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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
Create a GeoNetwork OGC Harvest Node (WMS or WFS GetCapabilities to ISO 19139 metadata) through xml.harvesting.add request | 6 years 31 weeks ago
» GeoNetwork offers a harvest service that, among other, follows a OGC WMS or WFS GetCapabilities URL and transforms the response into an ISO 19139 metadata record. Bear in mind that the resulting ISO...
Import MEF metadata archive into GeoNetwork through Python | 6 years 31 weeks ago
» This is a Python example script for importing GeoNetwork Metadata Exchange Format 1.1 (MEF) archives to GeoNetwork 2.4.2's mef.import service. The mef.import service requires a multipart/form-data...
Create GeoNetwork MEF files from ISO 19139 XML through Python | 6 years 31 weeks ago
» This is an example Python script that showcases the creation of GeoNetwork Metadata Exchange Format 1.1 (MEF) archives from ISO 19139 metadata XML files.It has been tested in Windows XP and Python 2....
Debugging Python scripts with Pylint | 6 years 33 weeks ago
» I am currently using Pylint to check for bugs and formatting errors in my Python scripts. I used Brandon Corfman's nice Komodo Hacks: Integrating Pylint tutorial to set up Pylint and how to integrate...
Easy setup of a Python 2.6 development environment on Windows | 6 years 33 weeks ago
» Easy steps for setting up a Python 2.6 development environment on Windows:
CatalogConnector CSW Client | 6 years 33 weeks ago
» USGIN CatalogConnector test client (version 0.5) This promising, stand-alone, Java-based, CSW web client is currently being developed by SDI Catalonia...
Disclaimer | 6 years 33 weeks ago
» USGIN Lab DisclaimerAll communications made available as part of this site and any opinions, advice, statements, views or other information expressed in this forum are solely provided by, and the...
CSW Clients and Servers we are testing | 6 years 33 weeks ago
» Following is a list of Web Service client, server, and hybrid applications we are aware of that are supposed to handle the CSW 2.0.2 protocol. Check out OGC's registry of products for more CSW...
Tomcat 6.x | 6 years 34 weeks ago
»  Preparation: Updates and Upgrades
Windows Setup Guide for Downloading, Developing, Deploying and Debugging GeoNetwork within Eclipse | 6 years 35 weeks ago
» The enclosed document explains how to download the GeoNetwork trunk from Eclipse, and then configure the web app to deploy as a Tomcat module (also within Eclipse). This setup allows for streamlined...
USGIN Metadata Wizard released | 6 years 35 weeks ago
» The USGIN Metadata Wizard is a metadata-format agnostic metadata creation web-tool that exports its generic, minimum metadata model into various metadata formats and standards such FGDC XML, and ISO...
Running Drupal on a Windows Server 2008 machine | 6 years 36 weeks ago
» We recently struggled through figuring out how to make Drupal run on a Windows Server 2008 machine that was running IIS. Every Drupal site that we had dealt with prior to this was hosted on a Linux...
Standards and Proposed Standards | 6 years 36 weeks ago
» This page is a listing of specifications for some operation or artifact type put forward as a standard under the stewardship and authority of some outside organization. USGIN participants may be...
FGDC XML schema woes | 6 years 42 weeks ago
» I am working on transforming FGDC XML metadata records to the USGIN 1.1 version of ISO 19139 metadata and having a hard time finding formal FGDC schema, name spaces, and schema locations. This is...
Creating a Format Agnostic Metadata Wizard | 6 years 43 weeks ago
» The USGIN Metadata Wizard is a metadata format agnostic web tool for creating, managing, and exporting new metadata records. This Drupal based service was conceived as a means to lowering the brier...
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