This one came across my desk and I thought it was interesting to share:

Stanford University Libraries is introducing EarthWorks, their new geospatial data discovery application. EarthWorks allows you to discover and download GIS data and maps from a variety of institutions.

The software is built on top of the open-source project GeoBlacklight, which adds geospatial capabilities to the widely used discovery system Project Blacklight. GeoBlacklight is the product of an ongoing software collaboration between MIT, Princeton, and Stanford. Contributions and collaborators are most welcome!  GeoBlacklight can be used on its own, or as part of GeoHydra, an emerging suite of tools for managing geospatial data assets within a Hydra data repository. For more information about GeoHydra, please see the interest group wiki.

Metadata sharing for EarthWorks is enabled through collaboration with the OpenGeoPortal project and the new OpenGeoMetadata initiative.

EarthWorks also uses GeoMonitor to monitor the availability of data being provided by the network of collaborating institutions.

Questions about EarthWorks, GeoBlacklight, GeoMonitor, or how we collaborate with OpenGeoMetadata can be directed to .

Upcoming related meetings and events:

Open Repositories June 8 – 11, 2015 Indianapolis, IN ,USA

Hands on GeoBlacklight Workshop ESRI Education GIS Conference July 18-21, 2015 San Diego, CA, USA

“GeoBlacklight, a New Discovery Platform for Geospatial Data” lightning talk ESRI User Conference July 20 – 24, 2015 San Diego, CA, USA

“Preservation and discovery for GIS data” presentation HydraConnect September 21 – 24 2015, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA – Hydra Geospatial Interest Group

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