By Committee on Spatial Data Enabling USG Strategic Science in the 21st Century,Mapping Science Committee,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council
Science is more and more pushed through facts, and spatial facts underpin the technological know-how instructions specified by the 2007 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) technological know-how process. a strong framework of spatial facts, metadata, instruments, and a consumer group that's interactively attached to exploit spatial info in a good and versatile way--known as a spatial information infrastructure (SDI)--must be on hand for scientists and executives to discover, use, and proportion spatial facts either inside of and past the USGS.
Over the decade, the USGS has carried out leap forward learn that has conquer a few of the demanding situations linked to imposing a wide SDI. Advancing Strategic technology: A Spatial info Infrastructure Roadmap for the U.S. Geological Survey is meant to floor these efforts by means of supplying a realistic roadmap to complete implementation of an SDI to permit the USGS to behavior strategic science.
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