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Showing posts from January, 2012

OpenLexington + GIS Workshop

This video highlights/promotes a specific community-based GIS project in partnership with OpenLexington and Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.  Students in this year's GIS workshop will work with OpenLexington to collect data to demonstrate the utility of open data within municipal government.

Matt Wilson on GIS Workshop from UK College of Arts & Sciences on Vimeo.

UPDATE (2/3):  See an article written by UK PR about this effort:

Lexington, Ky. (Feb. 3, 2012) --The University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences is partnering with the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government in an effort to open the municipal government's data practices.
The call for open data, or publicly available data, has been widespread throughout Lexington government. Mayor Jim Gray included the initiative in his election platform, and the Urban County Council agreed that open data is important for Lexington Fayette Urban County development.
UK geography Professor Matt Wilson is leading th…

GIS Workshop Podcast

The Arts & Science PR team created this podcast describing the GIS Workshop course I'm offering this semester.  More details about the partnerships/projects will be posted, soon.