[ESIP-all] GIS Day - Geospatial Data Preservation

Robert R. Downs rdowns at ciesin.columbia.edu
Wed Nov 16 08:54:19 EST 2011

The celebration of GIS Day is an ideal time to reflect on the importance 
of preserving geospatial data. Those interested in finding information 
and tools on how to preserve and manage geospatial data and related 
resources will be pleased to know about the recently-released Geospatial 
Data Preservation Resource Center, accessible at the 
http://geopreservation.org URL.

The web site enables discovery of resources for education and training, 
tools and software, and information on policies and benefits of 
geospatial data preservation. It also contains quick links for data 
managers, system developers, and researchers. Visitors to the web site 
can search or browse for online or downloadable applications, articles, 
reports, standards, and tutorials about the preservation and stewardship 
of data, maps, and related materials that contain geospatial 
information. Resources on the web site also are organized within several 
topics relevant to digital data stewardship, including appraisal and 
selection, digitized maps, GIS, satellite imagery, and virtual 
environments. The development and management of the Geospatial Data 
Preservation Resource Center web site is sponsored by the National 
Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) of 
the Library of Congress.

Please excuse any duplication of this message.


Bob Downs

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