Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Community for Data Integration (CDI) Request for Proposals (RFP)


The CDI FY2015 Request for Proposals is now Closed.
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2015 Awarded Projects


Full Proposal Title

Principal Investigator

USGS Program Area



Integration of Land Cover Trends Field Photography with an Online Map Service

Christopher Soulard

Western Geographic SC

Advance data sharing technologies through access to national Land Cover Trends geo-referenced photos


National Dam Removal Database: A living database for information on dying dams

Jeff Duda

Western Fisheries RC

Develop dynamic access to integrated scientific data related to dam removal


Making Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Data Available to USGS Scientists and the Public

Jennifer Lacey


Increase access to emerging remote sensing/imagery data stream


ScienceBase R package

Luke Winslow


Enable science interaction by connecting R users with ScienceBase


Standards-based Integration and Delivery of USGS and EPA STORET Biomonitoring Data via the Water Quality Data Portal

Peter Ruhl

National Water Quality Assessment Program

Integrate 6+ million USGS/EPA biological records and publish workflow process to add more data


Web-enabled Visualization and Access of Value-added Disaster Products

Rynn Lamb


Deliver timely & relevant data, imagery, and other products to improve emergency response


Geocaching Natural Features – Applying Game Mechanics to Citizen Science Data Collection

Tabitha Graves

Northern Rocky Mountain SC

Innovative approach to engage citizen scientists in research projects


The 'Digital Grain Size' Web and Mobile-Computing Application

Daniel Buscombe

Grand Canyon Monitoring RC

Reduce field sampling costs using photos to determine sediment grain size for ecological monitoring and water quality research


*Use of controlled vocabularies in USGS information applications: Requirements analysis for automated processes and services

Frances LightsomWoods Hole Coastal and Marine SC

Develop methods to use USGS Thesaurus to categorize data and improve searching/discovery 


*Portable ISO 19115/19110 Open Source Developer's Toolkit

Stan SmithAlaska SCDevelop open source ISO metadata toolkit application

*Geographic Searches for USGS Publications


Rex Sanders (FY14)

Kathy Wesenberg (FY15)

Pacific Coastal and Marine SC

National Wildlife Health Center

Enhance Pubs Warehouse by adding geographic search

*Bureau Wide Projects in Year 2. See 2014 Proposals.