This guide provides general guidance on resources for planning a project with a geospatial component, which can apply to multiple disciplines. Specific disciplines may have additional subject-specific considerations.
Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps and Geospatial Information
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University Park, PA 16802
This guide incorporates components of project management lifecycle to illustrate how it can be applied to the creation of map/geospatial components; and/or apply to the incorporation of a map image into a larger project. Main areas of project planning are presented with questions to consider related to each part, along with supporting resources both within the libraries’ collection and beyond. The map/geospatial component may become a sub-part of a larger project, where similar planning can take place to obtain desired outcomes.
Tip: Familiarize self/group with maps on topic relevant to your topic
Tip: Familiarize self/group with components of a map
Map background including characteristics of maps, map type, map elements, map design, map use, and analysis from maps