InfoBank, Western Region CMG, Coastal and Marine Geology, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Data Center Description
The CMG Program website acts as a collector of references for CMGP publications, projects, and datasets. Housed in a small database are a series of citations detailing resource name, description, and web URL, which are then tagged and categorized according to product type, geographic region, and associated keywords. Product types included are: research projects, educational materials, photographs, movies, maps, publications, and datasets. Citations are retrieved via a forms- and menu-based Resource Locator which queries the MySQL-based database using CGI and Perl scripting language. Access to the citations housed in the database is entirely via http web protocols. Only citations are housed within this system, actual data resources are housed externally by the original data creator or maintainer.