[ESIP-all] ESIP featured in Geospatial One-Stop
raskin at jpl.nasa.gov
Wed Feb 14 14:39:44 EST 2007
** Announcement of the Earth Information Exchange in Geospatial
The ESIP Federation's Earth Information Exchange is now
prominently featured on the Geospatial One-Stop (GOS) home page
< http://geodata.gov >. This has resulted in a striking
increase in hits to the ESIP home page from ~2,000 to ~26,000
hits per day. Clearly the ESIP website is getting viewed by a
new set of eyes.
GOS features communities organized around themes and special
interests. Our community in GOS is the Earth Information
Exchange (EIE). GOS communities provide a forum for
organizations to showcase datasets, products, services, and
general information related to the community. Metadata
published to the GOS repository is used to feature interesting
datasets related to the community. Featured ESIP datasets will
be retrieved from the GOS repository and rotated on a regular
basis to ensure the membership is well represented and the
content stays fresh. Other types of featured content may
include maps, services, demos, committee/cluster pages, and
general ESIP information.
The GOS portal is the first phase in the development of the
EIE. Watch for additional features, portals, and components in
the coming months.
The next step in the GOS community development process is to
feature the data holdings of ESIP members. We encourage you to
visit GOS and search for datasets owned by your organization.
Then send John Kozimor (GOS Administrator,
john.kozimor at noaa.gov) an email containing the title and
document ID of datasets you would like to feature in the
community. GOS includes a metadata repository that holds
almost 125,000 metadata records from more than 1000 providers.
There are several easy methods for ingesting metadata. Metadata
can be published via an online form, a single record upload, or
through the harvesting of a metadata catalog. The harvesting
option provides an automated method for publishing records
contained in a metadata catalog. To publish metadata to GOS you
need to register as a GOS user. Once registered, login to GOS
and select the My Tools menu option. The My Tools option will
take you to a page with metadata publishing instructions. This
page provides tools for registering as a publisher, as well as
tools and documentation for publishing metadata. If you have
any questions about this process then feel free to contact John
Kozimor for support.
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