The Information Services Group incorporates the following divisions:

  • User Services
  • Library and University Collections
  • Applications
  • Learning, Teaching and Web
  • IT Infrastructure
  • EDINA and Data Library
  • The Digital Curation Centre
Each of these divisions provides key services and undertakes projects from time to time, which may produce datasets of interest to a broader community.

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Recent Submissions

  • ePython - a tiny Python implementation for micro-core architectures 

    Brown, Nick
    ePython is a 24Kb implementation of Python that we have developed, specifically targetting highly parallel micro-core architectures. The main version here is optimised for the Epiphany architecture, but can be easily ported ...
  • Met Office NERC Cloud model (MONC) 

    Brown, Nick; Weiland, Michele
    This is the source code for the Met Office NERC Cloud model (MONC) which is an atmospheric model used to study clouds and turbulent flows. It has been shown to scale to over 32768 compute cores and includes both the ...
  • The Blizzard Challenge 2017 

    Ronanki, Srikanth; EPSRC - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
    WITHDRAWN: This item has been withdrawn from DataShare at the request of Professor Simon King and is no longer available.The Blizzard Challenge 2017 was the thirteenth annual Blizzard Challenge and was once again organised ...
  • Scoping Statistical Analysis Support 

    Nelson-Viljoen, Cindy; McDonnell, Diarmuid
    The aim of this survey was to collect feedback about existing training programmes in statistical analysis for postgraduate researchers at the University of Edinburgh, as well as respondents’ preferred methods for training, ...
  • Feel The Heat - A World Temperature Data Quilt 

    Zaenker, Julia; Vladis, Nathalie
    Feel The Heat - A World Temperature Data Quilt is based on the HADCRUT4 dataset of world temperature data. Each row of the quilt represents a year. Each square in a row represents the average world temperature according ...
  • The Surface of Significance 

    Godfrey, Lucas; Giannotti, Matt
    Surface of Significance is an ongoing research project in the School of GeoSciences with the aim of reconceptualising geographic space such that a relative view of space may be modelled computationally to support highly ...
  • 2011 Output Areas Entropy Index 

    Reid, James
    Ethnic segregation as measured by the Entropy Index provides a measure of how homogeneous or diversified an area is in respect to others. Where the Index is computed as 0 this implies a fully homogeneous ethic composition. ...
  • FOSS4G UK Training Data 

    Armitage, Tom
    Several datasets and workbook for use in the Visualising Arts and Humanities Data Workshop at the FOSS4G UK 2016 conference in Southampton. Tiff data generated from OpenStreetMap in QGIS as a screen Grab. (CC BY_SA). London ...
  • Parishes 2013 Error 

    Zolnai, Andrew
    Ordnance Survey 2013 Boundary Line Parish polygons for East Anglia were passed thru 1SpatialOnline validation test to find kick-backs and spikes among ill-connected polygons. These show that polygon errors submitted to ...
  • Deaths as a result of Air Pollution 2010 

    Pope, Addy
    This dataset show the mortality estimates that can be attributed to air pollution, broken down by Local Authority. The data contains, Population(25+), Deaths (25+), Mean Anthropogenic PM, Attributable deaths, Attributable ...
  • Indices of Deprivation England and Wales 2010 

    Pope, Addy
    The English Indices of Deprivation 2010 provide a relative measure of deprivation at small area level across England. Areas are ranked from least deprived to most deprived on seven different dimensions of deprivation and ...
  • DCW data for the UK 

    McGarva, Guy
    The Digital Chart of the World (DCW) is an Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) product originally developed for the US Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) using DMA data. This data was downloaded from the Penn ...
  • Food Standards Agency - England and Wales 

    Pope, Addy
    This dataset contains the results of Food Standards Agency inspections of food outlets in England and Wales. The FSA inspect and rate food outlets, scores of 0-5 are returned with 0/1 indicating urgent and immediate action ...
  • Watsonian Vice County Boundaries 

    Pope, Addy
    The Vice County system for Great Britain was devised by an English botanist, Hewett Cottrell Watson, for the purposes of illustrating plant distributions These digitised boundaries are available free-of-charge as a download ...
  • Broad Rental Market Areas (Scotland) 

    Boswarva, Owen
    Broad Rental Market Areas (BRMAs) are the geographical areas used to determine Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates. This dataset covers Scotland only. Please see the Doc folder for more details. Released by Rent Service ...
  • Working with map data in GIS 

    McGarva, Guy; Carr, Viv
    Wind Farms - follows on from the 'Dave' Data Download case study. View and symbolise OS raster and height data and Wind Farm location data. GIS vector data. This dataset was first accessioned in the EDINA ShareGeo Open ...
  • RSPB2013 Birdcount Map 

    Zolnai, Andrew
    RSPB2013 bird count on Ordnance Survey Counties 1) reformatted to birdcounts by County 2) cleaned up OS counties UK base map 3) added RSPB bird counts by County. OS_RSPB_meta.pdf contains Ordnance Survey Data (c) Crown ...
  • Smoking Status 2010 

    Pope, Addy
    This dataset shows the % of smokers in Great Britain The data is divided into Euro Regions and broken down by sex. It classifies smokers as light/moderate/heavy and ex-regular. data sourced from and then joined ...
  • East Anglia Medieval Fenlands Economic Wealth 

    Zolnai, Andrew
    Darby (1969, 1974) describes the economic geography of East Anglia from the 1087 Domesday census, and the 1327-34 and the 1640-1641 Subsidy tax assessments. The switch of wealth from the Uplands in the north and south, to ...
  • GB Station Use 

    Zolnai, Andrew
    Guardian Data Blog released passenger traffic info by Great Britain stations. These are posted by Royal Mail postcode centroids, on backdrop of Ordnance Survey county polygons, and NOAA GSSHG coastline for GB. contains ...

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