A Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science at the by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life

By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Mapping Science Committee, Committee on Research Priorities for the USGS Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science

Finished and authoritative baseline geospatial info content material is essential to the kingdom and to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The USGS based its middle of Excellence for Geospatial details technological know-how (CEGIS) in 2006 to increase and distribute nationwide geospatial facts resources in a fast-moving details expertise setting. for you to satisfy this undertaking, the USGS requested the nationwide learn Council to evaluate present GIScience services on the USGS, determine present and destiny wishes for GIScience services, suggest thoughts for strengthening those features and for participating with others to maximise study productiveness, and make techniques concerning the most advantageous learn components for CEGIS to pursue. With an preliminary specialize in bettering the features of The nationwide Map, the file recommends 3 precedence study parts for CEGIS: details entry and dissemination, info integration, and information versions, and additional identifies examine subject matters inside of those components that CEGIS may still pursue. to deal with those examine issues, CEGIS wishes a sustainable study administration technique that includes a portfolio of collaborative examine that balances brief and long-term targets.

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Consequently, an additional result from this call is that it reveals the broader network of GIScience capabilities to which USGS experts are already connected. Of the 69 proposals received in response to the call, 23 were submitted from the water discipline, 20 from geography, 15 from biology, 10 from geology, and 1 from NGPO. In all disciplines there was a broad range of proposed topics that spanned monitoring and data capture through data integration, analysis, and error propagation to modeling and decision support.

It includes the data, the processes for obtaining and maintaining the data, the national standard-certified nature of those data, the data models and relationships, and the data knowledge systems and ontologies that make up the vision of The National Map. In fact, there may be multiple viewers for The National Map, government, academic and commercial, as these organizations seek to exploit the richness and value of the data in The National Map. Success with The National Map is the prerequisite for any additional GIScience research at CEGIS.

National forests, state parks). These themes were selected in large part because USGS is authorized to provide them if no other source is available, and they typically comprise the information portrayed on USGS topographic maps. USGS’s original intent was that the data would retain the characteristics appreciated by users of USGS topographic maps, including consistent feature identification and classification and comprehensive national coverage. In addition, the data would be seamless (not interrupted by arbitrary edges introduced by the data production process), would be more current, and would have positional accuracy equivalent to or better than that of USGS topographic maps.

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