Library of Congress

Digital Preservation

The Library of Congress > Digital Preservation > News Archive > DC Government Hears about Geospatial Preservation

October 7, 2009 -- The District of Columbia government, as part of its effort to refine a records and information management strategy, consulted with the Library of Congress about preserving geospatial data. 

Bill LeFurgy represented the Library at the DC Records and Information Management Innovations and Strategy Workshop held on September 16, 2009.  DC officials asked to hear about the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program’s multistate GeoMAPP project, which brings state geospatial data managers together with state archivists to develop digital preservation and access practices. 

Workshop attendees were interested in the GeoMAPP project and representatives of the DC Office of Public Records and Geographic Information Systems applied to join under the project’s new Informational Partners program. GeoMAPP accepted the offer and DC will join nine other states as informational partners for the project.