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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
Harvesting metadata from catalogs | 7 years 45 weeks ago
» The ability to 'harvest' or transfer collections of metadata records between catalogs to keep them synchronized is a desirable operation in a federated catalog system. The major reasons are...
USGIN Registry Service | 7 years 45 weeks ago
» Registries of persons and organizations are necessary as a resource to uniquely identify individuals, projects, organizations, and other kinds of entities in a federated system, with open world...
OGC Schema Issues in Relation to CSW | 7 years 48 weeks ago
» In order to create metadata for both static datasets and dynamic, online services and for use with CSW, the OGC created an xml schema that merges the schema for ISO19115 (dataset metadata)...
OGC Schema Issues in Relation to CSW | 7 years 48 weeks ago
» In order to create metadata for both static datasets and dynamic, online services and for use with CSW, the OGC created an xml schema that merges the schema for ISO19115 (dataset metadata)...
USGIN Catalog Service source configuration file for GI-go GeoBrowser 6.1 | 7 years 48 weeks ago
» Easily add the USGIN Catalog Service to GI-go GeoBrowser by downloading the configuration file and following these instructions: http://zeus.pin.unifi.it/cgi-bin/twiki/view/GIgo/WebHome#...
GI-go GeoBrowser | 7 years 48 weeks ago
» GI-go is a graphical desktop client developed to easily demonstrate the capabilities of the GI-cat catalog service. User make distributed queries based on common search criteria (where, when, who,...
GI-cat | 7 years 48 weeks ago
» GI-cat is an implementation of distributed catalog services made by ESSI Lab: Allows clients to discover and evaluate geoinformation resources over a federation of data sources; Allows...
ESSI-Lab | 7 years 48 weeks ago
» The Earth and Space Science Informatics Laboratory (ESI-Lab) works on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Geosciences with the University of Florence, University of Padua, and the...
Public CSW services to test against | 7 years 48 weeks ago
» Here are some CSW services I use to test CSW clients against
DSpace | 7 years 48 weeks ago
»  DSpace is the software of choice for academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations building open digital repositories.  It is free and easy to install "out of the box" and completely...
Installing GeoNetwork 2.4.2 under Tomcat with a MySQL Backend | 7 years 49 weeks ago
» Setup the MySQL Database for Geonetwork to UseFrom the command prompt on the instance, type the following commands:mysqladmin create geonetwork -u root -pYou will be prompted for the password for the...
CatalogConnector | 7 years 50 weeks ago
» CatalogConnector is an open source, Java based CSW client that can search multiple CSW catalogs and CSW implementation versions at once.
Spatial Data Infrastructure of Catalonia (IDEC) | 7 years 50 weeks ago
» The Spatial Data infrastructure of Catalonia (Infraestructura de Dades Espacials de Catalunya; IDEC) is the platform to interchange and sharing spatial information through Internet...
ESRI | 7 years 50 weeks ago
» ESRI is the world leader in GIS (geographic information system) modeling and mapping software and technology.
ESRI ArcGIS Desktop GIS | 7 years 50 weeks ago
» ESRI's ArcGIS Desktop GIS application suit includes popular GIS applications such as ArcMap and ArcCatalog.
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