Geospatial Data Preservation and Management
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The Robinson Map Library has been archiving local geospatial data collected from Wisconsin counties and municipalities since 2006. Much has changed since then with regard to best practices related to management of archived geospatial data. In partnership with the WI State Cartographer?s Office, the library recently launched an online geoportal to provide access to archived geospatial data collections for educational use. Planning for and implementing the geoportal project meant creating a management plan for metadata, file organization, and preservation. In this presentation, we will share details on how we acquire, store, manage, and provide access to geospatial data for educational use at UW-Madison, and how we are planning to expand this access to all UW System institutions in the fall of 2015. In addition, we?ll share preliminary details on how this work might extend to geospatial research data produced at UW-Madison through an inter-campus effort still in its early stages with support from UW Libraries.