Kevin Dyke, University of Minnesota Libraries
Finding secondary data (data produced by someone else) is a major component of many projects involving spatial analysis or cartography
Gulf streamNASA Scientific Visualization Studio
For the state of Minnesota, we've tried to make things easier.
When finding data, the most important factor is metadata
To accomodate increased complexity of data (where it lives, how users interact with it), the metadata standards we use for geometdata have become more complicated.
Flexibility. Always sounds good, but makes coordination of efforts difficult. (more on that later)
Includes everything in the Minnesota Geospatial Commons
But wait, there's more!
Also includes county and municipal sources of data that aren't yet part of the Geospatial Commons
Layers can also be previewed (when available from data provider)
I can help with things!