Day 1 Breakouts (Culture/Management)
Governmental open data
Interagency coordination of geodata – progress and challenges
Feedback from the academic and commercial sectors
Collaborating environment and culture building
Day 2 Breakouts (Tech)
data citation and data integration frameworks – technical progress
Experience and best practices on data interoperability
Connections among distributed data repositories – looking forward
The workshop has some fruits coming out of it.
- About 50 people. NOAA and USGS on Fed side primarily.
- Pushing forward on agenda to see if we have progressed on ideation pragmatism since Geodata2011.
- Focus is on Cultural and Financial issues limiting inter-agency connection.
- Term agile government came up often… with some laughs, but some defenders (Relates to our smartleangovernment.com efforts with ACT-IAC)
- Scientists hear Architecture as Big IT contracts and IT infrastructure, not process improvement, data integration, goal/mission alignment, etc., so there is clear vernacular issues.
- FGDC and tons of other standards/organizing bodies seen as competing and confusing
- data.gov and open data policy hot topic (Seen as good steps, low quality data) – “geoplatform” mentioned exactly “zero” times (doh!)
- geo data lifecycle primarily on the latter end of cycle (citations, discovery, publication for reusability, credit) but not much on the project coordination, data acq coordination, no marketplace chatter, little on coordinating sensor investment
- General questions on how scientists were interested on how intel groups can be reached
- Big push on ESIP
- Concrete steps suggested were best practices to agencies and professors
- Data Management is not taught, so what do we expect? You get what you pay for.
- Finally, big push on how to tie grassroots efforts and top-down efforts together – grassroots agreed we need to showcase more, earlier, and get into the communities top-down folks are looking at.
- Not high Federal representation there, and agreed with limited Government travel budgets, we need to bring these concepts to them and meet on their meetings, agendas, conferences, circuits, and push these concepts and needs.
Again, lots of great notes from breakouts on roadblocks, geoscience perspective, concrete steps, etc. across the following topics on the following URL (Google Docs under “notes” links):