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.