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   July 2011  - !!CONFERENCES!!
In This Issue
GeoMAPP Partner Meeting
2011 Esri International User Conference (7/11-7/15)
NAGARA/CoSA Joint Annual Meeting (7/13-7/16)
NDIIPP/NDSA Partners Meeting (7/19-7/21)
GeoMAPP Info Partner Meeting 7/28
New GeoMAPP Tools - Geospatial Data File Formats
Quick Links
Mark Your Calendar!
The next GeoMAPP Informational Partner Meeting is scheduled!
Topic: Geospatial Data Archival Appraisal.
Date: July 28, 2011
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm EDT
GeoMAPP is scheduled to participate in the following conferences during July  2011:

2011 Esri International User Conference (7/11-7/15)   San Diego, CA

NAGARA/CoSA Joint Annual Meeting  (7/13-7/16) Nashville, TN

NDIIPP/NDSA Partners Meeting (7/19-7/21) Washington, DC


You are receiving this e-mail newsletter as a GeoMAPP informational partner or full partner. Visit the GeoMAPP website for all of the latest information on the GeoMAPP program.
GeoMAPP is participating in several conferences during the month of July. We hope to see you at one of these events as we promote geospatial preservation! You'll find more information and links below.

We've also released the Geospatial Data File Formats Reference Guide, a new tool describing several raster and vector geospatial data file formats, plus some related standards that GIS professionals and geospatial archivists might encounter.
Also, mark your calendars for July 28, when we are planning our next GeoMAPP Informational Partners session, where we will discuss archival appraisal for geospatial datasets. Look in your email inboxes for a brief survey from the GeoMAPP team to provide us with some feedback in preparation for that meeting.

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GeoMAPP Partner Meeting

Helena, MT


The GeoMAPP team just completed their annual partner meeting, hosted by their newest partner, the Montana State Library (MSL) in Helena, Montana. The team conducted project working group sessions, and had special presentations by Tom Holm from USGS EROS explaining their geospatial appraisal philosophy and process for preserving landsat imagery, MSL's Diane Papineau on Yellowstone National Park, and Montana's Statewide Cadastral Theme Steward, Stu Kirkpatrick on archival considerations for cadastral datasets.  

2011 Esri International User Conference 

Geospatial Data Preservation

LOCATION: San Diego, CA (7/11-7/15)

The GeoMAPP team will be convening in San Diego, CA for the annual Esri International User Conference. Join the GeoMAPP team for lunch on Wednesday, July 13 for a Special Interest Group meeting focused on Data Preservation (room 28C). Following lunch on July 13, the GeoMAPP team will be participating in a session exploring Data Preservation, GIS Archiving, and Discovery (room 28D). Further information on the conference can be found here.

NAGARA/CoSA Joint Annual Meeting

Archiving Files with Complex Formats - Geospatial Examples

LOCATION: Nashville, TN (7/13-7/16)

The GeoMAPP team will be joining government archivists and records administrators to present their latest tools that assist archivists in distinguishing from the multitude of geospatial formats. Join the GeoMAPP team on Saturday, July 16 at 8:30-9:45 am to explore the variety of geospatial data formats, and strategies for preserving geospatial data. Further information on the conference can be found here.

NDIIPP/NDSA Partners Meeting

Stewardship of Digital Information

LOCATION: Washington, DC (7/19-7/21)

The GeoMAPP team will be participating in the first joint National Digital Information Infrastracuture and Preservation Program / National Digital Stewardship Alliance conference.  The GeoMAPP team will be highlighting their accomplishments in geospatial digital preservation. Further information on the conference can be found here.

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Topic: Geospatial Data Archival Appraisal

When: Thurs 7/28/2011, 3:00-4:30 EDT


The GeoMAPP team is planning our next Informational Partners meeting for Thursday, July 28 from 3:00-4:30 pm EDT, and we will be discussing appraisal of GIS data for archiving. 


Based on feedback from our recent survey, many of you indicated the value in soliciting input and feedback to invite conversations on the topics discussed in our Informational Partners meetings. Therefore, in preparation for our next meeting, we'd appreciate your input through a brief 10 question survey to better understand what areas of the GIS achival appraisal process most interest you, and to offer some topics for you consider and reflect upon prior to our meeting.   


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GeoMAPP Web Site

New Tools and

Presentations Available

Check out the GeoMAPP web site for new tools and presentations including the new: Geospatial Data File Formats Quick Reference Guide, and our mentoring presentation introducing geospatial data appraisal for archiving.


You may also want to check out our other recent additions: Dust Free Data, Utilitizng Geospatial Metadata to Support Data Preservation Practices, and a new User Guide for LOC's BagIt file packaging and verification tool.


Check the Presentations and Publications page for these and many other tools to assist in your geoarchiving projects.


GeoMAPP Team
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