Big Ten Academic Alliance

Geospatial Data Project

Project Goal

This is a collaborative project to provide discoverability, facilitate access, and connect scholars across the Big Ten Academic Alliance to geospatial data resources. The project supports the creation and aggregation of discovery-focused metadata describing geospatial data resources from participating institutions and makes those resources discoverable via an open source portal. The project also provides the technology project staffing and infrastructure to host the services.


Twelve of the Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions participate in this project. By collaborating, we can more effectively combine our efforts and expertise for the benefit of the consortium. Participant institutions include: the University of Illinois at Urbana­-Champaign, Indiana University Bloomington, the University of Iowa, the University of Maryland, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, the University of Minnesota, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, the University of Wisconsin-­Madison, Ohio State University, and the University of Chicago.