OpenGeoportal.org is a new site that brings together geospatial professionals, developers, metadata specialists, and librarians to coordinate the Open Geoportal (OGP) project. The Open Geoportal is a collaboratively developed, open source, federated web application to rapidly discover, preview, and retrieve geospatial data from multiple repositories.  OpenGeoportal.org is also a collaborative effort to share resources and best practices in the areas of application development, metadata, data sharing, data licensing, and data sources in support of geospatial data repositories.  Please contact Patrick.Florance@Tufts.edu for more information. The Open Geoportal is now receiving additional support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

A cloud instance of Open Geoportal 2.0 can be found geodatahere.

The project’s code repository is hosted on github.  Documentation can be found here.  However, some technical documentation is still on the old google code site: technical documentation/wiki.


New Developments

  • Tufts Data Rescue

    From 1/20-1/23 Tufts University and the Open Geoportal Community conducted a sizeable U.S. federal data harvest. We surveyed Tufts faculty to identify those geospatial data most critical their teaching and research. We then conducted a curated harvest to back up potentially at-risk federal, environmental and social justice geospatial data and associated tabular data.  Currently we [...]

  • OGP 2.0 Release

    Open Geoportal 2.0 in beta! The Open Geoportal 2.0 is currently in beta. It includes new enhanced interface, interoperability for several web mapping platforms, etc. It can be found here. The code repository is at GitHub.

  • UNH Receives IMLS Award

    Empowering the University of New Hampshire User Community with the Power of PLACE. The University of New Hampshire Library and its partner, the Earth Systems Research Center, have been awarded a grant in the amount of $474,156 from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program (Grant Award Number: LG-05-13-0350-13) [...]