Geospatial Data Preservation Resource Center

By Amy West | November 23, 2011

The Geospatial Data Preservation Resource Center gathers 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 Geospatial Data Preservation Resource Center is a project of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), which is working with a national network of partners on a strategy for preserving digital information for use in the future. Information about the NDIIPP, its partners, projects, and events can be found on the NDIIPP web site, which is accessible at http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/

Resource types currently include:

  • Applications: For Download
  • Applications: Online
  • Community blogs and forums
  • Online Journal Articles
  • Presentations
  • Real-World Examples
  • Reports
  • Standards
  • Tutorials and Learning Resources
  • Websites

There are too many categories of content to list here, but it’s worth noting that the home page highlights education resources, policy resources and applications.¬†

For any institution wishing to develop a geospatial preservation program, this site seems like an excellent place to start preparing.