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Information technology methods
Information-related concerns on which people focus their work in support of scientific investigations and research.
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Data communication (2 items)
Data integration (2 items)
Data management (5 items)
Software development (1 items)

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PDF Geospatial Information Response Team [More info]
Interdisciplinary coordinating group within USGS to facilitate the effective collection, storage, and dissemination of geospatial data information and products during an emergency.
PDF Introduction to geospatial semantics and technology workshop handbook [More info]
Tutorial on geospatial semantics with hands-on exercises using standard Web browsers, divided into two sections, general semantics on the Web and specific examples of geospatial semantics using data from The Open Ontology Repository.
Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS) information site [More info]
Homepage for ISGS Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS) information with links to software, FTP site, standard, and data available on line, USGS mass conversion schedule, meetings, and related web sites.
A program for the conversion of The National Map data from proprietary format to resource description framework (RDF) [More info]
To expand data functionality and capabilities for users of The National Map of the U.S. Geological Survey, data sets for six watersheds and three urban areas were converted from the Best Practices vector data model formats to Semantic Web data formats.
Breeding Bird Explorer [More info]
Data management system for Breeding Bird Atlas projects in Maryland and the District of Columbia and in Vermont.
Geoscience Data Catalog [More info]
A catalog of earth science data produced by the U.S. Geological Survey with documentation and links to the data files. Catalog is searchable by geographic location and publication series number. Includes links to information on metadata and its use.
Improving access to metadata using keywords from controlled vocabularies [More info]
Description of the use of Place Keyword Assistant, a software tool, for tagging metadata with geographic names from standardized lists or controlled vocabularies. Includes instructions on use and downloading software files.
Land Remote Sensing Program [More info]
Land Remote Sensing Program (LRS) provides a primary source of remotely sensed data and applications of land remote sensing, nationally and internationally.
Mid-Continent Mapping Center [More info]
Overview of the Mid-Continent Mapping Center, Rolla, Missouri: a production, research, and data management facility for maps and digital cartographic data products, with links to directions, programs, mapping products, and visitors center.
National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program [More info]
Operational program designed to facilitate the inventory and preservation of geological and geophysical data in US Federal agencies, state agencies, and universities.
National Geospatial Program [More info]
Provides leadership for USGS geospatial coordination, production and service activities.
PDF National hydrography dataset--linear referencing [More info]
Explains how the NHD specifies point locations within streams by using a code to indicate the reach (including the hydrologic unit) and a measure, which indicates how far the point is from the downstream end of the reach.
PDF Preserving science for the ages--USGS data rescue [More info]
How we recover and preserve old scientific information, with examples.
PDF Sound data management as a foundation for natural resources management and science [More info]
Arguments in favor of using formal database technology, expecially geodatabases, to manage scientific information, with examples from Texas.
PDF U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Western Region Coastal and Ocean Science [More info]
Overview of USGS research addressing a broad range of coastal and marine issues in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.
PDF U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Western Region: Alaska Coastal and Ocean Science [More info]
Overview of USGS research addressing a broad range of coastal and marine issues in Alaska.
PDF U.S. Geological Survey archived data recovery in Texas, 2008-11 [More info]
Our 2008-11 data rescue and recovery efforts resulted in an efficient workflow process, database, and Web user interface for scientists and citizens to access archived environmental information not previously available to the public.
PDF U.S. Geological Survey Community for Data Integration-NWIS Web Services Snapshot Tool for ArcGIS [More info]
Software used within GIS allowing streamflow, water level, and water quality data to be obtained on demand through the Internet.
PDF U.S. Geological Survey community for data integration: data upload, registry, and access tool [More info]
Web-based software system allowing scientific data to be made available with proper documentation to potential users.
USGS fact sheets [More info]
Access and listing of popular USGS publications listed by themes: resources, hazards, environment, information management, and states, and also by scientific discipline.
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