1. GEOLEM:5 Improving the Integration of Geographic Information in Environmental Modeling through Semantic Interoperability ($150,000).

See Appendix D for more information on these projects.

FIGURE 1.2 Difference between employee functions in 2003 and projected future geography discipline employee functions. Negative numbers represent an excess of employees in the function; positive numbers represent a current shortage in the function. Largest proposed growth areas (positive numbers) are in data integration and partnership development. Because this figure was generated before the USGS map production functions moved to NGPO, it is at best a general indication of planned changes that are not yet complete. SOURCE: USGS, 2003.

GIScience research activities funded within and by CEGIS are occurring in the midst of USGS’s shift in emphasis of staff expertise away from paper map production and toward integration of digital data (Figure 1.2). An assessment of resources against the current mission shows an excess of staff engaged in data production and a shortfall of staff skilled in data integration—a function that will be important for assimilating data from other sources as the USGS moves out of internal production and into working with partners.


Geospatial Object Library for Environmental Modeling.

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