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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

USGS Selects Vivisimo as Search Engine for NBII

USGS picked the Vivisimo Velocity Search Platform to replace the National Biological Information Infrastructure’s (NBII) current search solution. “NBII is a broad, collaborative program to provide increased access to data and information on the nation’s biological resources.”

What’s the current search solution? So far as I can tell “Custom Google Search.”

The Velocity implementation will initially search at least 30 diverse data sources - and here’s the interesting geo part - “Velocity will also enable geospatial display of search results - allowing users to search for certain plants or animals in a specific region or location.” I wonder if USGS will use the tool on its other websites?

- press release

by Adena Schutzberg on 04/15 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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