Internally Developed Resources

This page provides a list of resources (applications, standards, profiles, etc.) that were developed specifically for USGIN.

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Category: Profiles
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A profile for the OGC CSW standard to create catalog services tailored to ISO 19115 metadata.

USGIN Vocabulary Service Profile

A profile for WWW SKOS vocabulary service.

Category: Information Exchange
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NGDS content models

A directory of the information exchange content models in use by the National Geothermal Data System.

Simple Feature Content Model Guidelines

Guidance for creating an Excel workbook that defines a content model for a flat file data interchange format, to be implemented in XML as a GML simple feature.

Category: Metadata and Catalog
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Use of ISO metadata specifications to describe geoscience information resources

Describes recommended practices for using ISO19139 XML encoding of ISO 19115 and ISO 19119 metadata to describe a broad spectrum of geoscience resources.

USGIN metadata best practices

Guidelines for implementation of USGIN metadata content recommendations in ISO 19139 XML metadata.

Metadata Recommendations for Geoscience Resources

Provides guidance on the metadata content required to meet the use requirements for USGIN metadata; not specific to any particular metadata standard or implementation.

Category: System
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URI policies

Presents a proposal for minting of dereferenceable HTTP URIs for use in interoperable web services.