government entities

Significant relevant features of ecodb:

  • Provides a secure data repository for diverse data sets of an environmental and time series nature.
  • Supports unlimited team based environmental projects, as well as collaborative projects with other stakeholders.
  • Enables a holistic view and integration of data sets from various sources, and supports integrated natural resources environmental data time series monitoring.
  • Adheres to industry standard parameters to monitor.
  • All units of measurement supported, as well as calibration relationships to convert data sets into alternate parameters and units of measurement.
  • Diverse data reporting, data import and export facilities.
  • Graphical display of data sets over time, as well as graphical comparison between multiple data sets even with different parameters being monitored.
  • Functions to rate the quality of the data sets.
  • Ability to selectively publish data sets to the Public Domain.
  • Identification and acknowledgment of original author of data sets are retained and embedded within the data set even after publication into the ecodb Public domain.

Major benefits of ecodb features:

  • Provides a free standards based mechanism to enable contractors to provide their data sets to the Agency, and for other Agencies to exchange environmental data collection as part of public projects.
  • Provides a rapid mechanism for providing copies of requested government data sets to the community and facilitates outreach and transparency;
  • Leverages volunteer citizen scientists through use of ecodb licenses in support of environmental projects that can contribute their data collection activities to the public good.
  • Engages the community and stakeholders through selective release of data sets to the public domain (hosted by ecodb), and which can be freely downloaded by the public and stakeholders in a variety of formats.
  • Provides transparency to the community, and enables public search on data sets that have been released into the ecodb supported public domain.
  • Enables the identification and location of environmental data collection sources both empirically and graphically (using Google Earth), with various filtering available on the selection of data sets.

Value proposition:

  • Potential rapid deployment of ecodb facility with enrolment of authorized users as sub-accounts, with a designated Agency Administrator.
  • Rapidly leverage your network of citizen scientists and Agencies to share data sets in your Agency’s area of responsibility.
  • Through the judicious sponsorship of ecodb licenses, direct data collection activities.
  • Provide leadership in open government through selectively publishing data sets to the ‘Public Domain’.

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