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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
USGIN Amazon Virtual Server Development | 12 years 2 weeks ago
» This blog will serve as preliminary documentation for the development of the AZGS Amazon EC2 Instance. The purpose of the machine is to:1) Provide a production environment for USGIN CSW, WMS and WFS...
Links to various metadata profiles | 12 years 2 weeks ago
» So what is a profile document? Here are links to some example profiles created by various communities. Marine Community Profile, ISO 19115, version 1.2, Australian Ocean Data CentreWorld...
Another online ISO metadata editor | 12 years 2 weeks ago
» EPA Ireland started testing online metadata editor related to INSPIREcompliancy. You can find it link below If you have any comment, let them know for the...
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) | 12 years 2 weeks ago
» The objectives of the CSDGM are to provide a common set of terminology and definitions for the documentation of digital geospatial data. The standard establishes the names of data elements and...
Metadata interest group | 12 years 2 weeks ago
» general forum for questions, comments, discussion about metadata
NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service | 12 years 2 weeks ago
» The National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) is dedicated to providing timely access to global environmental data from satellites and other sources to promote...
National Geothermal Data System | 12 years 2 weeks ago
» The National Geothermal Data System project is tasked with the development of an accessible and comprehensive web-based data system to support the discovery, development and sustainability of...
Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) | 12 years 2 weeks ago
» The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is an interagency committee that promotes the coordinated development, use, sharing, and dissemination of geospatial data on a national basis. This...
ISO metadata editor tool comparisons | 12 years 2 weeks ago
» The geospatial metadata community has benefitted greatly from the CSDGM Metadata Editor reviews created by Hugh Phillips and posted at: As we make the...
Transformation tools FGDC to ISO available from NOAA | 12 years 2 weeks ago
» Thu Sep 17 08:39:08 CDT 2009.The Metadata Transform Working Group (made of members from the FGDC Metadata Working Group, NOAA’s National Ocean Survey, National Geophysical Data Center, and National...
USGIN posters at 2009 Geological Society of America (GSA) annual meeting | 12 years 2 weeks ago
» 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? (...
GeoNetwork | 12 years 3 weeks ago
» "GeoNetwork opensource is a catalog application to manage spatially referenced resources. It provides powerful metadata editing and search functions as well as an embedded interactive web map viewer...
Presentations and Posters | 12 years 3 weeks ago
» Post your posters and presentations related to USGIN topics.
XML ETL presentation at Data Preservation Workshop | 12 years 3 weeks ago
» Following is a presentation on XML Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) we did at the Geoscience Data Preservation Techniques Workshop, Indiana Geological Survey, Bloomington, IN on July 2009. Although this...
Updated App-Schema Documentation | 12 years 3 weeks ago
» The official documentation for the app-schema extension has been revamped! There is a lot more to look through here - absolutely a must-read for anyone interested in using GeoServer to serve GeoSciML...
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