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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Key Points

  • One tab-delimited data file is uploaded at a time
  • The file can contain data for
    • more than one Lab Order (this is typical)
    • more than one project (this is permitted but not recommended)
  • Use Unicode (UTF-8, UTF-16, or UTF-32) to preserve accented and international characters (see help tip - Saving files in a Unicode file format for international character support)
  • Do NOT release ANY of the data for a lab order until ALL of the data for the lab order are ready and included in the file.
  • Put ALL of the data for a lab order into the same data upload file

We recommend releasing data for different projects in separate data upload files.



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