The ICA-OSGeo Lab Network and MundoGEO are now pleased to inform the second 
webinar of  ”Open Geospatial Science & Applications” webinar series, on 
November 7th. 

Open and free to all on first come register basis, the webinar will be on 
"Opengeoscience: meeting the UK’s geospatial data requirements in geosciences", 
by Patrick Bell and Gerry Wildman (British Geological Survey). 

In December 2009, the British Geological Survey released OpenGeoscience, a free 
open access web portal that provides the public with a wealth of geological 
information which they can combine with other environmental information to help 
understand the world around them. 

OpenGeoscience is made available under the Open Government Licence. Key 
resources include: 
• Attributed detailed geological maps at 1:50,000 scale for the whole of Great 
• Over 50,000 high resolution geological photographs, many of which are 
spatially enabled 
• Nearly 1 million borehole records providing details of the geology beneath 
our feet. 

A quarter of a million people visited OpenGeoscience on the day it was released 
and over 150,000 people walk round everyday with its iGeology smartphone app in 
their pocket. Four years since its release, we will look at the impact of 
OpenGeoscience and consider: 
• How it has increased access to geoscience information 
• How it has raised awareness of what data BGS hold 
• How it has driven users to other information on the BGS web site 
• How users have combined OpenGeoscience information with their own data and 
that from other data providers to create exciting new mashup applications, 
finding innovative uses for our information that we might never have imagined 
• How increased accessibility to key national datasets via the web can help 
grow the UK economy 
• How OpenGeoscience sits alongside our commercial knowledge exchange services 
in a balanced freemium business model approach to information delivery 

Attendees will be able to interact with the speakers by sending their comments 
and questions through chat.
Webinar:        Opengeoscience: meeting the UK’s geospatial data requirements 
in geosciences
Date:   Thursday, November 7, 2013
Time:   2:00 PM - 3:00 PM GMT
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information 
about joining the Webinar.
System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Sergio Acosta y Lara
Sección Sistemas de Información Geográfica
Dirección Nacional de Topografía
Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas
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