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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).

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

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

Exactly what?
Profiles - Specifications for USGIN specific profile implementations of above standards
 
How?
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
 
Help!
Community - Discussions and work groups on USGIN profile and implementation development
 

USGIN System Overview

USGIn system overview diagram

Latest additions and changes
Tomcat configuration in Eclipse | 7 years 41 weeks ago
» Tomcat kept running out of memory when running it as a service from within Eclipse. Following is a solution:Double-click on your Tomcat service under the Servers tab, and click on the "Open launch...
Student Projects | 7 years 42 weeks ago
» All about student projects and USGIN collaboration with students and professors.
Use of ISO 19139 xml schema to describe geoscience information resources | 7 years 42 weeks ago
» Deprecated in preparation of USGIN ISO 19139 v.1.1 roll-out. Second public draft release of the USGIN ISO 19139 (ISO 19115 and ISO 19119) profile document for spatial dataset, dataset series, and...
Use of SKOS for encoding vocabularies | 7 years 43 weeks ago
» Discussion and suggested guidelines for use of SKOS with science vocabulary, in the context of GeoSciML services. Draft for public comment.CGI URN: urn:cgi:document:CGI:GeoSciML_SKOS_vocabulary:text:...
ISO 19139 service metadata record srv:DCPList codelist confusion | 7 years 44 weeks ago
» It appears that the GeoNetwork WMS harvest selects an incorrect codeListValue for a service metadata record's srv:DCPList (Distributed Computing Platform). Currently, it enters HTTP-GET and HTTP-...
Use of ISO 19139 xml schema to describe geoscience information dataset and dataset series resources | 7 years 44 weeks ago
» First public draft release of the USGIN ISO 19139 (only ISO 19115) profile document for spatial dataset and dataset series metadata.
GeoNetwork configuration and development | 7 years 45 weeks ago
» This group will focus upon GeoNetwork setup, configuration, and development. Any questions or comments are welcome!Following are some resources that can help you learn about GeoNetwork:
Tools | 7 years 45 weeks ago
» Here is a collection of web apps and documents we have created to help us organize and document USGIN related development. Contact us if you are interested but don't have the right access permissions.
GeoSciML GeologicUnit WFS | 7 years 45 weeks ago
» OGC Web Feature Service (WFS) to serve GeologicUnit features. A GeologicUnit feature contains a description of the unit, and may include shapes for one or more outcrops of the unit.
GeoSciML Faults WFS | 7 years 45 weeks ago
» An OGC Web feature service that provides information and location of faults encoded using GeoSciML
Example GeoSciML WFS Services | 7 years 45 weeks ago
» Arizona Geological Survey GeoSciML Web feature service for GeologicUnit mapped featureshttp://vm.usgin.org:8080/PolygonMappedFeature/wfs (12/24/09--off line for server upgrade, check back in January)...
GeoSciML WFS architecture | 7 years 45 weeks ago
» Interoperable OGC Web Feature Services based on the GeoSciML Schema require specification of numerous aspects of the network architecture to enable clients to interact successfully with any profile-...
Examples of SKOS concept encoding | 7 years 45 weeks ago
» This page is a collection of several different encodings of vocabulary terms using SKOS, demonstrating some differences in interpretation of how to encode a vocabulary. From an RDF point of view,...
Links to keyword schemes | 7 years 45 weeks ago
» Use of standardized keyword vocabularies is essential to interoperability of cross discipline resource catalogs.This page provids links to some existing keyword schemes. Ontology-based...
Interoperable catalog motivation | 7 years 45 weeks ago
» Use of a standardized protocol for searching and retrieving metadata would save resources currently spend developing multiple client and server applications that are functionally very similar, and...
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