Jisc geospatial data gives academics access to millions of open data maps

Re-posted from Jisc News.

Integration of Airbus’ Vision-1 satellite imagery and the GeoSeer search tool give students and academics access to millions of open access geographical data sets

Jisc is pleased to announce the launch of the improved Jisc geospatial data service providing universities and colleges easy and free access to more than 1.6 million geographical datasets from around the world, including the most comprehensive index of maps ever brought together.

The service features the implementation of a new search tool, GeoSeer, and the access to Airbus’ Vision-1 satellite imagery.

The Jisc service brings open data and licensed data together in one interface, integrating GeoSeer which can search for spatial data by location and subject. It also offers the opportunity to review multiple search results at once by overlaying any of the datasets to study and compare changes in the landscape over time.

Phil Brownnett, head of UK programmes at Airbus Defence and Space – Intelligence said:

“We are very pleased to have been working with Jisc to provide academics and students easy access to valuable datasets, especially Vision-1 high-resolution satellite data. We are committed to empowering researchers and this will help transform their geographical work.”

Early next year, Airbus’ Vision-1 satellite imagery will complete this dataset, allowing researchers to focus on specific locations across the world, with fine and up-to-date details. Jisc is looking to work with universities to explore how the GeoSeer tool and Vision-1 data can enhance research, teaching and learning.

Cam Swift, geospatial data service development manager at Jisc, said:

“We worked with Airbus to integrate GeoSeer into our service, bringing together over 1.6 million open source maps and licensed data into one easy to use interface. This will make it easier for students, academics and researchers to use geographical information.

“Users can log into one service bringing together open access and licensed geography data and working with them seamlessly.”

Jonathan Moules, founder of GeoSeer said:

“It’s great to see all of this data made readily available to so many people. Freely available geographical data is really hard to find using conventional means and GeoSeer was developed to ameliorate that. Now thousands in academia have access to this data and can utilise it by simply typing in a search term and then add their desired search layers.”

Nature Electronics

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z :Nature Electronics

From the  website for the journal website:

“Nature Electronics publishes both fundamental and applied research across all areas of electronics, from the study of novel phenomena and devices, to the design, construction and wider application of electronic circuits. It also covers commercial and industrial aspects of electronics research. The journal focuses on the development of technology and on understanding the impact such developments could have on society. Nature Electronics incorporates the research of scientists, engineers and industry, and provides comment, review and analysis of the key issues shaping the field and the key technologies reshaping society.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from 2018 Volume 1 number 1 to present.

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Trial resource: Vetlexicon

The University of Cambridge now has trial access to Vetlexicon, the veterinary medicine resource from Vetstream.

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Access is enabled from 5 November 2019 up to 31 January 2020.

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Vetstream Vetlexicon Canis, Felis, Lapis and Equis (dogs, cats, rabbits and horses) services are  online encyclopaedias of point-of-care clinical veterinary information.

The content is provided by 900 of the world’s leading veterinary clinicians and includes more than 19,000 peer-reviewed articles on diseases and their pathogens, diagnostic tests, medical and surgical treatments as well as breeds and owner factsheets and images, videos and heart sounds.

The content is categorised into 30 body systems and disciplines and cross-linked to each other. This allows the veterinarian to move between all the relevant information relating to a particular case, enabling them to diagnose, treat and effectively communicate all the relevant information to the owner.


Trial access: Making of Modern Law – Foreign, Comparative, and International law, 1600-1926

Trial access is now available for the University of Cambridge to the Making of Modern Law – Foreign, Comparative, and International Law, 1600-1926 e-resource.

Access the trial via this link until 29 November 2019.

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Making of Modern Law (MOML) is a series of nine collections of which the University Library, with the Squire Law Library, acquired the Legal Treatises collection in 2017.

Each collection comprises a range of analytical, theoretical, and practical literature, supporting the study of law by providing valuable resources form the most influential writers throughout history.

The Foreign, Comparative, and International Law, 1600-1926 collection comprises study treatises and a range of other legal documents from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, several hundred classics since the seventeenth century, and book sources that compare legal systems across the world.

This archive collects them all in one place and features the work of some of the great legal theorists, including Gentili, Selden, Zouche, and more.

It is a resource to explore the roots of English common law in the recesses of European history, with access to texts on Ancient Roman, Jewish, and Islamic law.

Gentili, Alberico – In titulum Digestorum De verborum significatione commentarius, 1614 

Trial access: Harper’s Bazaar

Trial access is now enabled for the University of Cambridge to the digitized archive of Harper’s Bazaar.

The trial is available from this link until 28 November 2019.

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The archive includes the US (1867 to present) and UK (1930-2015) editions of Harper’s Bazaar.

The issues are reproduced as high-resolution colour page images and supported by fully searchable text and article-level indexing.

This resource chronicles over 150 years of American, British, and international fashion, culture, and society, supporting researchers by offering unique insights into the events, attitudes, and interests of the modern era.

“I pray for him all the time,” Pelos says of Donald Trump, as we stand surrounded by shimmering stained glass in the chapel of Trinity College, her alma mater, in Northeast Washington.  Looking chic in a bright turquoise pantsuit and matching heels, she dips her fingers in holy water and makes the sign of the cross.  Since I am a graduate of Catholic University, just down the road, I join her.  At night and in church on Sunday, I pray for him,” she continues.  The prayer is that God will open his heart to meet the needs of the American people.  i said to my pastor, “These prayers are not working.”  He replied, ‘Maybe you’re not praying hard enough.'” – Dowd, M. (2019, 10). WHY IS NANCY PELOSI PRAYING FOR TRUMP? Harper’s Bazaar, , 188-192. Retrieved from https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/2305759740?accountid=9851

Nancy Pelosi, Supreme Court news conference to call for the reversal of President Trump’s travel ban on refugees and immigrants from several Middle East countries – Photograph Lorie Shaull, 30 January 2017, Wikimedia CC-BY SA 2.0

Departures in Critical Qualitative Research

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z :Departures in Critical Qualitative Research

From the  website for the journal:

“Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (formerly Qualitative Communication Research) publishes innovative, experimental, aesthetic, and provocative works on the theories, practices, and possibilities of critical qualitative research. Departures is a forum for scholars in diverse disciplines to converse on, contest, and creatively reimagine the form, purpose, and mission of their work. The journal seeks works charting scholarly and theoretical developments in critical qualitative research, exemplars of methodological innovation, and inventive demonstrations of research as an aesthetic intervention and mode of critique..”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 7 number 4 (2018) to present.

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