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The Community for Data Integration (CDI) is a dynamic community of practice working together to grow USGS knowledge and capacity in scientific data and information management and integration.

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February 14, 2024 CDI Monthly Meeting

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January 9, 2024 CDI Monthly Meeting

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November 8, 2023 CDI Monthly Meeting

Publications

So, you want to build a decision-support tool? Assessing successes, barriers, and lessons learned for tool design and development

The purpose of this study is to increase understanding of how the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is developing decision-support tools (DSTs) by documenting successes and barriers across all levels of USGS scientific tool creation and outreach. These findings will help streamline future tool design and development processes. We provide a synthesis of lessons learned and best practices across a spect
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Amanda D. Stoltz, Amanda E. Cravens, Nicole M. Herman-Mercer, Chung Yi Hou

Community for data integration 2019 project report

The U.S. Geological Survey Community for Data Integration annually supports small projects focusing on data integration for interdisciplinary research, innovative data management, and demonstration of new technologies. This report provides a summary of the 14 projects supported in fiscal year 2019 and outlines their goals, activities, and accomplishments. Proposals in 2019 were encouraged to addre
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Amanda N. Liford, Caitlin M. Andrews, Aparna Bamzai, Joseph A. Bard, David S. Blehert, John B. Bradford, Wesley M. Daniel, Sara L. Caldwell Eldridge, Frank Engel, Jason A. Ferrante, Amy K. Gilmer, Margaret E. Hunter, Jeanne M. Jones, Benjamin Letcher, Frances L. Lightsom, Richard R. McDonald, Leah E. Morgan, Sasha C. Reed, Leslie Hsu

Community for data integration 2020 annual report

The Community for Data Integration is a community of practice whose purpose is to advance the data integration capabilities of the U.S. Geological Survey. In fiscal year 2020, the Community for Data Integration held 11 monthly forums, facilitated 13 collaboration areas, and supported 13 projects. The activities supported the broad U.S. Geological Survey priority of producing building blocks for do
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Leslie Hsu, Amanda N. Liford, Grace C. Donovan

Science

Communicating stream fish vulnerability to climate change

We will develop a vulnerability assessment R Shiny web application and present to stakeholders. The stakeholder feedback will be summarized into a one page ‘lessons learned’ document that will assist researchers in designing effective climate change visualizations and an R markdown ‘quick start’ guide on R Shiny applications.
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Communicating stream fish vulnerability to climate change

We will develop a vulnerability assessment R Shiny web application and present to stakeholders. The stakeholder feedback will be summarized into a one page ‘lessons learned’ document that will assist researchers in designing effective climate change visualizations and an R markdown ‘quick start’ guide on R Shiny applications.
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Automated accuracy and quality assessment tools (AQAT = “a cat”) for generalized geospatial data

This project develops an open-source toolkit for the consistent, automated assessment of accuracy and cartographic quality of generalized geospatial data. The toolkit will aid USGS and other stakeholders with the development and use of multiscale data and with associated decision-making.
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Automated accuracy and quality assessment tools (AQAT = “a cat”) for generalized geospatial data

This project develops an open-source toolkit for the consistent, automated assessment of accuracy and cartographic quality of generalized geospatial data. The toolkit will aid USGS and other stakeholders with the development and use of multiscale data and with associated decision-making.
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Informing the use of native plant materials in restoration and rehabilitation with the Native Plant Seed Mapping Toolkit

Restoring ecosystems using native plant materials is a critical pursuit of federal land management agencies following natural disasters and disturbances. The Native Plant Seed Mapping Toolkit provides practitioners with quantitative data to support successful restoration outcomes.
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Informing the use of native plant materials in restoration and rehabilitation with the Native Plant Seed Mapping Toolkit

Restoring ecosystems using native plant materials is a critical pursuit of federal land management agencies following natural disasters and disturbances. The Native Plant Seed Mapping Toolkit provides practitioners with quantitative data to support successful restoration outcomes.
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