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Maps & Geospatial: Project Planning

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.

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Tara Anthony
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Documentation, Preservation, and Storage


Includes fields such as: Description, Creator, Contact Information, Attributes, Accuracy

Tip: Gather information throughout project for metadata creation to ease in the creation process

Preservation and Storage

Internal/cloud based storage:

Additional Considerations

Version control, future updates, and conversion of file formats possibly for different uses

Geospatial Project Planning Resources