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Presentation
HGL: A Web-Enabled Geospatial Digital Library
Proceedings of the 2004 ESRI International User Conference: San Diego, CA
  • David Siegel, Harvard University
  • Bonnie Burns, Harvard University
  • Tim Strawn, Harvard University
Publication Date
8-10-2004
Abstract

Increasingly, institutions are implementing technology to search and deliver their geospatial data and metadata holdings via the Web. As the quantity of these holdings grows, both private and public institutions are seeking scalable, robust and non-proprietary solutions. With the widespread adoption of metadata standards taking a strengthening role in the daily practices of GIS professionals we can capitalize on existing technology to search and serve data effectively and refocus our resources on data acquisition. The Harvard Geospatial Library (HGL) provides a web-based interface for search and retrieval of geospatial data and metadata using open standards (MARC, FGDC, and XML) and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software (ArcSDE, Oracle, and ArcIMS) in an approach that is different from other emerging solutions.

Citation Information
David Siegel, Bonnie Burns and Tim Strawn. "HGL: A Web-Enabled Geospatial Digital Library" Proceedings of the 2004 ESRI International User Conference: San Diego, CA (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tstrawn/2/