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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
MySQL 5.4 | 11 years 11 weeks ago
» Install MySQL 5.1 apt-get install mysql-server-5.1During installation, specify a password for the root user. I was also prompted to configure Postfix, and selected the "No configuration" option. 
Apache HTTP Server 2.x | 11 years 11 weeks ago
» Preparation: Updates and Upgrades
Software Installations | 11 years 11 weeks ago
» The basic USGIN Amazon Machine Image will contain a few applications used to provide geoscience data services. All the software is free and open-source. These chapters provide walkthroughs of the...
Create an Amazon Machine Image | 11 years 11 weeks ago
» Building an AMI is essentially a way for you to backup and share the Amazon EC2 Instance that you've created. It is also useful for creating a fall-back point if an installation or process goes awry...
Create and Mount an Elastic Block Data-Store | 11 years 11 weeks ago
» If an Amazon EC2 instance crashes, everything on it is lost. Your only resource is to launch a new instance from the last image you made of your machine. For that reason, we want to make sure that...
Development of USGIN Amazon Machine Image (AMI) | 11 years 11 weeks ago
» This document outlines the development of the USGIN Amazon Machine Image. The purpose of this image is to provide a means by which any group can implement a web server capable of delivering data in...
Initial Creation of the Instance | 11 years 11 weeks ago
» Log in to the web console located at to the Instances page by clicking the link on the left, and then click the "Launch Instance" button at the top of...
Amazon Web Services | 11 years 11 weeks ago
» Amazon Web Services ( AWS you can requisition compute power, storage, and other services–gaining access to a suite of elastic IT infrastructure services as...
Amazon VM Development: Table of Contents | 11 years 11 weeks ago
» Creation of an InstanceCreation and Mounting an Elastic Block Data-StoreLogging In and Adding New UsersBuilding An Amazon Machine ImageInstalling and Configuring Apache HTTP Server 2.xInstalling and...
Python | 11 years 11 weeks ago
» Python is a programing language which is handy for creating metadata extract, transform, and load (ETL) scripts.
XSLT transformations in Python through the Gnome libxml C parser | 11 years 11 weeks ago
» This is an example script on how to do XSLT transformations in Python 2.6 through the Gnome libxml XML C parser and toolkit. The relative fast C library is available on multiple platforms but you...
ETL Debug Blog | 11 years 11 weeks ago
» Post to this group blog about your Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) efforts.
Connecting to PostgreSQL via SSH Tunneling | 11 years 11 weeks ago
» In the event that you don't want to open port 5432 to any traffic, or you don't want to configure PostgreSQL to listen to any remote traffic, or if you simply can't make it work right (that's where I...
PostgreSQL and PostGIS | 11 years 12 weeks ago
» PostgreSQLPostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for...
Useful site for CSW testing and resources | 11 years 12 weeks ago
» CSW requirementsappears to mostly be compiled by Armin Retterath, Kompetenz- und Geschäftsstelle GDI-RPHas listing of active CSW servers, some requirements listings
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