Institutional Web Management Workshop 2007:
Next Steps for the Web Management Community
Workshop Session

A8: "Geolinked Institutional Web Content"

This page provides details for the workshop session on "Geolinked Institutional Web Content".

Geolinked Institutional Web Content
Sebastian Rahtz, Oxford University Computing Services, Patrick H. Lauke, External Relations Division, University of Salford and Nigel Bradley, Web Services Manager, IT Services, Northumbria University
It is becoming more common to "hide" information in Web pages for retrieval by intelligent Web clients; this may be done by elements in the header, or by tagging of material in the page body (microformats). One application of this is attached geographical location to objects, which can be used to link to maps, or provide input to dynamic mashups. The purpose of this section is to
  • put together a set of small demonstrations of applications in different institutions (at least Salford, Bath, Oxford and Northumbria)
  • discuss different techniques of acquiring and storing data
  • see whether there are any useful inter-institutional collaborations to work on
Learning Objectives:
By the end of the session participants will come away with an understanding of the uses of geolinking on web pages, a knowledge of the principal techniques and a plan of action for their institution.
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Room Requirements:
PC and data projector.
Monday 16th July 2007 from 15:30-17:00
Contact Details
Sebastian Rahtz
Oxford University Computing Services
Phone: +44 (0)1865 283431 hcard
Patrick H. Lauke
External Relations Division, University of Salford, Salford
Phone: +44 (0)161 2954779 Further information about hcard use and Microformats
Nigel Bradley
Web Services Manager
IT Services
Northumbria University
Phone: +44 (0)191 227 4911 hcard


Slides - Patrick Lauke
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