Confluence Retirement

Due to the feedback from stakeholders and our commitment to not adversely impact USGS science activities that Confluence supports, we are extending the migration deadline to January 2023.

In an effort to consolidate USGS hosted Wikis, myUSGS’ Confluence service is targeted for retirement. 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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June 11, 2018: Part 1 - Working with Local Files

  • Introduction to the 'os', 'shutil', 'sys' modules
  • Creating folders and copying files
  • Listing files
  • String manipulation and parsing
  • List iteration
  • Python print statements
  • 'Try / catch' code construction
  • Strategic organization of data resources


June 18, 2018: Part 2 - Batch Metadata Handling

  • Documentation considerations and strategies
  • Batch metadata creation
  • Batch metadata validation
  • Batch metadata updates


June 25, 2018: Part 3 -


Using the USGS ScienceBase Platform with PySB

  • Reading files for data quality **
  • Understanding the ScienceBase item model
  • Bulk upload and item creation in ScienceBase
  • Reading from and writing to ScienceBase