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The Statewide Mapping Advisory Committee (SMAC) is developing a series of documents that offer a set of recommended practices for developing and maintaining geospatial data. In most cases, the best practices document will serve as a companion to a standard that has been adopted or endorsed by the GICC. The documents do not endorse particular software solutions or commercial services. The examples used to illustrate the concepts may be based on commonly used software among state and local GIS operations in North Carolina.
The purpose of these documents is to promote consistency in geospatial representation and data content to support regional analysis and planning, and statewide data sharing. The guides provide a detailed resource for data development and management in support of a variety of business needs. In practice, data managers may not use all of the recommended fields or may be inclined to add fields for jurisdiction-specific content.
Check this page for additional practices as they are adopted by the SMAC.
Preservation and Long Term Access to Geospatial Data
Read about the efforts of the GICC to promote awareness of the importance of preserving data access for the long term and to develop tools to assist in this effort. In 2011, the GeoMapp project released Key Findings and Best Practices.