(DGIE) Working Group, December 11, 1998, USGS Room 1B215, Reston VA
Written up by Linda Hill.
The meeting was convened by Linda Hill of the Alexandria Digital Library Project of the University of California at Santa Barbara, CA and hosted by the Biological Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey. There were 22 attendees from 8 government agencies (USGS, NIMA, NASA, NOAA, Census, NPS, LC, & Smithsonian), one professional association (AGI), and one university (UCSB).
Hill passed out a pre-publication paper on the Alexandria Digital Library gazetteer research and development and presented the information in the paper.
Following discussion identified the following issues:
In particular, the following comments were recorded by agency:
Smithsonian: Can contribute small gazetteer data sets, user requirements, user testing and evaluation. Janet Gomon is primary contact.
Board on Geographic Names: Includes NIMA (Randy Flynn), USGS/BGN/GNIS (Roger Payne), and Library of Congress (Ron Grim and Elizabeth Mangin).
USGS: USGS/NMD (Beth Duff), USGS/FGDC (Barbara Poore)
NASA: Karen Moe will be the primary contact. NASA interested primarily as a user of gazetteer data and in querying gazetteers as part of the EOSDIS project.
NBII/BRD: The National Biological Information Infrastructure and the Biological Resources Division of the USGS in interested in developing testbed sites, developing user requirements, and in proposal development.
National Park Service: Leslie Armstrong will be the primary contact.
NOAA – Will have to discuss involvement further.
GeoRef (Sharon Tahirkheli) will continue as an observer.
|Bonnie C.||Carroll||USGS/BRD consultant||423-481-0388|
|Gyorgy (George)||Fekete||NASA Code 935/GST||301-286-3751|
|Janet R.||Gomon||Smithsonian Inst.||202-357-2015|
|Linda||Hill||UCSB/Alexandria Digital Library||805-893-8587|
|Elizabeth||Mangan||Lib of Congress/Geog & Map Div & BGN||202-707-8520|
|Tammy||Stidham||National Park Service||202-342-1443 ext.216|
Abbreviations you might not know
AGI = American Geological Institute
BGN = Board on Geographic Names
BRD = Biological Resources Division
FGDC = Federal Geographic Data Committee
GCMD = Global Change Master Directory
GSFC = Goddard Space Flight Center
NBII = National Biological Information Infrastructure
NESDIS = NOAA Earth Science Data and Information System
NIMA = National Imagery and Mapping Agency
NMD = National Mapping Division
UCSB = University of California, Santa Barbara