The GeoPlatform Portal theme has been updated with a fresh look and more active content. We hope you like it. Please let us know what you think!
In the banner of every portal page is displayed the new action menu for quickly accessing GeoPlatform Portfolio Resources…
To find, navigate,and access portfolio resources by type: Datasets, Services, Layers, Maps, Galleries, Communities…
With a landing page for each type, featuring new and trending resources and tools for searching, accessing and registering resources…
To explore the portfolio of NGDA Theme resources…
With landing pages for each NGDA Theme, featuring direct access to theme-specific news, information, and resources…
A unified search tool for exploring and accessing portfolio resources and content…
The new “Asset Details” pages for each Portfolio asset, featuring summary information, links to related resources, usage statistics, and the knowledge graph classifiers…
Quickly search for, explore, and register new portfolio resources: Datasets, Services, Maps, Galleries, and Communities using the Resource Carousel plugin.
The search experience has been streamlined for simple key-phrase searches to operate on both Portfolio Assets and Portal site content and to provide a common, unified means for users to interact more dynamically with selected assets. Finally, all assets are globally unique, persistent, and resolvable, allowing external search crawlers and applications to reliably reference GeoPlatform Portfolio Assets.
Search for “Disasters” phrase returns these Portfolio Assets (https://www.geoplatform.gov/geoplatform-search/#/?q=Disasters):
and these Portal posts, pages, and media:
When a user clicks-through on an item listed in the Portfolio Search results, information of the the selected asset is displayed in a uniform way, regardless of the type of asset. The Portfolio Asset Details page (a WordPress Plugin) unifies the presentation of key information in overview fashion, including usage links to related resources, views of usage statistics, and knowledge graphic classifiers. The Asset Details page also allows asset-specific actions to be taken.
GeoPlatform Assets can be persistently and uniquely referenced via a resolvable HTTP URI (i.e., URL-based identification scheme):
By default, the URI resolves to the Asset Details landing page. Note that the domain of all Assets registered to the GeoPlatform Portfolio are in the namespace “geoplatform.gov”. The URI scheme further distinguished registered Assets by type (e.g., “/maps” in the example above). Finally the persistent unique identifier for the registered asset (e.g., “/f3a679b03f4c0ae6b0f7aac0e2b6de3e”) is appended to form a globally unique, persistent and resolvable URI for the each Portfolio Asset.
The dynamic community experience continues to mature with enhancements to the current CCB themes and plugins and an expanding suite of GeoPlatform and 3rd-party plugins.
A new online form is used for interested parties to request a new Community Space to be provisioned. The form streamlines the initial steps in the process for review, approval, and provisioning of a new CCB instance.
Beta-test Note: These plugins are not currently available for download from the WordPress Marketplace and, for beta-testing, are accessible only from the GeoPlatform Portal (https://www.geoplatform.gov).
Quickly register external, web-accessible Dataset, Service, and Map resources to the GeoPlatform as Portfolio Assets. Additional types of web resources will be supported in coming versions of this plugin.
Allows dynamic access to Portfolio Resources through a carousel experience, with quick-links to search by resource type and other resource-specific actions.
Shows overview information including links to related resources, usage statistics and knowledge graph. Enables quick access to resource-specific actions.
Lists the 6 most recent or used portfolio assets (Datasets, Services, Layers, Maps, Galleries, etc), allowing users to click-through to view and act on a selected asset.
More information coming soon!
In addition to enhancements to Object Editor and the new Asset Details Plugin, there are a number of behind-the-scenes enhancements underway to streamline the harvesting and update of information about NGDA and other authoritative assets managed as the GeoPlatform Portfolio.
Some UI/UX tweaks and improvements for metadata ingest. A notable a new feature is now the ability to view/download the source metadata that was imported to the GeoPlatform and used to derive the corresponding Asset object. Not all Asset objects are derived from source metadata documents, but those that are, have an associated source metadata document that is maintained as a related resource.
As Objects of the GeoPlatform Registry are updated, they are versioned such that the changes made to the object over time are logged and can be viewed. This is an essential element of preserving authoritative information from producers while also curating GeoPlatform Portfolio Asset with enhanced, value-add information — information beyond what is captured in source metadata to include linkages to a host of other related resources, roles on those relationships, and knowledge graphs derived from concepts defined in controlled vocabularies. With object versioning, changes to Assets can be tracked, viewed, and adjudicated in workflows for curating the GeoPlatform Portfolio. Beta-test Note: This feature is not currently enabled for beta-testing.
This is a packaged set of 3rd-party plugins, domain vocabularies, and the new GeoPlatform Register Resource Plugin that, together, allow all kinds of web resources to be quickly registered, curated, discovered, and shared.
- Description: wpForo Forums is a WordPress forum plugin. Full-fledged yet easy and light forum solution for your WordPress website. Comes with modern and responsive forum layouts and styles. This WordPress forum plugin brings everything you need to run an efficient and professional community.
- URL: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wpforo/
- Description: WP Blog and Widget plugin add a Blog custom post type, blog widget to your WordPress site. WP Blog adds a Blog tab to your admin menu, which allows you to enter Blog post just as you would regular posts.
- URL: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-blog-and-widgets/3rd-Party Plugins
From FEMA’s MODI (Modeling and Data Inventory – https://gis.fema.gov/Model-and-Data-Inventory/) we have developed an initial suite of derived vocabularies for characterizing various dimensions of the Disasters Management domain. The concepts defined in these vocabularies can be used to enhance the knowledge graph on relevant GeoPlatform Portfolio Assets. The vocabularies of the GeoPlatform Disaster Management Domain include:
- Resource Type (Data/Model Type)
- Owner (Agency)
- Emergency Support Function (ESF)
- Recovery Support Function (RSF)
- Core Capability
- User (Agency)
- Emergency Phase
- Essential Elements of Information (EEI)
This is a new GeoPlatform CTK plugin that has immediate utility within the Disaster Domain as a tool for quickly registering external, web-accessible Dataset, Service, and Map resources to the GeoPlatform as Portfolio Assets. Additional types of web resources are planned in subsequent versions of this plugin for modeling and linking these new types of GeoPlatform Assets: Application, Web Site, and Topic.