Geographic Info in the Age of Big Data: talk 3/27
March 14, 2017

Wade Bishop from the UT School of Information Sciences will speak on “Geographic Information: Organization, Access, and Use” on Monday, March 27. All are invited to his presentation at 3:30 p.m. in Room 213 of the John C. Hodges Library.

Geographic information (GI) in the context of big data creates new avenues of research related to its organization, access, and use, as outlined in a new book co-authored by Bishop. In this presentation, Bishop will give an overview of the background and challenges facing the preservation of GI, including:

• The roles of librarians, archivists, data scientists, and other information professionals in the creation of GI records for its organization, access, and use
• Geospatial data discovery, fitness for use, and meeting information needs
Bishop is assistant professor in the UT School of Information Sciences. He holds an MLIS from the University of South Florida and a PhD from Florida State University. His research focus is geographic information (GI) organization, access, and use, as well as the study of GI occupations, education, and training. Other research interests include physical access for users of Geographic Information Systems in US public libraries and the evaluation of services and resources in academic and public libraries.