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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Roy Sonenshein
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: SOFIA - Geospatial Interface
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: ArcIMS (Internet Mapping Service)
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/sofia/>
Description:
Abstract:
A geospatial interface will be developed using ArcIMS software. The interface will provide a means of accessing information stored in the SOFIA database and the SOFIA data exchange web site through a geospatial query. The spatial data will be served using the ArcSDE software, which provides a mechanism for storing spatial data in a relational database. A spatial database will be developed from existing data sets, including national USGS data sets, the Florida Geographic Digital Library, and other available data sets. Additional data sets will be developed from the published data sets available from PBS and other projects.
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. Currently, the SOFIA web site and database have a minimal geospatial interface which relies on the Geo-Data Explorer (GeoDE) system developed by the USGS Energy Resources Program in Reston. A geospatial interface using currently available commercial software (ArcIMS) is needed to develop a more easily maintained and user-friendly interface. Developing an interface that is directly connected to the SOFIA website and database will provide a more stable long term solution to providing a geospatial interface.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20011001
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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: geospatial interface
Theme_Keyword: information management
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: Indian River County
Place_Keyword: Martin County
Place_Keyword: Miami-Dade County
Place_Keyword: Monroe County
Place_Keyword: Okeechobee County
Place_Keyword: Osceola County
Place_Keyword: Palm Beach County
Place_Keyword: Polk County
Place_Keyword: St. Lucie County
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Florida Bay
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Central Everglades
Place_Keyword: Florida Keys
Place_Keyword: Kissimmee Valley
Place_Keyword: Greater Lake Okeechobee
Place_Keyword: SW Big Cypress
Place_Keyword: South East Coast
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_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
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 include Bruce Irvin and Tarla Toomer

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: not applicable
Completeness_Report: not available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
A geospatial interface is being developed using ArcIMS software. The interface will provide a means of accessing information stored in the SOFIA database through a geospatial query. The spatial data will be served using ArcSDE software, which provides a mechanism for storing spatial data in a relational database. A spatial database will be developed from existing data sets, including national USGS data sets, the Florida Geographic Digital Library, and other available data sets. Additional data sets are being developed from the published data sets available from PBS and other projects.

FY03 planned work:

1. Complete the design of the geospatial interface and publish to the web. A prototype is planned for release late in FY02 or early in FY03. This invloves completing the coding of ArcIMS site to customize for PBS needs and updating the site based on feedback from customers following the public release of the site.

2. Populate the geospatial library with background data layers from existing data layers. THis involves loading existing background datasets into the geospatial libraryand checking that the data sets have appropriate metadata records.

3. Develop data layers representing the location of USGS data collection sites. This involves the creation of data layers from the SOFIA database of USGS data collection sites by theme and preparation of metadata records

4. Develop data layers representing published USGS products, such as geologic contour maps. Many of these data sets will be used for the Atlas being prepared as part of the SOFIA database project. This entails creating data layers from published USGS map products and preparation of metadata records.

Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Work planned for FY 2004:

Design and maintenance fo geospatial interface and database

1. Complete coding of ArcIMS site to customize for PBS needs 2. Update the site based on feedback from customers following the public release of the site 3. Load existing background datasets into the geospatial library. Check that the data sets have appropriate metadata records 4. Create data layers from the SOFIA database of USGS data collection sites by theme. Prepare metadata records 5. Create data layers from published USGS map products. Prepare metadata records

Process_Date: Not complete
Process_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_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070410
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

This page is <https://sofia.usgs.gov/metadata/sflwww/sofia_geospatial_04.html>

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