Child of ten standard and U∙Geo
Various #jiscgeo communications have invited comment on the ‘child of ten standard’ as applied to our project deliverables – i.e. could a child of ten achieve anything with our product in ten minutes. It’s difficult to comment in any really compelling way on this – reasonably, I find it difficult to imagine any child of ten taking even a vague interest in metadata mapping or trying to locate geospatial variables in survey data 😉 .
To take things slightly less literally we could ask; what could a non-expert achieve with our product in 10 minutes? Well, we can confidently say that there is a very clear difference between our geo-browser product and the relatively minimal documentation that it builds upon. The interface invites the exploration of geospatial metadata – a task that could previously have involved much frustration is now elegantly simple. Given that one of our geo-browsers key aims is to provide non-expert users with better tools for working with data, we are particularly proud of this usability.
We should be ready to give more information on our final products in the very near future!