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					                  The Marine Irish Digital Atlas

                               Ned Dwyer



Ned Dwyer, CMRC             Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                    Core MIDA Team



       Liz O’ Dea      Val Cummins                Ciara Herron




      Ned Dwyer        Juan Arévalo               Iban Ameztoy




Ned Dwyer, CMRC        Coastal Atlases Workshop           July 25th , 2006
           Contributors (Past & Present)



      Declan Dunne    Josu Ramirez               Dídac Perales




      Kathrin Kopke   Kristell Coutel             Carlo Brondi


                      and others…….

Ned Dwyer, CMRC       Coastal Atlases Workshop           July 25th , 2006
                  MIDA Vision
    MIDA should become a key on-line resource
      for all who are interested in coastal and
      marine information and data for Ireland




Ned Dwyer, CMRC     Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
     Coastal and Marine Information Access




Ned Dwyer, CMRC    Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                  The MIDA Solution




                                   MIDA




Ned Dwyer, CMRC       Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                  An Island Wide Atlas

 • Cross Border Collaboration
                                                          Coleraine
      –   Funding
      –   Development
      –   Data
      –   Information




                                                   Cork




Ned Dwyer, CMRC         Coastal Atlases Workshop          July 25th , 2006
                  The MIDA Audience

     •   Government Agencies
     •   Local Authorities
     •   Commercial
     •   Education/Research
     •   Tourism
     •   NGO
     •   Public



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                         Atlas Structure
                                 MIDA


                                Web GIS


                  Information                   Data Archive



    General         Specialised            Spatial Data        Searchable
                                                               Metadata

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         Layers                Interactive Map




                     Information

Ned Dwyer, CMRC   Coastal Atlases Workshop       July 25th , 2006
        Data Collection and Management




Ned Dwyer, CMRC   Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                  Data Model and Categories


       Management         Protected areas
                                                      SAC



                            Boundaries                SPA
         Physical
       Environment
                                                     Ramsar
                             Heritage
        Biological
       Environment


                          Hierarchical tree model
     Economic Activity


Ned Dwyer, CMRC           Coastal Atlases Workshop            July 25th , 2006
                  Data Collection Approach


• Identify Priority layers

• Identify Data Holders

• Determine spatial data exists

• Acquire/create data layer




Ned Dwyer, CMRC          Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                       Data Agreements

      Memorandum of Understanding
          Data Supplier Conditions
          •   Display in the atlas
          •   Copyright
          •   Download
          •   Etc.
          CMRC Conditions
          •   No third party use
          •   Restrict access to attributes
          •   Costs of licensing, purchase
          •   Etc.
Ned Dwyer, CMRC              Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                       Data Quality


• Variability in quality
    – Data presented as owner provides it
    – Atlas presentation issues
• Metadata
    – Difficulty acquiring adequate metadata
    – Data compromised if MD insufficient




Ned Dwyer, CMRC          Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                  Data Collection Challenges

  Time Consuming because:

  • Data in many organisations
  • Lack of data catalogues
  • Providing data seen as
    low priority
  • Limited GIS ready data
  • Variable data quality
  • Poor/non-existent metadata

Ned Dwyer, CMRC           Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                  Data Collection Lessons


   •   Robust data model
   •   Huge time investment
   •   Poor data documentation
   •   Intellectual property rights
   •   Expensive base data




Ned Dwyer, CMRC          Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                  Technology




Ned Dwyer, CMRC   Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                  Technology: Software Used


    Open Source Solution

    • Linux Apache Server
    • Minnesota Map Server
    • PostgreS Database




Ned Dwyer, CMRC           Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
              Technology: System overview




Ned Dwyer, CMRC        Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
              Technology: Database Driven


   • Optimises data management
   • Permits efficient searching
   • Facilitates catalogue sharing

   • Data files are not in a database




Ned Dwyer, CMRC        Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                  Technology lessons



• Open source allows flexibility
• Requires programming capability
• DB management system vital




Ned Dwyer, CMRC       Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                  Metadata




Ned Dwyer, CMRC   Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                     Metadata Review


   • MIDA review of existing standards
        –   Dominant standards
        –   Review of each standard
        –   Metadata sharing considerations
        –   Future trends in standardisation




Ned Dwyer, CMRC          Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                   Metadata Standards


     • Among reviewed:
         –   FGDC (USA)
         –   ANZLIC (Australia)
         –   NGDF (UK)
         –   ISO 19115
         –   CEN (Europe)




Ned Dwyer, CMRC          Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                  Metadata: Irish Situation

     • Currently no national standard
     • Organisations choose own standard
         – If metadata exists!
         – Marine Institute, EPA, GSI  ISO 19115
     • ISDI in development
         – For governmental organisations
         – Led by Dept. of the Environment
         – Meet ISO 19115 standards



Ned Dwyer, CMRC           Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                     Metadata in MIDA

   • Discovery
        – Core database
        – Subset / Profile of
                 ISO 19115
        – 55 elements
        – ISO XML tags
   • Abstract
        – Initial metadata access
        – Taken from Discovery DB
   • Full
        – As data owner supplies it

Ned Dwyer, CMRC            Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                  Discovery Metadata Entry



   •   Custom-built wizard
   •   Web-accessible
   •   Basic error checking
   •   XML output




Ned Dwyer, CMRC          Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
             Metadata for Data Management


   • MIDA data
     management
   • ArcCatalog FGDC
   • Saved with archived
     data




Ned Dwyer, CMRC       Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                  Metadata Lessons

   •   Poor metadata availability
   •   Creation time consuming
   •   Appreciated by users
   •   ISO 19115 has facilitated
        catalogue sharing




Ned Dwyer, CMRC         Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                  Atlas Functionality




Ned Dwyer, CMRC       Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                  Atlas Functionality

    • Map tools

    • Data layers

    • Metadata

    • Information



Ned Dwyer, CMRC       Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                  Functionality: Map Tools




Ned Dwyer, CMRC          Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                  Functionality: Map Tools




Ned Dwyer, CMRC          Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                  Functionality: Data Layers

                     Main Categories

                        Subcategories


                                         Layers




Ned Dwyer, CMRC            Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
         Functionality: Data Layers- Search



                                                special




Ned Dwyer, CMRC      Coastal Atlases Workshop             July 25th , 2006
                  Functionality: Data Layers




Ned Dwyer, CMRC           Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                  Functionality: Metadata




Ned Dwyer, CMRC         Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                  Functionality: Information




Ned Dwyer, CMRC           Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                  Functionality: Information




Ned Dwyer, CMRC           Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
          Atlas Data and Information Status


                             > 115 data layers



                             > 30 organisations



                             22 of 84 topics written


Ned Dwyer, CMRC      Coastal Atlases Workshop     July 25th , 2006
                          Atlas Usage

     • Prototype live May 2005
     • Low level publicity
         – Conferences
         – Specialist articles
     • Testing and populating
         – User workshops
         – Adding layers and information
         – Bug fixing



Ned Dwyer, CMRC             Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                    Atlas Usage




      More than 7200 visitors since May 2005


Ned Dwyer, CMRC       Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                  Current Atlas Development

• Node in Irish Spatial Data Exchange (ISDE)
    – Shares metadata across distributed network
• Maintenance and update of data & info.
    – New layers & information pages




Ned Dwyer, CMRC           Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                  What’s Next with MIDA?



   • Improve efficiency of data
     management
   • Design & presentation
   • Regional datasets
   • Additional tools
   • Educational modules


  Will collectively address issues this week
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• MIDA is a key part of marine infrastructure in Ireland
• MIDA is a successful cross-border collaborative effort
• MIDA is the only Irish web GIS to bring together
  spatial data from so many organisations
• MIDA is a flagship project of the CMRC and will be
  maintained into the future

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                  http://mida.ucc.ie/




Ned Dwyer, CMRC        Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006
                  Official MIDA Launch




     Aula Maxima: 5:30pm today




Ned Dwyer, CMRC        Coastal Atlases Workshop   July 25th , 2006

				
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