The Southeast Alaska GIS Library has initiated a work program with partnering agencies that facilitates shared stewardship of key regional datasets. The collaborative stewardship model enables datasets which are hosted at and distributed from GIS Library to be directly edited/updated by multiple data stewards throughout the region. The benefits of collaborative data stewardship at the GIS Library include:
This model for collaborative data stewardship at the GIS Library has already proven highly successful for the regions hydrographic datasets, as evidenced by the Southeast Alaska Hydrography Project. Using the same type of collaborative model, the GIS Library would like to extend this work program to include other key regional datasets - e.g. roads, trails, etc.
To get involved with the work program or to learn more about the Collaborative Stewardship model at the GIS Library, please contact the GIS Library Coordinator.