Devoted to open data and open source in science and education.

This tutorial provides an overview of finding spatial data to support a research question. It covers some of the key data sources, providers and places that one can use to find data. This tutorial introduces the spatial data tool landscape. It covers the types of gui and non-gui tools that are available. The tutorial explores the benefits (and challenges) of using a non-gui (coding) approach to method development that supports clear documentation of methods. This tutorial covers the basics of key data formats that may contain spatial information including shapefile, GeoTIFF and .csv. It also provides a brief overview of other formats that you may encounter when working with spatial data. This tutorial covers what metadata are and why we need to work with metadata in the context of spatio-temporal data. It covers the three common metadata formats: text file format, web page format and Ecological Metadata Language (EML). This lesson covers the key spatial attributes that are needed to work with spatial data including: Coordinate Reference Systems (CRS), Extent and spatial resolution.

Remote updated date: 2016-07-27

Devoted to open data and open source in science and education. https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/devoted-to-open-data-and-open-source-in-science-and-education This tutorial provides an overview of finding spatial data to support a research question. It covers some of the key data sources, providers and places that one can use to find data. This tutorial introduces the spatial data tool landscape. It covers the types of gui and non-gui tools that are available. The tutorial explores the benefits (and challenges) of using a non-gui (coding) approach to method development that supports clear documentation of methods. This tutorial covers the basics of key data formats that may contain spatial information including shapefile, GeoTIFF and .csv. It also provides a brief overview of other formats that you may encounter when working with spatial data. This tutorial covers what metadata are and why we need to work with metadata in the context of spatio-temporal data. It covers the three common metadata formats: text file format, web page format and Ecological Metadata Language (EML). This lesson covers the key spatial attributes that are needed to work with spatial data including: Coordinate Reference Systems (CRS), Extent and spatial resolution. 2016-07-27