by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty
Library of Congress aids geospatial data preservation
* By Kathleen Hickey
* Jun 01, 2010
The Library of Congress and Columbia University are creating a Web-based information hub to provide best practices, tools, methods and services to assist organizations in preserving geospatial data.
Geospatial data, which includes maps and satellite images, identifies the geographic location and characteristics of natural or constructed features and boundaries on the earth. The data is important for responding to disasters, urban planning, navigation, protecting the environment and a host of other uses. . . . [Full Story]