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JISC Funding Cut – Update for New Academic Year 2013/14

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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 will provide funding to maintain Landmap until the end of December 2013. This includes an operational This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , workshops, access to datasets and updates to e-learning content.

From 1 January 2014 - 31 July 2014 Landmap datasets and e-learning content will remain online but with no helpdesk support or updates of content.

It is advisable for undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations that datasets are obtained before the 31 July 2014 as data availability cannot be guaranteed thereafter.

Until the end of 2013 Jisc and Mimas will continue to seek alternative sources of funding and to identify different ways in which the current service can be sustained without Jisc funding. We will keep you updated on progress in securing alternative funding if and when this happens.

Whilst we are working hard to secure alternative funding we welcome suggestions, ideas or points of contact that we should approach via the Helpdesk This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Finally the team would like to thank our users, contributors and partners for making Landmap such a success over the years and we look forward to working with you during the remainder of this year and hopefully beyond.

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