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Digital Preservation

The Library of Congress > Digital Preservation > Partners > National Geospatial Digital Archive Project

Lead Partner: University of California at Santa Barbara Libraries

Project Dates: 2005-2009

Additional Partners: A complete listing of the project partners can be found at the partners viewshare

NGDA is a collecting network for archiving geographic information produced with spatial software. They have partnered to construct a nationwide digital collection and preservation system. Geospatial data is information relating to the location of, and relationships between, geographical features. It provides information about the shape and location of objects on the Earth's surface. This information can be used to manage utility distribution networks, monitor pollution, plan alternative traffic patterns, redraw voter districts, or track agricultural drought conditions.

More detailed project information can be found at the Project Web site (external link)