A multi-institutional open-source collaboration building a better way to find and share geospatial data.

GeoBlacklight Project Showcase

Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal

The Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal aggregates metadata from 12 different institutions providing a single place to find and use aerial imagery, geospatial data, and scanned maps from multiple GIS data clearinghouses and library catalogs.

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CUGIR - Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository

CUGIR provides free and open access to geospatial data for New York State, as well as worldwide geospatial data created by Cornell researchers.

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NYU - Spatial Data Repository

The NYU Spatial Data Repository is a search and discovery platform for geospatial data created by NYU's Data Services. The application is the entry point for discovering and accessing NYU's spatial data collections.

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Norman B. Leventhal Map Center - Collections

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library offers a customized discovery experience for its map collection. This unique application combines GeoBlacklight with the ability to georeference maps and create custom map sets for instruction.

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Princeton University - Digital Maps and Geospatial Data

The Digital Maps and Geospatial Data tool allows users to search for datasets and scanned historical maps from within the Princeton University Library's own collections, as well as the collections of other institutions.

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Stanford University - EarthWorks

EarthWorks is Stanford University Libraries discovery tool for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data. It combines data sources from many institutions allowing users to search through tens of thousands of geospatial datasets.

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University of California - Dash

Dash is an open source, community driven project that takes a unique approach to data publication and digital preservation. Dash focuses on search, presentation, and discovery and delegates the responsibility for the data preservation function to the underlying repository with which it is integrated. The service is based at the University of California Curation Center (UC3), a CDL program that aims to develop interdisciplinary research data infrastructure.

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The Vector-Bourne Disease Network (VecNet) uses GeoBlacklight for spatial discovery of data, tagged citations, articles, and reports that support malaria eradication.

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VirginiaTech - GeoData

GeoData provides information about geospatial data that Virginia Tech Libraries has pledged to serve on behalf of local government organizations and data that has been acquired through research.

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Virgo GIS

Virgo GIS is the discovery application for GIS datasets from the U.Va Library collections.

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GeoBlacklight Contributors

  • Big Ten Academic Alliance
  • MIT Libraries
  • New York University Libraries
  • Princeton University Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • University of Minnesota Libraries