a PARC website task assignment!


The LCC CPA data’s long-term disposition actually looks to be the USGS ScienceBase catalog.

If the USGS ScienceBase team is good about working collaboratively, then hosting the data and metadata with them, then importing ArcGIS REST services into online mapping applications on our site, will save us time, increase data quality, and increase availability (via discoverability from other USGS collaborations with science.gov, etc).

On the other hand, if USGS ScienceBase Catalog is understaffed and not great working collaboratively, then they’ll end up costing time instead of saving time (nagging to post, etc).

Anyway, just something to think about from the data management side of the communication puzzle.

Scott, none of this is intended to sway you from exploring the potential of Mapbox – I’m somewhat biased to know more about ArcGIS online because I’ve used it before. I have no experience with Mapbox.



About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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