Tanya has been working with the Oregon Coastal Management Program since 2006. She oversees the Oregon Coastal Atlas and assists local governments and other state agencies with coastal program data and services. Tanya has been active in the International Coastal Atlas Community and since 2011 has been a member of the West Coast Ocean Data Portal Action Coordination Team. In addition to serving on the ACT, Tanya has played a big role in the IT Working Group, which she now serves as leader of. In Continue reading →
As of last week we have successfully integrated about 20 records from the Oregon Spatial Data Library describing biological and ecological resources off the Oregon coast. This work was initiated as part of a FDGC CAP funding grant to the Oregon Coastal Management Program and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The data is documented using FGDC metadata and includes web service links for many datasets. Explore the data at http://portal.westcoastoceans.org/discover/.
The IT Working Group met to discuss broad issues related to the Portal architecture and how components like the proposed member directory, blog, and calendar would integrate into the current structure. We determined that in terms of desired plugins (directory, calendar), ease of use, and ease of setup/maintenance, we would initially test WordPress. The preliminary site should be ready by mid march. You can read the meeting notes here: http://www.westcoastoceans.org/media/Data_Network_ACT/Meeting_Notes/WCODP_IT_WG_Call_Feb.pdf
A free webinar “Introduction to Geospatial Metadata” presents the concept, principles, and value of metadata utilizing the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) metadata (http://www.ncddc.noaa.gov/metadata-standards/metadata-training). It provides the content and structure of the IS0 191** series metadata in detail, along with methods for writing quality metadata. This online training series consists of eight weekly sessions. Each session will last approximately one hour. Dates: Thursdays, January 16 – March 6, 2014. Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (CST), register via https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/209432281.