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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
Googley Metadata | 5 years 43 weeks ago
» We can all agree that search engines like Google have really defined the way that we search for information on the internet. So the question is, why aren't we using Google to search for our geologic...
Really Generic Functional Requirements for Metadata | 5 years 46 weeks ago
» We write metadata so that we can search through it to find datasets we're interested in using for some purpose. I've recently started building a map-centric user-interface for doing this that has...
Energy Industry Profile of ISO/DIS 19115-1 v1.0 Release Candidate is Available for Public Review | 5 years 46 weeks ago
» FYI-- this is a draft profile against the upcoming revision of ISO19115 for metadata, scoped to energy industry, but the scope overlaps requirements for USGIN (I've been very active in developing...
Content model discussion | 5 years 47 weeks ago
Metadata content recommendations | 5 years 47 weeks ago
» Based on a collection of use cases meant to include the basic collection of reasons for collecting structured metadata, we have developed a content model that includes a minimum content profile for...
USGIN URI recommendations v1.0 | 5 years 47 weeks ago
» First public release of the USGIN URI Policies document.This document presents a proposal for minting of dereferenceable http URIs for use in interoperable web ser-vices. The design approach is to...
USGIN Uniform Resource Identifier | 6 years 1 week ago
» Recommendations for usage and coining of Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI) in the U.S. Geoscience Information Network.  More URI discussionCommentary on identifying...
USGIN/NGDS Presentations at ESRI User Conference | 6 years 1 week ago
» I gave two presentations at the ESRI User conference this year. One was geared mostly towards what we do with metadata in our systems, while the other was more of a broad overview of USGIN and a...
SDE-Trickery and Awesomeness: Data Transformations Behind-The-Scenes | 6 years 7 weeks ago
» Imagine that you collected geographic data in one schema and you want to provide it in some other schema. For many of us, this only happens pretty much all of the time.For example, maybe your...
OGC Services don't work outside local network! | 6 years 8 weeks ago
» A commonly overlooked step in the configuration of an ArcGIS Server is that you need to tell the server what its name is to the outside world. You see, on an internal network your computers might...
USGIN Vocabulary Service Profile Home | 6 years 12 weeks ago
» The primary operational functions of a vocabulary service are:1) to assign meaning to a given term (i.e. a token that represents a concept)2) to provide terms related to a queried termTo be useful in...
Dynamic Content as WFS | 6 years 12 weeks ago
» There could be a number of reasons why you'd like to use a database view as a backend for a WFS. Perhaps your data is split across multiple tables and updated regularly. Perhaps the data is in a...
ArcGIS Server and OGC Services | 6 years 12 weeks ago
New AWS Testing Protocol | 6 years 18 weeks ago
» Front Page   Production: Debug: Git Repository   Production:...
Brief USGIN Overview: WRP GIS Committee Meeting, Mar. 8th, 2011 | 6 years 18 weeks ago
» A brief overview of USGIN.From WRP Meeting Notes:III. Geoscience Information Network
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