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Proceedings of the U.S. Geological Survey Fourth Biennial Geographic Information Science Workshop: Denver, Colorado, April 23–27, 2001

By Jennifer B. Sieverling, Stephen J. Char, and
Carma A. San Juan

USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5117, 32 p.--ONLINE ONLY

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Sieverling, J.B., Char, S.J., and San Juan, C.A., 2005, Proceedings of the U.S. Geological Survey Fourth Biennial Geographic Information Science Workshop: Denver, Colorado, April 23–27, 2001: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5117, 32 p.


The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Fourth Biennial Geographic Information Science (GIS) Workshop (USGS-GIS 2001) was held April 23–27, 2001, at the Denver Federal Center in Denver, Colorado. The workshop provided an environment for participants to improve their knowledge about GIS and GIS-related applications that are used within the USGS. Two major topics of USGS-GIS 2001 were the application of GIS technology to interdisciplinary science and the distribution and sharing of USGS GIS products. Additionally, several presentations included GIS technology and tools, project applications of GIS, and GIS data management.

USGS-GIS 2001 included user and vendor presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on technical workshops. Presentation abstracts that were submitted for publication are included in these proceedings. The keynote speaker was Karen Siderelis, the USGS Associate Director for Information (Geographic Information Officer). In addition to the USGS, other Federal agencies, GIS-related companies, and university researchers presented lectures or demonstrations or conducted hands-on sessions. USGS employees and contractors from every discipline and region attended the workshop. To facilitate the interaction between the Federal agencies, each of the presenting Federal agencies was invited to send a representative to the workshop.

One of the most beneficial activities of USGS-GIS 2001, as identified by an informal poll of attendees, was the Monday evening poster session in which more than 75 poster presentations gave attendees a chance to learn of work being performed throughout the USGS. A feature new to USGS-GIS 2001 was internet participation of USGS personnel through cyber seminars of the morning plenary sessions.



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USGS GIS-2001 Workshop Abstracts

Using Samba and Microsoft’s Distributed File System to Share Geographic Information Systems Data by Joe Adams

ArcIMS Website for Browsing Geographic Information System Data Sources by Marianne August and David W. Litke

Geographic Information Systems, Visualization, and Data Dissemination for the Harappa Archaeological Site, Punjab Province, Pakistan: A Model for WRD by Wayne R. Belcher and A. Keith Turner

Using Internet/Intranet Geographic Information System Technology to Make USGS Information More Accessible by Laura R.H. Biewick and Gregory L. Gunther

Evaluation of LIght Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) for Measuring Topography in a River Corridor by Zachary H. Bowen and Robert G. Waltermire

New E-Commerce Sites at U.S. Geological Survey/Earth Resources Observation Systems Data Center by Mike Buswell

The Washington, D.C.-Area Geologic Map Database: A Tool for Solving Environmental and Resource Problems by Adam M. Davis

Map Graphics Made Easy—An Impossible Goal? by Jean Dupree and David Litke

A Data Management Life Cycle by David A. Ferderer, Greg Gunther, and Chris Skinner

Habitat Needs Assessment Geographic Information System Query Tool for the Upper Mississippi River System by Henry C. DeHaan, Timothy James Fox, Carl E. Korschgen,Charles H. Theiling, and Jason J. Rohweder

Color-Shaded-Relief and Satellite-Image Maps for Grand Canyon National Park by Michael F. Gishey

Geo-Spatial Multi-Agency Coordination Group Wildland Fire Support by John D. Guthrie and Jeff Baranyi

Factors Influencing the Evolution of Albuquerque’s Landscape by David J. Hester, Maria L. McCormick, and Jonathan J. Fernandez

Missouri River InfoLINK Internet Map Display by Jeanne Heuser and Larry R. Davis

The National Land-Cover Dataset by Stephen M. Howard and James E. Vogelman

Geographic Names Data for Geographic Information Systems by Dwight S. Hughes

Advanced Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis Technologies for Natural-Resource Management at the National Wetlands Research Center by James B. Johnston, Helena Schaefer, Steve Hartley, Scott Wilson, William Jones, and Antonio Martucci

Ground-Water Site Inventory Utilities: An Application that Improves the Integration of Ground-Water Site Inventory System Information with a Desktop Geographic Information System by Matthew L. Jones and Grady M. O’Brien

The Hydrograph Analyst: An ArcView Geographic Information System Extension that Integrates Point, Spatial, and Temporal Data and Provides a Graphical User Interface for Hydrograph Analysis by Matthew L. Jones and Grady M. O’Brien

Implementing Geographic Information System Technology and Methods in Education by Joseph J. Kerski

Elevation Research Activities at the Rocky Mountain Mapping Center by John J. Kosovich and John E. List

Watershed Delineation Using The National Elevation Dataset And Semiautomated Techniques by Jay R. Kost and Glenn G. Kelly

Analysis of Coral Reef Morphology Using Scanning Hydrographic Operational Airborne LIDAR Survey Data: Moloka’i, Hawai’i by Joshua B. Logan, Curt D. Storlazzi, and Michael E. Field

Colorado Color-Shaded Relief by Maria L. McCormick and John J. Kosovich

Evaluating Digital Elevation Models for Horizontal Accuracy by Gary L. Merrill

Migration Paths to ArcGIS Version 8.1 by Mark G. Negri

USGS ArcInfo Custom Commands and Enhancements by Curtis Varney Price

Earth Explorer: Accessing U.S. Geological Survey Products on the Web by Barbara A. Ray and Steven N. Reiter

Development of a National Watershed Boundaries Dataset by Alan Rea

Future Directions in Remote Sensing for the Detection of Invasive Plants by Ralph Root, Ray Kokaly, Karl Brown, and Gerry Anderson

Detection of Leafy Spurge Infestations through Imaging Spectroscopy using the Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager by Ralph Root, Ray Kokaly, Karl Brown, Gerry Anderson, and Steve Hager

To Krig or Not to Krig: Defining the question by Sarah J. Ryker and Dennis R. Helsel

Minnesota Model for Geographic Information System Data and Application Management by Christopher A. Sanocki

Using a Geographic Information System to Determine the Chicot Aquifer System Surficial Confining Unit’s Thickness and Location of Sand Lenses, Southwestern Louisiana by Blaine Pierre Sargent and Paul C. Frederick

GEODE - An Interactive Data Retrieval, Display, and Analysis Internet Application by Adam C. Schultz and Marc Levine

Spheroids, Datums, and Projections, Oh My! by Jennifer B. Sieverling

Rapid Update of Digital Raster Graphics for Wildland Fire Support by Jeff L. Sloan and Stan Wilds

Terrain and Landscape Modeling of Potentially Unstable Slopes, Green Mountain, Jefferson County, Colorado by Richard W. Spengler

The Climate Station Selector Extension to the GIS Weasel by Roland Viger and Lauren E. Hay

The GIS Weasel–An Interface for the Development of Spatial Parameters for Physical Process Modeling by Roland Viger, Steven L. Markstrom, and George H. Leavesley

GIS Education for Mapping Professionals by Alan Ward and Joseph J. Kerski

The National Hydrography Dataset by Paul Wiese and Tommy Dewald

Glossary of Selected Terms, Abbreviations, and Acronyms Used in Abstracts


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