GIS Conversion Project

The Northeast Information Center is currently in the midst of a comprehensive Geographic Information System (GIS) conversion program begun over a decade ago. The goal of this project is to convert historical resource record and report location data currently on hard-copy base maps housed at the NEIC to digital format in ARCGIS. In addition, our resource database and report bibliography will be linked to the GIS data, and all site records and reports on file at the center will be scanned so that they can be stored and accessed electronically.

The progress of the NEIC GIS program is tied to availability of funding, usually derived from outside agencies seeking data in a GIS format. Additionally, because of the huge numbers of maps, records, and reports involved in the conversion program, even with adequate funding, it is anticipated that this project will take many years to complete.

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