- The National Geospatial Digital Archive: A Collaborative Project to Archive Geospatial Data. Tracey Erwin, Julie Sweetkind-Singer.
- The North Carolina Geospatial Data Archiving Project:Challenges and Initial Outcomes. Steven P. Morris
- GeoMAPP: A Geospatial Multistate Archive and Preservation Partnership. Alec Bethune, Butch Lazorchak, Zsolt Nagy
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The Journal of Map And Geography Libraries has a special issue Preservation of Digital Geospatial Materials (Volume 6 Issue 1 2010). Papers describe a national level effort, a state effort, and a complex multi-state effort. All three projects are funded by the U.S. National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP):
Monday, March 08, 2010
Thursday, March 04, 2010
"*pybctc* is a python package that makes access to British Columbia Transmission Corporation (BCTC) electric data easier.
The British Columbia Transmission Corporation is a crown corporation with a mandate to plan, build, and operate the province of British Columbia's electricity transmission system. It publishes valuable information on electicity generation, transmission, and consumption to its website. This information is useful for many purposes including economic analysis, power trading, electric system study, and forecasting. The first step in using such information is to download it an parse it into useful data structures - a task performed by this library. The processed data normally will feed statistical methods, heuristics, and system models to provide a useful analysis of the British Columbia electric system.
The *pybctc* project is hosted at http://bitbucket.org/kc/pybctc
The data this library accesses can be found here: B.C. Transmission Corp historical transmission data.