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About USGIN Lab

A partnership of the Association of American State Geologists (AASG - state geological surveys) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) formally agreed in 2007 to develop a national geoscience information framework that is distributed, interoperable, uses open source standards and common protocols, respects and acknowledges data ownership, fosters communities of practice to grow, and develops new web services and clients. The AASG and USGS have formed an interagency Steering Committee to pursue design and implementation of the U.S. Geoscience Information Network (USGIN).

Organizations & Projects - USGIN parent organizations, funders, partners, projects, and giants we are building on

Standards - International technical standards on geospatial data, metadata, protocols, and web services

Exactly what?
Profiles - Specifications for USGIN specific profile implementations of above standards
Applications - Software applications that may support above standards and profiles

Making it real!
Implementations - Implement profiles and software applications together to create data, metadata, and web services
Community - Discussions and work groups on USGIN profile and implementation development

USGIN System Overview

USGIn system overview diagram

Latest additions and changes
International Organization for Standardization | 11 years 36 weeks ago
» (from ISO about page): ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world's largest developer and publisher of International StandardsISO is a network of the national standards...
ISO 19115 | 11 years 36 weeks ago
» ISO 19115 standard for geospatial metadata. This is a content standard for metadata for data, datasets, and data series. ISO 19119 specifies a metadata content model for describing geospatial web...
IETF RFC 3986 - Universal Resource Identifier | 11 years 37 weeks ago
» A Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is a compact sequence of characters that identifies an abstract or physical resource. This specification defines the generic URI syntax and a process for resolving...
USGIN Community Homepage | 11 years 37 weeks ago
» Welcome to the USGIN Community page! This is a great place to start getting involved in the USGIN project.
Implementations | 11 years 37 weeks ago
» Implementations home page.
Applications | 11 years 37 weeks ago
» The USGIN services may be implemented using a variety of different software platforms. In fact, one of the objectives of the service oriented architecture is to provide independence between data...
USGIN Profiles | 11 years 37 weeks ago
» Profiles are documents that provide guidance for the use of one or more standards for some particular application, as well as specifying some some aspects that are not treated in any of the standards...
About | 11 years 37 weeks ago
» This web site provides information related to service profiles and implementation in development for the US Geoscience information network (USGIN). It is meant to be a site where developers can learn...
Authoritative fgdc-std-001-1998 (FGDC CSDGM) schema (XSD) and data definition document (DTD) URLs | 11 years 38 weeks ago
» Following are authoritative FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) XML schema document (XSD) and document type definition (DTD) URLs for FGDC-STD-001-1998. These documents are...
Links to Operational Catalogs | 11 years 38 weeks ago
» Examples of operational catalog web applications. The vision is that a standardized metadata publication/search service would reduce significatly the amount of resources devoted to developing these "...
OPeNDAP: Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol | 11 years 39 weeks ago
» OPeNDAP: Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol -- a framework that simplifies all aspects of scientific data networking. -- provides software which makes...
THREDDS | 11 years 39 weeks ago
» The THREDDS (Thematic Realtime Environmental Distributed Data Services) project is developing middleware to bridge the gap between data providers and data users. The goal is to simplify the discovery...
CORDRA Content Object Repository Discovery and Registration/Resolution Architecture | 11 years 39 weeks ago
» CORDRA is an effort to define a framework for the federation of digital collections. The framework aka “CORDRA specification” is intended to be an open, standards-based model for designing and...
How Does It Work? | 11 years 39 weeks ago
» ESRI has pulled through and given a lot of information about how to configure and use the CSW Client. Read through their help documentation completely and you should have a firm understanding of how...
Mercury | 11 years 39 weeks ago
» Mercury is a Web-based system to search for metadata and retrieve associated data. Mercury incorporates a number of important features. Mercuury: Invokes a new paradigm for managing dynamic...
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