Confluence Retirement

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Future Topics




Rank 1-5

Cloud Computing UpdatesHarold House?
  • policy
    • what level of gov't
    • approval process
    • issues
    • timelines
  • Commercial vs. Internal (USGS Enterprise, DOI, Federal)
  • standing up services vs. just job execution
  • ArcGIS Pro
  • Python and other GIS-related tech
  • Open-Source Stacks (osgeo, etc)

Technologies related to semantic web overlap with things like CSW.

Janice Gordan?



NetCDF4Python integration with ArcPy for direct OPeNDAP data access

Rich Signell and Curtis Price



Chesapeake Bay data management infrastructure greenfield

Cassandra Ladino

Tech Stack groups solution to data management system specification from square one.


Bureau Windows Technical Support Team.


Needs to be targeted. Web browser, java versions, standard applications on USGS desktops. Services they offer.


ArcGIS server setup and basic functionality/use.

Jennifer Sieverling can assign.



How to use ArcGIS in an open standard environment.

USGS GIS person?, ESRI representative?

OGC service stack in ArcGIS.


Openlayers application tours by Cassandra.

Cassandra Ladino

Web app architecture/integration of services. How things are done and what can be done. Compare and contrast with ArcGIS.


Data Management Frameworks/Systems (ScienceBase/,,, ESIP)

Ray Obuch ppt



Wildlife Health Event Reporter application and other National Wildlife Health Center data activities.

Megan Hines



Talk from GIN programmer/technology folks:

talk w/Steve Richards, Viv Hutchison

What technologies they have decided on and why. How they plan on working with other systems going forward especially regarding JSON context.


Handled Topics

!!!NOTE: *.arf video files require the Webex Video Player which can be downloaded here.

Random News

Old topics/questions we don't want to lose track of.

  • What can we take from the NOAA document with their blueprint for data integration? Should we collaborate with them? If so, how? Roland Viger 9/8/2010