Confluence Retirement

In an effort to consolidate USGS hosted Wikis, myUSGS’ Confluence service is scheduled for retirement on January 27th, 2023. The official USGS Wiki and collaboration space is now SharePoint. Please migrate existing spaces and content to the SharePoint platform and remove it from Confluence at your earliest convenience. If you need any additional information or have any concerns about this change, please contact Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

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CDI FY15 Request For Proposals (Applications closed 10/10/14)

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CDI 2015 Annual Workshop: May 11-14, 2015 (Denver, CO)

  • View the Draft Agenda and register for the conference!

Past Events

2013 CDI Webinar Series

  • Public Participation in USGS Scientific Research - August 14, 2013

  • Data Management - September 11, 2013

  • Earth System Informatics - October 9, 2013

  • Mobile Science  - November 13, 2013

Citizen Science Workshop September 11 - 12, 2012

Webinar Meeting September 5, 2012

Data Blast July 2012

Full list of workshops and meetings





CDI Monthly Forums (2nd Wednesdays at 11:00 am ET)

The CDI Monthly Forums bring together the community to encourage discussion through presentations from USGS programs and science centers as well as outside organizations to share application development and new technologies, discuss data initiatives, and address data and metadata management challenges.  
For more information see: Workshops and Meetings

Working Groups

As part of networking and sharing knowledge and experience, the CDI has expanded its community approach through Working Groups that form around common interests, help address challenges, and identify solutions that enable data integration efforts. Working Groups have one or more leads and membership is open to all employees, other government agencies, and external organizations. Some Working Groups have also further subdivided into smaller Focus Groups that address more specific issues and report up to their respective Working Group 

3D/4D Modeling and Visualization Working Group

  • Lead: Vacant

Citizen Science Working Group

  • Lead(s): Dave Govoni (pro tem)

Data Management Working Group

Data Themes Working Group

  • Lead(s): Roland Viger

Knowledge Management Working Group

  • Lead(s): Dave Govoni

Semantic Web Working Group

  • Lead(s): Janice Gordon, Frances L Lightsom

Technology Stack Working Group

  • Lead(s): Daniella Birch, JC Nelson