COINAtlantic GeoContent Generator
The COINAtlantic GeoContent Generator (CGG) is a free online utility that allows users to generate and publish geospatial polygons that describe a publication or data etc. online that will be found by the Google search engine. It is intended to be a simple-to-use tool that will allow non-specialists to allow others to find and view ‘GeoContent’ - metadata about projects/data etc. that is tied to a geographic area.
The CGG allows users to input a description of their organization, publication and/or data source for publication on the internet. Included in the CGG is a function for defining the geographic area of interest. This can be done by selecting from a number of existing geographic polygons, drawing your own area of interest on an interactive map or by importing existing geographic information. Once completed, the file is saved on a server that is indexed by the internet search engine, such as Google, so that others will be able to find your information and the geographical area of interest related to your information.
The application consists of five steps:
Step 1: Generate feature: geospatial attribute selection or generation
Step 2: Enter attributes: add textual metadata
Step 3: Add image
Step 4: Finalize: review your inputs before publishing
Step 5: Confirmation
The CGG showing the Shepody Bay Coastalshed in New Brunswick as part of step one of the tool.
Learn more about the COINAtlantic Philosophy underpinning the CSU.
"COINAtlantic - A Better Way to Implement a Geospatial Portal" in Directions Magazine.
The COINAtlantic Internet Visibility Initiative is available to help your organization make the most of the CGG.