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A digital library is a collection of information objects and services in which the information objects are in a digital form and the management and service functions are based on digital technologies. A digital geospatial library is a specialized collection of services for online access to digital maps, images, and other resources that contain or refer to geospatial information. A digital

geospatial library has important connections to geographic information systems, as it provides specific services for discovering and retrieving spatial data from distributed sites and databases on the Web that one might wish to use for analysis or simply to answer a question. For example, one might search a digital geospatial library to find maps for hiking in Alaska; to find water quality data for Lake ...

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