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Minnesota Geospatial Commons Test Implementation. Geospatial Commons Workgroup Jessica Deegan, Metropolitan Council Presentation to State Agency Geospatial Advisory Council July 13, 2010. Overview. Test implementation of the “Minnesota Geospatial Commons” What is it? Who is involved?

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minnesota geospatial commons test implementation

Minnesota Geospatial CommonsTest Implementation

Geospatial Commons WorkgroupJessica Deegan, Metropolitan Council

Presentation to State Agency Geospatial Advisory Council

July 13, 2010

overview
Overview
  • Test implementation of the “Minnesota Geospatial Commons”
    • What is it?
    • Who is involved?
    • Why do this?
    • When – timeline?
what is the commons
What is the “Commons”?
  • A single place we all go to find and share geospatial resources
organization
Organization

MetroGIS Policy Board

MnGeo & Advisory Councils

Coordinating Committee

MnGeo Standards

Technical Leadership Workgroup

Geospatial Commons Workgroup

Web Services Trust Issues

Broker/Portal Implementation

Identify Issues

Define Requirements

Identify Solutions

Implement

why joint workgroup
Why Joint Workgroup?
  • Strong support at top and grass roots
    • MetroGIS, DNR, MnGeo, Mn/DOT
  • Previous work by Standards Committee
  • Opportunity to collaboratively develop one web place

MnGeo Standards

Technical Leadership Workgroup

Geospatial Commons Workgroup

Web Services Trust Issues

Broker/Portal Implementation

why create it
Why Create It?
  • No single web location to find or share geo data in MN
  • Geo apps and web services even less accessible
  • Opportunities to share more directly/effectively behind the scenes
  • Users & Producers want it
    • Survey results of geo data consumers
why create it user producer survey
Why Create It? User/Producer Survey
  • Nearly 540 respondents; from casual map user to GIS professional
  • Downloading data to use in desktop GIS still common – but increasing need for:
    • Finding data in alternative ways – e.g. Google Search
    • Demand for services, especially geocoding is prominent.
    • Easy linking between services and desktop or web applications
why commons
Why “Commons”
  • “Portal” = where you find. Belongs to some one else.
  • “Commons” = where you share. Belongs to all.
key functions find
Key Functions - Find
  • Search
    • Structured interface
    • Spatial (e.g. bounding box)
    • Metadata
    • Google accessible
  • Catalog (viewable page)
  • Registry (back end database)
key functions evaluate
Key Functions - Evaluate
  • Metadata viewer
  • Map viewer
  • Download data or connect to web services
  • User Reviews (quality, reliability, etc.)
  • Web service monitoring
key functions share
Key Functions - Share
  • Publish
    • Metadata
    • Data for download
    • Services for consumption
  • Feeds (RSS & Twitter)
  • News/discussion
  • Shared development space
  • Best practices
key functions administration
Key Functions - Administration
  • Catalog maintenance
  • Harvesting
  • Security & User management
  • Registry of web service users
  • Governance
project plan key points
Project Plan – Key Points
  • Test implementation with ESRI GeoPortal Extension
  • MnGeo is hosting
  • Roughly 300 person hours
  • Sign off on resource commitment by 4 agencies (project sponsors)
  • Demo at GIS/LIS Conference in Oct.?
final points
Final Points
  • Driven by producers
  • Solid business needs
  • Strong executive commitment
  • Highly talented workgroup
active workgroup members
Active Workgroup Members
  • Chris Cialek, MnGeo
  • Jessica Deegan, Met. Council
  • Jim Dickerson, MnGeo
  • Jessica Fendos, DEED
  • Josh Gumm, Scott County
  • John Harrison, Mn/DOT
  • Mark Kotz, Met. Council (Chair)
  • Susanne Maeder, MnGeo
  • Chris Pouliot, DNR
  • Nancy Rader, MnGeo
  • Hal Watson, DNR
  • Paul Weinberger, Mn/DOT
what are web services

DataDownload

EOC

MetroGIS Geocoding Service

Flood Level

I need to know…

Point Coordinates

Point Coordinates

Query

Address

Information

Feedlots

Aerial Photos

Water Quality

Dept. Agriculture

Stream ID

MPCA

MnGeo

DNR

What are Web Services?

Environmental Mapping Commons

Elevation Data

what are web services1
What are Web Services?
  • Designed for easy sharing
  • Waiting there to use on the Internet
  • Real Time! – no need for downloads/updates
  • No need to centralize all data

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