Mar 082011

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Benefits to both host and wider community include:

The Cardiff University research group will benefit by having new means to visualise and expose their data to a broader community and range of stakeholders. The EPSRC/RETROFIT participants and larger stakeholder group will benefit by improved access to the Cardiff research teams outputs and the facility to conduct critical appraisal of research outputs. Community and stakeholder interaction with the various scenarios will be explored through guided EPSRC workshops.

EDINA will benefit principally through gaining experience with temporal Web Map Services and implementation of the Memento framework. The groundwork for future temporal facilities on, for example, archival copies of the large scale Ordnance Survey database, will also help inform future directions for the Digimap services. Additionally, the groundwork will provide a prototype exemplar capable of being readily extended more broadly to existing JISC geo-infrastructure.

The Memento Development Group will benefit by the addition of a new use case – an explicitly geospatial one. Additionally, the project provides a means to explore the issues related to ‘web’ and ‘content’ time and thus provides a valuable contribution to the future development of Memento.

Overall we believe the broader community will benefit by the innovative adoption of both WMS-T and Memento. In isolation both of these technologies have specific communities to which they are of immediate interest. Taken together they provide a vehicle for innovation and also provide a means for technology exposure into ‘non-traditional’ community spaces – in the case of the ‘geo-community’ this brings Memento to the fore and in the case of Memento it provides a challenging new domain area – geospatial.