GISDATA Map Studio
Entry ID: USGS-GISDATA
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Abstract: The U. S. Geological Survey EROS Data Center provides access to geospatial
data through map services, web services, interactive maps, and data delivery.
The GISDATA Map Studio ( http://gisdata.usgs.net ) is the portal to this
information. The idea is to provide a single point of entry to geospatial data.
The portal is continually updated as new web services, map services, ... and
interactive maps are created for access and data delivery.
Description of Portal Menu: The GISDATA Map Studio provides ten menu options to
investigate access to geospatial data. They are:
- News & Announcements
- Interactive Maps
- Data Delivery
- Map Services
- Extract Services
- Web Services
- Viewer Templates
- Information Sheets
GIS DATA MAP STUDIO, USGS find a public web map service, including
hazards distribution, elevation data, high-resolution orthoimagery, and much
GISDATA provides access to geospatial data sets that have been specially
prepared for seamless access and delivery. Some data serve many applications
and have national extent. Other data were prepared for a particular time or
event, and usually for a limited region. In some cases, similar data sets are
also available from some other agency or web site. In these cases, our data may
have been reprocessed to serve a particular application, or may be kept as a
"snapshot in time" to document an historic event. We have tried to document the
"authoritative source" so that users may locate the most up-to-date source for
each data layer.
Capability of GISDATA Map Studio: The GISDATA Map Studio site can be used as a
map service. Enter the url http://gisdata.usgs.net within the software that
provides map service capability. This provides access to data used in the
interactive maps. The web service query is another capability that can be
connected through GISDATA Map Studio.
Future Plans: The plans are to continually add to the map and web services,
interactive maps, and data delivered.
ISO Topic Category
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