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.
I gave two presentations at the ESRI User conference this year. One was geared mostly towards what we do with metadata in our systems, while the other was more of a broad overview of USGIN and a little bit of NGDS progress report.
We presented the following posters at the 2009 GSA Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Note, the PDF files are large.
- USGIN: Interoperable Geoscience Data Services on the Web - How do we get there? (45MB PDF) by Stephen Richard, Lee Allison, Ryan Clark and Wolfgang Grunberg, Arizona Geological Survey
- Catalog Service for the Web, Implementing Interoperable Services for Discovering Geoscience Resources (46MB PDF) by Wolfgang Grunberg, Stephen Richard and Ryan Clark, Arizona Geological Survey.