National Academies Press: OpenBook
« Previous: Appendix D Details of CEGIS-Funded Activities in Fiscal Year 2007
Suggested Citation:"Appendix E Acronyms and Abbreviations ." National Research Council. 2007. A Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science at the United States Geological Survey. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12004.
×

E
Acronyms and Abbreviations

AJAX Asynchronous JavaScript and XML

API application programming interface

BARO Basic and Applied Research Office

CEGIS Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science

COGIT Conception Objet et Généralisation de l’Information Topographique

CRADA Cooperative Research and Development Act

CSW Catalog Service for Web

DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DCM Digital Cartographic Model

DHS Department of Homeland Security

DLM Digital Landscape Model

DOE Department of Energy

DOI Department of the Interior

EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EROS Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science

ESRI Environmental Systems Research Institute

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

FGDC Federal Geographic Data Committee

FTE full-time equivalent

GEOLEM Geospatial Object Library for Environmental Modeling

GIS geographic information system

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E Acronyms and Abbreviations ." National Research Council. 2007. A Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science at the United States Geological Survey. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12004.
×

GIScience geographic information science

GNIS Geographic Names Information System

GOS Geospatial One-Stop

GPS Global Positioning System

IGN Institute Géographique National

ISO International Organization for Standardization

LCS Least Squares Collocation

LIDAR light detection and ranging

MSC Mapping Science Committee

NCGIA National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis

NGA National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

NGAC National Geospatial Advisory Committee

NGPO National Geospatial Program Office

NGTOC National Geospatial Technical Operations Center

NHGIS National Historical Geographic Information System

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRC National Research Council

NSDI National Spatial Data Infrastructure

NSF National Science Foundation

OCG Optional Content Group

OGC Open Geospatial Consortium

OS Ordnance Survey

PDF Portable document format

R&D research and development

REST Representational State Transfer

SLD styled layer descriptor

SOA Service Oriented Architecture

SOAP Simple Object Access Protocol

SPIRIT Spatially-Aware Information Retrieval on the Internet

TIGER Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing

TIN triangulated irregular network

TNM The National Map

UCD user-centered design

UCGIS University Consortium for Geographic Information Science

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E Acronyms and Abbreviations ." National Research Council. 2007. A Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science at the United States Geological Survey. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12004.
×

UID User Interface Design

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture

USGS U.S. Geological Survey

WCS Web Coverage Services

WFS Web Feature Services

WMS Web Map Services

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E Acronyms and Abbreviations ." National Research Council. 2007. A Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science at the United States Geological Survey. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12004.
×

This page intentionally left blank.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E Acronyms and Abbreviations ." National Research Council. 2007. A Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science at the United States Geological Survey. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12004.
×
Page 141
Suggested Citation:"Appendix E Acronyms and Abbreviations ." National Research Council. 2007. A Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science at the United States Geological Survey. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12004.
×
Page 142
Suggested Citation:"Appendix E Acronyms and Abbreviations ." National Research Council. 2007. A Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science at the United States Geological Survey. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12004.
×
Page 143
Suggested Citation:"Appendix E Acronyms and Abbreviations ." National Research Council. 2007. A Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science at the United States Geological Survey. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12004.
×
Page 144
A Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science at the United States Geological Survey Get This Book
×
Buy Paperback | $53.00 Buy Ebook | $42.99
MyNAP members save 10% online.
Login or Register to save!
Download Free PDF

Comprehensive and authoritative baseline geospatial data content is crucial to the nation and to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The USGS founded its Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science (CEGIS) in 2006 to develop and distribute national geospatial data assets in a fast-moving information technology environment. In order to fulfill this mission, the USGS asked the National Research Council to assess current GIScience capabilities at the USGS, identify current and future needs for GIScience capabilities, recommend strategies for strengthening these capabilities and for collaborating with others to maximize research productivity, and make recommendations regarding the most effective research areas for CEGIS to pursue. With an initial focus on improving the capabilities of The National Map, the report recommends three priority research areas for CEGIS: information access and dissemination, data integration, and data models, and further identifies research topics within these areas that CEGIS should pursue. To address these research topics, CEGIS needs a sustainable research management process that involves a portfolio of collaborative research that balances short and long term goals.

  1. ×

    Welcome to OpenBook!

    You're looking at OpenBook, NAP.edu's online reading room since 1999. Based on feedback from you, our users, we've made some improvements that make it easier than ever to read thousands of publications on our website.

    Do you want to take a quick tour of the OpenBook's features?

    No Thanks Take a Tour »
  2. ×

    Show this book's table of contents, where you can jump to any chapter by name.

    « Back Next »
  3. ×

    ...or use these buttons to go back to the previous chapter or skip to the next one.

    « Back Next »
  4. ×

    Jump up to the previous page or down to the next one. Also, you can type in a page number and press Enter to go directly to that page in the book.

    « Back Next »
  5. ×

    Switch between the Original Pages, where you can read the report as it appeared in print, and Text Pages for the web version, where you can highlight and search the text.

    « Back Next »
  6. ×

    To search the entire text of this book, type in your search term here and press Enter.

    « Back Next »
  7. ×

    Share a link to this book page on your preferred social network or via email.

    « Back Next »
  8. ×

    View our suggested citation for this chapter.

    « Back Next »
  9. ×

    Ready to take your reading offline? Click here to buy this book in print or download it as a free PDF, if available.

    « Back Next »
Stay Connected!