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To foster the interoperability and exchange of geoscience information, by active community leadership, collaboration, education, and the development and promotion of geoscience information standards and best practice.
OneGeology’s aim is to create dynamic digital geological map data for the world. It is an international initiative of the geological surveys of the world who are working together to achieve an ambitious and exciting venture. The OneGeology organisation endorses and uses the GeoSciML data transfer standard and has worked closely with CGI in providing a platform for the use and promotion of CGI data standards.
CGI is a strong supporter of the open standards framework established by OGC. CGI and OGC cooperate under a Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2013 under which the future development of GeoSciML will be undertaken in an OGC Standards Working Group (SWG).
The INSPIRE directive have chosen CGI standards - GeoSciML and EarthResourceML - as the mandated European data transfer standards for geological and mineral resources information. The technical working groups of the INSPIRE directive have cooperated with CGI in the development of data standards and geoscience vocabularies.
USGIN is an operational federated information-sharing framework that helps individuals and agencies develop scalable, interoperable, web-accessible data-sharing networks. USGIN participates in the development of standards, practices, and protocols through ESIP, CGI and the OGC, and deploys systems using these to exchange geoscientific data over the Internet using free-and-open-source software.
This standard defines the information content and XML serialization for metadata descriptions of geoscience information resources supporting the DDE program. It provides information about the identification, quality,contents, spatial reference, lineage, and distribution of the data. This standard applies to the description ofgeoscience data resources including a variety of geoscientific disciplinary spatial and non-spatial data, toensure they are Findable, Accessible and with sufficient documentation to make them Reusable. The scope of DDE Geosciences Information metadata is defined to include the resource types listed in the resourceType codelist. See the ResourceTypeCode «CodeList» in Annex A. Conformance with this standard will ensurethat DDE metadata are i nteroperable, facilitating metadata searching, h arvesting and sharing.
CGI is run on a voluntary basis by the CGI Council, a small group of people from geological organisations around the world.
CGI would like to have representatives in every country in the world and membership is open to all whose nations and organisations are part of International Union of Geological Sciences.
CGI welcomes membership applications from all whose nations and organisations are part of The International Union of Geological Sciences.
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