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Groundwater data network interoperability

March 17, 2016

Water data networks are increasingly being integrated to answer complex scientific questions that often span large geographical areas and cross political borders. Data heterogeneity is a major obstacle that impedes interoperability within and between such networks. It is resolved here for groundwater data at five levels of interoperability, within a Spatial Data Infrastructure architecture. The result is a pair of distinct national groundwater data networks for the United States and Canada, and a combined data network in which they are interoperable. This combined data network enables, for the first time, transparent public access to harmonized groundwater data from both sides of the shared international border.

Publication Year 2016
Title Groundwater data network interoperability
DOI 10.2166/hydro.2015.242
Authors Boyan Brodaric, Nathaniel Booth, Eric Boisvert, Jessica M. Lucido
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Hydroinformatics
Index ID 70169093
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse