Machine-readable finding aid derived from XML authoring program. Date of source: September, 2009
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North Carolina State Archives.
North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
GIS Data Collection, ,
1947 - 2009bulk 1999-2009
The GIS Data Collection is a product of the Geospatial Multistate Archive and Preservation Partnership (GeoMAPP) project, which aims to address the preservation of "at risk" and temporally significant digital geospatial content.
This online collection currently consists of a subset of "demonstration" datasets or purposely identified datasets to capture as part of the demonstration portion of the project. As such, not all of these datasets are currently available online.
Additional datasets are available that are not currently listed in this online GIS Data Collection. For information on the location of these materials, please contact the Government Records Branch of the State Archives.
Language of Materials
The GIS Data collection spans the years 1947-2009, with the bulk of the items ranging from 1999-2009. The collection is a product of the Geospatial Multistate Archive and Preservation Partnership (GeoMAPP) project. This project aims to address the preservation of "at risk" and temporally significant digital geospatial content by identifying at-risk or temporally valuable geospatial content, developing an archives process to ingest and manage these superseded snapshots of geospatial data, and implementing strategies to enable long-term access and preservation of geospatial content.
The collection currently consists of "demonstration" data or purposely identified datasets to capture as part of the demonstration portion of the project. The dataset categories include local and state government datasets, orthoimagery, centralized datasets (Framework and Non-Framework data), project files and digitized maps.
To view the attributes of a geospatial PDF, either Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 or higher (free download) or Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro (licensed product) can be used. Specialized software is required to view and manipulate shapefiles and MrSID images. To install a free GIS viewing tool from ESRI, download the ArcGIS Explorer on www.esri.com
The collection is arranged into 4 series: Digitized Maps, Orthoimagery (digital imagery), Project Files and Vector Data (spatial data represented by points, lines and polygons). Within each series are further delineations primarily distinguishing whether the data represented is county based or statewide. The datasets in Vector Data have a different folder structure, beginning with the classification of items first by ISO 19115 Categories and then by Ramona GIS Inventory Data Layers. The items are further distinguished as either county based or statewide, followed by the dataset name and then by the year the dataset was published.
These materials are part of the Geospatial Multistate Archive and Preservation Partnership (GeoMAPP) project. The GeoMAPP effort is driven by a partnership between the Library of Congress and state geospatial and archives staff from North Carolina, Kentucky and Utah. The partners include: the North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (CGIA), North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina State University Libraries, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), Kentucky Division of Geographic Information (DGI), Utah State Archives and Records Service and Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC).
The GeoMAPP effort aims to address the preservation of at risk and temporally significant digital geospatial content. Geospatial data layers containing information about land parcels, zoning, roads, and jurisdictional boundaries change regularly. 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. The project also intends to identify other geospatial data sets that would be valuable to preserve due to their utility in analysis such as land use, land cover or population change or content that would be valuable for historic mapping or cultural preservation.
Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs.
Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.
[Identification of item], GIS Data Collection, 1947-2009, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC, USA.
The geospatial datasets were deposited by local, state, and federal agencies into NC OneMap, a public clearinghouse providing access to North Carolina Geospatial data resources. The GIS collection is a subset of NC OneMap data, selected by the partners of the Geospatial Multistate Archive and Preservation Partnership (GeoMAPP) project.