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The primary objectives of this project were to 1) provide a central location for the archive of all products and data collected as part of the USGS PES program and related work for the restoration of the South Florida Ecosystem; and 2) provide a means for customers to obtain the archived information. The database was been developed using PostgreSQL, an open source relational database management system. PostgreSQL was selected because it is freely available, widely used, actively maintained and supported, and runs on all modern UNIX-like and Windows based computer systems. As projects were completed or data sets were made available to the public, the data was to be loaded into the database.
Sonenshein, Roy, Unpublished Material, SOFIA Environmental Database Development and Maintenance.
Project personnel included Bruce Irvin, Cortney Mills, Tarla Toomer, Tim Boozer, Joann Dixon, and Sandy Womble.
954 377-5924 (voice)
The South Florida restoration effort requires multidisciplinary information relating to present and historical conditions for use in responsible decision-making. The South Florida Information Access (SOFIA) database is the cornerstone of information management for the South Florida place-based science program.
Responsible resource management requires a firm scientific basis for decision making. The SOFIA database will provide hydrologic, cartographic, geologic, and biologic data and metadata to aid in the decision process. Ecosystem restoration and sound resource management will benefit south Florida by allowing a balance of uses and interests. The data are available to Federal, State, and local agencies through a web interface and can be retrieved from the SOFIA database. The database has been redesigned to provide storage and access to a greater variety of data types. A new web-based interface will be developed to provide access to the database. The interaction between the database, the other SOFIA products, and other available web-based databases is being evaluated. The database will be updated to provide greater interoperability between the database, other SOFIA products and other web-based databases.
1. Update the database structure as needed to handle new types of data that currently do not fit into the database structure. 2. Load new data sets into the database as they become available.
1. Obtain published data sets and other released data sets. 2. Rework data sets if necessary to prepare in the form required to enter into the database. 3. Reformat data as needed to prepare for dissemination on the Data Exchange web site. 4. Prepare metadata records for all data sets to be placed on the Data Exchange.
1. Prepare GIS base maps and standard template to be used for Atlas maps. 2. Design report, deciding on which data sets to include on the maps, and how to organize the maps. 3. Prepare the text to include with each map. 4. Get the report reviewed and published.
Person who carried out this activity:
954 377-5924 (voice)
Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
- The database is no longer available and further development has been halted
- Use_Constraints: none
727 803-8747 ext 3028 (voice)
727 803-2030 (FAX)
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Center for
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