Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Geospatial Data Preservation.

Geospatial Data Preservation. Website. November 2011.
The Geospatial Resource Center is being developed as a finding tool for freely available web-based resources about the preservation of geospatial information. A variety of selected resources are being added, including reports, presentations, standards, and information about tools for preparing geospatial assets for long-term access and use. The resources are indexed to enable searching of titles and are categorized to facilitate discovery by choosing among topics, resource types, or both. The website contains many valuable resources.  A few resources from these three categories:

Education & Training
  • Appraisal and selection of geospatial data for preservation
  • Best Practices for Geospatial Programs
  • Copyright Quickguide
Tools & Software
  • Cost Estimation Toolkit
  • Conversion tools for geospatial data
  • Geospatial metadata tools

Policies & Benefits

  • Collection policies,
  • Content standards,
  • Policies on Open geospatial data access and preservation