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U.S. Geological Survey and Microsoft Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Geospatial Data Browsing and Retrieval Site on the World Wide Web

Fact Sheet 072-99

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Abstract

In May 1997, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, Wash., entered into a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) to make vast amounts of geospatial data available to the general public through the Internet. The CRADA is a 36-month joint effort to develop a general, public-oriented browsing and retrieval site for geospatial data on the Internet. Specifically, Microsoft plans to (1) modify a large volume of USGS geospatial data so the images can be displayed quickly and easily over the Internet, (2) implement an easy-to-use interface for low-speed connections, and (3) develop an Internet Web site capable of servicing millions of users per day.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
U.S. Geological Survey and Microsoft Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Geospatial Data Browsing and Retrieval Site on the World Wide Web
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
072-99
Edition:
Supersedes FS-111-97
Year Published:
1999
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
2 p.