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Search engine for topographic maps (SIS Maps)

Our partner, the Specialised Information Service for Cartography and Geodata (SIS Maps), offers various map catalogues on its website, including a high volume of topographic map series with links to the world's national and regional geoportals as well as links to various country-specific Grids&Datums.  

Search alphabetically by country name under: Topo-List.

Repositories for Text and Data Publications

GEO-LEOe-docs is the geoscientific repository for texts and maps. It is maintained by the FID GEO and operated at the Göttingen State and University Library (SUB Göttingen).
On GEO-LEOe-docs all documents are freely accessible and referenced with DOI. Various ongoing net publications are released here as digital first publications. The platform also serves as an Open Access secondary publication platform. Furthermore, an interactive overview map provides access to the digitised geological maps in the repository as well as to freely accessible online maps from other providers.

GFZ Data Services is the subject-specific research data repository for the geosciences and related disciplines, through which research data with DOI have been published since 2004. Today, GFZ Data Services is an internationally recognized repository for citable and DOI referenced geoscientific data, software and the assignment of International Geo Sample Numbers (IGSN = PID for physical samples).



Updated Data Citation Guidelines for Earth Science Data

Created by Andreas Hübner | | Allgemein

Already in Summer 2019, Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) published updated Data Citation Guidelines and new Software and Services Citation Guidelines for the Earth science community. Link.

The Data Citation Guidelines provide recommendations for Earth science data stewards to create a data citation that is meaningful to a human reader, and resolvable and actionable by computers. This is relevant because repositories should provide citation information for each of their data sets and make these citations available to the community through common systems like DataCite and CrossRef.

The ESIP Data Citation Guidelines have been updated to include recommendations that address the complexity modern data and ensuring precise access to it over time. Key elements include:

  • Resolvable Persistent Identifiers, rather than URLs, to provide the ability to successfully access the data over decades.
  • Machine Readable Citations that allow machines to access and interpret the resource.
  • Micro-citations that refer to the specific data used in large datasets.
  • Data and Time Access citations for dynamic data.

As a reference, a mapping of each of these concepts to several commonly used metadata standards or dialects is provided in an appendix.

These guidelines are tailored to Earth science and related data, but they are built from accepted guidance by recognized data science and research communities and international standards organizations, notably the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles.


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