North Carolina Geospatial Data Archiving Project


Project Introduction

The joint project of the North Carolina State University Libraries and the North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis will focus on collection and preservation of digital geospatial data resources from state and local government agencies in North Carolina. This is a partner project of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP).
The objectives of the project include:

  • Identification of available resources through the NC OneMap data inventory
  • Acquisition of at risk geospatial data, including static data such as digital orthophotos as well time series data such as local land records and assessment data
  • Development of a digital repository architecture for geospatial data, using open source software tools such as DSpace
  • Enhancement of existing geospatial metadata with additional preservation metadata, using Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) records as wrappers
  • Investigation of automated identification and capture of data resources using emerging OpenGeospatial Consortium specifications for client interaction with data on remote servers
  • Development of a model for data archiving and time series development

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