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Advancing Strategic Science: A Spatial Data Infrastructure Roadmap for the U.S. Geological Survey

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Science is increasingly driven by data, and spatial data underpin the science directions laid out in the 2007 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Science Strategy. A robust framework of spatial data, metadata, tools, and a user community that is interactively connected to use spatial data in an efficient and flexible way--known as a spatial data infrastructure (SDI)--must be available for scientists and managers to find, use, and share spatial data both within and beyond the USGS.

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Overview

Science is increasingly driven by data, and spatial data underpin the science directions laid out in the 2007 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Science Strategy. A robust framework of spatial data, metadata, tools, and a user community that is interactively connected to use spatial data in an efficient and flexible way--known as a spatial data infrastructure (SDI)--must be available for scientists and managers to find, use, and share spatial data both within and beyond the USGS.

Over the last decade, the USGS has conducted breakthrough research that has overcome some of the challenges associated with implementing a large SDI. Advancing Strategic Science: A Spatial Data Infrastructure Roadmap for the U.S. Geological Survey is intended to ground those efforts by providing a practical roadmap to full implementation of an SDI to enable the USGS to conduct strategic science.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780309264570
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • Publication date: 9/26/2012
  • Pages: 115
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

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The USGS Science Stra

1512 The Ch

2411

3 Key Challenges and Lessons Learned 3212

3212 U.S. Ge

5012 Findings 5711 4 A Vision for

6212 Discover and Share for the Long Term

Standards 6312 Enterprise Data Management for an SDI 6512 Ap

6712 Institutional Leade

6912 External Service In

6911 5 A Roadmap for

7112 A Roadmap 7112 Or

7412 Technical Considerations 8012 Closing R

8601 Appendixes02 A Committee and Staff Biographies 89

B Presentati

9602 C On-line Questionnaire 9802 D Questio

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