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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Roy Sonenshein
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: SOFIA Environmental Database Development and Maintenance
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/sofia/>
Description:
Abstract:
The long-term goal of the SOFIA program is to provide a central archive of data and products for all Department of Interior products related to the south Florida Ecosystem restoration program.

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.

Purpose:
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.

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20011001
Ending_Date: 2005
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -82.375
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 28.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.5
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: information management
Theme_Keyword: database
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions, Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 10-4, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: US
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the outlying areas of the United States, and associated areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 5-2): Washington, DC, NIST
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: FL
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1990, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas, FIPS 6-3, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: Broward County
Place_Keyword: Charlotte County
Place_Keyword: Collier County
Place_Keyword: Hendry county
Place_Keyword: Highlands County
Place_Keyword: Lee County
Place_Keyword: Martin County
Place_Keyword: Monroe County
Place_Keyword: Miami-Dade County
Place_Keyword: Okeechobee County
Place_Keyword: Osceola County
Place_Keyword: Palm Beach County
Place_Keyword: Polk County
Place_Keyword: St. Lucie County
Place_Keyword: Indian River County
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Central Everglades
Place_Keyword: Kissimmee Valley
Place_Keyword: Greater Lake Okeechobee
Place_Keyword: Florida Keys
Place_Keyword: South East Coast
Place_Keyword: SW Big Cypress
Access_Constraints:
The database is no longer available and further development has been halted
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Roy Sonenshein
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3110 SW 9th Avenue
City: Ft. Lauderdale
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33315
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954 377-5924
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sunshine@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/aboutsofia.html>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: map showing the location of the study area
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Data_Set_Credit:
Project personnel included Bruce Irvin, Cortney Mills, Tarla Toomer, Tim Boozer, Joann Dixon, and Sandy Womble.

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: not applicable
Completeness_Report: not available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Design, maintenance, and population of the database

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.

Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Collect data and prepare metadata records:

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.

Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Prepare atlas of USGS data collection sites

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.

Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Roy Sonenshein
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3110 SW 9th Avenue
City: Ft. Lauderdale
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33315
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954 377-5924
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sunshine@usgs.gov

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070309
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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