By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Mapping Science Committee, Committee on Research Priorities for the USGS Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science
Accomplished and authoritative baseline geospatial facts content material is essential to the kingdom and to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The USGS based its middle of Excellence for Geospatial info technological know-how (CEGIS) in 2006 to enhance and distribute nationwide geospatial facts resources in a fast-moving details know-how atmosphere. so that it will satisfy this undertaking, the USGS requested the nationwide study Council to evaluate present GIScience services on the USGS, establish present and destiny wishes for GIScience services, suggest options for strengthening those features and for participating with others to maximise learn productiveness, and make techniques in regards to the most well known examine components for CEGIS to pursue. With an preliminary specialize in enhancing the functions of The nationwide Map, the record recommends 3 precedence study parts for CEGIS: details entry and dissemination, information integration, and knowledge types, and extra identifies examine issues inside those parts that CEGIS should still pursue. to handle those study themes, CEGIS wishes a sustainable learn administration method that contains a portfolio of collaborative examine that balances brief and long-term objectives.
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The challenges, in turn, determine the areas in which GIScience research could be most helpful. Based on discussions with USGS participants at the committee’s first meeting and a range of non-USGS participants at its second meeting (Appendix B), and through the committee’s general experience, it is clear that there is still great diversity in perceptions of the requirements, as well as the characteristics and content, of The National Map five years since it was first envisioned by USGS. , nonspecific) needs emerged from this assessment (USGS, 2003): 3 USGS interviewed “key customers and individuals familiar with the development and use of geospatial data from five federal, two state, and two regional government agencies; nine private sector organizations; one educational organization; four professional organizations; and fifteen leaders and scientists in the USGS.
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A Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science at the United States Geological Survey by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Mapping Science Committee, Committee on Research Priorities for the USGS Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science