Learn about GIS data preservation on March 12

Jaime Stoltenberg (Robinson Map Library) and AJ Wortley (State Cartographer’s Office) will speak at the next Second Monday Data Brownbag, Monday March 12 at noon in the SLIS Commons, fourth floor of Helen C. White Hall.  Learn how the Robinson Map Library and the State Cartographer’s Office are archiving geospatial data for use in research and teaching. Preservation of “at risk” and temporally significant digital geospatial content poses challenges:

  • Geospatial data layers containing information about land parcels, roads, and administrative boundaries change often.
  • Existing copies of these data are often at risk of being overwritten when updates or changes are made, and these superseded snapshots of data are then lost for future use and analysis.

Anyone interested in attending in person is asked to RSVP at http://bit.ly/vPfO9n.  You can also watch online: http://researchdata.wisc.edu/uw-stories/second-monday-data-brownbags/.

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