Description: A group exploring semantic web technologies as possible methods for USGS data and information projects.

Point Of Contact: Fran Lightsom,

Meetings: 2nd Thursday of each month from 2-3pm Eastern.

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Working Group Goals

The main goal of our working group is to develop knowledge and basic services for using semantic web technologies in USGS.

One of the main functions of this group is to share learning and build on each others' experiences so that we don't all have to struggle separately with ideas or technologies that we might learn to use Semantic Web together. Perhaps sharing Examples for discussion will stimulate this learning.

What is the Semantic Web?


We normally meet the 2nd Thursday of each month at 12:00 MT / 2:00 ET. 

We are experimenting with different conferencing platforms. See video instructions in each meeting announcement.

Information about past and future meetings is on another page.

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