© 2016

Geographic Information

Organization, Access, and Use


Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Wade Bishop, Tony H. Grubesic
    Pages 1-9
  3. Wade Bishop, Tony H. Grubesic
    Pages 11-25
  4. Wade Bishop, Tony H. Grubesic
    Pages 27-52
  5. Wade Bishop, Tony H. Grubesic
    Pages 53-77
  6. Wade Bishop, Tony H. Grubesic
    Pages 79-103
  7. Wade Bishop, Tony H. Grubesic
    Pages 105-123
  8. Wade Bishop, Tony H. Grubesic
    Pages 125-146
  9. Wade Bishop, Tony H. Grubesic
    Pages 147-168
  10. Wade Bishop, Tony H. Grubesic
    Pages 169-186
  11. Wade Bishop, Tony H. Grubesic
    Pages 187-211
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 213-214

About this book


This book explores both the background and present challenges facing the preservation of geographic information (GI) focusing on the roles of librarians, archivists, data scientists, and other information professionals in the creation of GI records; geospatial data discovery, geographic information policy, and metadata creation; and a look beyond current technology and data formats for long-term preservation.


Data Curation Data Management Data Mining Geographic Information Librarianship Geographic Information Retrieval Geographic Information Storage Geographic Information Systems Geospatial Data Spatial Data Infrastructure Special Collections

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.College of Communication and InformationUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.Center for Spatial Reasoning & Policy Analytics College of Public Service & Community SolutionsArizona State UniversityPhoenixUSA

About the authors

Wade Bishop is an assistant professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Bishop has an M.L.I.S. from the University of South Florida and a Ph.D. from Florida State University. His research focus is on geographic information (GI) organization, access and use, as well as the study of GI occupations, education, and training. He has other research expertise that includes physical access for users to U.S. public libraries (using Geographic information Systems (GIS)) and the evaluation of many other services and resources in academic and public libraries. He has professional experience as an assistant professor, teacher, academic librarian, graduate research associate, teaching assistant, and instructor. In 2011, he received an IMLS grant titled Geographic Information Librarianship (GIL), with Tony Grubesic, to create and deliver coursework to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to locate, retrieve, analyze, and make geospatial data accessible.

Tony H. Grubesic is Professor of Policy Analytics at Arizona State University, where he is also Director of the Center for Spatial Reasoning & Policy Analytics.  He has previously held academic appointments at Drexel University, Oregon State University, Indiana University and the University of Cincinnati.  His research and teaching interests are in geographic information science, regional development and public policy evaluation. Author of over 120 research publications, his recent work focuses on spatial analytics and data uncertainty, neighborhood dynamics, telecommunications policy and air transportation systems.   Grubesic obtained a B.A. in Political Science from Willamette University, a B.S. in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, a M.A. in Geography from the University of Akron, and a Ph.D. in Geographic Information Science from Ohio State University.

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