Storing and publishing files via the SDC Clearinghouse

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In March, we invited you to share new products or resources from your State Data Center. (Lead, coord, and affiliate members are all welcome.) Your new product can be an interactive data query tool, a data dashboard, a collection of area profiles, a presentation, or a traditional report.

You can tell us about your new product or resource through this google form… https://goo.gl/forms/fLc3pxkFNWO7t9zQ2

When you submit the name and URL link of your product, we’ll format it as a new item in the wordpress database at SDCClearinghouse.com.

 

An SDC member has asked: Can we store and publish files via the SDC Clearinghouse?

Specifically, files that don’t (yet) have a home online.

If you have new resources to share, the best practice is to publish in a web-accessible space, where you have the control to add, revise or update (or delete) your own files. That space might or might not be your agency’s main public website.

Some options:

  • If the resource is programming or code, consider google drive, or dropbox, or a code-publishing site, like github.
  • If the resource you wish to share is a database, consider storing it on an FTP site, or google drive, or dropbox.
  • If the resource is a geodatabase (or shapefile), consider publishing to a geodata clearinghouse in your own state or region.

One more option is the SDC Clearinghouse on wordpress. Storage space is available, though with size restrictions (files less than 20 Meg).  To request space and provide files for publication, contact the SDC Clearinghouse webteam with a short note explaining your need.

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