WLCI Integrated Assessment
The Integrated Assessment will result in a set of ESRI grids, shapefiles, and geodatabases that
will allow land managers to assess the resource value associated with a cell or polygon. These
assessments will cover the WLCI area, the southwest portion of the state of Wyoming.
The project will provide a total of $100K for data management for FY 11/12. This includes data
storage, data organization support, integration, and custom presentation utilities along with
data protection, storage, backup, and replication.
Final products will include geotiffs, shapefiles, and python scripts (.py files).
Data Processing &
Sets of GIS data collected through collaborative efforts get partitioned into four categories
(resource, condition, change agent, and future agent). The datasets are converted to 30m grids
with a common origin, and then categorically combined. The values of each component grid get
normalized, the combined grid converted to an index value, and the four categorical grids
combined. Custom python scripts provide geoprocessing for resource assessment.
The project provides a quality assurance team to validate all interim and final products.
ScienceBase provides periodic checksum validation of all repository items, audits all inputs, and
provides reviewable logs.
The final volume (source, interim, and final datasets, metadata, and processing scripts) will
comprise less than 1TB.
Backup & Storage:
The project uses ScienceBase for storage, replication, backup, and long-term repository. This
includes both interim and final products.
ScienceBase will be the repository for data and map information. The USGS Publications
Warehouse will hold the publications.
Access & Sharing:
Prior to the completion of the project, only USGS staff has access to the data. The USGS requires
review and approval of a publication or data series prior to wider distribution.
All project final and interim datasets will be available after completion of the data series
publication. This will be complete at the conclusion of the project.
All interim and final products will be released without restriction. Source data contains both
proprietary and sensitive data.
The USGS Library provides citation information.
Digital Object Identifier
The USGS Library provides DOI/Links for project products.
NCCWSC and CSCs | Data Management Guidance 10