The Community for Data Integration (CDI) is a dynamic community of practice working together to advance scientific data and information management and integration capabilities in the USGS. This is a publicly available web space managed by community members, and much of the content found throughout this site provides exposure to current thinking of the community. It is provided into the public space to encourage participation and collaboration with the many groups and individuals who are working on similar issues but does not represent official policy of the USGS or the U.S. Government in general.

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Data Blast July 2012

Webinar Meeting September 5, 2012

Citizen Science Workshop September 11 - 12, 2012

Full list of workshops and meetings

CDI Annual Meeting - May 20 - 24, 2013 - posponed until further notice

2013 CDI Webinar Series

  • Public Participation in USGS Scientific Research - August 14, 2013

  • Data Management - September 11, 2013

  • Earth System Informatics - October 9, 2013

  • Mobile Science  - November 13, 2013

Upcoming events

CDI FY14 Request For Proposals

Working Groups

Citizen Science Working Group

Lead(s): Megan Hines, Dave Govoni

Data Management Working Group

Lead(s): Unknown User (, Viv Hutchison

Data Themes Working Group

Lead(s): Viger, Roland

Semantic Web Working Group

Lead(s): Janice Gordon, Lightsom, Frances L.

Technology Stack Working Group

Lead(s): Dave Blodgett

Knowledge Management Working Group

Lead(s): Dave Govoni



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