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=== Overview of the Georeferencing Working Group ===
 
=== Overview of the Georeferencing Working Group ===
The Georeferencing Working Group (GWG) currently consists of 11 members from across the biodiversity natural history collections community from east coast to west coast. If you'd like to get involved, simply contact any member of the [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/IDigBio_Working_Groups#Georeferencing_Working_Group_.28GWG.29 iDigBio GWG].
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The Georeferencing Working Group (GWG) currently consists of 16 members from across the biodiversity natural history collections community from east coast to west coast. If you'd like to get involved, simply contact any member of the [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/IDigBio_Working_Groups#Georeferencing_Working_Group_.28GWG.29 iDigBio GWG].
  
As one of our first projects, there's a workshop coming up for those with georeferencing experience who would like to learn how train others to georeference. Check out the details at [https://www.idigbio.org/content/idigbios-first-train-trainers-georeferencing-workshop Train the Trainers workshop October 8 - 12, 2012]
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As one of our first projects, we put together a workshop tailored for those ''with georeferencing experience'' focusing on training others to georeference. Check out the details at [https://www.idigbio.org/content/idigbios-first-train-trainers-georeferencing-workshop Train the Trainers workshop October 8 - 12, 2012]. Follwing the success of that meeting, we put together a second [http://tinyurl.com/idbttt2 Train the Trainers workshop August 12th - 16th, 2013] to train even more people!
  
At the same time, we're working on collating georeferencing materials and links to materials here in the Wiki Pages for use by the entire community.
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At the same time, we're working on collating georeferencing materials and links to materials here in the Wiki Pages for use by the entire community. We encourage you to share your georeferencing workflows and protocols and add your favorite links to our georeferencing wiki.
  
=== Georeferencing ===
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=== [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Georeferencing Georeferencing Resources] ===
Find out what's out there to help you georeference your natural history collection specimen data. Check out the [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Georeferencing Georeferencing Resources] put together by the GWG and the broader community.
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Check out our compiled [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Georeferencing Georeferencing Resources] to help you georeference your natural history collection specimen data. This collection of sites and data was put together by the GWG and the broader community. Please add to it!
  
=== Notes from the Beginning ===
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=== Origins and Goals of the GWG ===
From the first iDigBio 2011 Summit, the GWG formed and first met at the iDigBio IT Standards Workshop where the group compiled an initial list of activities and goals for the GWG.
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[http://tinyurl.com/GwgInitialRoadMap Georeferencing Break Out Group Summary Road Map] from the iDigBio IT Standards Meeting in March 2012.These items have been prioritized and presented to the iDigBio steering committee for feedback. The GWG formed from community input from the first iDigBio 2011 Summit. The GWG first met together at the iDigBio IT Standards Workshop where the group compiled an initial list of activities and goals, a road map, for the GWG.You can read more about these here: [[Media:GeoRefScope_Background_Prioritization7September2012Web.pdf|iDigBio GWG Prioritized Road Map Items]].
  
*[http://tinyurl.com/GwgInitialRoadMap Georeferencing Break Out Group Summary Road Map] from the iDigBio IT Standards Meeting in March 2012.
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=== Imagining a Locality Service ===
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[https://www.idigbio.org/sites/default/files/working-groups/gwg/DraftOfiDigBioLocalityService.docx Imagining a Locality Service]. ([https://www.idigbio.org/sites/default/files/working-groups/gwg/DraftOfiDigBioLocalityService.docx A DRAFT COPY ONLY] from the iDigBio GWG).
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*This copy is dated 9 Feb 2015. This is a working copy and in no way represents a final version. It’s a compilation of possibilities. It represents the GWG envisioning the possibilities for locality services and how they might be implemented.
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*The purpose of this document is to describe the functional requirements of a locality service that provides a mechanism whereby data associated with previously georeferenced locality descriptions may be leveraged in the process of georeferencing.
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*Rationale: Current georeferencing workflows available in the natural history collections community today often result in projects georeferencing the same localities over and over again. Development and deployment of a locality service as outlined in this document addresses this time-consuming and expensive issue. Future workflows taking advantage of this service would see several benefits: faster georeferencing as well as improved efficiency and accuracy. In addition, a service of this type facilitates community input (annotation) for georeferences.
  
Theseitems have been prioritized and presented to the iDigBio steering committee for feedback. You can read the feedback here:
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=== GPS Apps Research Project ===
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Join us in our goal to collect data to compare and contrast GPS apps with each other and compared to a GPS unit. You can gather and submit data with us.
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*[http://www.idigbio.org/sites/default/files/working-groups/gwg/SoYouPlanToUseaGPSapp.pdf GPS App Data Collection Instructions (pdf)]
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*Download [http://www.idigbio.org/sites/default/files/working-groups/gwg/GPSappsDataForm.xlsx Data collection form (spreadsheet)]
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*Collect your data, fill out and rename the form as instructed, and then please submit your data to dpaul@fsu.edu
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Many thanks from the GWG!
  
*[https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/File:GeoRefScope_Background_Prioritization7September2012Web.pdf iDigBio GWG Prioritized Action Items with Steering Committee Feedback]
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=== [[GWG Meeting Notes]] ===
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See what we're up to in the GWG.
  
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=== Georeferencing Workshops ===
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*[https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/GWG_Train_the_Trainers_Workshop Agenda - iDigBio's First Train the Trainers (TTT1) Georeferencing Workshop]
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*[https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/GWG_Second_Train_the_Trainers_Workshop Agenda - iDigBio's Second Train the Trainers (TTT2) Georeferencing Workshop]
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=== [[TTT1TTT2|Need Georeferencing Instructors?]] ===
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Here's our [[TTT1TTT2|list]] of those trained from georeferencing workshops TTT1 & TTT2.
 
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Latest revision as of 11:53, 17 May 2015

Overview of the Georeferencing Working Group

The Georeferencing Working Group (GWG) currently consists of 16 members from across the biodiversity natural history collections community from east coast to west coast. If you'd like to get involved, simply contact any member of the iDigBio GWG.

As one of our first projects, we put together a workshop tailored for those with georeferencing experience focusing on training others to georeference. Check out the details at Train the Trainers workshop October 8 - 12, 2012. Follwing the success of that meeting, we put together a second Train the Trainers workshop August 12th - 16th, 2013 to train even more people!

At the same time, we're working on collating georeferencing materials and links to materials here in the Wiki Pages for use by the entire community. We encourage you to share your georeferencing workflows and protocols and add your favorite links to our georeferencing wiki.

Georeferencing Resources

Check out our compiled Georeferencing Resources to help you georeference your natural history collection specimen data. This collection of sites and data was put together by the GWG and the broader community. Please add to it!

Origins and Goals of the GWG

Georeferencing Break Out Group Summary Road Map from the iDigBio IT Standards Meeting in March 2012.These items have been prioritized and presented to the iDigBio steering committee for feedback. The GWG formed from community input from the first iDigBio 2011 Summit. The GWG first met together at the iDigBio IT Standards Workshop where the group compiled an initial list of activities and goals, a road map, for the GWG.You can read more about these here: iDigBio GWG Prioritized Road Map Items.

Imagining a Locality Service

Imagining a Locality Service. (A DRAFT COPY ONLY from the iDigBio GWG).

  • This copy is dated 9 Feb 2015. This is a working copy and in no way represents a final version. It’s a compilation of possibilities. It represents the GWG envisioning the possibilities for locality services and how they might be implemented.
  • The purpose of this document is to describe the functional requirements of a locality service that provides a mechanism whereby data associated with previously georeferenced locality descriptions may be leveraged in the process of georeferencing.
  • Rationale: Current georeferencing workflows available in the natural history collections community today often result in projects georeferencing the same localities over and over again. Development and deployment of a locality service as outlined in this document addresses this time-consuming and expensive issue. Future workflows taking advantage of this service would see several benefits: faster georeferencing as well as improved efficiency and accuracy. In addition, a service of this type facilitates community input (annotation) for georeferences.

GPS Apps Research Project

Join us in our goal to collect data to compare and contrast GPS apps with each other and compared to a GPS unit. You can gather and submit data with us.

Many thanks from the GWG!

GWG Meeting Notes

See what we're up to in the GWG.

Georeferencing Workshops

Need Georeferencing Instructors?

Here's our list of those trained from georeferencing workshops TTT1 & TTT2.


The Georeferencing Working Group(GWG) is working together to develop content and deliverables that will serve the broader digitization community.

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