04/21/2017 12:00 pm

Date: 04/21/2017 — Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Title Using ASPRS Open Aerial Data Catalog
Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5687339722516700420
Webinar ID: 942-747-811

Abstract: The ASPRS Aerial Data Catalog is a tool for locating aerial photography over the U.S. and international coverage areas, including details and contact information about individual collections. The Catalog currently uses a keyword searching system. Users of this Catalog are encouraged to enter information for collections of aerial photography not currently listed, even if the information is incomplete and/or approximate. This service is a contribution of the ASPRS Data Preservation and Archiving Committee (DPAC). The Catalog is provided to the geospatial community, to enable discovery and access of the vast archives of historical and current aerial photography in a way never before possible. By providing a free hosting Catalog with no commercial interests, ASPRS and DPAC aim to make the Catalog the definitive resource for researchers and other users in the geospatial community and beyond. We hope this Catalog will contribute to the protection and preservation of aerial photography around the world.

Presenter Bio: John Faundeen has worked as the EROS Archivist at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observations and Science (EROS) Center since 2001. His current role involves policy, oversight and guidance for the observational, cartographic, and elevation data created and maintained at EROS. John allocates most of his time to preservation and appraisal functions. The preservation activity includes environmentally managing a 20,000 square foot archive containing 100,000 rolls of analog film and thousands of magnetic tapes. Establishing an off-site archive containing several petabytes of electronic data continues to be a centerpiece of EROS’s data management risk mitigation strategy. MOUs with the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration were established based upon proven data management capabilities. He has previously served as the acting USGS Records Officer. ORCID http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0287-2921. John has served as the ASPRS Data Preservation and Archiving Committee chair for over five years.