Greetings and Happy Earth Day,

Apologies for any cross postings.

Stanford University Libraries is happy to introduce EarthWorks [], our new geospatial data discovery application. EarthWorks allows you to discover and download GIS data and maps from a variety of institutions.

The software is built on top of the open-source project GeoBlacklight [], which adds geospatial capabilities to the widely used discovery system Project Blacklight []. GeoBlacklight is the product of an ongoing software collaboration between MIT, Princeton, and Stanford. Contributions and collaborators are most welcome! GeoBlacklight can be used on its own, or as part of GeoHydra, an emerging suite of tools for managing geospatial data assets within a Hydra data repository. For more information about GeoHydra, please see the interest group wiki .

Metadata sharing for EarthWorks is enabled through collaboration with the OpenGeoPortal project [] and the new OpenGeoMetadata initiative [].

EarthWorks also uses GeoMonitor [] to monitor the availability of data being provided by the network of collaborating institutions.

Questions about EarthWorks, GeoBlacklight, GeoMonitor, or how we collaborate with OpenGeoMetadata can be directed to [log in to unmask] . 

Upcoming meetings and events:

Open Repositories [] June 8 - 11, 2015 Indianapolis, IN ,USA - Hands on GeoBlacklight Workshop
ESRI Education GIS Conference [] July 18-21, 2015 San Diego, CA, USA -  "GeoBlacklight, a New Discovery Platform for Geospatial Data” lightning talk
ESRI User Conference []  July 20 - 24, 2015 San Diego, CA, USA - "Preservation and discovery for GIS data” presentation
HydraConnect [] September 21 - 24 2015, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - Hydra Geospatial Interest Group 

Looking forward to hearing from and meeting you at these upcoming events.

Best regards,

Jack Reed
Geospatial Web Engineer
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Digital Library Systems and Services
Stanford, CA 94305


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