Mineral Resource Online Data Catalog

Science Center Objects

Our project makes the digital spatial data produced by the Mineral Resources Program available via a web portal so that users of our data can easily access spatial data for solving scientific and technical problems: https://mrdata.usgs.gov/.

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Screen capture of the USGS Mineral Resources Online Spatial Data (MR Data) website https://mrdata.usgs.gov.

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Science Issue and Relevance

The purpose of this work is to make the digital spatial data produced by the Mineral Resources Program effective in solving scientific and technical problems encountered by people who work within and outside the Federal government. Visit the Mineral Resources Online Spatial Data site: https://MRData.usgs.gov/

Project activities:

  1. Creating a topically-indexed catalog of published scientific data
  2. Developing interactive map interfaces that help people understand what data we have to offer as well as how different data sets are connected and related
  3. Developing specialized web interfaces that help people download the specific data that meet their needs
  4. Developing geospatial web services and application programming interfaces (APIs) that enable applied scientists to exploit the connections between USGS work and their own
  5. Coordinating the composition, documentation, and delivery of all spatial data products generated by Mineral Resources Program research and technical staff.

Products

General interactive map interfaces:

Scientific Topics

Visit the Mineral Resources Online Spatial Data site: https://MRData.usgs.gov/