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Open Data and how it’s shaping marine GI analytics

The last five years have seen a dramatic change in the availability of marine spatial data, resulting in a greater understanding of the marine environment.


‘Open Data’ widens the possibilities to complete new and innovative research, providing fresh solutions to old issues and redefining the opportunities available to the whole geographic information (GI) community.

The last five years have seen a dramatic change in the availability of marine spatial data, resulting in a greater understanding of the marine environment. The future holds great opportunities for marine GI analysis by utilising open data to its fullest, however the increase of available data will come with new challenges.

Fiona Miller, ABPmer GIS Analyst, has written a White Paper discussing the importance of Open Data in relation to the marine science community, with an emphasis on how this is shaping future opportunities for research and GI analysis.

Read our White Paper: The Rise of Open Data

The Paper was used to inform the AGI’s 2020 Foresight Report, available at the AGI website.