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Monday, October 11, 2010

EPA GeoData Gateway Open For Business

The GDG is a gateway to Web-based geospatial information and information services. It enables data consumers to discover, view and access geospatial resources (e.g., data, services, or applications) made available by EPA’s program offices, regions, and labs. Likewise, for EPA data contributors, it enables you to make your geospatial information and services discoverable, viewable and accessible by others. Unrestricted information contributed to the GDG is also shared with interagency data sharing portals, including Data.gov and Geospatial One-Stop (GOS).

The GDG maintains a repository of metadata - data about the geospatial data or services you are seeking to discover or make available. Each metadata “record” in the repository describes the nature and scope of a registered data “item” or service, and provides information that enables you to locate and view each registered item or service within the GDG. The metadata descriptions also provide the information necessary to access items and services for use within other systems or mapping applications.

Key GDG Features
  Search and Discovery - Use simple, advanced, and targeted search to find geospatial information resources
  Data Download - View details about each discovered resource, including how to get it for your own use
  Web-based Map Viewer - Immediately view live data and map resources you have discovered
  Reuse Components - Use REST outputs (GeoRSS, KML, HTML), GDG Search Widget Plug-in, and Catalog Service for the Web interface
  Contribute and Manage Metadata - Create, upload and manage metadata that references geospatial resources your EPA organization has produced

via @druidsmith

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/11 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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