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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
W3C Extensible Markup Language (XML) | 7 years 27 weeks ago
» Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a simple, very flexible text format derived from SGML (ISO 8879). Originally designed to meet the challenges of large-scale electronic publishing, XML is also...
GeoSciML Xml markup language | 7 years 27 weeks ago
» The GeoSciML application is a standards-based data format that provides a framework for application-neutral encoding of geoscience thematic data and related spatial data.
W3C SKOS | 7 years 27 weeks ago
» SKOS provides a standard way to represent knowledge organization systems using the Resource Description Framework (RDF). Encoding this information in RDF allows it to be passed between computer...
Arizona Geological Survey | 7 years 27 weeks ago
» Mission of the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) (For all AZGS Statutes click here)
North American Profile of ISO 19115:2003 - Geographic Information | 7 years 27 weeks ago
» The North American Profile of
U. S. Geological Survey | 7 years 28 weeks ago
» An unbiased, multi-disciplinary science organization that focuses on biology, geography, geology, geospatial information, and water; dedicated to the timely, relevant, and impartial study of the...
National Geologic Map Database Project | 7 years 28 weeks ago
» The National Geologic Map Database project (NGMDB) is intented to build a comprehensive reference tool and data management system for spatial geoscience information in paper and digital form. It...
GeoSciML--GML application for Geoscience information interoperability | 7 years 28 weeks ago
» The GeoSciML application is a standards-based data format that provides a framework for application-neutral encoding of geoscience thematic data and related spatial data.
Projects | 7 years 28 weeks ago
» Projects home page.
Organizations | 7 years 28 weeks ago
» Organizations home page.
Discussion of Vocabulary service requirements | 7 years 28 weeks ago
» Knowledge is encoded in language. Concepts are represented by words in human language, and by tokens (bits!) in computer systems. These tokens are only meaningful as far as they can be correlated...
Geography Markup Language | 7 years 28 weeks ago
» The OpenGIS® Geography Markup Language Encoding Standard (GML) is an XML grammar for expressing geographical features. GML serves as a modeling language for geographic systems as well as an open...
Resource types for USGIN metadata services | 7 years 28 weeks ago
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Ruminations on XML and large datasets | 7 years 28 weeks ago
» While working on thoroughly understanding CSW & metadata related OGC and ISO standards, I can not but start questioning XML and its use to carry and format data. After all, USGIN's goal is not...
List of interesting metadata implementation recommendations and profiles | 7 years 28 weeks ago
» Following is a list of some metadata implementation recommendations and profiles I am looking at.
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