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Data can be cool

As I prepare to leave Guelph there are lots of things I will miss - but what I will maybe miss most is the Data Resource Centre and the creative people who work there.   If you link to the picasa album below you will see some awesome posters they have made to showcase services and bring people into the world of Data and GIS. The images on some of the posters are really powerful....

posters on picasa

More on the Canadian Long Form Census

This is a truly fascinating set of events unfurling in Canada.   I thought I would add a bit (in too many words) for those of you who don't have the pleasure of Canadian media outlets. J more...

E-Science and Data Support

E-Science and Data Support Services: A Study of Association of Research Libraries Member Institutions http://bit.ly/cKmaO6 . more...

CAPDU - Canadian Census

More info on what the response has been in Canada is available here: http://capdu.wordpress.com/   Very interesting to watch this unfold if you are interested in data or interested in how these community responses  develop. 

Canadian census - no more long form

It appears that the Federal Government has decided to no longer have the mandatory long form in the upcoming census (2011).  This is the list of detailed questions filled out by about 20% of households.  It will be replaced with another voluntary survey.   This has many potential implications, especially for those using the census 'longitudinally'.   It may have some positive spinoffs, since the replacement has a potentially larger sample size.   The disturbing part is that we are not more...

Islandora

I am just attending CANHEIT and saw a presentation on  http://islandora.ca .  I thought this was a really neat project and I really like their appliance approach to distributing this.    In a way I thought  what they are building  touched on some of the vision presented by Pascal at http://ciser.cornell.edu/IASSIST/program/d3.shtm .

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