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Standards Enable Open Geoscience Opportunities

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Cropped image of sequence of research cycle diagrams In his last essay of a three-part series about the role of the Internet in “opening up” the geosciences, Lance Mckee examines the opportunities for geoscience stakeholders to forge the evolution of science through Internet-based geoprocessing standards and information technology.

Geospatial Standards: Opening Up the Geosciences

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Image of an icebergIn his second essay on access of geospatial data , Lance McKee argues that the technical standards in the geosciences are largely in place and have the necessary institutional commitment, but their availability and usefulness are not yet well known. His first essay presented the rationale for making Earth location-referenced data widely available and shared.

18 Reasons for Open Publication of Geoscience Data

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Network Patch CablesIn this essay, Lance McKee presents his argument (18 reasons) why Earth location-referenced data should be widely available and shared. This essay is the first of three that explore aspects of this topic.

Announcement – Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. announces a Call for Participation (CFP) in Phase 3 of the GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP)

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Image of GEO logoThe Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announces a Call for Participation (CFP) in Phase 3 of the GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP) issued by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). The CFP documents are available at: http://earthobservations.org/geoss_call_aip.shtml.