[ESIP-all] ESIP featured in Geospatial One-Stop

Rob Raskin raskin at jpl.nasa.gov
Wed Feb 14 14:39:44 EST 2007

** Announcement of the Earth Information Exchange in Geospatial 
One-Stop **

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. 

Rob Raskin 
(818) 354-4228

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