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Jisc Funding Cut

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Over the past 11 years we have been delighted to be able to provide Landmap, a Jisc-funded service, to 139 institutions with a wide range of geospatial datasets and e-learning materials to support research and teaching.

 

During this period we have been fortunate to receive funding for this service solely from Jisc, the independent education charity.  However the harsh economic climate is forcing Jisc to review the number of projects and services they are able to support on an ongoing basis.

 

Jisc has now confirmed, because of changes to their business priorities, 2013 will be the last year that they will be able to support the provision of Landmap. The service will continue to be available until 31 December 2013. However, Jisc has initiated a working group to look at the optimisation of the geospatial data services it supports and Landmap is part of this review.

 

This means that Landmap will continue in its current form until the end of the year. Jisc and Mimas are now working hard to secure alternative funding and to identify different ways in which some or all of the current service might continue to be made available in 2014 and beyond.

 

No decisions have yet been made about LandmapĀ¹s long-term future, and we will keep you updated on our progress as the year unfolds.  We look forward to working with you during this year and hopefully beyond.

Please do express your views by completing the Landmap: Funding Flux Survey 2013.

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