As a member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO), Virginia, through its Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program, collected information on how the public uses the Atlantic coast of Virginia through a two day particpatory GIS workshop in … Continued
We are in the process of making Federal data resources available for the coastal and marine spatial planning process. We are offering the ability to discover and access the data as well as tools to view and interpret the data. … Continued
Apr 2013 global sea sfc temp 0.79°F above avg tying with ‘01 & ‘09 as 7th warmest #StateOfClimate http://1.usa.gov/18cd7Bd
Automatic Identification System (AIS) data are information collected by the U.S. Coast Guard to monitor real-time vessel information to improve navigation safety. Data such as ship name, purpose, course, and speed are acquired 24 hours per day primarily in coastal … Continued
Recently, I took some time to do a little analysis of our geospatial metadata in geo.data.gov. The results are extremely interesting, and they highlight a difficult challenge facing Data.gov as we work towards improving ways that our users search for and discover Federal geospatial datasets, which rely heavily on the quality of our metadata.