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The Harvard Geospatial Library
Entry ID: hgl
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Summary
Abstract: The Harvard Geospatial Library (HGL) is a catalog and repository of geospatial
data materials held by Harvard University. HGL allows users to search for
relevant geospatial data sets and publications by defining a specific area of
interest as well as by using traditional library search terms. HGL provides
enhanced metadata and database functions designed specifically for geographic
information. Once a user has discovered what datasets are available, HGL allows
the user to build a map on line, or to download selected datasets for use in
other systems. If the requested data is not available in the HGL repository,
the user will be directed to the holding library.

The goal of the Harvard Geospatial Library is to alleviate the most common
challenges users face when they embark upon a geospatial analysis project:
finding interesting data, obtaining that data in a useable form, and accessing
appropriate computing platforms. HGL is an innovative combination of library
and analytical laboratory services that will enable users to perform meaningful
geospatial analyses within the strict time requirements of a problem set, term
paper, or real-world issue.

Related URL
Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Harvard University launched the Library Digital Initiative (LDI) in July 1998
as a five-year program to develop the University's capacity to manage digital
information.

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: The Harvard Map Collection is the oldest map collection in America. The
collection has grown to include ca. 400,000 maps, over 6,000 atlases, and
several thousand reference books. Topographic maps, nautical charts and
thematic maps provide an excellent research collection representing all
chronological periods and notable map makers. The Map Collection also has a
strong commitment to digital resources, including historical images and the
Harvard Geospatial Library.
Service Citation
Originators: Harvard University Library
Title: The Harvard Geospatial Library
Release_Date: 2001
Provider: Harvard University Library
URL: http://calvert.hul.harvard.edu:8080/opengeoportal/
Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >PLANT COMMODITIES   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >AGRICULTURAL LANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ALPINE/TUNDRA   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >BEACHES   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >DESERTS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >DUNES   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >GRASSLANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ISLANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >KARST LANDSCAPE   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >MONTANE HABITATS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SAVANNAS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SHRUBLAND/SCRUB   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >URBAN LANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES >ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES >POLITICAL DIVISIONS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES >BOUNDARY SURVEYS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >CULTURAL FEATURES   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >TRANSPORTATION   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >BIOLOGICAL HAZARDS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >WILDFIRES   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >EARTHQUAKES   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >FLOODS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >POPULATION SIZE   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DRAINAGE   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >HYDROPATTERN   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >LAKES   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >TOTAL SURFACE WATER   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WATER CHANNELS   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WATERSHED CHARACTERISTICS   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WETLANDS   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION >TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF MAPS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >SURFACE ROUGHNESS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >SEVERE STORMS   [Definition]
ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
BOUNDARIES
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ECONOMY
ELEVATION
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
HEALTH
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
INLAND WATERS
PLANNING CADASTRE
SOCIETY
TRANSPORTATION
Access Constraints
Some data available in the Harvard Geospatial Library is restricted to Harvard
faculty, staff and students and is not available to the general public. See the
layer metadata for full access restrictions.
Use Constraints
This material is owned, held or licensed by the President and Fellows of
Harvard College. It is being provided solely for the purpose of teaching or
individual research. Any other use, including commercial reuse, mounting on
other systems or other forms of distribution requires permission of the
appropriate office of Harvard University.
Service Provider
Harvard University Library, Harvard University

Service Provider Personnel
Name: HARVARD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
Phone: 617/495-3650
Fax: 617/495-0370
Email: administration at hulmail.harvard.edu
Contact Address:
Harvard University Library
Office of the Director
Wadsworth House-1341 Massachusetts Avenue
City: Cambridge
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02138
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

BONNIE BURNS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 617-495-2417
Email: hgl_ref at gentoo.harvard.edu
Contact Address:
Harvard Map Collection
Harvard College Library
City: Cambridge
Province or State: Massachusetts
Postal Code: 02138
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2004-02-18
SERF Last Revision Date: 2013-01-31
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