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  January 2011 
In This Issue
Top 10 Digital Preservation Developments of 2010
NEW! Geospatial Metadata Whitepaper
NC GIS Conference
GeoMAPP Information Partners Meeting
Quick Links
Conference Presentations
The GeoMAPP team is scheduled to participate in two conferences during the first quarter of 2011 including  the Esri Federal User Conference,  and the North Carolina GIS Conference. 


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Top 10 Digital Preservation Developments of 2010

The Library of Congress recently recognized GeoMAPP as one of the Top 10 Digital Preservation Developments of 2010, as one of several National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) projects focused on geospatial data preservation.
Preservation and Data Transfer: New Geospatial Metadata Whitepaper

GeoMAPP partners just published a new white paper on Utilizing Geospatial Metadata to Support Data Preservation Practices.



Metadata associated with geospatial datasets can provide a rich insight into the technical details about the dataset it is describing while also providing information about the 'who', 'what', 'when', 'where', 'why', and 'how' to explain the dataset's purpose and utility. When thoughtfully populated, geospatial metadata can be a critical resource for understanding and managing geospatial data for current and future GIS practitioners and those trying to preserve the data.


This whitepaper offers a brief introduction to geospatial metadata based on the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digtial Geospatial Metadata (CDSDGM) - FGDC-STD-001-1998. While fully compliant, richly completed full geospatial metadata records should always be the preferred standard for geospatial data creators, the white paper also includes a checklist of metadata fields that deserve special focus to be thoughtfully populated to beneft GIS data access, use, and preservation.


This whitepaper will be of interest to geospatial practitioners creating geospatial datasets, and archivists involved in the preservation of geospatial datasets.

NC GIS Conference 2011, February 16-18

THEME: Thinking Spatially, Connecting Globally


The twelfth North Carolina GIS Conference is scheduled for February 16-18, 2011 in Raleigh, NC. This year's theme is "Thinking Spatially, Connecting Globallly." Further information on the conference can be found here.

GeoMAPP Information Partners Meeting

Thursday, February 24 at 3:00-4:30 EST

TOPIC: Storage of Geospatial Data for Preservation

The GeoMAPP team will hold an Information Partners on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 3:00 EST to discuss Storage of Geospatial Data for Preservation. If you are interested in joining, contact for more details.

We appreciate this opportunity to share GeoMAPP project information and hear your insights.

GeoMAPP Team
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