Collecting digital cartographic data in utrecht storage and accessibility

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Collecting digital cartographic data in utrecht storage and accessibility

  1. 1. 01/29/15 1 Collecting digital cartographic data inCollecting digital cartographic data in Utrecht: storage and accessibilityUtrecht: storage and accessibility Marco van EgmondMarco van Egmond Map Curators’ Group of theMap Curators’ Group of the British Cartographic Society, Cambridge 2010British Cartographic Society, Cambridge 2010
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  3. 3. 01/29/15 3 Cartographic documentsCartographic documents in digital formatin digital format • Increasing number; born-digital + scanned digital images: – Floppy disks – CDs/DVDs – Internet Growing ‘virtual’ collection: Role of the map librarian?
  4. 4. 01/29/15 4 Content of the paperContent of the paper I. Various forms of digital cartographic data II. Archiving and accessibility in Utrecht III. Problems and restrictions IV. Future developments and solutions
  5. 5. 01/29/15 5 Content of the paperContent of the paper I. Various forms of digital cartographic data II. Archiving and accessibility in Utrecht III. Problems and restrictions IV. Future developments and solutions
  6. 6. 01/29/15 6 Forms of digital cartographic dataForms of digital cartographic data • Floppy disks • CDs/DVDs
  7. 7. 01/29/15 7 Forms of digital cartographic dataForms of digital cartographic data • Maps from the internet – Examples: Zorgatlas National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM); portals of provinces
  8. 8. 01/29/15 8 Forms of digital cartographic dataForms of digital cartographic data • Maps from the internet – Examples: Social atlases Almere, Steenwijkerland
  9. 9. 01/29/15 9 Forms of digital cartographic dataForms of digital cartographic data • Maps from the internet – Browse and search: • Oddens’ Bookmarks • Google Images • Map History/History of Cartography • Digmap • Google Maps <-> Google Books
  10. 10. 01/29/15 10 Forms of digital cartographic dataForms of digital cartographic data • Disadvantages with maps from the internet – ‘Dead’ links – Volatile character of the data/sites • Utrecht: downloading files on special server – Ready-to-use – Durable storage
  11. 11. 01/29/15 11 Forms of digital cartographic dataForms of digital cartographic data
  12. 12. 01/29/15 12 Forms of digital cartographic dataForms of digital cartographic data • Digitized analogue maps – Recent maps, usually copyrighted – Files on server only for education and research purposes
  13. 13. 01/29/15 13 Forms of digital cartographic dataForms of digital cartographic data • Cartographic databases (f.i. Topographical Survey)
  14. 14. 01/29/15 14 Content of the paperContent of the paper I. Various forms of digital cartographic data II. Archiving and accessibility in Utrecht III. Problems and restrictions IV. Future developments and solutions
  15. 15. 01/29/15 15 Preservation and accessibilityPreservation and accessibility • Central storage of data • Approach and management from a distance • Consultation in a.o. the map library
  16. 16. 01/29/15 16 Preservation ofPreservation of floppydisks and CDs/DVDsfloppydisks and CDs/DVDs • Floppydisks -> VFD files • CDs/DVDs -> ISO files • Files on server: readable through Virtual PC software
  17. 17. 01/29/15 17 Content of the paperContent of the paper I. Various forms of digital cartographic data II. Archiving and accessibility in Utrecht III. Problems and restrictions IV. Future developments and solutions
  18. 18. 01/29/15 18 Problems and restrictions accessibilityProblems and restrictions accessibility • Surpassed analogue collection • 250.000 digital files • simple geographic and thematic file structure: – Continent > Country > Theme
  19. 19. 01/29/15 19 Problems and restrictions accessibilityProblems and restrictions accessibility
  20. 20. 01/29/15 20 Problems and restrictions accessibilityProblems and restrictions accessibility
  21. 21. 01/29/15 21 Problems and restrictions accessibilityProblems and restrictions accessibility
  22. 22. 01/29/15 22 Problems and restrictionsProblems and restrictions • Legal implications – Agreements with copyright owners – Home copies ≠ publishing – Preservation copies • Disadvantageous position online electronic library • ‘Opt out’ solution?
  23. 23. 01/29/15 23 Content of the paperContent of the paper I. Various forms of digital cartographic data II. Archiving and accessibility in Utrecht III. Problems and restrictions IV. Future developments and solutions
  24. 24. 01/29/15 24 Future developments and solutionsFuture developments and solutions • Local initiatives: – Geoloket, Delft – Geodesk, Wageningen • National level: – Geoloketten • Cooperation? • Possibillities for cataloguing?
  25. 25. 01/29/15 25 Future developments and solutionsFuture developments and solutions • Central storage of data on a national or international level • Cataloguing by participating institutes • Netherlands: Archives, Royal Library, DANS • UK: Edina
  26. 26. 01/29/15 26 Future developments and solutionsFuture developments and solutions • Changing role of map librarian and map collection – Information manager – Map collections junctions in cartographic information supply – Collection and archiving of digital cartographic data task of a map library – Cataloguing of the data deserves national or international effort – Better legal conditions
  27. 27. 01/29/15 27 Future developments and solutionsFuture developments and solutions
  28. 28. 01/29/15 28 Thank you for your attention!Thank you for your attention! Collecting digital cartographic data inCollecting digital cartographic data in Utrecht: storage and accessibilityUtrecht: storage and accessibility

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