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Is this a Geolibrary?: a case of the Idaho Geospatial Data Center

Information technology and libraries [March 2000]


Copyright (c) 2000 Library Information and Technology Association

Abstract: The article presents the Idaho Geospatial Data Center (IGDC), a digital library of public-domain geographic data for the state of Idaho. The design and implementation of IGDC are introduced as part of the larger context of a geolibrary model. The article presents methodology and tools used to build IGDC with the focus on a geolibrary map browser. The use of IGDC is evaluated from the perspective of access and demand for geographic data. Finally, the article offers recommendations for future development of geospatial data centers.

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Publication Year:2000
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Information technology and libraries
Publication Info:Volume 19 Number 1
Issue:March 2000
Publisher:Library Information and Technology Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Maria Anna Jankowska ( is Associate Network Resources Librarian, University of Idaho Library, and Piotr Jankowski ( is Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho.
Subject: Geospatial data
Record Number:8531
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00