Miss Rachel Heaven

Miss Rachel Heaven

Senior Developer Geoinformatics

Location: BGS Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3382

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Biography

  • 2000 : Geoinformatics, British Geological Survey
  • 1995 –2000 : Geophysicist, British Geological Survey
  • 1991 –1994 : University of Leeds BSc. Geophysical Sciences

Boards and committees

  • 2015 –2016 : W3C/OGC Spatial Data on the Web Working Group
  • 2012 – ongoing : CGI-IUGS Geoscience Terminology Working Group
  • 2003 –2012 : CGI-IUGS Multi Lingual Thesaurus Working Group

Current projects and collaboration

  • 2017 – ongoing : Text mining of publications to extract mentions of locations and geological concepts; analysis of mined concepts to determine associations; collaboration with GeoDeepDive and Macrostrat
  • 2016 – ongoing : Geovault: non-seismic geophysical data repository, web interface for access to proprietary, spec and released data (successor to Fieldbank)
  • 2014 – ongoing : iGeology3D : augmented reality geological data visualisation
  • 2013 – ongoing : Groundhog web drawing tool: synthetic boreholes and section images from 3D geological model data
  • 2000 – ongoing : Metadata systems - capture, validation and publication of metadata describing datasets and services
  • 2014 – ongoing : Supervision of PhD research using BGS vocabularies for semantic annotation, information retrieval and ontology alignment, in partnership with Robert Gordon University
  • 2011 – ongoing : Linked Data publication of BGS vocabularies and their use in cross-resource linking

Published outputs

Skills

  • Database, web and mobile application development
  • Geographic metadata standards (ISO 19115, 19139, UK GEMINI, INSPIRE)
  • Geoscience thesaurus and ontology development
  • Spatial database and web mapping (Oracle spatial, ArcGIS)