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Open Access Journal Publication: implementation, copyright and dissemination, using the Journal of Maps as a case study
Smith, M.J. US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1385, 43-46. Open access (OA) journals are rapidly becoming an important channel for publishing academic articles and, although they represent a small proportion of the total number of journals published annually, it is significant that organisations such as British Medical Journals (BMJ) operate in this manner. This article explores the broad implementation of OA journals, issues pertaining to copyright and the distribution of (geospatial) research data.

posted on: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 | path: /publications/proceedings | permanent link to this entry

Glacial striae observations for Ireland compiled from historic records
Smith, M.J., Knight, J. and Field, K. US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1385, 105-107. Glacial landform mapping is one of the primarily inputs for the reconstruction of past glacial environments and processes, potentially inferring maximum ice sheet extent, primary ice flow configurations, and ice sheet dynamics....

posted on: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 | path: /publications/proceedings | permanent link to this entry

High spatial resolution data acquisition for the geosciences: kite aerial photography
Smith, M.J., Chandler, J. and Rose, J. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34, 155-161. This paper highlights the requirement for very high resolution (<0....

posted on: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Enter Plan B
I came across Donald Clark's Plan B blog blog recently and have been both impressed, and quite amused by mahy of his musings....

posted on: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 | path: /fun | permanent link to this entry

Geotat for a geot*at (or maybe that should be a geowanker!)
Following on from the last blog on the Geo8 trade show and, in particular, following on from the last AGI Tat Awards, I would like to announce the formal re-inauguration of the official, unofficial, Geo8 Tat Awards, or simply GeoTat (for those American readers the title might be lost on you....

posted on: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

Geo8: the new GIS trade show?
Since the demise of the AGI Trade Show in 2006, I've felt that there has been somewhat of a void in the GIS industry....

posted on: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

1st year field trip to Swansea
I've just got back from our first year geography field trip to the Gower Peninsula. Designated the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1949, development is limited and so it is relatively unspoilt and quite wild....

posted on: Sat, 05 Apr 2008 | path: /meetings | permanent link to this entry

"My point buffers are't round." "No problem sir, that is an ArcMap design feature."
One of my MSc students was recently completing a piece of coursework that required finding a solution to a spatial task, part of which involved the creation of buffers....

posted on: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry