Registering for USGS Emergency Operations Collection Management Tool
Lesson 13B Part One – USGS Emergency Operations Collection Management Tool This lesson is comprised of instructions on how to register for access to the Collection Management Tool through the EROS Registration System (ERS), how to navigate around the Collection Management Tool, or CMT and finally, How to Submit a Data Acquisition Request (DAR). For the complete listing of videos part of the 'Using The National Map Products and Services' training, visit this link: http://training.usgs.gov/TEL/TheNationalMap/TNM-TEL-Index.html
Location Taken: August, ME, US
Lesson 13B – USGS Emergency Operations Collection Management Tool
This lesson is comprised of instructions on how to register for access to the Collection Management Tool through the EROS Registration System (ERS), how to navigate around the Collection Management Tool, or CMT and finally, How to Submit a Data Acquisition Request (DAR).
Remotely sensed datasets such as satellite imagery and aerial photography can be invaluable resources to support the response to and recovery from emergency events such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, wildfires, and other natural or human-induced disasters. When disasters strike there is often an urgent need and high demand for coordinated, rapid acquisition and distribution of pre- and post-event geospatial products and remotely sensed imagery. These products and images are necessary to record change and analyze the impacts of and facilitate the response to rapidly changing conditions on the ground.
The emergency response community did not have an easy way to view available image resources and task new collections where acquisition gaps existed. In response to this need, the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center created the Collection Management Tool (CMT) as a component of the overall EROS Emergency Operations Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS). The primary purpose of the CMT is to develop a central requirements/collections entry and collection management platform that will allow responsible parties to view, input, and update their requirements, view collection plans (as available), and monitor incoming HDDS imagery in support of the requirements. The input requirements will be accessible by all responding agencies. The tool will provide timely information and support linkages to HDDS, so all interested users (and other vendors) will be aware of image collection plans, status, and availability during the course of an event response.
Visit http://eros.usgs.gov/lir/Home to see examples of how other Bureaus within the USGS are using remotely sensed data.
Now let’s create an account for the collection management tool.
You need to create an account to use the Emergency Operations collection management tool unless you already have an HDDS or Earth Explorer account. If so, you can use your HDDS or Earth Explorer credentials to login to the collection management tool. If not, Click on login and then “Create New Account”. Having an account will also allow you to access Earth Explorer and the Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS.
The Registration process requires users to create user credentials, demographic information and contact information. Once registered with collection management tool, only the ‘Login’ process is required in future sessions. Benefits of registering for this service include the use of additional tools within each of the websites and it also allows the EROS Data Center to collect statistics on data applications and organizations using remotely sensed data.
The Contact and Demographic Information page allows you to enter your affiliation and identify uses of the data. This information is used to gather statistics on data applications and types of organizations using remotely-sensed data.
An email will be sent to you to confirm that your account has been activated. Click the link to confirm your registration then return to the collection management tool main interface.
Once logged in new items appear in the banner. Uploaded files and added WMS can be accessed under settings. All of the information in this video is also covered on the Help page.
The 'Profile' option allows users to modify profile information.
You can change your contact information, demographics and password. The username cannot be modified.