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Peter N. Schweitzer, Ph.D.

Peter Schweitzer is a Geologist with the USGS Geology, Energy & Minerals (GEM) Science Center in Reston, VA.

Peter works on scientific information management at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston Virginia. With a formal background in geology and oceanography and practical experience in software development, he serves as a bridge between the scientific research and information technology communities.

Currently, Peter's work focuses on providing usable scientific data to the public through the internet. Perhaps best known for producing widely used software that parses and validates geospatial metadata, Peter more recently led a small team to develop controlled vocabularies and used cataloging software to design a topical index of scientific information on the web.

Websites through which Peter's work is visible:

  • Mineral Resources On-line Spatial Data
  • Mineral Resources Data Catalog
  • Formal Metadata Information and Software
  • USGS Geoscience Data Catalog
  • Presentation Materials
  • About the USGS Thesaurus
  • Putting Metadata in Plain Language