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Scholars GeoPortal: Discovering data one layer at a time

Presenter 1
Leanne Hindmarch
Ontario Council of University Libraries
Presenter 2
Jennifer Marvin
University of Guelph Library

Launched this spring, Scholars GeoPortal (, the newest service of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) allows students, staff, and faculty at Ontario universities to discover, manipulate, and download a wide range of geospatial datasets. The result of a collaborative project involving participants from libraries across the province, the GeoPortal presents consortially licensed data collections to the academic community using exiting new tools that offer state-of-the-art web mapping features. Rich in data and highly visually engaging, the Scholars GeoPortal is the perfect material for a pecha kucha session! We'll provide a whirlwind tour of the portal itself, while touching on lessons learned while undertaking this complex project.

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