The AASG State Geothermal Data project provides OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium, opengeospatial.org/standards) compliant WMS and WFS services per the specifications outlined by the USGIN (see the USGIN site for more detials). AASG adopted the requirements and recommendations of USGIN for networking, data sharing, and enhanced interoperability. Such recommondations include naming conventions; the following outlines AASG-adopted naming conventions which require a specific format for naming Web Services and the Layers that contain the data within that service.
This poster outlines the general goals of the National Geothermal Data System, describes its relationship to the US Geoscience Information Network, and shows some of the ways that the Arizona Geological Survey plans to make it easier for individual state surveys to contribute information to NGDS. It was presented in Sacramento by Ryan Clark at the Digital Mapping Techniques 2010 conference.