Participate

 

Sharing data through Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA) is easy!

 

Here are the steps:

 

Step 1: Contact PASDA at pasda@psu.edu or 814-863-0104

 

Step 2: PASDA will discuss with you the data you wish to share and how often you might be updating this data.

 

Step 3: PASDA will also review any metadata you have for compliance and work with you to update or complete existing metadata.

 

Step 4: Sending your data to PASDA can be via email, DVD, external hard drive, or via FTP.

 

Step 5: PASDA will place your data and metadata on the PASDA FTP site, and integrate it into our search and retrieval utilities, and create a map service, KMZ, and GeoJSON where applicable.

 

Step 6: PASDA will notify you when your data is made available to the public.

 

Step 7: YOU are now a data provider! Thank You!

 


 

 

Benefits

 

By sharing your data through PASDA you are providing an important service to your community, data stakeholders, and the Commonwealth. Data sharing reduces redundancy, saves crucial time and money for everyone in the Commonwealth GIS community.

 

PASDA provides free storage for data and metadata for government agencies, local and regional governments, non governmental organizations and academic institutions in Pennsylvania so they can share their data through the clearinghouse. PASDA can help you manage and document your data with our free metadata service. If you would like to provide access to your data, but wish to store your data locally or you have incomplete metadata, PASDA will create metadata/store your metadata so that your data can be searched and accessed by users through the PASDA clearinghouse.

 

Questions, comments, suggestions? Contact PASDA at pasda@psu.edu or 814-863-0104