Title: Analysis of spatial information to improve retrieval of cartographic materials by providing geographic coordinate information
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/IR00000035/00001
 Material Information
Title: Analysis of spatial information to improve retrieval of cartographic materials by providing geographic coordinate information
Physical Description: Thesis
Language: English
Creator: Gonzalez, Jorge
Publisher: Jorge Gonzalez
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2007
Copyright Date: 2007
Abstract: This work presents research findings on how geographic coordinates can improve the retrieval of library materials at the University of Florida Libraries while attempting to provide spatial information to library bibliographic records for more efficient access of cartographic materials. Retrieval and accuracy problems arise because maps are not always published with coordinates. The researcher can follow library cataloging rules in order to provide coordinates on bibliographic records, and interpolate numbers by following strict guideline standards. Bounding boxes and center point coordinates are key components in the library catalog record. Additionally, GIS has universal applications that apply to interdisciplinary studies and international cooperation in regard to establishing standards.
Abstract: The objective proposed in this work is to see how spatial information through the use of geographic coordinates can help not only to read and manipulate cartographic data but also to help organize other library materials. By improving library classification schemes of electronic and digitized materials and also enhancing traditional classification and retrieval mechanisms and standards, University of Florida Libraries’ catalogers can keep up with the researchers’ demands for better access to materials. The UF Libraries can then attempt to shift to newly 10 created and shared geographic information systems and use spatial data that allow for the retrieval processes to increase usage, access, and metadata integration.
Abstract: This work explores the importance of understanding and applying map cataloging rules to provide the most accurate information possible in the local database. It offers additional methods to help find maps and other cartographic information quickly and accurately from an online retrieval database. A strong need has occurred to standardize spatial data to improve search query responses by providing uniform information and by addressing thematic errors. The work will present the idea of using the digital library to help introduce the concept of spatial reference to enhance retrieval capabilities, teaching, and learning.
Funding: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Jorge Gonzalez.
Publication Status: Published
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: IR00000035
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: Permissions granted to the University of Florida Institutional Repository and University of Florida Digital Collections to allow use by the submitter. All rights reserved by the source institution.


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