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 myusgs@usgs.gov. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
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Scientists, resource managers, teachers, and the public can retrieve data using an online query. BioData Retrieval allows one to find the data of interest based on criteria (filters) such as data type, location, date, or taxonomy. Selected retrieval criteria can be saved to a computer desktop for future queries. Data retrievals are organized in data set tables with a defined column headings. The requested data can be downloaded in several formats.

Features of the Retrieval System

  • Select data using variety of criteria, including: sample type, geography, site characteristics and lists, sampling dates, and project or program
  • See how many samples you will retrieve in real time as you modify selection criteria
  • Save data selection criteria for re-use. Email to colleagues for them to use
  • Preview data tables before downloading them
  • Download data as comma-delimited, tab-delimited, XML, Excel 1997/2003 or Excel 2007
  • Download multiple related data tables in one operation - packaged together in one zip file
  • All taxonomy reported using standardized and harmonized taxonomic system - synonymy is resolved for you
  • Online data table and column definitions
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