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October 16, 2009 -- The Geospatial Multistate Archive and Preservation Partnership announced the addition of 10 informational partners to join with existing partners North Carolina, Kentucky and Utah in exploring the long-term preservation of digital geospatial information.

GeoMAPP logoThe purpose of the informational partners program is to engage a new set of state archivists and geospatial data managers with the activities of GeoMAPP. The new partners will also expand perspectives on developing best practices for the preservation and long-term stewardship of geospatial data.

The engagement will take the form of regular collaborative sessions and meetings that will allow GeoMAPP to share the concepts, business planning methods and strategies that have been explored over the course of the project, including ideas to assist the informational partner states in garnering support for their own geoarchiving efforts.

Each informational partner has agreed to commit up to 4 hours per month over a 12-month period beginning in October 2009 from both an archivist and a geospatial data specialist to participate in geospatial data archiving activities. A significant outcome of the early GeoMAPP efforts has been its ability to build collaboration across institutional and state boundaries, and these efforts will continue with the informational partners.

The complete list of new informational partners:

  • District of Columbia Office of Public Records and the Office of the Chief Technology Officer
  • Georgia Archives and Information Technology Outreach Services Division
  • Maine State Archives and the Maine GIS Office
  • Maryland State Archives and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Minnesota Historical Society and the Minnesota Dept. of Administration, Geospatial Information Office
  • Montana State Library
  • New York State Archives and the New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination
  • Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the Texas Natural Resource Information System
  • Wisconsin Department of Administration and the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Wyoming