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Monday, August 29, 12-2pm Eastern Time

Workshop Goals

What are the workshop goals?

    • The USGS is hosting a series of Mapping Innovation events, including regional and virtual workshops to discuss challenges and opportunities in mapping at USGS.
    • From the series organizing team: "We want to get as many ideas as possible in a clear and concise way but focused on current and/or needed innovations in mapping that are common across USGS."
    • For the CDI-Theme workshop, we will facilitate a discussion on Data Interoperability, Data Discovery and Sharing, and Communication and Visualization.

Who should attend:

    • Many of the other workshops will have a regional theme and be held in person, but the Community for Data Integration is hosting a virtual workshop for 
      • anyone who isn't able to attend the other workshops
      • CDI members
      • anyone would like to discuss CDI-Theme topics

Why should you attend?

    • Workshop discussions will be compiled in a report, therefore, by participating, you will be able to communicate your challenges, needs, and opportunities to the USGS leadership for consideration in future USGS directions.
    • In the introductory section, you will get a chance to learn about resources and projects relating to mapping supported by the Community for Data Integration. 


  1. Register for the Workshop
    • Your registration information will help us plan for the workshop.

  2. Review the workshop themes and questions (Internal link for Dept of Int users)
  3. Optional: Submit a Mapping Innovation Success Story. (Download the template) (If you do not use Powerpoint or a compatible application, just be sure to include the information on the list below.)

By submitting a slide, you can spread the word about projects, tools, and resources that contribute to innovative mapping at the USGS.
NOTE: You may alternatively/in addition submit to the "Share your Mapping Innovation" google site, but we thought the one-slide option would be a nice compilation and contribution from our workshop.

Send your slide to They will be compiled and made available as part of the workshop outcomes.

A template will be provided here for one slide consisting of

    • Title,
    • Point of Contact, (person name, email)
    • URL or citation
    • One sentence description of the project or success story.
    • One sentence description of biggest mapping challenge overcome or in progress.
    • Graphic

Workshop Agenda

Monday, August 29, 12-2pm Eastern Time

All times Eastern

  • We will keep the Google forms open until the end of Friday, 9/2, for post-workshop responses.
  • When you submit a form, you are able to see previous responses.
  • We will include a summary of the responses in our workshop report, which will be posted on this page. 
12:00p ET

Welcome and Introduction


Discussion Topic 1: Data Interoperability


Discussion Topic 2: Data Discovery and Sharing


Discussion Topic 3: Communication and Visualization


Open Discussion

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