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  • New Features

    As of September 2017, the BTAA Geoportal has three new features:Enhanced Metadata DisplayMany records include the text “metadata” in the right hand toolbox. Clicking this item will bring up an HTML view of geospatial metadata in either the FGDC o...

  • Welcome to Ohio State University and the University of Chicago

    This month, we welcomed two new Big Ten Academic Alliance universities to the project, Ohio State University and the University of Chicago. Look for new collections from these contributors coming soon! Our updated map shows that we now represent ...

  • New records from Washington, D.C. and Scott County, MN; Geospatial Metadata Workshop materials

    New recordsWashington, D.C.During May 2017, 805 new GIS records from Washington, D.C.’s Open Data Portal were added to our geoportal. Washington, D.C. has published an extensive collection of geospatial datasets with several interesting categorie...

  • New Records from the cities of Chicago, IL and Bloomington IN, plus Minor Interface Changes

    New recordsChicago, Illinois109 geospatial records were recently added to the geoportal from the City of Chicago’s Open Data Portal, notably dozens of records about public schools in the city.Bloomington, Indiana17 GIS records were added from the ...

  • Springtime News

    More scanned mapsDuring March 2017, 802 scanned maps from the University of Michigan Clark Library were added to the geoportal. Several hundred scanned maps from the University of Minnesota’s Borchert Map Library were also added bringing the tota...

  • Love Your Data Week

    It is Love Your Data Week and a key part of doing geospatial work is “Finding the Right Data”! The Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal strives to make relevant data easy to discover and fit into your workflow. While the data displayed in our por...

  • What's New? More Scanned Maps plus Minnesota Legislative GIS Data

    Digitized / Scanned MapsWe added over 400 scanned map records to the geoportal during January 2017. These maps are part of the following university library collections: John R. Borchert Map Library Iowa Counties Historic Atlases Michigan State ...

  • New collections added in December 2016

    Approximately 350 records were added to the Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal during December of 2016, bringing the total to over 4,000.State of IllinoisThe University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign submitted 129 records from the Illinois Natur...

  • What Can I Find in the Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal?

    The Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal provides links to public GIS datasets, web services, and digitized historical maps from multiple data clearinghouses and library catalogs. The geographical area represented is primarily the Upper Midwest and...

  • Announcing the Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal

    The Big Ten Academic Alliance Geospatial Data Project (formerly CIC Geospatial Data Discovery Project) has launched the Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal, built with GeoBlacklight. This project is collectively managed by a task force of libraria...

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