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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
Use of ISO metadata specifications to describe geoscience information resources v. 1.1 | 10 years 51 weeks ago
» Public release of the USGIN ISO 19139 (ISO 19115 and ISO 19119) profile document for spatial dataset, dataset series, and service metadata for geoscience resources. Supersedes older versions titled "...
ArcMap GeoSciML WFS Client | 10 years 51 weeks ago
» I have recently developed a prototype ArcMap addin to load GeoSciML WFS into an NCGMP template geodatabase.  The application was developed using ESRI's ArcObjects 10 API, C# in Microsoft's...
USGIN ISO Metadata Profile | 10 years 51 weeks ago
» Summary: USGIN profile for using ISO19139 xml schema for ISO 19115 and ISO 19119 spatial metadata to describe geoscientific resources. ISO 19115 is a metadata content standard for describing spatial...
Recommendations for metadata content to describe geoscience resources | 10 years 51 weeks ago
» Now that we have a better grasp of the IT and informatics challenges of a distributed and interoperable information network, we can think more again about its adoption - how to make it work and...
Open Data Protocol | 10 years 51 weeks ago
» The Open Data Protocol (OData) is a Web protocol for querying and updating data that provides a way to unlock your data and free it from silos that exist in applications today. OData does this by...
VisTrails scientific workflow | 11 years 1 week ago
» See   VisTrails is an open-source scientific workflow and provenance management system developed at the University of Utah that...
Install Apache Directory Server | 11 years 2 weeks ago
» ESRI's Geoportal wants an LDAP server, and suggests using Apache Directory Server.I started a new VM using the image usgin2-atpms. Installation was as easy as:wget
Geoportal on an Amazon Virtual Machine | 11 years 2 weeks ago
Profile for basic wells and borehole information service | 11 years 2 weeks ago
» Develop content model and specifications for encoding that content using GeoSciML Borehole encodings, and a simple  flat/simple feature view scheme for. Content is to create catalog of boreholes...
PostgreSQL and PostGIS | 11 years 6 weeks ago
» Note: At Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid), you can install PostgreSQL 8.4 and PostGIS 1.4 usingsudo apt-get install postgresql-8.4-postgisThere are two ways to go about this: The easy way and the hard way. The...
Windows 7 64-bit guide for GeoNetwork development within Eclipse | 11 years 8 weeks ago
» This setup guide for downloading GeoNetwork using Subversion, building using Maven 2, developing, deploying and debugging on Tomcat and Eclipse on Windows 7 64-bit still uses the MckoiDB and should...
Python Pylint/Pydev Code Checking in Eclipse | 11 years 8 weeks ago
» Pylint is a good python code checking tool.  Pydev is a good plugin for Eclipse for editing and running python programs.  Much of this info is taken from Ryan...
NCGMP to GeoSciML: MappedFeature | 11 years 9 weeks ago
» I posted an example of the <typeMappings> section of a GeoServer/app-schema mapping file here: A Sample GeoServer Mapping file for NCGMP09 to GeoSciML. Checkout this other post to see where...
GeoServer DataStore Configuration for Complex Features | 11 years 9 weeks ago
» This XML file configures a directory as a DataStore in GeoServer. Instead of containing explicitly the information GeoServer needs to make a connection to actual data, it invokes the app-schema...
Converting FGDC XML metadata records for WMS and WFS services to ISO 19139 via Python and GeoNetwork | 11 years 10 weeks ago
» This post describes a series of Python scripts to convert FGDC XML metadata for WMS and WFS services to ISO 19139 service metadata via GeoNetwork's OGC harvest service. Here are the steps:Extract WMS...
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