Specifically, we want to gather user requirements to drive the direction of the project and any subsequent activity that follows on, eg, IGIBS Mark II, other JISC programmes/projects, NERC activity, etc. If you have an interest in seeing the emerging UK National Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) and our Academic SDI better integrated, please tarry; comment and let us know what you think.
IGIBS is going to try (I say try advisedly, as this is a project) to create a tool to allow the semi-automatic creation of an OGC Web Map Service (WMS). This will allow users to publish their data for viewing in a variety of WMS clients, one of which will be a demonstration mapping application we create. This page will have a technical focus and will be used to report bugs, progress, planning, etc. The idea is that as the project matures, this is where we collect information on:
- Recommendations for what is necessary to take the “WMS factory” tool
into production (if its doable)
- Suggestions for enhancements to the relevant components of the UK
- Suggestions for next steps to take the mapping application forward
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Home Improvement Loan Package (HTLP)
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