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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The manifesto strategy achieves these objectives.

  1.  Select controlled vocabularies and make them available through services. 
  2. Include controlled vocabulary terms in all USGS metadata. 

  3. Update USGS data catalog interfaces to take advantage of controlled vocabularies. 

  4. Educate and motivate the USGS workforce.