North Arrow

The Corvallis Forestry Community Spatial Data Management Group was formed in August 1998 to coordinate acquisition and development of spatial data layers, provide searchable metadata and access to spatial data layers, and help offer training for Geographic Information Systems/Remote Sensing software.  The group consists of GIS/RS faculty, staff, and students at Oregon State University and representatives from the US Geological Survey Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center and the US Forest Service Forestry Research Laboratory. Meetings are usually held once a month.


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Data/Meeting News

NHD User Guid is now live

The NHD User guide is now live and two tutorials have been published to the website.

2011 NAIP Imagery Service Available

The 2011 NAIP (National Agriculture Imagery Program)  imagery is now available as a statewide service:


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USGS Metadata Workshop

On September 8, the USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center will host a data documentation workshop presented by USGS Metadata Program Coordinator Vivian Hutchison. Metadata records preserve the usefulness of data over time by detailing methods for data collection and data set creation. In addition, metadata records minimize duplication of data gathering and foster sharing of digital data resources. Participants will learn about metadata, clearinghouses, tools and other resources for metadata creation and management, and current standards.