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CDI Monthly Meeting - 180411

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.

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Meeting Recording

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

During the call, you can ask and up-vote questions at, event code P788.

Agenda (in Eastern time)

11:00a Challenge: The scientific paper is obsolete. Reproducible Notebook Series overview. 

11:10a Welcome - Kevin Gallagher - Associate Director for Core Science Systems 

11:15a Working Group Announcements [PDF]

11:25a  Reproducible Notebook Series - OBIS (Ocean Biogeographic Information System) and R - Filipe Fernandes, SECORRA/IOOS (Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association/Integrated Ocean Observing System) (link to presentation)

11:40a  CDI FY17 Funded Project Presentations (10 minutes each)

Erin Boydston and Toni Lyn Morelli - Taxa Taxi: An automated process for using citizen science data to facilitate biodiversity monitoring

Lance Everette and Tara BellUSGS Data at Risk: Expanding Legacy Data Inventory and Preservation Strategies

Sarah NagorsenWeb Mapping Application for a Historical Geologic Field Photo Collection

12:30p  Adjourn


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


  1. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) provides observations of marine species from many different sources. And you can easily query and visualize the data using a Jupyter notebook!
  2. iNaturalist citizen science observations are helping researchers understand biodiversity monitoring (after some automated data processing). iNaturalist got a thumbs up from a meeting participant as a neat mobile app to take on your hikes.
  3. Rescuing legacy data at the USGS remains a Herculean effort. The Legacy Data Inventory Reporting System (LDIRS) and its evaluation criteria can help the USGS address this need.
  4. Need guidance for proper documentation and publication of geolocated photo collections? See the CDI-funded project on a web mapping application for photo collections.


A Participant Report is available to CDI Members. Please log in to download the report. If you would like to become a member of CDI, email