Training Resources

The West Coast Ocean Data Network helps to increase data sharing capacity throughout the region by sharing best practices and technologies for publishing ocean and coastal data. The resources below are developed by Network members for use by anyone interested in these topics. If you have a suggestion for additional topics, please drop us a line.



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WCODN Knowledge Base

A repository of information, tools, and best practices for sharing data, publishing metadata, and creating web services. The Knowledge Base also contains available tools to help you with your data sharing project as well as instructions for registering your data with the WCODP. You can access the Knowledge Base at



West Coast Ocean Data Portal (Todd Hallenbeck)

  1. Background and context (12:22)


ArcServer 10.3 Training (Anna Verrill)

  1. Preparing your map (3:44)
  2. Publishing your service, Part 1 (5:19)
  3. Publishing your service, Part 2 (7:16)
  4. Publishing your service, Part 3 (12:10)
  5. Testing your service (9:13)
  6. Questions and Answers (8:34)


Successful Data Sharing – Publishing Great Metadata (Tanya Haddad)

Presentation Slides

  1. Introduction to Sharing (3:15)
  2. Metadata Overview (7:29)
  3. Metadata Standards (10:43)
  4. Metadata Tools (7:27) 
  5. Best Practices (7:43)
  6. Sharing and Publishing (8:51)
  7. Metadata Catalogs (5:16)
  8. Conclusion (3:02)


Successful Data Sharing – Publishing Great Web Services (Anna Verrill)

Presentation Slides

  1. Intro and Data Management (5:03)
  2. Map Preparation (8:25)
  3. Web Services Overview (2:56)
  4. Best Practices (3:51)
  5. Conclusion (1:57)


Additional Resources

WCODP Knowledge Base

Catalog Service for the Web Training Series (Oregon Coastal and Marine Data Network)

Metadata Training Courses (NOAA Coastal Data Development Center)

GIS Stack Exchange