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CDI Monthly Meeting - 20170510

The Community for Data Integration (CDI) meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

WebEx: -
Under the Meeting Center tabs, search for meeting name: "Community for Data Integration."

USGS/DOI Dial In Number: (703) 648-4848 (for USGS and DOI offices)
Toll Free Dial In Number: (855) 547-8255 (for other offices and telecommute locations)
Conference Code: 47919# (same for both numbers)

Webex Recording

Webex recordings are available to CDI Members approximately 24 hours after the completion of the meeting. Please login to view the recording. If you would like to become a member of CDI, please email


Agenda (in Eastern time)

11:00a Coordinator's Challenge: Learning where our members learn

11:10a Welcome - Tim Quinn - Office of Enterprise Information Chief [PDF]

11:15a Working Group Announcements [PDF]

11:25a  US Topo Maps Production System Modernization, Bill Marken, USGS


The USGS National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) is modernizing the US Topo map production system. With this modernization, US Topo maps will begin to be published in a geospatial PDF that is ISO-32000 compliant. The presentation will discuss what changes result from the map, and the background and drivers for the system update.


Presentation: Slides are available to CDI Members. Please login to download the slides. If you would like to become a member of CDI, please email

11:40a  Enabling Integrated Science: A theme for the 2017 CDI Workshop and beyond - Leslie Hsu, USGS


Two years since the last one, the Community for Data Integration is having another face to face meeting in Denver, CO. The workshop theme this year is “Enabling Integrated Science” - this is a common and important theme for the interdisciplinary societal issues addressed by USGS research. Recent activities in the USGS have steered us toward this theme and we now have an opportunity to inform the wider USGS, using our collective knowledge on data and science integration. How are we going to do this? In the CDI style: with tons of member input, a bit of flexibility, and an informative and useful outcome. Come hear about our plan for the workshop and beyond.

Presentation: Slides are available to CDI Members. Please login to download the slides. If you would like to become a member of CDI, please email


12:30p  Adjourn

Presentation Q/A

Leslie: You were just using regular Adobe Reader?

Bill: We have tested it with Adobe Reader and it works just fine

Leslie: Where should we go to check these out?

Bill: , , 

Sophia: How does it compare to TopoView?

Bill: Very similar, I think the main difference. TopoView allowes you to ID data that’s available. This allows you to download the official USGS topo map with USGS marginali or hardcopy

Leslie: How does this compare with other countries?

Bill: Australia was in Denver last year to visit with US topo folks and were looking at MOD and POD. They were trying to establish a topo mapping process for Australia. Looking for best practices and lessons learned. Other countries have different levels of involvement with Geospatial. Some European countries are starting to incorporate LIDAR into their products. Variable by country and resources they have available.


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