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The Inter-American Geospatial Data Network— developing a Western Hemisphere geospatial data clearinghouse

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Abstract

The US Geological Survey and US Agency for International Development are enhancing the geographic information infrastructure of the Western Hemisphere by establishing the Inter-American Geospatial Data Network (IGDN). In its efforts to strengthen the Western Hemisphere's information infrastructure, the IGDN is consistent with the goals of the Plan of Action that emerged from the 1994 Summit of the Americas. The IGDN is an on-line cooperative, or clearinghouse, of geospatial data. Internet technology is used to facilitate the discovery and access of Western Hemisphere geospatial data. It was established by using the standards and guidelines of the Federal Geographic Data Committee to provide a consistent data discovery mechanism that will help minimize geospatial data duplication, promote data availability, and coordinate data collection and research activities.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Other Report
Title The Inter-American Geospatial Data Network— developing a Western Hemisphere geospatial data clearinghouse
Year Published 1998
Language English
Publisher IAHS-AISH
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 5 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype Other Report
Larger Work Title IAHS-AISH Publication, no. 253
First page 231
Last page 235