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General Information

May 11-14, 2015

Denver Federal Center (DFC)

Lakewood, Colorado


All Attendees, please take the time to fill out the Post-Workshop Evaluation Form.
*Requirements For USGS only below:

All USGS employees must submit their travel vouchers within 5 days of their return from the Workshop. This is a USGS requirement and will allow the CDI Coordinators to quickly deliver the required Workshop Cost Report to the Department of the Interior. Thank you for your cooperation.


Directions to the Denver Federal Center (DFC) [PDF]

DFC Visitor Guide and Map [PDF]

CDI Conference Map [PDF]

DFC Building 53, National Training Center Map [PDF]


WiFi Access and Charging Stations will be available at the meeting.

Information for Presenters

DFC Security

To access the Denver Federal Center, you will need a Federal identification badge or government issued identification. Non-federal participants must enter through Visitors' Gates 1, 4, or 5.

To access Building 53, National Training Center, you will need a Federal identification badge or government issued identification.

Please make sure you are wearing your Federal identification badge at all times while on the DFC.


Register for the Workshop, Training Sessions, and DataBlast here

To register for the Workshop, you must be on the 2015 CDI Workshop Approved Attendees List. If you are not on this list but would like attend, please contact

Post-Workshop Evaluation Form

Hotel and Transportation

Hampton Inn Denver West Federal Center
Other Hotels in the Lakewood Area
Denver International Airport Transportation

To reduce workshop costs, please choose a hotel with shuttle service to/from DFC or share rental cars with others.

Welcome to the 2015 CDI Annual Workshop

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Community for Data Integration (CDI) represents a dynamic aggregation of multiple communities of practice, focused on the advancement of scientific data and information management and integration capabilities across the USGS and external organizations to enhance Earth science research. As a community of practice reaching across organizational structures, programs, and regions, the CDI is uniquely positioned to foster collaboration to advance data integration topics. The workshop is a crucial step in the process of focusing people, funding, and bureau-wide efforts across USGS Mission Areas and Regions on data integration tools and services, data and information management, and methods.

The purpose of the workshop is to: 

  • Identify new, high-value opportunities for advancing data integration in the Earth sciences;
  • Share successes in data integration, applications and tools;
  • Provide training on USGS data management, high performance computing, and integration tools.

For questions, information, or help please contact

Follow the Workshop!

Check out the CDI Workshop Message Board to contribute information, find answers to session questions, etc.

Monday, May 11 Training Sessions

Training sessions will be held on Monday, May 11 at the Denver Federal Center. Topics will include: High Performance Computing, ISO 19115 Metadata Toolkit, Data Release Tools, USGS Cloud Hosting, and Geotagging Publications. For session building location and more information see 2015 CDI Training Sessions.

To register for any of the training sessions, follow the instructions at Register for the 2015 CDI Workshop.

Tuesday, May 12 (Evening) DataBlast Poster and Demonstration Session

Check out the DataBlast abstracts and posters here!

The DataBlast will be held at Building 41, Remington Arms Room

For those interested in presenting a poster, please submit abstracts by May 1st, 2015.

  • Abstract Guidelines:
    • The abstract may be 200 words max.
    • For every author listed, their name, institution, and email are required information.
    • The abstract can report on a current or previously funded CDI Project.
    • The abstract can share an innovative approach or a project from an interested Community member.
  • Poster Criteria
  • Interactive Demonstrations
    • In addition to the posters, the DataBlast encourages interactive demonstrations of applications, tools, or other products that might be of interest to the Community.
    • WiFi access will be available. You need to bring your own laptop.
    • Note in your registration if you will need a table for the DataBlast.

To submit a DataBlast Abstract follow the instructions at Register for the 2015 CDI Workshop.

If you would like to mail your poster ahead of time, please send to:

US Geological Survey
Attn: CSAS&L - CDI
PO Box 25046, Mail Stop 302
Building 810, Rm 2500
Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225


For USGS Only

USGS abstracts and posters must undergo a separate review process (via IPDS) and receive official bureau approval. See 3 and 4 of Fundamental Science Practices.

General Schedule

Visit the 2015 CDI Workshop Presentation page to view the presentations!

An overview of the CDI Workshop schedule. All times are in Mountain Time (MT). Please see the Monday Training Session Agenda and the CDI Detailed Agenda for session details.

All CDI Workshop attendees are encouraged to participate in a Working Group of their interest. Please visit the CDI Working Group page for an overview about each of the CDI Working Groups. Please see the Registration Packet webpage to download handouts for the sessions and Working Group agendas.

Exiting the Denver Federal Center

All Gates in the Denver Federal Center except Gate 1 (Southeast corner closest to Kipling St. and Alameda Ave) will close every day at 6:00pm MT. Please be sure to make adjustments to your evening travel accordingly.