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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
NGDS & USIN Poster at DMT '10 | 8 years 51 weeks ago
» This poster outlines the general goals of the National Geothermal Data System, describes its relationship to the US Geoscience Information Network, and shows some of the ways that the Arizona...
National Geothermal Data System funded by Department of Energy | 9 years 1 day ago
» The Department of Energy (DOE) awarded a three-year 18-million dollar grant as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to the Association of American State Geologists (AASG). ...
Helpful Regular Expression (regex) links | 9 years 1 week ago
» Following are helpful Regular Expression linksRegular Expression HOWTO for Python Regular Expression Basic Syntax ReferenceWikipedia: Regular Expression
Common Procedures on the EC2 Instance | 9 years 2 weeks ago
»  "Restarting" the Virtual MachineYou can't actually restart it, instead you essentially delete it and roll-back to a prior machine image.
Getting Started: Keeping Data Organized | 9 years 2 weeks ago
» We develop data and ArcMap documents on our LAN before moving them over to our web server, which is separated for security reasons. In order to keep our data and projects standardized, please follow...
Getting Started: Build a Geodatabase | 9 years 2 weeks ago
» At the AZGS, the first step in the creation of an ESRI Map Service is to select and export the data we wish to provide from the repository, or wherever it is currently housed. Fortunately, for our...
Common Procedures | 9 years 2 weeks ago
»  "Restarting" the Virtual MachineYou can't actually restart it, instead you essentially delete it and roll-back to a prior machine image.
AZGS Guidelines for Building an ESRI Map Service | 9 years 2 weeks ago
» There are a large number of options and configurations to consider when producing an ESRI Map Service. This Implementation document outlines the procedure used by the AZGS to generate a Map Service...
ESRI ArcGIS Server Map Service | 9 years 2 weeks ago
» An ESRI Map Service is the standard web service provided by ArcGIS Server. While relatively easy to create, there are a number of important options to consider when implementing such a service. 
ESRI Map Service | 9 years 2 weeks ago
» A Map Service is the standard web service provided by ArcGIS Server. These services can be produced by simply "publishing" an ArcMap document (.mxd) to an active ArcGIS Server. Benefits of using ESRI...
Convert Shapefiles to PostGIS Tables | 9 years 3 weeks ago
» There is a relatively simple command that comes with PostGIS that allows you to convert ESRI shapefiles into geometry-enabled PostgreSQL tables. The following is a pair of commands that first...
Use of controlled vocabularies in codelists and keywords | 9 years 3 weeks ago
» Discussion of use of terms from controlled concept vocabularies in xml documents. Applies to ISO19139 codelists, Keywords, and GeoSciML scopedName/Controlled concepts. Recommends a '...
ISLE Metadata Initiative -- IMDI | 9 years 4 weeks ago
» The ISLE Meta Data Initiative (IMDI) is a proposed metadata standard to describe multi-media and multi-modal language resources. The standard provides interoperability for browsable and searchable...
Organizations and Projects | 9 years 4 weeks ago
» Organizations and projects home page.The Marine Metadata Interoperabilty site also has useful listings of Organizations and Projects
Marine Metadata Interoperability Project | 9 years 4 weeks ago
» "Promoting the exchange, integration and use of marine data through enhanced data publishing, discovery, documentation and accessibility." The Project goal is to support collaborative research in the...
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