Geospatial Data Projects: Getting Started and Keeping Momentum

Thursday, 5/3/2018
  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 3:00 PM-4:00 PM (Central)
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Pacific)

This webinar is designed to be an introduction to starting and maintaining a geospatial data discovery and preservation solution. While we focus on the work of the GeoBlacklight software and community, we talk about strategies for communicating the overall vision and needs for GIS data preservation and discovery, established best practices for metadata creation and management, and ways for engaging with the library community and beyond.

Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completion of this session, attendees will have learned about options for providing better access and discovery for geospatial data, including technology and work flow possibilities, and best practices for engaging with the user and data producer communities.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who has an interest in maps, mapping, GIS, data, and building communities.


Andrew Battista



Andrew Battista 

Andrew Battista is the Librarian for Geospatial Information Systems at New York University, where he facilitates GIS data collections and access. He has taught classes on data visualization and the politics of information.



Ryan Mattke

Ryan MattkeRyan Mattke is the Map & Geospatial Information Librarian at the University of Minnesota and the Project Lead for the Big Ten Academic Alliance Geospatial Data Project.





  MAGIRT Members ALA Members Non Members Group
Single Session $0 $20 $25 N/A
Series $0 $50 $65 $120


How to Register

Register for Geospatial Data Projects: Getting Started and Keeping Momentum


Register for the Webinar Series

  • Geospatial Data Projects: Getting Started and Keeping Momentum
  • Hold a mapathon and build a community of mappers! An introduction to the Nimble Tents Toolkit and OSM
  • Genealogical Research with Maps at The New York Public Library


Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

MAGIRT webinars are presented through Adobe Connect.


Danielle Alderson