The UC Berkeley Libraries recently released GeoData@UC Berkeley, a geoportal and geospatial data discovery tool. The libraries have also launched the MapUp initiative, a program designed to make authoritative, crowd sourced geospatial data available via GeoData@UC Berkeley.
GeoData@UC Berkeley allows users to discover the library’s geospatial data holdings, preview geospatial data, create custom maps using only a web browser, and download geospatial data in a variety of formats. GeoData@UC Berkeley is freely available for public use.
MapUp is an initiative developed by the UC Berkeley Libraries to allow
researchers to store and share their geospatial data with GeoData@UC
Berkeley users. Data stored is curated and preserved for future researchers’ use. CDPH staff who have geospatial data they can share are urged to contact email@example.com to arrange to have the data deposited in GeoData@UC Berkeley. We have already received some data from CDPH, and are hoping to add more.