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News & Forthcoming Events

News icon [February 2009] ReStore: The ESRC funding of the projects are now coming to the end. Over the space of just under three years, six workshops, one book chapter and three conference presentations have been produced by the two Geo-Refer projects. The team is now working on transferring the geographical referencing resources developed from the projects to the ReStore portal at http://www.restore.ac.uk/geo-refer/ in order to ensure the work will be continuously available to the user community.

Current

News icon User Profile Form - you can now access the finalised user profile form to generate a personalised Geo-Refer tutorial. A valid email address is required in order to make the tutorial uniquely identifiable. Upon completing the form, a personalised index page listing all the current Geo-Refer resources relevant to your research will be returned. The URL of the tutorial page will also be sent to your email address automatically. Bookmark the page if necessary. For those who prefer to remain anonymous when using the form, you may leave the email and domain boxes on the form empty.

Past


[05/02/2009] Geographical Referencing and Census Data Workshop, Southampton: Geo-Refer and UKBorders. The EDINA team and the Geo-Refer project jointed force together to deliver the second Geographical Referencing and Census Data workshop. The workshop covered principles and practice for understanding and linking a wide range of datasets with a particular focus on linking to census data and digital boundaries available from EDINA. If you missed the event but would like to find out what has been covered and discussed in the workshop, please visit the Census Portal's workshops page at http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/news/eventdetail.asp?id=2098 for more information.

News icon [09/12/2008] Geo-Refer and SASPAC workshop: The Geo-Refer project and the SASPAC software team co-organised a geographical referencing workshop in December 2009. This workshop was attended by researchers and analysts who were working with geographically-referenced data. The workshop focused provided the delegates with some broadly applicable concepts and methods, and on the specific use of SASPAC software to undertake such tasks. Click here to view the programme and resources covered in the workshop.

News icon [30/06-03/07/2008] The 3rd Research Methods Festival, St Catherine's College Oxford: The Geo-Refer project team presented in the 2008 Research Methods Festival organised by ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM). The project team gave a talk on how the Geo-Refer resources are structured and how users can profile their own research needs using the customised geo-referencing tutorials. For more information, please visit the session page of the festival site at http://www.ncrm.ac.uk/RMF2008/festival/programme/ress/.

News icon [28/05/2008] Geographical Referencing and Census Data Workshop, Bristol: Geo-Refer and GeoConvert, both funded by ESRC, jointed force together to deliver the Geo-referencing and Census Data workshop. The workshop covered principles and practice for understanding and linking a wide range of datasets with a particular focus on linking to census data. If you missed the event but would like to find out what has been covered and discussed in the workshop, please visit the Census Portal's workshops page at http://census.ac.uk/News/Workshops.aspx for more information.

News icon [21/11/2007] Geo-Refer Workshop 3: The third Geographical Referencing for Social Scientists workshop was successfully held on Wednesday 21th November 2007 at the Main Library of the University of Edinburgh. Click here to view the programme and resources covered in the workshop.

News icon [30/05/2007] Geo-Refer Workshop 2: A dozen social sciences researchers attended the second Geo-Refer workshop held in Manchester. Delegates were encouraged to create their own personalised geo-referencing tutorial using the online user profile form. The GeoConvert tool which is currently developed by colleagues at Mimas was also introduced to the delegates. To see the full programme and the resources covered in the workshop, please go to the Workshop 2 page.

News icon [06/02/2007] The Geo-Refer project was represented at the recent ESRC's Researcher Development Initiative "Developing the Researcher" conference on 06 February 2007. Click here to download the presentation for the event.

News icon [23/11/2006] Geo-Refer Workshop 1: About 20 social scientists and data managers attended the first Geo-Refer workshop "An introduction to geographical referencing for social scientists" at Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, University of Southampton. If you would like to see the programme and the resources that have been covered in the workshop, please click here.

News icon [01/02/2006] The Geo-Refer project officially commenced on 1 February 2006, but the project was also represented at the launch of ESRC's Researcher Development Initiative on 9 November 2005. Our presentation for that event can be downloaded here.

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