Community for Data Integration (CDI) DataBlast

July 17-18, 2012

USGS Clarence King Memorial Library, USGS National Center, Reston, VA

The Community for Data Integration (CDI) is a dynamic aggregation of multiple communities of practice, focused on the advancement of scientific data and information management and integration capabilities across the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).  On July 17 and 18 some of the many representatives from across the USGS who participate in the CDI were in Reston to showcase examples of CDI-supported projects and the science data management and integration products that have resulted from them.

Kevin T. Gallagher (Associate Director, Core Science Systems) and Unknown User (, Office of Science Quality and Integrity), Executive Sponsors of the CDI invited the USGS Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and USGS staff in Reston to visit the CDI DataBlast to meet and talk with our scientists, view their posters and try out some of the live demos! The ELT members participated as well as more than 75 attendees from across USGS and other organizations.  The sessions garnered very positive feedback on the products and tools presented and offered a great opportunity to highlight the value of CDI. Visitors to the event had the opportunity to learn how USGS science benefits from CDI-supported projects and find out how they can participate in the CDI!

CDI products that were highlighted (as posters and live demonstrations) at this event included the following best practices, tools, and technologies:

U.S. Geological Survey Community for Data Integration:  A Foundation for Sharing Science

(Poster PDF *4MB)

PresenterGallagher, Kevin T., Associate Director, USGS Core Science Systems, VA

Co-authorUnknown User (, Director, USGS Office of Science Quality and Integrity, VA

National Water Information System (NWIS) Web Services Snapshot Tool for ArcGIS

(Poster PDF - *4MB)

PresenterUnknown User (, USGS Texas Water Science Center, Austin

The Geo Data Portal: A “Big Data” Broker for Environmental Modeling Application:  Hydrologic Modeling of Downscaled Climate Projections in the Great Lakes

(Poster PDF - *10MB)

Presenter:   John Walker, Research Hydrologist, USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center, Middleton

Co-authorDave Blodgett, USGS Center for Integrated Data Analytics (CIDA), WI

Sharing Science – The CDI Data Upload, Registry, and Access Project

(Poster PDF - *4MB)

PresenterKern, Tim, USGS Fort Collins Science Center, CO

Science for a Mobile World – Support for The Mobile Ecosystem

(Poster PDF - *2MB)

PresenterSchmid, Lorna A., USGS Administration and Enterprise Information, VA

Co-authors:  Daniel Pearson, USGS Texas Water Science Center, Austin; Unknown User (, USGS Core Science Analytics and Synthesis, HI; and Ostroff, Andrea, USGS Core Science Analytics and Synthesis, VA

Semantic Technologies for Integrating USGS Data

(Poster PDF - *2MB)

Presenter  Lightsom, Frances L., USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, MA

Co-authorJanice Gordon, USGS Core Science Analytics and Synthesis, CO

A USGS Website to Support and Enable Better Science Data Management

(Poster PDF - *3MB)

Presenter:   Unknown User (, USGS Greater Everglades Priority Ecosystems Science, USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, FL

Co-authorViv Hutchison, USGS Core Science Analytics and Synthesis, CO