USGS - science for a changing world

Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5172

Geoinformatics 2008—Data to Knowledge

Edited by Shailaja R. Brady, A. Krishna Sinha, and Linda C. Gundersen

Graphic from PDF.

PDF (31.54 mb)

Geoinformatics is the term used to describe a variety of efforts to promote collaboration between the computer sciences and the geosciences to solve complex scientific questions. It refers to the distributed, integrated digital information system and working environment that provides innovative means for the study of the Earth systems, as well as other planets, through use of advanced information technologies. Geoinformatics activities range from major research and development efforts creating new technologies to provide high-quality, sustained production-level services for data discovery, integration and analysis, to small, discipline-specific efforts that develop earth science data collections and data analysis tools serving the needs of individual communities. The ultimate vision of Geoinformatics is a highly interconnected data system populated with high quality, freely available data, as well as, a robust set of software for analysis, visualization, and modeling. This volume is a collection of extended abstracts for oral papers presented at the Geoinformatics 2008 conference, June 11 and 13, 2008, in Potsdam, Germany.

For more information about this report, please contact the editor.

Printed versions of this product are available for sale by the U.S. Geological Survey through the USGS Store while supplies last.

Suggested citation:
Brady, S.R., Sinha, A.K., and Gundersen, L.C., editors, 2008, Geoinformatics 2008óData to Knowledge, Proceedings: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008 -5172, 76 p., also available online at

This document is available online in Portable Document Format (PDF); the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar software is required to view it. Download the latest version of Acrobat Reader, free of charge or go to for free tools that allow visually impaired users to read PDF files.

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Page Contact Information: Web Administrator
Page Last Modified: Thursday, 10-Jan-2013 15:31:56 EST