For the April 2017 challenge, Peter Schweitzer ( is presenting on Cooperative distributed spatial search for scientific data: A practical plan to support finding scientific data from many sources inside USGS.

The problem

Read more about this challenge and proposed solution 

Watch the recording

CDI would like to host a follow-up conversation at a near-future date convenient for the participants. if you have a question and/or are interested in learning more or participating in making data available to such a search, please leave a comment here or send a note to or

An example map interface:

Caption reads: You are here. Nearby Scientific Data