Data and Tools

Data Management Tools

Good data management enables the location, sharing, and reuse of data, and reduces the redundancy of data. These attributes of good data management reduce costs in terms of time and money. Data management tools and best practices can also help to meet the open data requirements of making data more accessible and discoverable.

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Field Guide to the Nonindigenous Marine Fishes of Florida publication cover
January 30, 2017

Field Guide to the Nonindigenous Marine Fishes of Florida

The purpose of this field guide is to provide information on nonindigenous
(i.e., non-native) fishes that have been observed in Florida’s marine waters.

A screenshot of BISON website
December 1, 2016

BISON: Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation

A unique, web-based Federal mapping resource for species occurrence data in the United States and its Territories.

Screenshot of the USGS Science Data Catalog
December 1, 2016

Science Data Catalog

The USGS Science Data Catalog provides seamless access to USGS research and monitoring data from across the nation. Users have the ability to search, browse, or use a map-based interface to discover data.

Looking up at an oil drill
November 23, 2016

Energy and Environment in the Rocky Mountain Area (EERMA)

The Energy and Environment in the Rocky Mountain Area (EERMA) project is composed of interdisciplinary U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists working to provide land management agencies and decision makers with information. The purpose of the Interactive Energy Atlas is to provide data and decision support tools to visualize and assess the potential effects of energy development.

USGS
November 22, 2016

Photographs of Willow Creek Reservoir near Heppner, OR

Interactive photograph viewer used to see changes to Willow Creek Reservoir. Includes 5 cameras. Best viewing starts after September 17, 2016.

data grapher
April 23, 2016

USGS Data Grapher

This is a data graphing utility that allows the user to build graphs of data from selected USGS stations. Select the station, the type of graph, the parameter(s) to plot, and the starting and ending dates for the graph.

Screenshot of a sample record from Biocomplexity Thesaurus
April 12, 2016

Biocomplexity Thesaurus

The Biocomplexity Thesaurus is an online resource supporting terms in a 'broader than' and 'narrower than' structure in ecological and biological sciences.

DRW icons for FGDC-compliant Metadata, DOI Number, IPDS Record  Number, USGS Dataset  Repository, Science Data Catalog
April 11, 2016

Data Release Workbench

The USGS Data Release Workbench provides a user-friendly view of USGS data release requirements, in line with with Federal Open Data and Open Access goals, and allows USGS researchers to track progress toward releasing their data.

Screenshot of the Metadata Wizard ScienceBase page. Shows Child Items, Attached Files and Preview Image.
April 8, 2016

Metadata Wizard

The Metadata Wizard tool helps geospatial data users with the creation and editing of metadata compliant with the Federal Geographic Data Committee's 'Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata' (FGDC-CSDGM).

Text design which reads in the order of: XML <ome> FGDC CSDGM
April 8, 2016

Online Metadata Editor (OME)

The OME is an online metadata creation tool that allows scientists to document their data using the FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata by answering simple questions about their data.

Globe showing United States, Mexico, & South America side, surrounded by circular lines.
April 8, 2016

ScienceBase

ScienceBase is data and information management infrastructure that enables data upload, documentation, sharing, and dynamic data services using standards-compliant methods and technological components. ScienceBase furnishes a foundation for data stewardship, government open data, and scientific discovery.

Showing partial example of starting USGS assigned DOI # /10.5066/ with text Create and update DOIs for digital data products
April 8, 2016

Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Creation Tool

The DOI Tool allows creation of a permanent DOI for released USGS science data.