It’s been awhile since my last post – I’ve been locked away in my apartment on research leave for the past two weeks. I’m working on a database-backed web directory for finding GIS data, as I’m tired of dealing with bookmarks, html lists, and protracted web searches for keeping track of datasets. The goal is to keep it simple and standards-based. The basic architecture is in place; I’m just struggling to learn and apply PHP. Fingers crossed, I may have a prototype ready by the end of my next round of leave this summer.
I’m also still reading Georeferencing by Linda Hill, which extensively covers gazetteers and and metadata standards.Â It’s definetly worth checking out, from a library near you.