Ontology driven data models and gazetteers

1. How does a geographic feature ontology operationally support a National Map feature database?

Long term

2. How can the collection, validation, modeling, and management of vernacular names be facilitated?

Short term

3. How can the creation of more detailed or smart feature footprints be automated?

Short term

4. How can the implications of fuzzy footprints in gazetteers be managed?

Short term

Quality-aware data models

1. How can sampling distributions of complex objects be defined and managed (e.g., reduce them to points in some N-dimensional shape space)?

Long term

Data models for time and change

1. What can be learned from spatiotemporal use cases for advancing spatiotemporal models for The National Map?

Long term

2. How is change effectively represented in spatial data sets?

Long term

3. How can process-based models be used to improve data quality or quality awareness in The National Map?

Long term

Transaction processing

1. What is the transaction processing logic for complex spatiotemporal transactions among National Map and other USGS databases?

Long term



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