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GIS Resources: Archiving GIS Data
This guide provides access to open data sources that can be used with GIS applications.
Do you need to deposit data in order to publish an article or to comply with a grant? Do you have questions about managing your data, file formats, metadata or data repositories? We can help! You may archive your data in the DigitalCommons@USU repository at no charge to you. The Library provides storage space for these files as part of the DigitalCommons@USU repository. Visit this website to contact USU Libraries' data management team.
Dryad is an open-source, research data curation and publication platform. Datasets published in Dryad receive a citation and can be versioned at any time. Dryad is integrated with hundreds of journals and is an easy way to both publish data and comply with funder and publisher mandates. Check out published datasets or submit yours at: https://datadryad.org/stash.
Figshare is a multidisciplinary repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner. Figshare allows users to upload any file format to be made visualisable in the browser so that figures, datasets, media, papers, posters, presentations and filesets can be disseminated. Figshare uses Datacite DOIs for persistent data citation. Users are allowed to upload files up to 5GB in size and have 20 GB of free private space. Figshare uses Amazon Web Services and performs daily backups of metadata, and weekly snapshots of the entire data system
Zenodo was developed and is managed by CERN. Zenodo is an online repository that accepts research products in many forms—articles, datasets, images, posters, software, and more. Deposit into Zenodo is free and open. There are no file format restrictions, and files up to 50GB can be uploaded.
re3data.org is a global registry of research data repositories that covers research data repositories from different academic disciplines. It presents repositories for the permanent storage and access of data sets to researchers, funding bodies, publishers and scholarly institutions. re3data.org promotes a culture of sharing, increased access and better visibility of research data.